'Mass Effect 2' and 'Red Dead Redemption' clean up at Interactive Achievement Awards
Monday 14 February 2011
Mass Effect 2 was crowned Game of the Year at the 2011 Interactive Achievement Awards ceremony, while
Red Dead Redemption took five awards and
Heavy Rain three at the February 11 event.
As well as beating Call of Duty: Black Ops, God of War III, Angry Birds HD and Red Dead to become Game of The Year, Mass Effect 2 was also named best in the Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer category and awarded for Outstanding Achievement in Story.
First released as an Xbox 360 and PC title in 2010, it has since been released for PlayStation 3 in the lead up to Mass Effect 3's release on all three platforms toward the end of 2011.
PlayStation 3 game Heavy Rain scooped awards for Original Music Composition, Visual Engineering, and Innovation in Gaming.
Ambitious Xbox 360 download Limbo won Adventure Game of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design, its development budget and length dwarfed by fellow twofold winner StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty on PC (Strategy/Simulation and Online Game Play).
There were nine other games that came up trumps on the night: Dance Central (Xbox 360 Kinect), Super Street Fighter IV (360, PS3), Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (360, PC, PS3), FIFA Soccer 11 (multi-format), Angry Birds HD (iOS), God of War: Ghost of Sparta (PSP), CityVille (online), God of War III (PS3), and Rock Band 3 (360 DS PS3 Wii).
See the full list of IAA winners and nominees at http://www.interactive.org/awards/2011_14th_awards.asp. G4TV are to host footage from the event at http://www.g4tv.com/dice2011.
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