E3 Awards 2005 Nominees Announced

Best of Show
[size=7]- F.E.A.R. (Monolith Productions/Vivendi Universal Games for PC)
– Gears of War (Epic Games/Microsoft Games Studio for Xbox 360)
– Spore (Maxis/Electronic Arts for PC)
– The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess (Nintendo for GameCube)
– Xbox 360 (Microsoft) [/size]

Best Original Game
[size=7]- Indigo Prophecy (Quantic Dream/Atari for PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox)
– Nintendogs (Nintendo for Nintendo DS)
– Okami (Clover Studios/Capcom for PlayStation 2)
– Shadow of the Colossus (SCEI/SCEA for PlayStation 2)
– Spore (Maxis/Electronic Arts for PC)[/size]

Best PC Game
[size=7]- Age of Empires III (Ensemble Studios/Microsoft Games Studios for PC)
– Battlefield 2 (Digital Illusions/Electronic Arts for PC)
– F.E.A.R. (Monolith Productions/Vivendi Universal Games for PC)
– Prey (Human Head Studios/3D Realms/2K Games for PC)
– Spore (Maxis/Electronic Arts for PC)[/size]

Best Console Game
[size=7]- Black (Criterion Games/Electronic Arts for PlayStation 2, Xbox)
– Gears of War (Epic Games/Microsoft Games Studios for Xbox 360)
– Okami (Clover Studios/Capcom for PlayStation 2)
– Shadow of the Colossus (SCEI/SCEA for PlayStation 2)
– The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess (Nintendo for GameCube)[/size]

Best Handheld Game
[size=7]- Burnout Legends (Criterion Games/Electronic Arts for PSP)
– Infected (Planet Moon Studios/Majesco Games for PSP)
– Mario Kart DS (Nintendo for Nintendo DS)
– Nintendogs (Nintendo for Nintendo DS)
– SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo (Zipper/SCEA for PSP)[/size]

Best Peripheral / Hardware
[size=7]- Game Boy Micro (Nintendo)
– Gizmondo (Tiger Telematics)
– PlayStation 3 (Sony Computer Entertainment/ Nvidia/IBM)
– Xbox 360 (Microsoft)[/size]

Best Action Game
[size=7]- Battlefield 2 (Digital Illusions/Electronic Arts for PC)
– Black (Criterion Games/Electronic Arts for PS2, Xbox)
– Call of Duty 2 (Infinity Ward/Activision for PC, Xbox 360)
– F.E.A.R. (Monolith Productions/Vivendi Universal Games for PC)
– Gears of War (Epic Games/Microsoft for Xbox 360)[/size]

Best Action/Adventure Game
[size=7]- Okami (Clover Studios/Capcom for PlayStation 2)
– Peter Jackson’s King Kong (UbiSoft for All Platforms)
– Shadow of the Colossus (SCEI/SCEA for PlayStation 2)
– The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess (Nintendo for GameCube)
– Ultimate Spider-Man (Treyarch/Activision for GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox)[/size]

Best Fighting Game
[size=7]- Marvel Nemesis Rise of the Imperfects (Nihilistic/EA for GC/PS2/Xbox/PSP)
– Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks (Paradox/Midway Games for PlayStation 2/Xbox)
– Soul Calibur III (Namco for PlayStation 2)
– The Con (Think and Feel/Sony for PSP)[/size]

Best Role Playing Game
[size=7]- City of Villains (Cryptic Studios/NC Soft for PC)
– Dragon Quest VIII Journey of the Cursed King (Level 5/Square Enix for PS2)
– Hellgate London (Flagship Studios/Namco for PC)
– Kingdom Hearts II (Square Enix for PS2)
– The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion (Bethesda Software for PC / Xbox 360)[/size]

Best Racing Game
[size=7]- Burnout Legends (Criterion Games/Electronic Arts for PSP)
– Burnout Revenge (Criterion Games/Electronic Arts for PlayStation 2/Xbox)
– Full Auto (Pseudo Interactive/Sega for Xbox 360)
– Mario Kart DS (Nintendo for Nintendo DS)
– Need for Speed Most Wanted (Electronic Arts for All Platforms)[/size]

Best Simulation Game
[size=7]- Nintendogs (Nintendo for Nintendo DS)
– Sims 2 (Electronic Arts for All Consoles)
– Spore (Maxis/Electronic Arts for PC)
– The Movies (Lionhead Studios/Activision for PC)
– Trauma Center Under the Knife (Atlus Co. for Nintendo DS)[/size]

Best Sports Game
[size=7]- Blitz The League (Midway for PS2/Xbox)
– Madden NFL 06 (EA Sports/Electronic Arts for All Platforms)
– Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland (Neversoft/Activision for All Platforms)
– Top Spin 2 (2K Sports for Xbox 360)
– Virtua Tennis World Tour (Sega for PSP)[/size]

Best Strategy Game
[size=7]- Age of Empires III (Ensemble Studios/Microsoft for PC)
– Civilization IV (Firaxis Games/2K Games for PC)
– Company of Heroes (Relic/THQ for PC)
– Rise of Nations Rise of Legends (Big Huge Games/Microsoft for PC)
– Star Wars Empire At War (Petroglyph Games/LucasArts for PC)[/size]

Best Puzzle/Trivia/Parlor Game
[size=7]- EyeToy Kinetic (SCEE London Studio/SCEA for PS2)
– Mario Party 7 (Hudson/Nintendo for GameCube)
– Meteos (Q Entertainment/Nintendo for Nintendo DS)
– We Love Katamari (Namco for PS2)
– Yoot Saito’s Odama (Vivarium/Nintendo for GameCube)[/size]

Best Online Multiplayer Game
[size=7]- Auto Assault (NetDevil/NCSoft for PC)
– Battlefield 2 (Digital Illusions/Electronic Arts for PC)
– City of Villains (Cryptic Studios/NCSoft for PC)
– SOCOM 3 U.S. NAVY SEALs (Zipper Interactive/SCEA for PS2)
– Star Wars Battlefront II (Pandemic Studios/LucasArts for PC, PS2, Xbox)[/size]