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AIAS Interactive Achievement Awards 2011 Revealed

On February 12th, the annual awards event known as the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Interactive Awards took place. All the choices were pretty standard, though Heavy Rain won a lot more than expected. Here's the full list of categories and winners.

-Action Game of the Year: Red Dead Redemption

-Adventure Game of the Year: Limbo

-Family Game of the Year: Dance Central

-Fighting Game of the Year: Super Street Fighter 4

-Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: Red Dead Redemption

-Outstanding Achievement in Animation: God of War III

-Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: Red Dead Redemption

-Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering: Red Dead Redemption

-Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play: Starcraft II

-Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: Heavy Rain

-Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: Limbo

-Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack: Rock Band 3

-Outstanding Achievement in Story: Mass Effect 2

-Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering: Heavy Rain

-Outstanding Character Performance: Red Dead Redemption

-Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: Heavy Rain

-Racing Game of the Year: Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

-Sports Game of the Year: FIFA Soccer 11

-Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: Starcraft II

-Casual Game of the Year: Angry Birds HD

-Role Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year: Mass Effect 2

-Social Networking Game of the Year: CityVille

-Game of the Year: Mass Effect 2
 
Red Dead Redemption and Mass Effect 2 were big winners, and deservedly so. Personally, I could've lived with less Angry Birds, but that's just me. You want to see the awards on AIAS's website.

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