360 Games Up For Golden Joystick Awards

360 Games Up For Golden Joystick Awards

Published On August 1, 2006 | By Console Monster | News

The Golden Joystick finalists have today been announced and the Xbox 360 is well represented. Here’s the list of finalists (360 games/representitives in bold)

Favourite Character Award
− Mario (Mario Bros.)
Agent 47 (Hitman: Blood Money)
Lara Croft
− Alyx Vance (Half-Life: Episode 1)
− Prince of Persia (Prince of Persia The Two Thrones)

Girls Choice Award
− Nintendogs
− Animal Crossing: Wild World
− Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Special Edition
− 50 Cent: Bulletproof
− Evil Dead Regeneration
− Super Princess Peach
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
− Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
− Mario Kart DS

Handheld Game of the Year
− Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
− Mario Kart DS
− Animal Crossing: Wild World
− New Super Mario Bros.
− Metroid Prime: Hunters
− Nintendogs
− Advance Wars: Dual Strike
− Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
− Resident Evil: Deadly Silence
− LocoRoco

Innovation Award in association with T3 magazine

Xbox Live Marketplace
− Nintendo Wi-Fi Connect
− Nintendo DS Lite
− Guitar Hero
− Prof. Kawashima’s Brain Training: How old is your brain?
− Nintendogs
− The Movies
− We Love Katamari
− Animal Crossing: Wild World
− Buzz!: The BIG Quiz

The Sun’s Family Game Award in association with The Sun and The Sun Online
− Nintendogs
− Kameo: Elements of Power
− Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
− Shadow the Hedgehog
− Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness
− Super Princess Peach
− Kirby: Power Paintbrush
− Super Monkey Ball Touch and Roll
− Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
− SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, PANTS!

Nuts All-Nighter Award in association with Nuts magazine
− Mario Kart DS
− Metroid Prime: Hunters
− Pro Evolution Soccer 5
Call of Duty 2
− Animal Crossing: Wild World
− Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
Project Gotham Racing 3
− Buzz!: The BIG Quiz
Far Cry Instincts Predator

Xbox Game of the Year
50 Cent Bulletproof
− Black
Burnout: Revenge
Call of Duty 2
Dead or Alive 4
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
− Half-Life 2
Hitman: Bloody Money
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend
Perfect Dark Zero
− Pro Evolution Soccer 5
Project Gotham Racing 3
− Psychonauts
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
− The King of Fighters Neowave

Nintendo Game of the Year
− Mario Kart DS
− Animal Crossing: Wild World
− New Super Mario Bros.
− Metroid Prime: Hunters
− Nintendogs
− Gun
− Advance Wars: Dual Strike
− Chibi-Robo!
− Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
− LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game
− Resident Evil: Deadly Silence
− Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
− 2006 FIFA World Cup
− Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
− Fire Emblem: Path of RAdiance

One to Watch 2007
− Nintendo Wii
− The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Halo 3
Grand Theft Auto IV
− Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
− PlayStation 3
− Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Resident Evil 5
Gears of War
− Spore
− Final Fantasy XII
− Crysis
− Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
− World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
− Super Mario Galaxy

Online Game of the Year
− Mario Kart DS
Call of Duty 2
− Animal Crossing: Wild World
− Metroid Prime: Hunters
Project Gotham Racing 3
− Age of Empires III
Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis
− Final Fantasy XI Treasures of Aht Urhgan
Perfect Dark Zero
Quake IV

PC Game of the Year in association with ebuyer.com
− The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
− Half-Life 2: Episode One
− F.E.A.R.
− Call of Duty 2
− Age of Empires III
− Football Manager 2006
− Civilization IV
− Fable: The Lost Chapters
− The Movies
− Black & White 2
− Guild Wars Factions
− Battlefield 2: Special Forces
− The Lord of the Rings: Battle For Middle Earth II
− Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend
− Hitman: Blood Money
− The Sims 2 Nightlife

Playstation Game of the Year
− Shadow of the Colossus
− Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Special Edition
− Resident Evil 4
− Guitar Hero
− Pro Evolution Soccer 5
− Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
− Hitman: Blood Money
− Black
− 50 Cent: Bulletproof
− Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend
− Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King
− Burnout: Revenge
− WWE Smackdown! Vs. RAW 2006
− Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
− Battlefield 2: Modern Combat

Publisher of the Year in association with Sonopress
− Nintendo
− Rockstar
− EA Games
− Ubisoft
Microsoft Game Studios
− Capcom
− Konami
− Square Enix
− Activision
− Sony Computer Entertainment
− Sega
− Eidos
− Vivendi
− THQ
− Atari
− NCSoft
− Take Two

Retailer of the Year in association with Sierra
− GAME
− Play.com
− Gameplay.com
− Gamestation
− Amazon.co.uk
− HMV
− Gameseek
− Virgin

Soundtrack of the Year
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
− Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
− Guitar Hero
Need For Speed Most Wanted
− Shadow of the Colossus
− Sonic Rush
Call of Duty 2
Hitman: Blood Money
− 50 Cent: Bulletproof
− Phoenix Wright

You can vote for your favourites now by visiting www.goldenjoystick.com. The eventual winners will be announced at London’s Park Lane Hilton hotel on October 28th.

Originally Written By: Scott Webber

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