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Game of the Year Archive


The Game of the Year Award recognizes the choice of game developers for the overall best game release.

 

 

12th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2012)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Recipient

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)
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    Bethesda Game Studios Team
  • Nominees

  • Batman: Arkham City (Rocksteady┬áStudios)
  • Portal 2 (Valve)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Eidos Montreal)
  • Dark Souls (FromSoftware)
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    11th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2011)

    Red Dead Redemption

    Recipient

  • Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar San Diego Team)
    -
    Rockstar San Diego Team
  • Nominees

  • Mass Effect 2(BioWare)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops(Treyarch)
  • Limbo (Playdead)
  • Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft Montreal)
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    10th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2010)

    uncharted2

    Recipient

  • Uncharted 2 (Naughty Dog)
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    Evan Wells, Christophe Balestra, Amy Hennig, Bruce Straley
  • Nominees

  • Dragon Age: Origins (BioWare)
    - Mark Darrah, Mike Laidlaw, Ross Gardner, Matt Goldman
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum (Rocksteady Studios)
    - Sefton Hill, Jamie Walker
  • Demon's Souls (From Software)
    - Takeshi Kajii, Hidetaka Miyazaki
  • Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft Montreal)
    - Sebastien Puel, Patrice Desilets
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    9th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2009)

    Fallout3 Recipient
  • Fallout 3 (Bethesda Game Studios)
    - Todd Howard, Emil Pagliarulo, Istvan Pelyl
  • Nominees

  • Fable II (Lionhead Studios)
  • LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule)
  • Left 4 Dead (Valve Software)
  • Grand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar North)
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    8th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2008)

    Portal

    Recipient

  • Portal (Valve)
    - Kim Swift, Erik Wolpaw
  • Nominees

  • BioShock (2K Boston / 2K Australia / 2K Games)
    - Ken Levine, Jon Chey, Alyssa Finley, Melissa Miller
  • Call of Duty 4 (Infinity Ward / Activision)
    - Jason West, Grant Collier, Vince Zampella
  • Rock Band (Harmonix Music Systems / MTV Games)
    - Alex Rigopulos, Greg LoPiccolo
  • Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo EAD / Nintendo)
  • - Yoshiaki Koizumi
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    7th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2007)

    Recipient
  • Gears of War (Epic Games / Microsoft Game Studios)
    - Cliff Bleszinski, Michael Capps, Rod Fergusson
  • Nominees

  • Okami (Clover Studio / Capcom Entertainment)
    - Atsushi Inaba, Hideki Kamiya
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda Game Studios / 2K Games/Bethesda Softworks)
    - Todd Howard
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo EAD / Nintendo)
    - Eiji Aonuma, Satoru Iwata, Shigeru Miyamoto
  • Wii Sports (Nintendo)
    - Satoru Iwata, Shigeru Miyamoto, Keizo Ohta, Takayuki Shimamura, Yoshiaki Yamashita
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    6th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2006)

    Recipient

  • Shadow of the Colossus (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.)
    - Kenji Kaido, Yasuhide Kobayashi, Fumito Ueda
  • Nominees

    • Call of Duty 2 (Infinity Ward / Activision)
      - Mark Ganus
    • Electroplankton (Nintendo)
      - Toshio Iwai, Koichi Kyuma, Yuichi Ozaki
    • God of War (Sony Computer Entertainment America)
      - Brad Aldredge, Clint Bajakian, Chuck Doud, Dave Murrant
    • Project Gotham Racing 3 (Bizarre Creations / Microsoft Game Studios)
      - Nick Bygrave, Guy Whitmore, Nick Wiswell

     

     

    5th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2005)

    Recipient
  • Half-Life 2 (Valve Software / Vivendi Universal Games)
    - Ken Birdwell, Gabe Newell, Jay Stelly
  • Nominees

    • Burnout 3: Takedown (Criterion Games / Electronic Arts)
      - Paul Glancey, Chris Roberts, Paul Cross, Fiona Sperry, Alex Ward
    • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Rockstar North / Rockstar Games)
      - Leslie Benzies, Adam Fowler, Aaron Garbut, Sam Houser, Alexander Roger, Obbe Vermeij
    • Katamari Damacy (Namco)
      - Keita Takahashi
    • World of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
      - Mark Kern, Mike Morhaime, Rob Pardo

     

     

    4th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2004)

    Recipient
  • STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC (BioWare Corp.)
  • Nominees

  • BEYOND GOOD & EVIL (Ubisoft Pictures)
  • CALL OF DUTY (Infinity Ward)
  • PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME (Ubisoft Montreal)
  • THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: THE WIND WAKER (Nintendo EAD)
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    3rd annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2003)

    Recipient
  • METROID PRIME (Retro Studios)
  • Nominees

  • BATTLEFIELD 1942 (Digital Illusions)
  • GRAND THEFT AUTO: VICE CITY (Rockstar North)
  • NEVERWINTER NIGHTS (BioWare Corp.)
  • TOM CLANCY'S SPLINTER CELL (Ubi Soft Montreal)
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    2nd annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2002)

    Recipient
  • GRAND THEFT AUTO III (DMA Design/Rockstar Games)
  • Nominees

    • BLACK & WHITE (Lionhead Studios)
    • HALO: COMBAT EVOLVED (Bungie Studios)
    • ICO (Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc.)
    • MAX PAYNE (Remedy Entertainment)

     

     

    1st annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2001)

    Recipient
  • THE SIMS (Maxis)
  • Nominees

  • DEUS EX (ION Storm Austin)
  • JET GRIND RADIO (Smilebit)
  • NO ONE LIVES FOREVER (Monolith)
  • SHENMUE (Sega AM2)