The 15th annual Interactive Achievements Awards have just taken place yesterday evening during the DICE summit in Las Vegas, offering prizes to games that managed to excel in their genres and push the industry forward.
As opposed to various other video game awards
, the IAAs are handed out not by the media or professional reviewers, but by the 20,000 members of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences.
As such, the Interactive Achievements Awards are some of the most prestigious prizes that can be given to games.
The 15th edition has just ended in Las Vegas and, while most winners weren’t that surprising, including Skyrim
, Uncharted 3
, or Portal 2
, there are quite a few odd choices, like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
’s win for best action game, and some pleasant ones, like the impressive Orcs Must Die
which won Strategy game of the year.
Check out the full list of winners for the 2012 edition of the Interactive Achievements Awards below.
Best Original Music Composition: Portal 2
Best Sound Design: Battlefield 3
Best Story: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Best Character Performance: Wheatley
Best Downloadable game: Bastion
Best Casual Game: Fruit Ninja Kinect
Social Networking Game of the Year: Sims Social
Role-playing / MMO Game of the year: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: Skylanders
Sports Game of the Year: FIFA 12
Racing Game of the Year: Forza 4
Fighting Game of the Year: Mortal Kombat
Strategy / Simulation Game of the Year: Orcs Must Die
Hall of Fame 2012 Inductee: Tim Sweeney
Family Game of the Year: LittleBigPlanet 2
Mobile Game of the Year: Infinity Blade 2
Handheld Game of the Year: Super Mario 3D Land
Adventure Game of the Year: Batman: Arkham City
Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity: Portal 2
Action Game of the Year: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Uncharted 3
Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: Uncharted 3
Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering: Uncharted 3
Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Game of the Year: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
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