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 Batman, Uncharted 2  Top Navigatr Awards

Batman, Uncharted 2 Top Navigatr Awards

February 26, 2010 | By Chris Remo

February 26, 2010 | By Chris Remo
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Rocksteady Studios' Batman: Arkham Asylum and Naughty Dog's Uncharted 2: Among Thieves racked up nine and ten wins at this year's Navigatr Awards respectively, with Batman capturing the overall Game of the Year honor.

The National Academy of Video Game Testers and Reviewers Corp. has run its annual awards, as voted on by a body of some 640 game journalists and writers.

Despite Uncharted 2 receiving the highest number of wins, Batman edged it out in nominations, taking 17 to Uncharted 2's 16.

Among others, Batman won awards for Character Design, Control Design 3D, Game Design, and Supporting Performance in a Drama for Mark Hamill. Uncharted 2's wins included Art Direction, Camera Direction in a Game Engine, Direction in a Game Cinema, and Lead Performance in a Drama for Nolan North.

No other game was honored nearly as much as those two; Brutal Legend, Infamous, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and Scribblenauts each received two awards.

Among publishers, Sony came out on top with 15 awards, beating its own previous record of 11. Eidos took nine awards -- all for Batman -- while no other publisher received more than four.

The full list of nominations and awards is as follows. Winners are signified by bold type.

Animation, 2D or Limited 3D
- A Boy and His Blob
- And Yet It Moves
- Patapon 2
- PixelJunk Shooter
- Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box

Animation, 3D
- Assassin’s Creed II
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Art Direction
- Assassin’s Creed II
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Brutal Legend
- inFamous
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Camera Direction in a Game Engine
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Dead Space: Extraction
- Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time
- Resident Evil 5
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Character Design
- Afro Samurai
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Brutal Legend
- inFamous
- Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time

Control Design, 2D or Limited 3D
- A Boy and His Blob
- DJ Hero
- Klonoa
- New Super Mario Bros. Wii
- Trials HD

Control Design, 3D
- Assassin’s Creed II
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Flower
- Ghostbusters: The Video Game
- inFamous

Control Precision
- Flower
- inFamous
- Prototype
- Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Costume Design
- Assassin’s Creed II
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Brutal Legend
- Demon’s Souls
- Ghostbusters: The Video Game

Direction in a Game Cinema
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Brutal Legend
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Resident Evil 5
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Game Design
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- inFamous
- Left 4 Dead 2
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Graphics/Technical
- Assassin’s Creed II
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Forza Motorsport 3
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Innovation in Game Play
- Demon’s Souls
- Half-Minute Hero
- inFamous
- LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
- Scribblenauts
- Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor
- Tilt: An Adventure in 1.5 Dimensions

Innovation in Game Technology
- DJ Hero
- Red Faction Guerrilla
- Unity Engine

Lead Performance in a Comedy
- Anthony Aroya, The House of the Dead: Overkill
- Armin Shimerman, Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time
- Dominic Armato, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
- Jack Black, Brutal Legend
- James Arnold Taylor, Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time

Lead Performance in a Drama
- Chad Coleman, Left 4 Dead 2
- Christopher Miller, Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
- Nathan Fillion, Halo 3: ODST
- Nolan North, Assassin’s Creed II
- Nolan North, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- Vin Diesel, Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena

Lighting/Texturing
- Assassin’s Creed II
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Killzone 2
- Resident Evil 5
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Original Musical Score
- Afro Samurai
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Dragon Age: Origins
- inFamous
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Original/Adapted Song
- “I Am the One,” Dragon Age: Origins
- “LaLaLa,” Klonoa
- “Taking My Ball,” DJ Hero

Song Collection
- Band Hero
- Brutal Legend
- DJ Hero
- Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
- Guitar Hero 5
- The Beatles: Rock Band
- The Saboteur

Sound Editing in a Game Cinema
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Halo Wars
- Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time
- Red Faction: Guerrilla

Sound Effects
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Dead Space: Extraction
- Left 4 Dead 2
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Supporting Performance in a Comedy
- Bill Murray, Ghostbusters: The Video Game
- Earl Boen, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
- Jim Ward, Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time
- Neil Patrick Harris, Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard
- Tim Curry, Brutal Legend

Supporting Performance in a Drama
- Claudia Black, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- Emily Rose, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- Mark Hamill, Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Roger Craig Smith, Assassin’s Creed II
- Tim Curry, Dragon Age: Origins

Use of Sound
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Dead Space: Extraction
- Left 4 Dead 2
- Patapon 2

Writing in a Comedy
- Brutal Legend
- Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time
- Tales of Monkey Island: Lair of the Leviathan
- The House of the Dead: Overkill
- Wallace & Gromit Episode 1: Fright of the Bumblebees

Writing in a Drama
- Assassin’s Creed II
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Dragon Age: Origins
- Infamous
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Game Classic Revival
- A Boy and His Blob
- Klonoa
- The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

Game Music or Performance
- DJ Hero
- Guitar Hero 5
- Lego Rock Band
- The Beatles: Rock Band

Game Original Action
- ‘Splosion Man
- Borderlands
- Brutal Legend
- Fat Princess
- Prototype

Game Original Adventure
- 1912: Titanic Mystery
- Cursed Mountain
- Drawn: The Painted Tower
- inFamous
- Mini Ninjas

Game Original Children/Family
- Bonsai Barber
- Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure
- Little King’s Story
- Scribblenauts
- Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor

Game Original Fighting
- Fate/Unlimited Codes
- Madworld
- The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai

Game Original Racing
- Stoked
- Trials HD

Game Original RPG
- Demon’s Souls
- Dragon Age: Origins
- Half-Minute Hero

Game Original Sports
- EA Sports Active
- Your Shape

Game Sequel Action
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Killzone 2
- Left 4 Dead 2
- Red Faction: Guerrilla

Game Sequel Adventure
- Assassin’s Creed II
- Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
- Resident Evil 5
- Tales of Monkey Island: Lair of the Leviathan
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Game Sequel Children/Family
- Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
- New Super Mario Bros. Wii
- Patapon 2
- Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time
- The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

Game Sequel Fighting
- Punch-Out!
- Street Fighter IV

Game Sequel Racing
- Dirt 2
- Forza Motorsport 3

Game Sequel RPG
- Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
- Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
- Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor
- Star Ocean: Second Evolution
- Suikoden Tierkreis

Game Sequel Sports
- FIFA Soccer 10
- Madden NFL 10
- MLB 09: The Show
- Wii Sports Resort

Game Simulation Game
- Dawn of Discovery
- The Sims 3
- Tropico 3

Game Special Class
- Flower
- Peggle Dual Shot
- Space Invaders Infinity Gene

Game Strategy
- Empire: Total War
- PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe
- Plants vs. Zombies
- Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II

Game of the Year
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves


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