NAViGaTR Awards for 2004 are announced; awards show released on YouTube

Top Quote Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas continues the series' domination of the NAViGaTR Awards, tieing with Half-Life 2 for most awards won this year. End Quote
  • Baltimore, MD (1888PressRelease) November 21, 2010 - The winners of the 2004 NAViGaTR Awards are being distributed to developers and press via DVD today at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California. The awards show DVD reveals the winners in 45 categories and features a tribute to the past 20 years of video game musical compositions.

    The National Academy of Video Game Testers and Reviewers Corp.™ is pleased to announce the winners for its fourth annual awards honoring the best of the interactive entertainment industry in the fields of art, technology, and production. A voting body of more than 950 eligible video game media critics determined the final winners for games released in the calendar year of 2004.

    Half-Life 2™ won five (5) awards, including Game of the Year. Also winning five (5) awards, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas™ tied for most awards won by a single game this year.

    With four (4) awards, Doom 3® was the only other game to win more than three awards. Halo 2, Katamari Damacy, Metal Gear Solid 3, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, and Sly 2: Band of Thieves each won two (2) awards. No other games received multiple awards.

    Activision®, Nintendo®, Rockstar®, and Vivendi Universal® were the top publishers this year, winning five (5) awards each in various categories. Other publishers winning multiple awards were Electronic Arts (2), Konami (4), Microsoft (2), Midway (2), Namco (2), Sega (3), Sony (2), and Tecmo (2). As a publisher, Konami came in second place with a total of four (4) awards for 2004.

    As a developer, Konami is also in second place for the most wins to date by a single developer. Rockstar® holds the record with 14 wins to date. To date, Ubisoft® has won 12 awards. Square Soft® and Nintendo® have won 11 awards to date, and Sony has won eight (8) awards.

    The NAVGTR voting body includes more than 950 eligible voters, representing a broad spectrum of mainstream and specialist media that cover video games, including, Albuquerque Journal (NM),, Ashville MudCat Magazine (AL), Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Austin American-Statesman, Beaver County Times (PA), Birmingham News (AL), Boston Herald (MA), Bridgeport Post Telegram (CT), Bridgewater Courier News (NJ),, CiN Weekly, Cleveland Plain Dealer (OH), CNN,,, Computer Gaming World, Computer Graphics World, Contra Costa Times, Copley News Service, Dallas Morning News (TX), Denver Post (CO), Digital Journal, Durham Sun Morning Herald (NC),, Electronic Gaming Monthly (Ziff-Davis Media), Erie Times (PA),, FHM, Gainesville Sun (FL),,,, Gannett News Service, Gear,, Jackson Clarion Ledger (MS), Kids & Computers, Kidzworld Media, Kingsport Times (TN), KNTV, LA Weekly, Las Vegas Review Journal (NV), Lexington Herald Leader (KY), Lone Pine Capital, Los Angeles Times, Marin Independent Journal (San Francisco), Marin Independent Journal, Marquee, Maryville Times (TN), Minneapolis Star Tribune (MN),, National Post, National Public Radio, NBC, New York Post (NY), PC Gamer, Philadelphia Inquirer,, Play Magazine, Public Radio International, Pueblo Star Journal Chieftan (CO), Salon, Salt Lake Deseret News (UT), San Jose Mercury-News, Spartanburg Herald Journal (SC), St. Paul Pioneer-Press, Stuff Magazine, The Detroit Free Press, The New York Times, The Ottawa Citizen, The Regina Leader-Post, The Tenessean, The Vancouver Sun, The Washington Post, Tifton Gazette (GA), USA Today,, Ventura County Star(CA), Wired News, Wizard Magazine, WOW Weekly,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ZDNet, and many more.

    NAVGTR Corp. is a 501(c)(6) non-profit corporation devoted to promoting and recognizing the developments and achievements of the interactive entertainment industry for public awareness and education. In addition to the annual awards, the academy's future goals include acknowledging, documenting, and/or memorializing industry leaders and historical events through educational and informative television specials or videos, as well as efforts to preserve the history of interactive entertainment through the development of archives in public libraries and universities.

    Creative/Technical Categories

    Animation…Cinema - Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
    Animation…Cinema - Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - WINNER
    Animation…Cinema - Onimusha 3: Demon Siege
    Animation…Cinema - Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
    Animation…Cinema - Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
    Animation…Engine - Burnout 3: Takedown
    Animation…Engine - Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
    Animation…Engine - Doom 3
    Animation…Engine - Half-Life 2 - WINNER
    Animation…Engine - Ninja Gaiden
    Art Dir…Cinema - Fable
    Art Dir…Cinema - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - WINNER
    Art Dir…Cinema - Half-Life 2
    Art Dir…Cinema - Ninja Gaiden
    Art Dir…Cinema - Onimusha 3: Demon Siege
    Art Dir…Engine - Doom 3 - WINNER
    Art Dir…Engine - Fable
    Art Dir…Engine - Far Cry
    Art Dir…Engine - Myst IV Revelation
    Art Dir…Engine - Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
    Art Dir…Engine - Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
    Camera Dir…Engine - Chronicles of Riddick
    Camera Dir…Engine - Half-Life 2
    Camera Dir…Engine - Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
    Camera Dir…Engine - Sly 2: Band of Thieves - WINNER
    Camera Dir…Engine - Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
    Character Design - Fable
    Character Design - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
    Character Design - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    Character Design - Pikmin 2
    Character Design - Viewtiful Joe 2 - WINNER
    Control Design - Katamari Damacy
    Control Design - Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
    Control Design - Pikmin 2
    Control Design - Sly 2: Band of Thieves - WINNER
    Control Design - Spider-Man 2
    Control Design - Viewtiful Joe 2
    Control Precision - Burnout 3: Takedown
    Control Precision - Ninja Gaiden - WINNER
    Control Precision - Pikmin 2
    Control Precision - Sly 2: Band of Thieves
    Control Precision - Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
    Control Precision - Viewtiful Joe 2
    Costume Design - BloodRayne 2
    Costume Design - Fable
    Costume Design - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
    Costume Design - Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
    Costume Design - Shadow Hearts: Covenant - WINNER
    Direction…Cinema - Doom 3
    Direction…Cinema - Fable
    Direction…Cinema - Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly Director's Cut
    Direction…Cinema - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    Direction…Cinema - Halo 2 - WINNER
    Direction…Cinema - Onimusha 3: Demon Siege
    Game Design - Fable
    Game Design - Half-Life 2 - WINNER
    Game Design - Katamari Damacy
    Game Design - Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
    Game Design - Rome: Total War
    Game Design - The Sims 2
    Game of the Year - Burnout 3: Takedown
    Game of the Year - Half-Life 2 - WINNER
    Game of the Year - Katamari Damacy
    Game of the Year - Ninja Gaiden
    Game of the Year - Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
    Game of the Year - Rome: Total War
    Game…Classic Revival - Classic NES Series: Metroid
    Game…Classic Revival - Classic NES Series: The Legend of Zelda
    Game…Classic Revival - Donkey Kong Country 2
    Game…Classic Revival - Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls - WINNER
    Game…Classic Revival - Mega Man Anniversary Collection
    Game…Classic Revival - Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
    Game…Music or Performance - Dance Dance Revolution Extreme - WINNER
    Game…Music or Performance - Donkey Konga
    Game…Music or Performance - Eye Toy: Groove
    Game…Music or Performance - Get On Da Mic
    Game…Music or Performance - Taiko Drum Master
    Game…Orig Action - Alien Hominid - WINNER
    Game…Orig Action - Breakdown
    Game…Orig Action - Far Cry
    Game…Orig Action - Painkiller
    Game…Orig Action - Star Wars: Battlefront
    Game…Orig Adventure - Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
    Game…Orig Adventure - Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
    Game…Orig Adventure - Missing: Since January
    Game…Orig Adventure - Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy - WINNER
    Game…Orig Adventure - Siren
    Game…Orig Children's - Astro Boy: Omega Factor
    Game…Orig Children's - Katamari Damacy - WINNER
    Game…Orig Children's - Mario vs. Donkey Kong
    Game…Orig Children's - The Number Devil
    Game…Orig Fighting - Custom Robo - WINNER
    Game…Orig Fighting - Onimusha Blade Warriors
    Game…Orig Racing - Juiced
    Game…Orig Racing - MTX Mototrax
    Game…Orig Racing - TrackMania - WINNER
    Game…Orig RPG - Baten Kaitos
    Game…Orig RPG - City of Heroes
    Game…Orig RPG - Fable
    Game…Orig RPG - La Pucelle: Tactics
    Game…Orig RPG - World of Warcraft - WINNER
    Game…Orig Sports - ESPN Major League Baseball - WINNER
    Game…Orig Sports - NFL Street
    Game…Orig Sports - NHL Eastside Hockey Manager
    Game…Sequel Action - Doom 3
    Game…Sequel Action - Half-Life 2 - WINNER
    Game…Sequel Action - Halo 2
    Game…Sequel Action - Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
    Game…Sequel Action - Viewtiful Joe 2
    Game…Sequel Adventure - Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - WINNER
    Game…Sequel Adventure - Myst IV: Revelation
    Game…Sequel Adventure - Onimusha 3: Demon Siege
    Game…Sequel Adventure - Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
    Game…Sequel Children's - Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life
    Game…Sequel Children's - Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door - WINNER
    Game…Sequel Children's - Pikmin 2
    Game…Sequel Children's - Sly 2: Band of Thieves
    Game…Sequel Fighting - Dead or Alive: Ultimate - WINNER
    Game…Sequel Fighting - Def Jam: Fight for NY
    Game…Sequel Fighting - Godzilla: Save The Earth
    Game…Sequel Fighting - Guilty Gear: Isuka
    Game…Sequel Fighting - Mortal Kombat: Deception
    Game…Sequel Racing - Burnout 3: Takedown - WINNER
    Game…Sequel Racing - F-Zero GP Legend
    Game…Sequel Racing - Need for Speed Underground 2
    Game…Sequel Racing - OutRun 2
    Game…Sequel Racing - RalliSport Challenge 2
    Game…Sequel RPG - Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2
    Game…Sequel RPG - Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles
    Game…Sequel RPG - Shadow Hearts: Covenant
    Game…Sequel RPG - Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords - WINNER
    Game…Sequel RPG - Tales of Symphonia
    Game…Sequel Sports - ESPN NBA 2K5
    Game…Sequel Sports - ESPN NFL 2K5 - WINNER
    Game…Sequel Sports - MVP Baseball 2004
    Game…Sequel Sports - Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005
    Game…Sequel Sports - Tony Hawk's Underground 2
    Game…Sequel Sports - World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 International
    Game…Simulation Game - Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War
    Game…Simulation Game - Dog's Life
    Game…Simulation Game - Gallop Racer 2004
    Game…Simulation Game - The Sims 2 - WINNER
    Game…Simulation Game - The Urbz: Sims in the City
    Game…Special Class - Chessmaster 10th Edition
    Game…Special Class - Feel the Magic: XY/XX (DS) - WINNER
    Game…Special Class - Wario Ware Inc.: Mega Party Game$
    Game…Strategy - Full Spectrum Warrior
    Game…Strategy - Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders
    Game…Strategy - Political Machine
    Game…Strategy - Rome: Total War - WINNER
    Graphics…Technical - Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
    Graphics…Technical - Doom 3
    Graphics…Technical - Far Cry
    Graphics…Technical - Half-Life 2 - WINNER
    Graphics…Technical - Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
    Innovation…Game Play - Eye Toy: Antigrav
    Innovation…Game Play - Fable
    Innovation…Game Play - Full Spectrum Warrior
    Innovation…Game Play - Katamari Damacy - WINNER
    Innovation…Game Play - The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
    Innovation…Tech - Chronicles of Riddick
    Innovation…Tech - Donkey Konga
    Innovation…Tech - Eye Toy: Antigrav
    Innovation…Tech - Nintendo DS - WINNER
    Innovation…Tech - Taiko Drum Master
    Lighting/Texturing - Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
    Lighting/Texturing - Doom 3 - WINNER
    Lighting/Texturing - Half-Life 2
    Lighting/Texturing - Ninja Gaiden
    Lighting/Texturing - Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
    Original Musical Score - Fable
    Original Musical Score - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
    Original Musical Score - Halo 2 - WINNER
    Original Musical Score - Katamari Damacy
    Original Musical Score - Onimusha 3: Demon Siege
    Original/Adapted Song - No nominations. Previous nomination disqualified.
    Song Collection - Burnout 3: Takedown
    Song Collection - Def Jam: Fight for NY
    Song Collection - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - WINNER
    Song Collection - Tony Hawk's Underground 2
    Sound Editing in a Game Cinema - Doom 3 - WINNER
    Sound Editing in a Game Cinema - Onimusha 3: Demon Siege
    Sound Effects - Call of Duty: United Offensive
    Sound Effects - Doom 3 - WINNER
    Sound Effects - Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
    Sound Effects - Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
    Sound Effects - Pikmin 2
    Use of Sound - Doom 3
    Use of Sound - Half-Life 2
    Use of Sound - Myst IV: Revelation
    Use of Sound - Silent Hill 4: The Room - WINNER
    Use of Sound - Thief: Deadly Shadows
    Voice Performance, Lead - Cary Elwes, "The Bard's Tale"
    Voice Performance, Lead - Michael Ironside, "Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow"
    Voice Performance, Lead - Vin Diesel, "Chronicles of Riddick: E.F.B.B."
    Voice Performance, Lead - Young Maylay, "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" - WINNER
    Voice Performance, Supporting - David Cross, "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas"
    Voice Performance, Supporting - Dennis Haysbert, "Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow"
    Voice Performance, Supporting - Matt Olsen, "Sly 2: Band of Thieves"
    Voice Performance, Supporting - Max Casella, "Jak III"
    Voice Performance, Supporting - Peter Fonda, "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" - WINNER
    Writing…Dialogue - Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
    Writing…Dialogue - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    Writing…Dialogue - Katamari Damacy
    Writing…Dialogue - Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door - WINNER
    Writing…Dialogue - The Bard's Tale
    Writing…Story - Breakdown
    Writing…Story - Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
    Writing…Story - Fable
    Writing…Story - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - WINNER
    Writing…Story - The Suffering

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