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Skyrim, Portal 2 Win Big At 2012 'Videogame Oscars' AIAS Awards

Tom Hopkins


Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim has won the game of the year award at the 'videogame Oscars'.

Published on Feb 10, 2012

Skyrim was the  big winner at the AIAS Interactive Achievement Awards, considered the Oscars of videogames.

Bethesda's RPG epic bagged five gongs, for game of the year, story, the RPG category, direction and engineering.

Portal 2 and Uncharted 3 each won three awards - Portal 2 for connectivity, character performance and music, and Uncharted 3 for art direction, animation and visual engineering.

Modern Warfare 3, Batman: Arkham City and FIFA 12 also won their respective genre awards.

Check out the full list of awards, nominees and winners (in bold) below:

Game of the Year

Batman: Arkham City - Rocksteady
Portal 2 - Valve
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Bethesda

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - Nintendo
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception - Naughty Dog

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

L.A. Noire - Team Bondi
Little Big Planet 2 - Media Molecule
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception - Naughty Dog
Portal 2 - Valve

InFamous 2 - Sucker Punch

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Infinity Ward/Sledgehammer
Battlefield 3 - DICE
L.A. Noire - Team Bondi
Need for Speed: The Run - EA Black Box
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception - Naughty Dog

Outstanding Achievement in Story

Bastion - Supergiant Games
L.A. Noire - Team Bondi
Portal 2 - Valve
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Bethesda
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception - Naughty Dog

Outstanding Character Performance

Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Adam Jensen) - Eidos Montreal
L.A. Noire (Cole Phelps) - Team Bondi
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Nathan Drake) - Naughty Dog
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Victor Sullivan) - Naughty Dog
Portal 2 (Wheatley) - Valve


Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year
Dark Souls - From Software
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Eidos Montreal
Star Wars: The Old Republic - BioWare
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Bethesda

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - CD Projekt

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

Bastion - Supergiant Games
L.A. Noire - Team Bondi
Portal 2 - Valve
Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - Toys for Bob

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Bethesda

Sports Game of the Year

FIFA 12 - EA Canada

Madden NFL 12 - Tiburon
MLB 11: The Show - SCE San Diego
NBA 2K12 - Visual Concepts
NBA Jam: On Fire Edition - Firemint

Racing Game of the Year

Forza Motorsport 4 - Turn 10 Studios

Mario Kart 7 - Nintendo
Real Racing 2 HD - Firemint

Fighting Game of the Year

Fight Night Champion - EA Canada
King of Fighters XIII - SNK Playmore
Mortal Kombat - NetherRealm Studios

Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition - Capcom
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 - Capcom

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Iron Brigade - Double Fine
Orcs Must Die - Robot Entertainment

Total War: Shogun 2 - The Creative Assembly
Toy Soldiers: Cold War - Signal Studios
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution - Relic

Family Game of the Year

Dance Central 2 - Harmonix
Just Dance 3 - Ubisoft Paris
Kinect Disneyland Adventure - Frontier Developments
Little Big Planet 2 - Media Molecule

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - Toys for Bob

Mobile Game of the Year

Contre Jour - Chillingo
Dead Space - EA Mobile
Infinity Blade II - Chair Entertainment

Tentacles - Press Play
The Dark Meadow - Phosphor Games Studio

Handheld Game of the Year

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective - Capcom
Kirby Mass Attack - Hal Laboratory
Mario Kart 7 - Nintendo
Professor Layton and the Last Specter - Level 5
Super Mario 3D Land - Nintendo


Adventure Game of the Year

Batman: Arkham City - Rocksteady Studios
L.A. Noire - Team Bondi
Portal 2 - Valve
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - Nintendo
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception - Naughty Dog

Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play

Battlefield 3 - DICE
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Infinity Ward/Sledgehammer
Gears of War 3 - Epic Games
Little Big Planet 2 - Media Molecule
Star Wars: The Old Republic - BioWare


Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity

Battlefield 3 - DICE
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Infinity Ward/Sledgehammer
Dragon Age II - BioWare Edmonton
Portal 2 - Valve

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception - Naughty Dog

Action Game of the Year

Battlefield 3 - DICE
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Infinity Ward/Sledgehammer
Dead Space 2 - Visceral Games
Gears of War 3 - Epic Games
Saints Row: The Third - Volition

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Assassin's Creed: Revelations - Ubisoft Montreal
Batman: Arkham City - Rocksteady Studios
L.A. Noire - Team Bondi
Rayman Origins - UbiArt Montpellier
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception - Naughty Dog

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Batman: Arkham City - Rocksteady Studios
Battlefield 3 - DICE
Portal 2 - Valve
Rayman Origins - UbiArt Montpellier
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception - Naughty Dog

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering

Batman: Arkham City - Rocksteady Studios
Crysis 2 - Crytek GmbH
L.A. Noire - Team Bondi
Rage - id Software
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception - Naughty Dog


Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering

Batman: Arkham City - Rocksteady Studios
Portal 2 - Valve
Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - Toys for Bob
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Bethesda

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - Nintendo

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Batman: Arkham City - Rocksteady Studios
L.A. Noire - Team Bondi
Portal 2 - Valve
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Bethesda

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception - Naughty Dog

Downloadable Game of the Year
Drawn: Trail of Shadows - Big Fish Games
Bastion - Supergiant Games
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet - Fuel Cell
Ms. Splosion Man - Twisted Pixel Games
Orcs Must Die! - Robot Entertainment

Casual Game of the Year
Tiny Wings - Andreas Illiger
Fruit Ninja Kinect - Halfbrick Studios
Jetpack Joyride - Halfbrick Studios
Monsters Ate My Condo - Adult Swim/PikPok
Where's My Water? - Creature Feep

Social Networking Game of the Year
Army Attack - Digital Chocolate
CastleVille - Zynga
Gardens of Time - Playdom
The Sims Social - Playfish
Triple Town - Spry Fox

 

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