AIAS Honors Call of Duty 4, BioShock, The Orange Box in GOTY Awards

During an awards ceremony last night, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences named Infinity Wards' Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PC, PS3, X360) as 2007's Overall Game of the Year. The title also took three other awards: Console Game of the Year, Action Game of the Year, and Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play.

Valve's The Orange Box (PC, PS3, X360) was named Computer Game of the Year, while Outstanding Achievement in Game Design, Game Play Engineering, and Character Performance all went to Portal, one of the three new titles contained within the bundle.

Harmonix's Rock Band (PS2, PS3, X360) was honored as Family Game of the Year along with awards for Outstanding Innovation in both Gaming and Soundtrack. Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS) took Handheld Game of the Year.

2K Australia and 2K Boston's BioShock (PC, X360) received nods for Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction, Original Music Composition, Story Development, and Sound Design. Crytek's Crysis (PC) was recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering.

Other award recipients included Nintendo's Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)--Adventure Game of the Year--and EA Black Box's Skate (PS3, X360), named Sports Game of the Year and Cellular Game of the Year. For more, scope out the full breakdown.

Those seeking a more Shack-flavored take on such matters, meanwhile, are urged check out our Editors GOTY Picks and Community GOTY Awards.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

From The Chatty
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    February 8, 2008 10:41 AM

    Do they only care about FPS games? I mean really......

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      February 8, 2008 10:41 AM

      Rock Band isn't an FPS.

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      February 8, 2008 10:43 AM

      Nearly all the good games of last year were FPS'. Have you not noticed this?

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        February 8, 2008 11:08 AM

        This makes me really sad. =(

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          February 8, 2008 11:24 AM

          I agree, it would've been much better if they sucked. I don't like playing good games.

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          February 8, 2008 11:45 AM

          I assume you don't like experiencing things through the eyes.

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