Uncharted 2 wins 10 AIAS Awards

Batman and Scribblenauts get the scraps.

Sony's Uncharted 2 dominated last night's Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Awards in Las Vegas; the PS3 exclusive went home with no less than 10 gongs.

It won the overall Game of the Year and Adventure Game of the Year, as well as awards for Game Direction, Animation, Visual Engineering, Art Direction, Story (Original), Original Music Composition, Game Play Engineering and Sound Design.

Following far behind were Batman: Arkham Asylum and Scribblenauts, which picked up three awards apiece. Batman won awards for Game Design and Story (Adapted), plus Outstanding Character Performance for Mark Hamill's Joker. Scribblenauts went home with Outstanding Innovation in Gaming, Portable Game of the Year and the Portable Game Design award.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Brutal Legend picked up two awards each, while Street Fighter IV, Flower, Farmville, The Beatles: Rock Band, FIFA 10, Dragon Age: Origins and Forza Motorsport 3 won their genre categories.

AIAS awards are voted by peers in the relevant professional fields, much like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Oscars. There were a couple of nods to industry veterans, too: Activision co-founder and Pitfall! author David Crane received the Pioneer Award, Entertainment Software Association founder Douglas Lowenstein was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Crash Bandicoot creator Mark Cerny was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Here's the full list:

  • Game of the Year: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Casual Game of the Year: Flower
  • Fighting Game of the Year: Street Fighter IV
  • Role-playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year: Dragon Age: Origins
  • Sports Game of the Year: FIFA 10
  • Racing Game of the Year: Forza Motorsport 3
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Design: Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Adventure Game of the Year: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Social Networking Game of the Year: Farmville
  • Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: Brutal Legend
  • Action Game of the Year: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Family Game of the Year: The Beatles: Rock Band
  • Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: Scribblenauts
  • Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Outstanding Achievement in Story - Adapted: Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Outstanding Character Performance: Batman: Arkham Asylum - Joker
  • Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Outstanding Achievement in Story - Original: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack: Brutal Legend
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Outstanding Achievement in Portable Game Design: Scribblenauts
  • Portable Game of the Year: Scribblenauts

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