Skyrim, Uncharted 3 and Batman Arkham City all winners in the IAA


The winners of the 15th Annual Interactive Achievemnt Awards have been announced, with Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim taking home an impressive 5 awards. Other winners were Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Batman: Arkham City, Portal 2, Bastion and Star Wars: The Old Republic. For a full list of categories and their respective winners, check below.

The Full List of IAA winners:

  • Portal 2 (3 awards) – Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition, Outstanding Character Performance (Wheatley), Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity
  • Battlefield 3 – Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (5 awards) – Outstanding Achievement in Story, Game of the Year, Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Online Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
  • Bastion – Downloadable Game of the Year
  • Fruit Ninja Connect – Casual Game of the Year
  • The Sims Social – Social Networking Game of the Year
  • Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure – Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
  • FIFA 12 – Sports Game of the Year
  • Forza Motorsport 4 – Racing Game of the Year
  • Mortal Kombat – Fighting Game of the Year
  • Orcs Must Die! – Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
  • Little Big Planet 2 – Family Game of the Year
  • Infinity Blade II – Mobile Game of the Year
  • Super Mario 3D Land – Handheld Game of the Year
  • Batman: Arkham City – Adventure Game of the Year
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic – Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Action Game of the Year
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (3 awards) – Outstanding Achievement in Animation, Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering

Appears the awards only recognise Outstanding Achievements. So if your game was simply above average, sorry guys, you just didn’t cut it. Still, it’s upsetting for me not to see Saints Row: The Third on this list. Surely there needs to be an ‘outstanding achievement in creating an experience you will never get in any other video game, ever….now including bo-duken’s’ right?!

Source: Interactive Achievement Awards Website

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