Academy Of Interactive Arts & Sciences
Academy Of Interactive Arts & Sciences
Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences

2004 Interactive Achievement Awards



Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Computer Action/Adventure Game of the Year

Computer Action/Adventure games are those titles on a PC or Mac in which players are challenged with real-time action activities and combat where possibly skill, accuracy and puzzle-solving are required.
Hamster Ball

Computer Downloadable Game of the Year

Computer Downloadable games are those titles in which the user may download a copy to their hard drive, install the title from a retail box or are hosted by a service via the Internet and played on a computer. These games sometimes feature a username and password to play, but are not a requirement for entry.
Zoo Tycoon: Complete Collection

Computer Family Game of the Year

The Computer Family Game of the Year shall be awarded to the best title of any genre on a PC or Mac geared towards a shared, family gaming experience. The title’s play dynamics must be suitable for a younger audience but can appeal to adults as well. These games often offer a mini-game component and encourage group play.
Call of Duty

Computer First Person Action Game of the Year

Computer First Person Action games are games on a PC or Mac which feature game play in the first-person perspective. Such games often (but not always) involve weapons combat in addition to other game play mechanics suited to a first-person perspective.
Call of Duty

Computer Game of the Year

The best game voted by the membership of the Academy that operates on a Windows or Macintosh OS-based multipurpose computing system.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Computer Role-Playing Game of the Year

This award honors a PC or Mac title where an individual assumes the role of one or more characters and develops those characters in terms of abilities, statistics, and/or traits as the game progresses. Gameplay involves exploring, acquiring resources, solving puzzles, and interacting with player or non-player characters in a persistent world. Through the player’s actions, his/her virtual characters’ statistics or traits demonstrably evolve throughout the game.
The Sims Superstar

Computer Simulation Game of the Year

Computer Simulation Games are games on a PC or Mac which use game play systems to simulate aspects of the real world.
Madden NFL 2004

Computer Sports Game of the Year

Computer Sports games are games on a PC or Mac which offer the user the opportunity to virtually reproduce a sporting experience: either a realistic portrayal of an actual sport or games that reproduce for the user the experience of participating in an existing competitive sport.
Command & Conquer: Generals

Computer Strategy Game of the Year

Computer Strategy games are defined to be those PC or Mac titles in which the user directs or manipulates resources to create a set of conditions that result in success as determined within the confines of the game. These games can offer the user the chance to simulate or to virtually reproduce an experience, real or imaginary, which would require some form of equipment. Strategy games emphasize the planning of tactics rather than the execution.
SSX 3

Console Action Sports Game of the Year

Console Action Sports games are games on a console that offer the user the opportunity to virtually reproduce a sporting experience outside the realm of traditional sports.
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge

Console Action/Adventure Game of the Year

Console Action/Adventure games are those titles on a console in which players are challenged with real-time action activities and combat where possibly skill, accuracy and puzzle-solving are required.
Mario Party 5

Console Children's Game of the Year

The Console Children's Game of the Year shall be awarded to the best title on a console of any genre geared towards children.
EyeToy

Console Family Game of the Year

The Console Family Game of the Year shall be awarded to the best title of any genre on a console geared towards a shared, family gaming experience. The title’s play dynamics must be suitable for a younger audience but can appeal to adults as well. These games often offer a mini-game component and encourage group play.
Soul Calibur II

Console Fighting Game of the Year

Console Fighting games are those titles on a console that offer the user the virtual experience of controlling a character engaging in individual combat with another character usually from a fixed camera perspective. The opponent can either be controlled by another player or by the game.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3

Console First Person Action Game of the Year

Console First Person Action games are games on a console which feature game play in the first-person perspective. Such games often (but not always) involve weapons combat in addition to other game play mechanics suited to a first-person perspective.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Console Game of the Year

The best game voted by the membership of the Academy that operates on a video game console platform.
Need for Speed: Underground

Console Racing Game of the Year

Console Racing games are those console titles that allow the user to participate in a contest in which the objective is to convey an object through a course of virtual physical progress as quickly as possible. Racing games may involve competition against other user-controlled competitors or against system controlled competitors. Racing games must simulate vehicular motion.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Console Role-Playing Game of the Year

This award honors a console title where an individual assumes the role of one or more characters and develops those characters in terms of abilities, statistics, and/or traits as the game progresses. Gameplay involves exploring, acquiring resources, solving puzzles, and interacting with player or non-player characters in a persistent world. Through the player’s actions, his/her virtual characters’ statistics or traits demonstrably evolve throughout the game.
Madden NFL 2004

Console Sports Simulation Game of the Year

Console Sports simulation games are games on a console which offer the user the opportunity to virtually reproduce a real-life sporting experience.
Call of Duty

Game of the Year

The single game, without regard to system or delivery mechanism, voted by the membership of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences that best utilizes the chosen medium to entertain users.
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

Handheld Game of the Year

The Handheld Game of the Year shall be the game developed for a handheld platform that demonstrates the greatest achievement in overall game design, play and/or breakthrough in handheld gaming. All genres of games are included.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

This award will be presented to the individual or team whose work represents the highest level of achievement in bringing a character or characters to life in an interactive title. This award will consider the fluidity of movement, and interaction with the environment in addition to contextual realism (look and feel).
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Presented to the individual or team whose work represents the highest level of achievement in designing a unified graphic look for an interactive title.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Outstanding Achievement in Character or Story Development

Presented to the individual or team whose work has furthered the interactive experience through the creation of a memorable character or a memorable story within an interactive title.
Enter the Matrix

Outstanding Achievement in Character Performance - Female

Presented to the individual or team whose work has furthered the interactive experience through the creation of a memorable female character within an interactive title. Outstanding female character takes into consideration the marriage of voice acting and performance (motion capture work), character design and execution, and writing.
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Outstanding Achievement in Character Performance - Male

Presented to the individual or team whose work has furthered the interactive experience through the creation of a memorable male character within an interactive title. Outstanding male character takes into consideration the marriage of voice acting and performance (motion capture work), character design and execution, and writing.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

This award will be presented to the title that most effectively combines interactive and non-interactive elements to create a cohesive gameplay experience.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering

Presented to the individual or team whose work represents the highest level of achievement in engineering artificial intelligence and related elements which contribute to a challenging game.
SSX 3

Outstanding Achievement in Licensed Soundtrack

Presented to the individual or team whose work represents the highest level of achievement in licensed soundtrack (collection of songs) for an interactive title. The selection, quality and integration of the songs into the interactive title will be considered when determining the recipient of this Award.
Medal of Honor: Rising Sun

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Presented to the individual or team whose work represents the highest level of achievement in original musical composition for an interactive title. Both the quality of the score and the integration of the score into the title will be considered when determining the recipient of this Award.
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Presented to the individual or team whose work represents the highest level of achievement in creating a unified audio environment, integrating both music and audio effects, in an interactive title.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering

Presented to the individual or team whose work represents the highest level of achievement in rendering 3-D virtual environments for an interactive title.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Outstanding Innovation in Computer Gaming

The PC or Mac game that, through innovation of design and execution, is most likely to define a new category of games, or represents a creative or technological breakthrough in an existing console category or genre.
EyeToy

Outstanding Innovation in Console Gaming

The console game that, through innovation of design and execution, is most likely to define a new category of games, or represents a creative or technological breakthrough in an existing console category or genre.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Platform Action/Adventure Game of the Year

Platform Action/Adventure games are those titles in which players are challenged with platform-movement, real-time action activities and combat where possibly skill, accuracy and puzzle-solving are required.
A Tale in the Desert
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Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
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Backyard Basketball
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Burnout 2: Point of Impact
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Championship Manager 4
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Dark Cloud 2
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Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
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Dragonball Z: Budokai 2
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Empires: Dawn of the Modern World
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Enter the Matrix
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ESPN NHL Hockey
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F-Zero GX
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Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
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Fire Emblem
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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
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Hamster Ball
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IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles
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Manhunt
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Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
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Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
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Mario Party 5
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NBA Live 2004
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NBA Street Vol. 2
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NCAA Football 2004
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Need for Speed: Underground
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Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide
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NHL Hitz Pro
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Out of the Park 5.0
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Pokemon Ruby
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Poppit! To Go
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Praetorians
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Project Gotham Racing 2
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Puzzle Pirates
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Simpsons Hit & Run
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Soul Calibur II
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SpongeBob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom
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Tak and the Power of Juju
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The Sims Superstar
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The Sims: Bustin' Out
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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
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Top Spin
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Trainz Railroad Simulator 2004
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Uru: Ages Beyond Myst
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Viewtiful Joe
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Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution
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Word Whomp To Go
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WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain
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Xenosaga
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XIII
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Zoo Tycoon: Complete Collection
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Zuma Deluxe
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Amusement Vision

Amusement Vision

Hudson Soft

Hudson Soft

Level-5

Level-5

Nintendo/Game Freak

Nintendo/Game Freak

Pyro Studios

Pyro Studios

Raptisoft

Raptisoft

Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts

Midway

Midway

Real.com

Real.com