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GC: "Best of" short list

BioShock and pals line up.

The eleven-member jury for the Best of GC awards have announced the finalists in all ten categories for this year's ceremony, GamesIndustry.biz reports.

Due to take place August 24, the awards cover all major formats, mobile and online gaming and hardware peripherals.

Konami's Metal Gear Solid 4 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 are going head-to-head with Sony's SingStar, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and The Eye of Judgement in the PS3 category, while Wii Fit, Super Mario Galaxy and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games will face-off in the coveted Wii category.

Take Two's BioShock, Eidos' Kane & Lynch Dead Men and Namco Bandai's Eternal Sonata are up for the Xbox 360 award, and the best hardware category is a showdown between EA's Rock Band, the Wii Balance Board and the PlayStation Eye for PS3.

The full list of nominees follows:


  • Sam & Max Season One
  • StarCraft 2
  • Hellgate: London
  • The Settlers - Rise of an Empire
  • Crysis
  • Enemy Territory Quake Wars

Xbox 360

  • BioShock
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
  • Sacred 2: Fallen Angel 360
  • Eternal Sonata
  • Kane & Lynch: Dead Men


  • God of War: Chains of Olympus
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
  • Silent Hill Origins


  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
  • Crash of the Titans
  • Singstar - Die Toten Hosen
  • BUZZ! - Das Film Quiz


  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • SingStar
  • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
  • The Eye of Judgement
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2008


  • Wii Fitness
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games


  • Eye Training
  • Undercover: Dual Motives
  • The Simpsons


  • Skate
  • Medal of Honor Airborne


  • Hellgate: London
  • Enemy Territory Quake Wars
  • Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures

Best Hardware Product

  • Wii Balance Board
  • Rock Band
  • PlayStation Eye