Eliminations for “Best of Decade” Races

About 50 superdelegates determined the nominees in the decade program, compared to 640 delegates in the annual program.

Animation

Final Fantasy X
ICO
Kingdom Hearts – 4TH ELIMINATED
Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus – 4TH ELIMINATED
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – 4TH ELIMINATED
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater – 1ST ELIMINATED
Half-Life 2 – 3RD ELIMINATED (I)
God of War
Shadow of the Colossus
Final Fantasy XII – 4TH ELIMINATED
Okami
Assassin’s Creed – 4TH ELIMINATED
Dead Space – 3RD ELIMINATED (II)
Prince of Persia 4 – 4TH ELIMINATED
Patapon 2 – 2ND ELIMINATED
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves – 5TH ELIMINATED

Art Direction

Final Fantasy X
ICO
Metroid Prime – 4TH ELIMINATED
Panzer Dragoon Orta – 3RD ELIMINATED (I)
Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker – 4TH ELIMINATED
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – 4TH ELIMINATED
Doom 3 – 1ST ELIMINATED
We Love Katamari – 2ND ELIMINATED
God of War
Final Fantasy XII – 4TH ELIMINATED
Okami
Bioshock
Gears of War 2 – 3RD ELIMINATED (II)
Fallout 3 – 4TH ELIMINATED
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves – 4TH ELIMINATED

Camera Direction in a Game Engine

ICO
Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus – 4TH ELIMINATED
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – 3RD ELIMINATED
Sly 2: Band of Thieves
Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves
Gears of War
Heavenly Sword – 1ST ELIMINATED
Dead Space – 2ND ELIMINATED
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Character Design

Oddworld Munch’s Oddysee
Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus
Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball – 1ST ELIMINATED
Viewtiful Joe 2
Shadow of the Colossus
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy – 4TH ELIMINATED
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade – 3RD ELIMINATED
Castle Crashers – 2ND ELIMINATED
Batman: Arkham Asylum

Control Design

Pikmin
Steel Battalion – 3RD ELIMINATED
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Sly 2: Band of Thieves
Guitar Hero
Wii Sports
Super Mario Galaxy – 4TH ELIMINATED
Boom Blox – 1ST ELIMINATED
New Super Mario Bros. Wii – 2ND ELIMINATED
Batman: Arkham Asylum – 4TH ELIMINATED

Control Precision

Halo – 3RD ELIMINATED
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 – 4TH ELIMINATED
Soul Calibur II
Ninja Gaiden – 1ST ELIMINATED
Gran Turismo 4
Guitar Hero II
The Orange Box
World of Goo – 2ND ELIMINATED
inFamous

Costume Design

Devil May Cry
Kingdom Hearts
Final Fantasy X-2
Shadow Hearts: Covenant – 4TH ELIMINATED
Devil May Cry 3
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Eternal Sonata – 3RD ELIMINATED
Fable II – 1ST ELIMINATED
Batman: Arkham Asylum – 2ND ELIMINATED

Direction in a Game Cinema

Metal Gear Solid 2
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – 3RD ELIMINATED
Medal of Honor: Rising Sun – 4TH ELIMINATED
Halo 2 – 2ND ELIMINATED
Psychonauts – 1ST ELIMINATED
Final Fantasy XII
Bioshock
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Game Design

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – 3RD ELIMINATED
Beyond Good & Evil – 1ST ELIMINATED
Half-Life 2 – 2ND ELIMINATED
Shadow of the Colossus
Gears of War – 4TH ELIMINATED
The Orange Box
Little Big Planet
Batman: Arkham Asylum

Graphics, Technical

Halo – 1ST ELIMINATED
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell – 4TH ELIMINATED
Need for Speed Underground – 2ND ELIMINATED
Half-Life 2
Shadow of the Colossus
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion – 3RD ELIMINATED
Crysis
Little Big Planet
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Innovation in Game Play

Pikmin
Animal Crossing
Eye Toy: Play – 2ND ELIMINATED
Katamari Damacy
Nintendogs – 4TH ELIMINATED
Nintendo Wii – 3RD ELIMINATED
Drawn to Life – 1ST ELIMINATED
Little Big Planet
Scribblenauts

Innovation in Game Technology

Halo – 3RD ELIMINATED
Xbox Live
Eye Toy
Nintendo DS
Guitar Hero
Nintendo Wii
Call of Duty 4 – 2ND ELIMINATED
Fallout 3 – 4TH ELIMINATED
Red Faction Guerrilla – 1ST ELIMINATED

Lighting/Texturing Effects

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Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell – 1ST ELIMINATED
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – 2ND ELIMINATED
Doom 3 – 3RD ELIMINATED
Resident Evil 4
Gears of War
Bioshock
Dead Space – 4TH ELIMINATED
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Original Musical Score

Metal Gear Solid 2 – 4TH ELIMINATED
Kingdom Hearts
Silent Hill 3
Halo 2
Dragon Quest VIII – 2ND ELIMINATED
Company of Heroes – 3RD ELIMINATED
Mass Effect
Patapon – 1ST ELIMINATED
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Original/Adapted Song

“Late Goodbye,” Max Payne 2
“Katamari on the Swing,” We Love Katamari
“Kiss Me Good-bye,” Final Fantasy XII – 1ST ELIMINATED
“Still Alive,” Portal
“The One Star,” The World Ends With You
“LaLaLa,” Klonoa

Sound Effects

Silent Hill 2
Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem – 3RD ELIMINATED
Call of Duty – 4TH ELIMINATED
Doom 3
Call of Duty 2 – 2ND ELIMINATED
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion – 1ST ELIMINATED
Bioshock
Dead Space
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Use of Sound

Metal Gear Solid 2 – 4TH ELIMINATED
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – 3RD ELIMINATED
Silent Hill 3 – 1ST ELIMINATED
Silent Hill 4: The Room – 2ND ELIMINATED
F.E.A.R.
Gears of War
Flow
Dead Space
Batman: Arkham Asylum

Lead Performance in a Comedy

Richard Horvitz, “Psychonauts”
Max Casella, “Daxter”
David Kaye, “Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction”
Robin Atkin Downes, “No More Heroes”
Jack Black, “Brutal Legend”

Lead Performance in a Drama

Ray Liotta, “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City”
Young Maylay, “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” – 2ND ELIMINATED
Thomas Jane, “Gun”
Sean Bean, “Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion” – 1ST ELIMINATED
Jennifer Hale, “Mass Effect”
Liam Neeson, “Fallout 3”
Nolan North, “Uncharted 2: Among Thieves”

Supporting Performance in a Comedy

Sherrie Jackson, “Psychonauts”
Peter Vack, “Bully”
Will Wright, “The Simpsons Game”
Stephen Fry, “Little Big Planet”
Bill Murray, “Ghostbusters: The Video Game”

Supporting Performance in a Drama

Adam West, “XIII”
Peter Fonda, “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” – 1ST ELIMINATED
John Cleese, “Jade Empire” – 2ND ELIMINATED
Adam Sietz, “Neverwinter Nights 2”
Cam Clarke, “Mass Effect”
Timothy Adams, “Grand Theft Auto IV”
Mark Hamill, “Batman: Arkham Asylum”

Writing in a Comedy

Armed and Dangerous – 2ND ELIMINATED
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door – 1ST ELIMINATED
Psychonauts
Sam and Max: Episode 1
The Simpsons Game
Penny Arcade Adventures Episode 1
Brutal Legend

Writing in a Drama

Final Fantasy X – 4TH ELIMINATED
Half-Life – 2ND ELIMINATED
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – 1ST ELIMINATED
Indigo Prophecy
Neverwinter Nights 2 – 4TH ELIMINATED
Mass Effect – 4TH ELIMINATED
Fallout 3 – 3RD ELIMINATED
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Outstanding Classic Revival Game

Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls – 1ST ELIMINATED
Conker: Live & Reloaded
Final Fantasy III
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (XBLA)
Chrono Trigger
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

Outstanding Music or Performance Game

Frequency
DDRMAX: Dance Dance Revolution – 4TH ELIMINATED
Karaoke Revolution – 3RD ELIMINATED
Dance Dance Revolution Extreme – 2ND ELIMINATED
Guitar Hero
Guitar Hero II
Rock Band – 1ST ELIMINATED
Rock Band 2
The Beatles: Rock Band

Original Action Game

Max Payne
Battlefield 1942 – 2ND ELIMINATED
Call of Duty
Alien Hominid – 1ST ELIMINATED
God of War
Gears of War
Bioshock
Mirror’s Edge – 3RD ELIMINATED
‘Splosion Man – 4TH ELIMINATED

Original Adventure Game

ICO
Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem
Beyond Good & Evil
Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy – 2ND ELIMINATED
Indigo Prophecy – 1ST ELIMINATED
Okami
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune – 4TH ELIMINATED
Professor Layton and the Curious Village – 3RD ELIMINATED
inFamous

Original Children/Family Game

Super Monkey Ball – 3RD ELIMINATED
Animal Crossing – 2ND ELIMINATED
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Katamari Damacy
Lego Star Wars – 4TH ELIMINATED
Viva Pinata
Calling All Cars – 1ST ELIMINATED
Little Big Planet
Scribblenauts

Original Fighting Game

Godzilla: Destroy all Monsters Melee – 1ST ELIMINATED
War of the Monsters
Custom Robo
The Warriors
God Hand
Madworld

Original Racing Game

Splashdown – 4TH ELIMINATED
Italian Job – 1ST ELIMINATED
Downhill Domination – 2ND ELIMINATED
TrackMania
Jak X: Combat Racing
Excite Truck
Motorstorm
Pure – 3RD ELIMINATED
Trials HD

Original Role Playing Game

Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance – 1ST ELIMINATED
Kingdom Hearts
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
World of Warcraft
Jade Empire – 3RD ELIMINATED
Titan Quest – 2ND ELIMINATED
Mass Effect
Demon’s Souls

Original Sports

NBA Street – 3RD ELIMINATED
Jet Set Radio Future* – 4TH ELIMINATED
World Soccer: Winning Eleven 6 Int’l
ESPN Major League Baseball
Mario Superstar Baseball
Wii Sports – 1ST ELIMINATED
Skate
EA Sports Active – 2ND ELIMINATED

Action Game Sequel

Grand Theft Auto 3
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – 1ST ELIMINATED
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Half-Life 2
Battlefield 2 – 3RD ELIMINATED
Half-Life 2: Episode 1 – 2ND ELIMINATED
Call of Duty 4 – 4TH ELIMINATED
Grand Theft Auto IV
Batman: Arkham Asylum*

Adventure Game Sequel

Metal Gear Solid 2
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell – 1ST ELIMINATED
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater – 3RD ELIMINATED
Resident Evil 4
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass – 4TH ELIMINATED
Prince of Persia 4 – 2ND ELIMINATED
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Children/Family Game Sequel

Klonoa 2 – 2ND ELIMINATED
Super Mario Sunshine
Super Mario Advance 4: SMB 3 – 3RD ELIMINATED
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
We Love Katamari
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy – 1ST ELIMINATED
Super Mario Galaxy
Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise – 4TH ELIMINATED
New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Fighting Game Sequel

Dead or Alive 3
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
Soul Calibur II
Dead or Alive: Ultimate
Fight Night Round 2 – 2ND ELIMINATED
Fight Night Round 3 – 3RD ELIMINATED
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Street Fighter IV – 1ST ELIMINATED

Racing Game Sequel

Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec – 1ST ELIMINATED
Burnout 2: Point of Impact
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Burnout 3: Takedown
Burnout Revenge – 3RD ELIMINATED
Ridge Racer 7 – 2ND ELIMINATED
Forza Motorsport 2 – 4TH ELIMINATED
Burnout Paradise
Forza Motorsport 3

Role Playing Game Sequel

Final Fantasy X
Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind – 3RD ELIMINATED
Final Fantasy XI – 2ND ELIMINATED
Star Wars KOTOR II: The Sith Lords
Dragon Quest VIII
Final Fantasy XII – 4TH ELIMINATED
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
Fallout 3
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days – 1ST ELIMINATED

Sports Sequel

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3
Madden NFL 2003 – 1ST ELIMINATED
SSX 3 – 4TH ELIMINATED
ESPN NFL 2K5
World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 Int’l – 2ND ELIMINATED
World Soccer Winning Eleven 9
Madden NFL 08
Mario Super Sluggers – 3RD ELIMINATED
Wii Sports Resort

Simulation Game

Steel Battalion
Sim City 4 – 1ST ELIMINATED
The Sims 2
The Movies
Sid Meier’s Railroads
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation – 2ND ELIMINATED
Spore
The Sims 3 – 3RD ELIMINATED

Special Class Game

Puyo Pop – 4TH ELIMINATED
Tetris Worlds – 1ST ELIMINATED
Mojo! – 4TH ELIMINATED
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
Feel the Magic: XY/XX – 2ND ELIMINATED
Lumines
Brain Age
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
Buzz! Quiz TV – 3RD ELIMINATED
Flower

Strategy Game

Advance Wars
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
Command & Conquer: Generals – 1ST ELIMINATED
Rome: Total War
Civilization IV – 2ND ELIMINATED
Company of Heroes
Supreme Commander – 4TH ELIMINATED
Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization – 3RD ELIMINATED
PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe

Game of the Decade (Top Ten by October 26, 2011)

Batman: Arkham Asylum
Bioshock
Brain Age
Burnout 3: Takedown
Call of Duty
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Dead or Alive 3
Demon’s Souls
Devil May Cry
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
ESPN NFL 2K5
Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem
Final Fantasy X
God of War
Guitar Hero
Guitar Hero II
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Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
Little Big Planet
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Mass Effect
Max Payne
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Metroid Prime
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Pikmin
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Psychonauts
Resident Evil 4
Rock Band 2
Rome: Total War
Shadow of the Colossus
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Super Mario Galaxy
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
World of Warcraft

The following previous winners for Game of the Year were eliminated by superdelegates:
Grand Theft Auto 3
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Half-Life 2
Okami

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