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Old 12-20-2005, 02:33 AM   #1
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Voodooextreme and Gamespys top PC 2005 awards

First up Voodooextreme since I think they're good compared to gamespy.


Best PC Action Game 2005 - F.E.A.R.
Developed by Monolith, Published by VUG

F.E.A.R. has awesome graphics, second-to-none AI and a compelling story. While it may borrow a lot of influences from other games and movies, the end result is a unique and outstanding first person shooter. Whenever a developer goes out on a limb to create a new IP (intellectual property) they should be commended, and even rewarded.

Runners up: Battlefield 2, Call of Duty 2

Honorable mentions: SWAT 4, Brothers in Arms

Best PC Strategy Game 2005 - Civilization IV
Developed by Firaxis, Published by 2K Games

Civ IV is one of the most addictive games ever released. From the new 3D graphics, to having Spock do the technology voice overs, Civ IV rocks the ages. Taking over the Earth was never so much fun.

Runners up: Age of Empires III, The Movies
Honorable mentions: Act of War: Direct Action, Empire Earth II

Best PC RPG 2005 - Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II
Developed by Obsidian Entertainment, Published by LucasArts

Honors for best PC role playing game this year go to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, which interestingly enough wasn't developed by BioWare, but Obsidian Entertainment. They're also busy at work on another BioWare property - Neverwinter Nights 2. So the future is looking bright for these ex-Interplay cats.

Runners up: Dungeon Siege II, Guild Wars
Honorable mentions: Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich, Fable: The Lost Chapters

Best Graphics 2005 - F.E.A.R.
Developed by Monolith, Published by VUG

F.E.A.R. is one of those games that to fully appreciate, you need a really hardcore, heavy duty gaming rig. On medium settings, the visuals are hardly a step above Max Payne 2. But fully cranked up, the graphics are mind-blowing and show off what a game on the PC can do. F.E.A.R. is the perfect game to show off your new video card off with. If you're among the unbelievers, hopefully you were nice this year and Santa will be hooking ya up.

Runners up - Age of Empires III, Call of Duty 2
Honorable mentions: Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, King Kong

Best Underdog 2005 - Psychonauts
Developed by Double Fine, Published by Majesco

Once planned to be an Xbox launch title, Tim Shafer's Psychonauts finally saw the light of day in 2005. After shuffling publishers and years of delay, this little gem got swept under the rug. We can point fingers all we want, but the bottom line is that if you haven't played Psychonauts, make sure to check it out.

Runner up - Darwinia
Honorable mention: Serious Sam 2

More Awards

Best PC Racing game - Need for Speed Most Wanted - EA
Best Simulation - Silent Hunter III - Ubisoft
Best Adventure game - Indigo Prophecy - Atari
Best expansion pack - Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Winter Assault - THQ
Best new developer - Arena.net for Guild Wars
Best movie game - Peter Jackson's King Kong - Ubisoft
Best World War II game - Call of Duty 2 - Activision
Best multiplayer - Battlefield 2 - EA
Best Audio - Call of Duty 2 - Activision
Best Console port - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - Rockstar
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Old 12-20-2005, 02:34 AM   #2
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PC Game of the Year

Civilization IV
PC Top 10 Games of the Year
1. Civilization IV
2. Battlefield 2
3. Call of Duty 2
4. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
5. Age of Empires III
6. Guild Wars
7. F.E.A.R.
8. Freedom Force vs. the 3rd Reich
9. SWAT 4
10. Silent Hunter III
HM. World of Warcraft

PC First-Person Shooter
Call of Duty 2

PC Action/Adventure
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

PC RPG
Dungeon Siege 2

PC MMORPG
Guild Wars

PC RTS
Age of Empires III

PC Turn-Based Strategy
Civilization IV

PC Sports
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06

PC Racing
Need for Speed Most Wanted

PC Adventure
Indigo Prophecy

PC Simulation
Silent Hunter III

PC Expansion
The Sims 2: Nightlife

PC Mod
Garry's Mod for Half-Life 2

PC Multiplayer
Battlefield 2

Best Graphics
Age of Empires III

Special Achievement in Art Direction
Psychonauts

The 5th Annual Lens Flare? Award
Real-Time Dynamic Lighting

Best Sound
Call of Duty 2

Best Music
The Movies

Level of the Year
"Titan of the Emperor" from Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War -- Winter Assault

Best Story
F.E.A.R.

Best Character
Kreia from KotOR II

Best Use of License
Ultimate Spider-Man

Most Underrated Game
LEGO Star Wars

Best Value
Guild Wars

Trends We Like
Experimentation in the FPS

Trends We Hate
Slow Year for Some Genres, Again
Continued Technical Baggage

Dumbest Controversy
"Hot Coffee" in GTA: San Andreas

The 4th Annual "When It's Done?" Award
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

Green Banana Award
Star Wars: Galaxies

Biggest Disappointment
The Matrix Online

Coaster of the Year
Diplomacy
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