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uncharted2The PS3 may be losing out in this generation’s console race, but it seems that its exclusive games are pretty much the best. LittleBigPlanet swept the Interactive Achievement Awards last year, and now Uncharted 2: Among Thieves has bagged a whopping ten gongs.

The awards, the result of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) organising a secret ballot for 300 members of the gaming industry, celebrated their thirteenth birthday this year. Would you like the full list of winners and nominees? ‘Cos you’re getting it.

Game of the Year:
WINNER:
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
RUNNERS-UP:
Assassin’s Creed II
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Dragon Age: Origins

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
WINNER:
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
RUNNERS-UP:
Assassin’s Creed II
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Brütal Legend
Flower


Casual Game of the Year
WINNER:
Flower
RUNNERS-UP:
Drawn: The Painted Tower
Flight Control
Plants vs. Zombies
Scribblenauts

Fighting Game of the Year
WINNER:
Street Fighter IV
RUNNERS-UP:
Fight Night Round 4
Punch-Out!!
Tekken 6
UFC 2009 Undisputed

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year
WINNER:
Dragon Age: Origins
RUNNERS-UP:
Borderlands
Champions Online
Demon’s Souls
Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story


Sports Game of the Year
WINNER:
FIFA 10
RUNNERS-UP:
MLB 2009: The Show
NBA 2K10
NHL 10
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

Racing Game of the Year
WINNER:
Forza Motorsport 3
RUNNERS-UP:
DiRT 2
Need for Speed Shift

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
WINNER:
Batman: Arkham Asylum
RUNNERS-UP:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
Plants vs. Zombies
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves


Adventure Game of the Year
WINNER:
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
RUNNERS-UP:
Assassin’s Creed II
Batman: Arkham Asylum
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time

Social Networking Game of the Year
WINNER:
Farmville
RUNNERS-UP:
Bejeweled Blitz
Farm Town
Restaurant City

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
WINNER:
Brütal Legend
RUNNERS-UP:
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Halo Wars
The Sims 3
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 2


Action Game of the Year
WINNER:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
RUNNERS-UP:
Left 4 Dead 2
Prototype
Red Faction: Guerrilla
Shadow Complex

Family Game of the Year
WINNER:
The Beatles: Rock Band
RUNNERS-UP:
Guitar Hero 5
Lego Rock Band
Wii Fit Plus
Wii Sports Resort

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
WINNER:
Scribblenauts
RUNNERS-UP:
Demon’s Souls
Farmville
Flower
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves


Outstanding Achievement in Animation
WINNER:
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
RUNNERS-UP:
Assassin’s Creed II
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering
WINNER:
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
RUNNERS-UP:
Assassin’s Creed II
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Killzone 2
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
WINNER:
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
RUNNERS-UP:
Assassin’s Creed II
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Machinarium
Resident Evil 5


Outstanding Achievement in Story – Adapted
WINNER:
Batman: Arkham Asylum
RUNNERS-UP:
Ghostbusters
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2

Outstanding Character Performance
WINNER:
Batman: Arkham Asylum – The Joker
RUNNERS-UP:
Brütal Legend – Eddie Riggs
Resident Evil 5 – Sheva Alomar
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves – Nathan Drake
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves – Chloe Frazier

Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play
WINNER:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
RUNNERS-UP:
Borderlands
Farmville
Left 4 Dead 2
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves


Outstanding Achievement in Story – Original
WINNER:
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
RUNNERS-UP:
Assassin’s Creed II
Brütal Legend
Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
WINNER:
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
RUNNERS-UP:
Assassin’s Creed II
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Flower

Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack
WINNER:
Brütal Legend
RUNNERS-UP:
DJ Hero
Skate 2
The Beatles: Rock Band


Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering
WINNER:
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
RUNNERS-UP:
Assassin’s Creed II
Forza Motorsport 3
Left 4 Dead 2
New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
WINNER:
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
RUNNERS-UP:
Assassin’s Creed II
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Flower
Skate 2


Outstanding Achievement in Portable Game Design
WINNER:
Scribblenauts
RUNNERS-UP:
Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure
LittleBigPlanet
LocoRoco 2
Patapon 2

Portable Game of the Year
WINNER:
Scribblenauts
RUNNERS-UP:
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
LittleBigPlanet
Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box