Mass Effect 2 Named AIAS Game of the Year; Red Dead Redemption Scores Five Awards

By Steve Watts, Feb 11, 2011 7:40am PST The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) held its 14th annual Interactive Achievement Awards at the DICE Summit last night, and now the results are in. Mass Effect 2 took the night's top honors with the Game of the Year award, but it wasn't the only standout of the evening.

Red Dead Redemption actually won a greater number of awards, five in total to Mass Effect's three. Heavy Rain was also among the top recipients, with awards in Innovation, visual engineering, and music composition.

Check out the full list of awards after the break.

  • Game of the Year: Mass Effect 2

  • Action Game of the Year: Red Dead Redemption
  • Adventure Game of the Year: Limbo
  • Casual Game of the Year: Angry Birds
  • Family Game of the Year: Dance Central
  • Fighting Game of the Year: Super Street Fighter IV
  • Portable Game of the Year: God of War: Ghost of Sparta
  • Racing Game of the Year: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit
  • Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year: Mass Effect 2
  • Sports Game of the Year: FIFA Soccer 11
  • Social Networking Game of the Year: CityVille
  • Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: StarCraft 2

  • Outstanding Achievement in Animation: God of War 3
  • Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: Red Dead Redemption
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: Red Dead Redemption
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering: Red Dead Redemption
  • Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play: StarCraft 2
  • Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: Heavy Rain
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: Limbo
  • Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack: Rock Band 3
  • Outstanding Achievement in Story: Mass Effect 2
  • Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering: Heavy Rain
  • Outstanding Character Performance: Red Dead Redemption
  • Oustanding Innovation in Gaming: Heavy Rain

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