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E3 2007 Award Nominees Announced

| 24 Jul 2007 13:23
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Rock Band and Electronic Arts stamp a lasting impression on this year's E3 by topping the Game Critics Awards.

The nominees for the 2007 Game Critics Awards have been released. Music game Rock Band grabbed a leading five nominations, followed closely by Call of Duty 4 and Bioshock. Electronic Arts titles dominated this year's E3, earning 14 nominations for the publisher.

The full list of nominees reads:

Best of Show

  • Bioshock (Irrational Games/2K Games for PC, Xbox 360)
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward/Activision for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Fallout 3 (Bethesda Softworks for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Mass Effect (Bioware/Microsoft Game Studios for Xbox 360)
  • Rock Band (Harmonix/MTV Games/EAP for PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Original Game

  • Bioshock (Irrational Games/2K Games for PC, Xbox 360)
  • de Blob (Blue Tongue/THQ for Wii)
  • Little Big Planet (Media Molecule/SCEE for PS3)
  • Rock Band (Harmonix/MTV Games/EAP for PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Wii Fit (Nintendo for Wii)

Best PC Game

  • Call of Duty 4 (Infinity Ward/Activision)
  • Crysis (Crytek/Electronic Arts)
  • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (Splash Damage/id/Activision)
  • Fallout 3 (Bethesda Softworks)
  • World in Conflict (Massive Entertainment/Sierra)

Best Console Game

  • Bioshock (Irrational Games/2K Games for Xbox 360)
  • Call of Duty 4 (Infinity Ward/Activision for PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Mass Effect (BioWare/Microsoft Games Studio for Xbox 360)
  • Rock Band (Harmonix/MTV Games/EAP for PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo for Wii)

Best Handheld Game

  • Contra 4 (WayForward/Konami for Nintendo DS)
  • Dead Head Fred (Vicious Cycle/D3 for PSP)
  • God of War: Chains of Olympus (Ready at Dawn/SCEA for PSP)
  • Silent Hill: Origins (Climax/Konami for PSP)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Nintendo for Nintendo DS)

Best Hardware

  • PSP-2000 (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Rock Band Instruments (Harmonix/MTV Games/EAP for PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Wii Balance Board (Nintendo for Wii)
  • Wii Zapper (Nintendo for Wii)

Best Action Game

  • Call of Duty 4
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  • Crysis (Crytek/EA for PC)
  • Halo 3 (Bungie/Microsoft Game Studios for Xbox 360)
  • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Retro Studios/Nintendo for Wii)
  • Unreal Tournament 3 (Epic Games/Midway for PC, PS3)

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Assassin's Creed (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Bioshock (Irrational Games/2K Games for PC, Xbox 360)
  • Heavenly Sword (Ninja Theory/SCEE for PS3)
  • Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo for Wii)
  • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (Naughty Dog/SCEA for PS3)

Best Fighting Game

  • Naruto: Rise of a Ninja (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for Xbox 360)
  • Virtua Fighter 5 (Sega for Xbox 360)
  • WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008 (Yuke's/THQ for Nintendo Wii)

Best Role Playing Game

  • Eternal Sonata (Namco Bandai Games for Xbox 360)
  • Fable 2 (Lionhead/Microsoft Game Studios for Xbox 360)
  • Fallout 3 (Bethesda Softworks for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Hellgate: London (Flagship Studios/EAP for PC)
  • Mass Effect (BioWare/Microsoft Games Studio for Xbox 360)

Best Racing Game

  • Burnout Paradise (Criterion Games/EA for PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Need for Speed ProStreet (EA Black Box/EA for PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Project Gotham Racing 4 (Bizarre Creations/Microsoft Game Studios for Xbox 360)
  • Stuntman: Ignition (Paradigm/THQ for PS2, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Sports Game

  • Madden NFL 08 (Tiburon/EA for All Systems)
  • Skate (EA Black Box/EA for PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 (Tiburon/EA Sports for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Tony Hawk's Proving Ground (Neversoft/Activision for PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Strategy Game

  • Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution (Firaxis/2K Games for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii)
  • Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts (Relic/THQ for PC)
  • Halo Wars (Ensemble Studios/Microsoft Game Studios for PC, Xbox 360)
  • Universe at War: Earth Assault (Petroglyph/Sega for PC, Xbox 360)
  • World in Conflict (Massive Entertainment/Sierra for PC)

Best Social/Casual/Puzzle Game

  • Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Neversoft/Red Octane/ATVI for PS2, PS3, 360, Wii)
  • Little Big Planet (Media Molecule/SCEE for PS3)
  • Rock Band (Harmonix/MTV Games/EAP for PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Wii Fit (Nintendo for Wii)
  • Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure (Capcom for Wii)

Best Online Multiplayer Game

  • Burnout Paradise (Criterion Games/EA for PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (Splash Damage/Nerve/id/ATVI for PC, PS3, 360)
  • Halo 3 (Bungie/Microsoft Games Studio for Xbox 360)
  • Little Big Planet (Media Molecule/SCEE for PS3)
  • Unreal Tournament 3 (Epic Games/Midway for PC, PS3)
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