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AIAS Names  Call of Duty 4  Game Of The Year

AIAS Names Call of Duty 4 Game Of The Year

February 8, 2008 | By Leigh Alexander

February 8, 2008 | By Leigh Alexander
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The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences announced the winners of its Annual Interactive Achievement Awards at the 2008 DICE Summit in Las Vegas, honoring Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, BioShock and The Orange Box with four statues each.

Call of Duty 4 took top AIAS honors, winning the Overall Game of the Year category, as well as Console Game of the Year.

At the ceremony, hosted by comedian Jay Mohr, the AIAS also named Blizzard president, co-founder and CEO Mike Morhaime as the eleventh member of the AIAS Hall of Fame. Father of the PlayStation Ken Kutaragi was also honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The complete list of winners is as follows:

Overall Game of the Year:
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Console Game of the Year:
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Computer Game of the Year:
The Orange Box

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming:
Rock Band

Handheld Game of the Year:
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year:
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade

Cellular Game of the Year:
Skate

Role-Playing Game of the Year:
Mass Effect

Racing Game of the Year:
Motorstorm

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design:
The Orange Box: Portal

Adventure Game of the Year:
Super Mario Galaxy

Sports Game of the Year:
Skate

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year:
Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

Action Game of the Year:
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Family Game of the Year:
Rock Band

Outstanding Achievement in Animation:
Assassin's Creed

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: BioShock

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering:
Crysis

Outstanding Character Performance:
The Orange Box: Portal

Outstanding Achievement in Story Development:
BioShock

Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering:
The Orange Box: Portal

Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play:
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Downloadable Game of the Year:
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition:
BioShock

Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack:
Rock Band

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design:
BioShock

AIAS president Joseph Olin commented, "The Interactive Achievement Awards is the forum for the industry's best game makers to evaluate the merits of more than 160 titles submitted for consideration and honor the best in technical innovation and gameplay experience. This year's winners truly represent the best cross-section of interactive entertainment, demonstrating the power of next-generation platforms that have come of age."


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