Video Game Awards The Results

[[The Ceremony]]

Spike TV hosted the 2003 Video Game Awards and we did mention that voting for the Most Anticipated and Most Addictive games was open to all. Your chance to make yourself heard or to rebel against what you may think are mainstream titles has been and gone and we thought it was only right for us to fill you in on the results.

If you missed the live event, you can always catch repeats this Saturday and Monday (6 and 8 December) on Spike TV.

Some surprises were in store when the envelopes were opened and it brought a tear to our eye to see that the old favorite did not win the Most Anticipated Game award, showing that recent problems may have damaged the game's image.
Another surprise was Microsoft's domination of two of the biggest categories, it is almost certain that people will offer their own explanations as to how those awards were won.
Another big surprise, was that the Best Music in a Game award did not go to classic 80's tracks but had a rather more contemporary feel.

The biggest question raised by the awards however, is how the title that won Game of the Year could not win it's own category as well? So much for consistency in voting...

Here is the full list of the winners and losers enjoy and feel free to shower them with your ample venom.

Game of the Year

Freedom Fighters
GTA : Vice City
Winner : Madden NFL 2004
Legend of Zelda : The Wind Waker
Splinter Cell
Star Wars Galaxies
Tony Hawks Underground

Best Action Game

Freedom Fighters
Hitman 2
Max Payne 2
Panzer Dragoon Orta
Return to Castle Wolfenstein : Tides of War
Rogue Squadron III
Winner : True Crime : Streets of LA

Best Sports Game

Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball
ESPN NFL Football
Madden NFL 2004
NBA Live 2004
NBA Street Vol. 2
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004
Winner : Tony Hawks Underground
World Series Baseball 2K3
WWE Smackdown!Here Comes the Pain.

Best Animation Game

Winner : Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball
GTA : Vice City
Resident Evil : Veronica X
The Getaway
LOTR : Return of the King
True Crime : Streets of LA
Warcraft III : Frozen Throne
Xenosaga Episode 1 : Der Wille Zur Macht

Best Driving Game

Auto Modellista
Winner : NASCAR Thunder 2004
The Simpson's: Hit & Run
F1 Career Challenge
MotoGP 2
Midnight Club 2
The Getaway
F-Zero GX

Best Game Based on a Movie

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Winner : Enter the Matrix
Harry Potter : Quidditch World Cup
The Hulk
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb
James Bond 007 : Nightfire
LOTR : Return of the King
Rogue Squadron III
Knights of the Old Republic
Tron 2.0

Best Music in a Game

Winner : Def Jam Vendetta
GTA : Vice City
Maden NFL 2004
NBA Live 2004
NBA Street Vol. 2
Tony Hawks Underground
True Crime : Streets of LA
Wakeboarding Unleashed (Featuring Shaun Murray)

Best Performance by a Human

Christina Aguilera - The Sims Superstar
Christopher Walken - True Crime : Streets of LA
David Duchovny - XIII
DMX, Method Man & More - Def Jam Vendetta
Giovani Ribisi - Call of Duty
Jada Pinkett-Smith - Enter the Matrix
Jenna Jameson - GTA Vice City
Winner - Ray Liotta - GTA Vice City
Snoop Dogg - Streets of LA

[[Your Choices]]

The most interesting results however, have to be the ones produced by the open vote so here is how YOU decided on Most Anticipated Game:

Dead or Alive Online
Doom 3
Driv3r (aka Driver 3)
Full Spectrum Warrior
Gran Turismo 4
Half-Life 2
Winner : Halo 2
007 : Everything or Nothing
Medal of Honor : Rising Sun
MGS 3 : Snake Eater
The Sims 2
Starcraft : Ghost

Visitors to also voted for the Most Addicitve Game:

Anarchy Online : Shadowlands
Donkey Kong Country (GBA)
Madden NFL 2004 (Online)
Winner : Soul Calibur II
The Sims : Superstar
Viewtiful Joe
Virtua Fighter 4 : Evolution

Best PC Game

Age of Mythology : The Titans
BF 1942 : Road to Rome
C&C Generals : Zero Hour
Freedom Fighters
Winner : Halo : Combat Evolved
Max Payne 2
The Sims : Superstar
Jedi Academy
Warcraft III

Best Online Game

Anarchy Online : Shadowlands
BF 1942 : Road to Rome
Winner : Final Fantasy XI
Midnight Club 2
Neverwinter Nights
The Sims Online
Star Wars Galaxies

Best Handheld Game
Winner : Splinter Cell

Best Fighting Game
Winner : WWE Smackdown!Here Comes the Pain

Best First Person Action Game
Winner : Call of Duty

Best Phantasy Game
Winner : Star Wars : Knights of the Old Republic

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