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1UP Network Announces Award Nominations
1UP Network Announces Award Nominations
December 3, 2007 | By Leigh Alexander

December 3, 2007 | By Leigh Alexander
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The consumer-focused 1UP Network has announced the nominations for its 5th annual 1UP Awards, which will recognize the year's most popular games as chosen by public vote.

The nominations were made by 1UP editors across 13 categories, including a new category, "Best Console Downloadable Game." This year's list sees multiple nominations for several leading game publishers, including 26 for Sony Computer Entertainment America, 24 for Electronic Arts, 17 for Nintendo, and 12 for Microsoft.

The complete list of 2007 1UP Award Nominees is as follows:

Best Action Game

God of War II (PS2; Sony)
Ratchet & Clank: Future—Tools of Destruction (PS3; Sony)
Heavenly Sword (PS3; Sony)
Ninja Gaiden Sigma (PS3; Tecmo)
Super Mario Galaxy (Wii; Nintendo)
The Simpsons Game (PS3, 360, Wii, PS2, PSP, DS; EA)
Crackdown (360; Microsoft)
Resident Evil 4 (Wii; Capcom)
Assassin's Creed (PS3, 360; Ubisoft)
Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (PSP; Konami)
Nights: Journey of Dreams (Wii; Sega)
Stranglehold (PS3, 360, PC; Midway)
Sonic and the Secret Rings (Wii; Sega)
Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow (PSP; Sony)
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (360, PS3, PC; Eidos)
Contra 4 (DS; Konami)

Best Adventure Game

Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure (Wii; Capcom)
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS; Nintendo)
Silent Hill Origins (PSP; Konami)
Monster Hunter Freedom 2 (PSP; Capcom)
Lunar Knights (DS; Konami)
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3; Sony)
Super Paper Mario (Wii; Nintendo)
Sam & Max: Season One (PC; Telltale Games/GameTap)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney—Trials and Tribulations (DS; Capcom)
Tomb Raider: Anniversary (PSP, PS2; Eidos)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Wii, 360, PS3, PS2; EA)
Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (DS; Nintendo)

Best Wrestling/Fighting Game

Virtua Fighter 5 (PS3, 360; Sega)
Bleach: The Blade of Fate (DS; Sega)
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection (PS3; Namco Bandai)
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core (Wii, PS2; Aksys Games)
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 (PS3, 360, PS2; THQ)
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (Wii; Midway)
Fire Pro Wrestling Returns (PS2; Agetec)
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2 (PS2; Namco Bandai)
Custom Robo Arena (DS; Nintendo)
Def Jam: Icon (PS3, 360; EA)

Best Puzzle Game

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords (DS, PSP, 360, Wii; D3 Publisher)
Mercury Meltdown Revolution (Wii; Atari)
The Orange Box (Portal) (PC, 360, PS3; EA)
Honeycomb Beat (DS; Konami)
Crush (PSP; Sega)
Lumines Plus (PS2; Buena Vista)
PQ2: Practical Intelligence Quotient (PSP; D3 Publisher)
Planet Puzzle League (DS; Nintendo)
Meteos: Disney Magic Edition (DS; Buena Vista)
Prism: Light the Way (DS; Eidos)
The New York Times Crosswords (DS; Majesco)
Picross DS (DS; Nintendo)

Best Racing Game

Forza Motorsport 2 (360; Microsoft)
DiRT (PS3, 360, PC; Codemasters)
Formula One: Championship Edition (PS3; Sony)
FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage (360; Warner Bros.)
MotoGP '07 (360, PS2, PC; THQ)
Stuntman: Ignition (PS3, 360, PS2; THQ)
Sega Rally Revo (PS3, 360, PC, PSP; Sega)
Race 07: The Official WTCC Game (PC; Viva Media)
Burnout: Dominator (PSP; EA)
Project Gotham Racing 4 (360; Microsoft)
Need for Speed: ProStreet (PS3, 360; EA)
MotorStorm (PS3; Sony)

Best Role Playing Game

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions (PSP; Square Enix)
The Elder Scrolls: Shivering Isles (360, PS3, PC; 2K Games)
Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness (PSP; NIS America)
Mass Effect (360; Microsoft)
Jeanne d'Arc (PSP; Sony)
Odin Sphere (PS2; Atlus)
Blue Dragon (360; Microsoft)
The Witcher (PC; Atari)
Folklore (PS3; Sony)
Persona 3 (PS2; Atlus)
Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja (DS; Atlus)
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (DS; Square Enix)
Spectrobes (DS; Disney)
Brave Story: New Traveler (PSP; XSEED Games)
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl (DS; Nintendo)
Etrian Odyssey (DS; Atlus)

Best Shooting Game

Rainbow Six: Vegas (PS3, 360, PC; Ubisoft)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PS3, 360, PC; Activision)
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 (PS3, 360, PC; Ubisoft)
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii; Nintendo)
Crysis (PC; EA)
TimeShift (PC, 360, PS3; Sierra)
BioShock (360, PC; 2K Games)
Warhawk (PS3; Sony)
Halo 3 (360; Microsoft)
Earth Defense Force 2017 (360; D3 Publisher)
Medal of Honor: Airborne (PC, 360, PS3; EA)
Unreal Tournament 3 (PC, PS3; Midway)
The Orange Box (PC, 360, PS3; EA)
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl (PC; THQ)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (PC; Activision)
Gears of War (PC; Microsoft)
The Darkness (PS3; 2K Games)

Best Sports/Extreme Sports Game

Skate (PS3, 360; EA)
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground (PS3, 360; Activision)
Mario Strikers Charged (Wii; Nintendo)
NCAA Football 08 (360, PS3, PS2; EA Sports)
College Hoops 2K8 (PS3, 360, PS2; 2K Sports)
The Bigs (360, PS3, Wii; 2K Sports)
NBA Street Homecourt (PS3, 360; EA Sports)
MLB 2K7 (PS3, 360, PS2; 2K Sports)
Madden NFL 08 (360, PS3, Wii; EA Sports)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii, DS; Sega)
All-Pro Football 2K8 (PS3, 360; 2K Sports)
NHL 08 (PS3, 360; EA Sports)
Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 (PS2, 360; Konami)
FIFA 08 (PS3, 360, Wii, PS2; EA Sports)
NBA 2K8 (360, PS3, PS2; 2K Sports)
MLB Power Pros (Wii, PS2; 2K Sports)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 (PS3, 360, Wii, PC; EA Sports)

Best Strategy Game

World in Conflict (PC; Sierra)
Overlord (360; Codemasters)
Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts (PC; THQ)
Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword (PC; 2K Games)
Medieval II: Total War—Kingdoms (PC; Sega)
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (Wii; Nintendo)
Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties (PC; Microsoft)
The Eye of Judgement (PS3; Sony)
Worms: Open Warfare 2 (DS, PSP; THQ)
Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar (PC; Stardock)
Glory Days 2 (DS; Eidos)
Europa Universalis III (PC; Paradox Interactive)
Supreme Commander (PC; THQ)
Universe at War: Earth Assault (PC; Sega)
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars (PC, 360; EA)
Front Mission (DS; Square Enix)

Best Multiplayer Game

Rock Band (PS3, 360; MTV Games)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PS3, 360, PC; Activision)
Halo 3 (360; Microsoft)
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (360, PS3, Wii, PS2; Activision)
Unreal Tournament 3 (PC, PS3; Midway)
Crysis (PC; EA)
The Orange Box (Team Fortress 2) (PC, 360, PS3; EA)
The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (PC; Midway)
Crackdown (360; Microsoft)
Pokemon Diamond and Pearl (DS; Nintendo)
World in Conflict (PC; Sierra)
Warhawk (PS3; Sony)
Calling All Cars (PS3; Sony)
World of WarCraft: Burning Crusade (PC; Blizzard)
Bomberman Live (360; Hudson)
Planet Puzzle League (DS; Nintendo)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (PC; Activision)

Best Music Game

Rock Band (PS3, 360; MTV Games)
Jam Sessions (DS; Ubisoft)
SingStar: Amped (PS2; Sony)
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (PS2, PS3, 360, Wii; Activision)
SingStar 80s (PS2; Sony)
Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s (PS2; Activision)

Best Console Downloadable Game

Calling All Cars (PS3; Sony)
Everyday Shooter (PS3; Sony)
Warhawk (PS3; Sony)
Space Giraffe (360; Llamasoft)
Pac-Man: Championship Edition (360; Namco Bandai)
Super Stardust HD (PS3; Sony)
Catan (360; Big Huge Games)
Carcassonne (360; Sierra Online)
flOw (PS3; Sony)
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (PS3, 360; Capcom)
Alien Hominid HD (360; The Behemoth)
Prince of Persia Classic (360; Ubisoft)
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection (PS3; Namco Bandai)
Exit (360; Taito)
Undertow (360; Chair Entertainment)
Every Extend Extra Extreme (E4) (360; Q Entertainment)
Bomberman Live (360; Hudson)

Game of the Year

BioShock (PC, 360; 2K Games)
Super Mario Galaxy (Wii; Nintendo)
Halo 3 (360; Microsoft)
The Orange Box (PC, 360, PS3; EA)
Ratchet & Clank: Future—Tools of Destruction (PS3; Sony)
Mass Effect (360; Microsoft)
NBA Street Homecourt (PS3, 360; EA Sports)
Unreal Tournament 3 (PC, PS3; Midway)
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3; Sony)
The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (PC; Midway)
NHL 08 (PS3, 360; EA Sports)
Rock Band (PS3, 360; MTV Games)
Crysis (PC; EA)
Persona 3 (PS2; Atlus)
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (PS3, 360, Wii, PS2; Activision)
MotorStorm (PS3; Sony)
Assassin's Creed (PS3, 360; Ubisoft)
Warhawk (PS3; Sony)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PC, 360, PS3; Activision)
Super Paper Mario (Wii; Nintendo)
World in Conflict (PC; Sierra)
Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure (Wii; Capcom)
Skate (PS3, 360; EA)
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii; Nintendo)
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS; Nintendo)
World of WarCraft: Burning Crusade (PC; Blizzard)
Planet Puzzle League (DS; Nintendo)
God of War II (PS2; Sony)
Heavenly Sword (PS3; Sony)
Virtua Fighter 5 (PS3, 360; Sega)

Voting will be open until December 31st, 2007, and winners will be announced at a ceremony set to take place on February 20th, 2008.

1UP.com editor-in-chief and site director Sam Kennedy commented, "2007 was an extremely exciting year for video games. With the further establishment of new platforms, coupled with the continuous advancements in video game technology, this year delivered some of the best titles to date. The 1UP Awards are truly the voice of the gamers, and by handing the judging reins over the gaming community, the developers get direct praise from their fans. We greatly look forward to seeing who the gamers think were the cream of the crop this year."


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