Fifth Annual Interactive Achievement Awards Nominees Revealed

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) has revealed the nominees for the fifth Annual Interactive Achievement Awards.

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The Academy will dole out awards to an assortment of games industry types on February 28 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.

The nominees are as follows:

Console Action/Adventure Game of the Year:
Conker's Bad Fur Day (Rare Ltd./Nintendo of America) N64
Grand Theft Auto III (DMA Design/Rockstar Games) PS2
Halo: Combat Evolved (Bungie/Microsoft) XBOX
ICO (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc./Sony Computer Entertainment America) PS2
Jak and Daxter (Naughty Dog Inc./Sony Computer Entertainment America) PS2

Console Children's Game of the Year:
Disney's Tarzan Untamed (Ubi Soft Entertainment, Montreal/Ubi Soft Entertainment) GC
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Electronic Arts/Electronic Arts) PS1
Mario Party 3 (Hudson Soft Co. Ltd./Nintendo of America) N64
Monsters Inc. (Artificial Mind and Movement/Sony Computer Entertainment America) PS1

Console Fighting Game of the Year:
Dead or Alive 3 (Tecmo/Tecmo) XBOX
Super Smash Bros. Melee (HAL Laboratory Inc./Nintendo of America) GC
Victorious Boxers (New Corporation/Empire Interactive) PS2

Handheld Game of the Year:
Advance Wars (Nintendo Co. Ltd./Nintendo of America) GBA
Golden Sun (Camelot Software Planning/Nintendo of America) GBA
Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (Capcom C. Ltd./Nintendo of America) GBC
Mario Kart Super Circuit (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo of America) GBA
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (Vicarious Visions/Activision) GBA

Console Racing Game of the Year:
Gran Turismo 3 (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc./Sony Computer Entertainment America) PS2
Nascar Thunder (Tiburon Entertainment/Electronic Arts) XBOX
Project Gotham Racing (Bizarre Creations/Microsoft) XBOX
Splashdown (Rainbow Studios/Infogrames) PS2

Console Role Playing Game of the Year:
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (Snow Blind Studios/Black Isle Studios) PS2
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (KCEK/Konami) GBA
Dark Cloud (SCEI/Sony Computer Entertainment America) PS2
Golden Sun (Camelot Software Planning/Nintendo of America) GBA
Paper Mario (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo of America) N64
Legend of Zelda - Oracle of Ages (Capcom C. Ltd./Nintendo of America) GBC

Console Sports Game of the Year:
Madden NFL 2002 (Tiburon Entertainment/Electronic Arts) GC
Sega Sports NBA 2K2 (Visual Concepts Entertainment/Sega of America) DC
SSX Tricky (Electronic Arts Canada/Electronic Arts) PS2
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (Neversoft Entertainment/Activision) PS2

Console Game of the Year:
Gran Turismo 3 (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc./Sony Computer Entertainment America) PS2
Halo: Combat Evolved (Bungie/Microsoft) XBOX
ICO (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc./Sony Computer Entertainment America) PS2
Pikmin (Nintendo Co. Ltd./Nintendo of America) GC

Innovation in Console Gaming:
Halo: Combat Evolved (Bungie/Microsoft) XBOX
ICO (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc./Sony Computer Entertainment America) PS2
Pikmin (Nintendo Co. Ltd./Nintendo of America) GC
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee (Oddworld Inhabitants/Microsoft) XBOX

Computer Action/Adventure Game of the Year:
Aliens vs. Predator 2 (Monolith/Sierra Entertainment/Fox Interactive)
Myst III Exile (Presto Studios/Ubi Soft Entertainment)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein (id Software/Activision)
Undying (EA Los Angeles/Electronic Arts)

Computer Children's Title of the Year:
Backyard Basketball (Humongous Entertainment/Infogrames)
Disney's Stanley Tiger Tales (Artech Studios/Disney Interactive)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Electronic Arts/Electronic Arts)
ScanCommand: Jurassic Park (Knowledge Adventure/Knowledge Adventure)

Computer Educational Title of the Year:
Disney's Phonics Quest (Disney Interactive/Disney Interactive)
Spy Masters: Unmask the Prankster (Knowledge Adventure/Knowledge Adventure)
Where in the World is Carmen San Diego? Treasures of Knowledge (Learning Company/Learning Company)

Computer Role Playing Game of the Year:
Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal (BioWare Corp./Interplay)
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction (Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment)
Wizardry 8 (Sir-tech Canada/Sir-tech Canada)

Computer Simulation Game of the Year:
IL-2 Sturmovik (IC MADDOX Games/Ubi Soft Entertainment)
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 (Microsoft/Microsoft)
Microsoft Train Simulator (Kuju Entertainment Ltd./Microsoft)

Computer Sports Game of the Year:
FIFA 2002 (Electronic Arts Canada/Electronic Arts)
Madden NFL 2002 (Tiburon Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
NHL 2002 (Electronic Arts Canada/Electronic Arts)

Computer Strategy Game of the Year:
Battle Realms (Liquid Entertainment/Crave Entertainment)
Black and White (Lionhead Studios/Electronic Arts)
Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns (TimeGate Studios, Inc./Strategy First)
Sid Meier's Civilization III (Firaxis Games/Infogrames)

Computer Game of the Year:
Black and White (Lionhead Studios/Electronic Arts)
Dark Age of Camelot (Mythic Entertainment/Mythic Entertainment, Inc.)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein (id Software/Activision)
Sid Meier's Civilization III (Firaxis Games/Infogrames)

Innovation in Computer Gaming:
Dark Age of Camelot (Mythic Entertainment/Mythic Entertainment, Inc.)
Majestic (Anim-X/Electronic Arts)
The Sims: Hot Date (EA ? Maxis/Electronic Arts)

Online Game Play of the Year:
Aliens vs. Predator 2 (Monolith/Sierra Entertainment/Fox Interactive)
MechWarrior 4: Black Knight Expansion (Cyberlore Studios/Microsoft)
Monopoly Tycoon (Deep Red/Infogrames)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein (Activision/id Software)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (Red Storm Entertainment/Ubi Soft Entertainment)

Massive Multiplayer/Persistent World Game of the Year:
Asheron's Call: Dark Majesty (Turbine Entertainment/Microsoft) PC
Dark Age of Camelot (Mythic Entertainment/Mythic Entertainment, Inc.) PC
Phantasy Star Online (Sonic Team Ltd./Sega of America) DC

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction:
Halo: Combat Evolved (Bungie/Microsoft) XBOX
ICO (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc./Sony Computer Entertainment America) PS2
Metal Gear Solid 2 (Konami/Konami) PS2
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee (Oddworld Inhabitants/Microsoft) XBOX
Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader (Factor 5/LucasArts Entertainment) GC

Outstanding Achievement in Animation:
Black and White (Lionhead Studios/Electronic Arts) PC
Dead or Alive 3 (Tecmo/Tecmo) XBOX
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee (Oddworld Inhabitants/Microsoft) XBOX
Super Smash Bros. Melee (HAL Laboratory Inc./Nintendo of America) GC
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (Neversoft Entertainment/Activision) PS2

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design:
Frequency (Harmonix Music Systems/Sony Computer Entertainment America) PS2
ICO (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc./Sony Computer Entertainment America) PS2
Metal Gear Solid 2 (Konami/Konami) PS2
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (Red Storm Entertainment/Ubi Soft Entertainment) PC

Outstanding Achievement in Original Musical Composition:
Batman Vengeance (Ubi Soft Divertissement Inc./Ubi Soft Entertainment) GC
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Electronic Arts/Electronic Arts) PC
Myst III: Exile (Presto Studios/Ubi Soft Entertainment) PC
Tropico (Pop Top Software/God Games) PC

Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering:
Black and White (Lionhead Studios/Electronic Arts) PC
Grand Theft Auto 3 (DMA Design/Rockstar Games) PS2
Halo: Combat Evolved (Bungie/Microsoft) XBOX
Monopoly Tycoon (Deep Red/Infogrames) PC

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering:
Gran Turismo 3 (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc./Sony Computer Entertainment America) PS2
Halo: Combat Evolved (Bungie/Microsoft) XBOX
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 (Microsoft/Microsoft) PC
Return to Castle Wolfenstein (id Software/Activision) PC
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (Neversoft Entertainment /Activision) PS2

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design:
Dark Age of Camelot (Mythic Entertainment/Mythic Entertainment, Inc.) PC
Grand Theft Auto III (DMA Design/Rockstar Games) PS2
Halo: Combat Evolved (Bungie/Microsoft) XBOX
ICO (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc./Sony Computer Entertainment America) PS2
Jak and Daxter (Naughty Dog Inc./Sony Computer Entertainment America) PS2
Pikmin (Nintendo Co. Ltd./Nintendo of America) GC

Outstanding Achievement in Character or Story Design:
Black and White (Lionhead Studios/Electronic Arts) PC
Conker's Bad Fur Day (Rare Ltd./Nintendo of America) N64
ICO (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc./Sony Computer Entertainment America) PS2
Metal Gear Solid 2 (Konami/Konami) PS2
Myst III: Exile (Presto Studios/Ubi Soft Entertainment) PC

Game of the Year:
Black and White (Lionhead Studios/Electronic Arts) PC
Halo: Combat Evolved (Bungie/Microsoft) XBOX
ICO (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc./Sony Computer Entertainment America) PS2
Sid Meier's Civilization III (Firaxis Games/Infogrames) PC

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