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Game of the Year
The 5th annual Interactive Achievement Awards were held February 28 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas during the D.I.C.E. Summit.  It was hosted by Patton Oswalt and presenters included Paul AndersonCliff Bleszinski, Mike Cinqmars, Richard Garriott, Dean Haglin, Richard HillemanDon James, Veronica Kay, Lorne Lanning,American McGeeSid MeierShigeru MiyamotoRay MuzykaTed Price, Natalie Raitano, Lucia Rijker, Jason RubinJez SanGeorge Sanger, Steven Schirripa, and Richard Taylor.  During the event, Will Wright was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Game of the Year

Halo: Combat Evolved - Bungie Software / Microsoft

Computer GOTY

Computer Game of the Year

Black & White - Lionhead Studios / Electronic Arts

Console Game of the Year

Halo: Combat Evolved - Bungie Software / Microsoft

Action Adventure GOTY (PC)

Action Adventure Game of the Year (Console)

Halo: Combat Evolved - Bungie Software / Microsoft

Action Adventure Game of the Year (PC)

Return to Castle Wolfenstein - Gray Matter / Activision

Family GOTY (Console)

Educational Game of the Year

Carmen Sandiego: Treasures of Knowledge - The Learning Company / The Learning Company
Disney's Phonics Quest - Disney Interactive / Disney Interactive
Spy Masters: Unmask the Prankster - Knowledge Adventure / Knowledge Adventure

Family Game of the Year (Console)

Mario Party 3 - Hudson Soft / Nintendo

Family GOTY (PC)

Family Game of the Year (PC)

Backyard Basketball - Humongous Entertainment / Atari

Fighting Game of the Year

Dead or Alive 3 - Tecmo / Tecmo

Fighting GOTY

Handheld Game of the Year

Advance Wars - Nintendo / Nintendo

Massively Multiplayer/Persistent World Game of the Year

Dark Age of Camelot - Mythic Entertainment / Vivendi Universal Games

Handheld GOTY

Racing Game of the Year

Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec - Polyphony Digital / Sony Computer Entertainment America

Role Playing Game of the Year (Console)

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance - Snowblind Studios / Interplay Entertainment

MMO/PW GOTY

Role Playing Game of the Year (PC)

Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal - BioWare / Interplay Entertainment

Simulation Game of the Year

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 - Microsoft / Microsoft

Racing GOTY

Sports Game of the Year (Console)

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 - Neversoft / Activision

Sports Game of the Year (PC)

FIFA 2002 - EA Canada / Electronic Arts

Role-Playing GOTY (Console)

Strategy Game of the Year (PC)

Sid Meier's Civilization III - Firaxis / Infogrames

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee - Oddworld Inhabitants / Microsoft

Role-Playing GOTY (PC)

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

ICO - Sony Computer Entertainment / Sony Computer Entertainment America

Outstanding Achievement in Character or Story Development

ICO - Sony Computer Entertainment / Sony Computer Entertainment America

Sports GOTY

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

Grand Theft Auto III - DMA Design / Rockstar Games

Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering

Grand Theft Auto III - DMA Design / Rockstar Games

Strategy GOTY

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

Return to Castle Wolfenstein - Gray Matter / Activision

Outstanding Achievement in Original Musical Composition

Tropico - Pop Top Software / Gathering of Developers

Art Direction

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty - Konami / Konami

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering

Halo: Combat Evolved - Bungie Software / Microsoft

Sound Design

Outstanding Achievement in Innovation in Computer Gaming

Black & White - Lionhead Studios / Electronic Arts

Outstanding Achievement in Innovation in Console Gaming

Pikmin - Nintendo / Nintendo
    
*** Games listed below and attached to this page are only the winners of Awards ***    

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