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Uncharted 2 wins 10 AIAS awards at DICE

Friday, 19th February 2010 07:07 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves has won big time at the AIAS awards: the Naughty Dog action title walked away with ten gongs.

Get all the results below.

Sweeping the board at “gaming’s Oscars” in Las Vegas just now, Uncharted 2 won Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering, Outstanding Achievement in Original Story and Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design, among others.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, The Beatles: Rock Band, Scribblenauts and Batman: Arkham Asylum also did well, as detailed below.

Thanks, Game Informer.

  • Game of the Year:
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Developer: Naughty Dog
    Producer: Sam Thompson
    Creative Director: Amy Hennig
    Game Director: Bruce Straley
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Developer: Naughty Dog
    Producer: Sam Thompson
    Creative Director: Amy Hennig
    Game Director: Bruce Straley
  • Casual Game of the Year
    Flower
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
    Developer: thatgamecompany
    Producer: Kellee Santiago
    Creative Director: Jenova Chen
  • Fighting Game of the Year
    Street Fighter IV
    Publisher: Capcom
    Developer: Capcom
    Producer: Yoshinori Ono
  • Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year
    Dragon Age: Origins
    Publisher: Electronic Arts
    Developer: Bioware
    Producer: Mark Darrah
    Creative Director: Mike Laidlaw
    Game Director: Mark Darrah
  • Sports Game of the Year
    FIFA Soccer 10
    Publisher: Electronic Arts
    Developer: EA Canada
    Producer: David Rutter
    Creative Director: Gary Paterson
    Game Director: Kaz Makita
  • Racing Game of the Year
    Forza Motorsport 3
    Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
    Developer: Turn 10 Studios
    Producer: Korey Krauskopf
    Creative Director: John Wendl
    Game Director: Dan Greenawalt
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
    Batman: Arkham Asylum
    Publisher: Eidos/Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment
    Developer: Rocksteady Studios
    Lead Level Designer: Ian Ball
  • Adventure Game of the Year
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Developer: Naughty Dog
    Producer: Sam Thompson
    Creative Director: Amy Hennig
    Game Director: Bruce Straley
  • Social Networking Game of the Year
    Farmville
    Publisher: Zynga
    Developer: Zynga
    Producer: David Gray
    Creative Director: Mark Skaggs
    Game Director: Bill Mooney
  • Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
    Brütal Legend
    Publisher: Electronic Arts
    Developer: Double Fine Productions
    Producer: Caroline Esmurdoc
    Creative Director: Tim Schafer
    Game Director: Tim Schafer
  • Action Game of the Year
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Publisher: Activision
    Developer: Infinity Ward
    Producer: Mark Rubin
    Game Director: Jason West
  • Family Game of the Year
    The Beatles: Rock Band
    Publisher: MTV Games
    Developer: Harmonix Music Systems
    Producers: Paul DeGooyer, Jeff Jones, Alex Rigopulos
    Creative Director: Chris Foster
    Game Director: Josh Randall
  • Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
    Scribblenauts
    Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
    Developer: 5th Cell Media
    Producer: Joseph M. Tringali
    Creative Director: Jeremiah Slaczka
    Game Director: Jeremiah Slaczka
  • Outstanding Achievement in Animation
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Developer: Naughty Dog
    Lead Animators: Josh Scherr, Jeremy Lai-Yates, Mike Yosh
  • Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Developer: Naughty Dog
    Technology Director: Pal-Kristian Engstad
  • Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction:
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Developer: Naughty Dog
    Art Directors: Erick Pangilinan, Robh Ruppel
  • Outstanding Achievement in Story -Adapted
    Batman: Arkham Asylum
    Publisher: Eidos/Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment
    Developer: Rocksteady Studios
    Writers: Paul Dini, Paul Crocker
  • Outstanding Character Performance
    Batman: Arkham Asylum – Joker
    Publisher: Eidos/Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment
    Developer: Rocksteady Studios
    Writers: Paul Dini, Paul Crocker
    Voice Actor: Mark Hamill
  • Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Publisher: Activision
    Developer: Infinity Ward
    Lead Online Designer: Todd Alderman
  • Outstanding Achievement in Story – Original
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Developer: Naughty Dog
    Writers: Amy Hennig, Neil Druckmann, Josh Scherr
  • Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Developer: Naughty Dog
    Composer: Greg Edmonson
  • Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack
    Brütal Legend
    Publisher: Electronic Arts
    Developer: Double Fine Productions
    Music Supervisor: Emily Ridgway
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Developer: Naughty Dog
    Lead Game Play Programmer: Travis McIntosh
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Outstanding Achievement in Portable Game Design
    Scribblenauts
    Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
    Developer: 5th Cell Media
    Lead Level Designer: Matt Cox
  • Portable Game of the Year
    Scribblenauts
    Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
    Developer: 5th Cell Media
    Producer: Joseph M. Tringali
    Creative Director: Jeremiah Slaczka
    Game Director: Jeremiah Slaczka

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  1. Johnny Cullen

    Deserves it.

    Fantastic from start to finish.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Dannybuoy

    So chuffed for Naughty Dog. It’s such a stellar game and totally mind blowing. Good on’um. Roll on their next game!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Robo_1

    So Naughty Dog, over to you for Uncharted 3.. I mean gulp, how the hell do they follow this?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. DrDamn

    \o/ for Soundtrack award not just being lazily given to one of the Guitar Hero/Rock Band titles! Oh and well done U2 and Batman :-).

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Amazing result for them, congrats to all involved!

    And equal congrats to Batman – superb game!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. matirishh

    I’ve spent at least 40 hours on uncharted 2, and can’t get enough, finishing the campaign 2nd time, this game feels like those old good games on NES or C64, that we could play over and over again. It’s a masterpiece of gaming, totally deserves all the awards.
    Hopefully we’ll get 3rd installment soon :)

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Detale

    I was halfway through my Crushing U2 playthrough when my old PS3 died, taking my saved game with it. Will definitely be going back to finish it off. And now that a couepl of friends have it too, I’ll give the multiplayer a crack too. Brilliant game, favourite of last year (with Arkham Asylum in a close second place). Well deserved awards all round I reckon.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. NiceFellow

    Those are pretty good choices all round.

    They even got the voice award right for the Joker – much as the cast of Uncharted 2 was uniformly great Hamill’s Joker was easily the best voice work – admittedly playing the character of the Joker, as with Ledger in the movie, does give you a lot to work with.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Eregol

    That’s a lot of awards for Uncharted 2.
    I hope Naughty Dog have got a big trophy room.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Definitley agree ND deserves it. Glad to see B:AA getting some well deserved awards as well.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. reask

    I just popped in the demo after reading the comments about the game and it does indeed look fantastic.
    The only issue I have with it is the shooting as it is still the same as the first one.
    I just find it a little bit awkward tbh.
    Does any one agree?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. theevilaires

    This is the only game this generation I can play the campaign story on any given day over and over without getting bored. It truly is what MGS1 was in the PS1 days for me. Congrats ND true Game DEVS 100%.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Detale

    Not really, but then I didn’t find it an issue in the first game either. Saying that, I am a really crap shot so I might be the best judge. I’ve played through the second one nearly three times and still haven’t got the ‘five headshots in a row’ trophy.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. reask

    @ detale
    Its good to meet a gamer like myself. :D

    #14 4 years ago
  15. DrDamn

    @reask
    I assume we are talking Uncharted 2 here? I found the second to be a much more refined combat experience personally. Little tweaks like aim and throw grenade lobs were welcome. The fights themselves are a lot more measured and better designed in U2 as well. Well set up and executed in terms of content and flexibility of approach. I endured the fights in the first game and enjoyed and looked forward to the fights in the second.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Detale

    @ reask

    It’s good to know I’m not alone! :D

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Eregol

    I think reask and Detale are going to hug!

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Detale

    I’ve got hugs for everyone…

    Erm, not sure that came out right.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. NiceFellow

    @reask and Detal

    Nah, I had no problems with the shooting on either, although the second I though had better combat due to tighter controls, much better grenades and much better designed levels/combat flows.

    For me there is what I think of as classic fake shooting a’la Doom through to CoD. Fun, and very precise, but very artificial.

    Uncharted feels a little looser, but in a way I like. Drake is more realistic as a character for me, and having slightly looser shooting just feels more realistic – without being too realistic either if you get what I mean.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. reask

    In all fairness it was only the demo I played.
    I just find the down the sight is a bit awkward.
    Game looks excellent though and loved the very beginning of the demo quite a surprise I thought.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Gekidami

    What is the demo level?

    #21 4 years ago