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AIAS Announces Finalists for Interactive Achievement Awards

The 7th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards won't be held until March 4, but the finalists are in! Find out who inside!
Author: Kyle Sutton
Published: February 15, 2004
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has announced the finalists for the 7th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, which will be held at Rain in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, March 4, 2004. The awards to be presented spread over 36 different categories, including Game of the Year for each console and an overall GOTY.




"We are looking forward to recognizing truly outstanding achievement in videogames at our 7th Annual Awards event," said Gordon Bellamy, Executive Director of the AIAS. "The developers and publishers who will be honored at this event have helped to establish the videogame industry as the fastest growing form of entertainment throughout the world."



And now, here's an extensive list of the console-related categories and their finalists:



Overall Game of the Year

Command & Conquer: Generals

Call of Duty,

Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando,

Rise of Nations

SSX 3

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker



Console Game of the Year

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando

SSX 3

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker



Outstanding Innovation in Console Gaming

Eye Toy

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

SSX 3

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker



Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Call of Duty

Beyond Good & Evil

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3

Amplitude

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King



Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Call of Duty

Beyond Good & Evil

Medal of Honor: Rising Sun

XIII

Grabbed by the Ghoulies



Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

Amplitude

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Tony Hawk's Underground

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker



Outstanding Achievement in Character Performance - Female

Jada Pinkett-Smith (Niobe) - Enter The Matrix

Christina Milian (Angel) - Def Jam Vendetta

Anna Edwards (Yasmin) - The Getaway

Tara Strong (Rikku) - Final Fantasy X-2

Anna Garduno (Keira) - Jak II



Outstanding Achievement in Character Performance - Male

Michael Ironside (Sam Fisher) - Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell

Method Man - Def Jam Vendetta

Snoop Dogg - True Crime: Streets of LA

James McCaffrey (Detective Max Payne) - Max Payne 2: The Fall Of Max Payne

Elijah Wood (Frodo) - Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King



Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Jak II

Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando

Final Fantasy X-2



Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Jak II

SSX 3

Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando



Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Soul Calibur 2

Jak II

Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando

Beyond Good & Evil



Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Jak II



Outstanding Achievement in Character and Story Development

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando

Beyond Good & Evil



Outstanding Achievement in Licensed Soundtrack

Madden NFL 2004

True Crime: Streets of LA

NBA Live 2004

Tony Hawk's Underground

SSX 3



Console Platform Action Adventure Game of the Year

Jak II

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Viewtiful Joe



Console Sports Simulation Game of the Year

Madden NFL 2004

Topspin

World Soccer Winning Eleven 6 International

NCAA Football 2004

ESPN NHL Hockey

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004



Console Action Sports Game of the Year

Tony Hawk's Underground

NBA Street Vol. 2

NHL Hitz Pro

SSX 3



Console Fighting Game of the Year

Def Jam Vendetta

Soul Calibur 2

Dragonball Z: Budokai 2

Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution

Smackdown: Here Comes the Pain

War of the Monsters



Console First Person Action Game of the Year

Deus Ex: Invisible War

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3



Console Children's Title of the Year

Mario Party 5

SpongeBob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom

Backyard Basketball

Tak and the Power of Juju



Console Action Adventure Game of the Year

Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge

The Simpsons Hit & Run

Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne

Manhunt

Metal Arms: Glitch in the System



Console Family Game of the Year

Eye Toy

Amplitude

Grabbed by the Ghoulies

The Sims: Bustin' Out



Console Racing Game of the Year

Burnout 2: Point of Impact

F-Zero GX

Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Need for Speed Underground

Project Gotham Racing 2



Console Role Playing Game of the Year

Dark Cloud 2

Disgaea: Hour of Darkness

Final Fantasy X-2

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Xenosaga





Those interested in attended the 7th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards can apply online at www.interactive.org. We'll be sure to update you with the winners after the event takes place on March 4. Stay tuned!