Tom Orry by on Feb 10, 2012

Skyrim wins big at Interactive Achievement Awards

Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was the big winner at this year’s Interactive Achievement Awards (IAAs). The epic RPG received five awards, winning Outstanding Achievement in Story, Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Online Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering, and Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction.

Other notable winners were Valve’s Portal 2, taking away three awards, and Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 3 which also won three awards.

Full list of IAA winners:

  • Bastion – Downloadable Title of the Year
  • Batman: Arkham City – Adventure Game of the Year
  • Battlefield 3 – Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Action Game of the Year
  • FIFA 12 – Sports Game of the Year
  • Forza Motorsport 4 – Racing Game of the Year
  • Fruit Ninja Kinect – Casual Game of the Year
  • Infinity Blade II – Mobile Game of the Year
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 – Family Game of the Year
  • Mortal Kombat – Fighting Game of the Year
  • Orcs Must Die! – Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
  • Portal 2 (3) – Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition, Outstanding Character Performance (Wheatley), Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity
  • Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure – Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic – Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay
  • Super Mario 3D Land – Handheld Game of the Year
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (5) – Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Story, Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Online Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
  • The Sims Social – Social Networking Game of the Year
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (3) – Outstanding Achievement in Animation, Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering

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Portal 2

on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Full-fledged follow-up to the first-person puzzle game.

Release Date:

21 April 2011