Red Dead Redemption, Mass Effect 2 Take Top Honors at AIAS Awards

February 11, 2011 -

The 14th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards were handed out last night at a gala event in Las Vegas, with Red Dead Redemption taking home five honors including Outstanding Achievement In Art Direction, Outstanding Achievement In Gameplay Engineering, Outstanding Achievement In Character Performance, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction, and Action Game of the Year.

Mass Effect 2 was honored with several awards including Outstanding Achievement In Story, Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year, and (the biggest award of them all) Game of the Year.

Heavy Rain was honored for Outstanding Achievement In Visual Engineering, Outstanding Innovation in Gaming and Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition.

Finally, indie darling Limbo was honored with awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design and picked up the Adventure Game of the Year award.

The full list of winners below:

Outstanding Achievement In Animation
God Of War III

Outstanding Achievement In Art Direction
Red Dead Redemption

Outstanding Achievement In Visual Engineering
Heavy Rain

Outstanding Achievement In Gameplay Engineering
Red Dead Redemption

Outstanding Achievement In Character Performance
Red Dead Redemption

Family Game Of The Year
Dance Central

Racing Game Of The Year
Need For Speed Hot Pursuit

Pioneer Award
Bill Budge

Jay Mohr Award For Listening To His Monologue
Some Dude In The Audience

Outstanding Achievement In Story
Mass Effect 2

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year
Mass Effect 2

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
Heavy Rain

Hall Of Fame Inductees
Ray Muzyka & Greg Zeschuk (BioWare)

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
Heavy Rain

Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack
Rock Band 3

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Limbo

Adventure Game of the Year
Limbo

Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play
StarCraft II

Action Game of the Year
Red Dead Revolver

Sports Game of the Year
FIFA 11

Fighting Game of the Year
Super Street Fighter IV

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
StarCraft II

Portable Game of the Year
God of War: Ghost Of Sparta

Casual Game of the Year
Angry Birds HD

Social Networking Game of the Year
CityVille

AIAS Lifetime Achievement Award
Bing Gordon

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Red Dead Redemption

Game of the Year
Mass Effect 2

Source: Kotaku

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Re: Red Dead Redemption, Mass Effect 2 Take Top Honors at ...

Red Dead Redemption, Mass Effect 2 and Limbo sure does deserve their prizes and Heavy Rain (which I haven't played myself) really has great innovation that truly deserved that prize.

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Both well deserved. Both Mass Effect 2 and Red Dead Redemption are masterpieces.

 
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