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Spike TV Announces Winners of 'Video Game Awards 2004'

by Judy on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 10:46 p.m. PST

Winners in 24 categories were announced tonight during the telecast of Spike TV "Video Game Awards 2004." Rockstar Games' "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" was the big winner of the second annual awards, taking home four "Vector Monkey" trophies. Read more for details and all award winners...

Categories and winners for the Spike TV Video Game Awards 2004 are:

  • Game Of The Year
    • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Rockstar Games)
  • Best Game Based On A Movie
    • The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay (Vivendi Universal Games)
  • Best Performance By A Human - Female
    • Brooke Burke - - Need for Speed Underground 2 (Electronic Arts)
  • Best Performance By A Human - Male
    • Samuel L. Jackson - - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Rockstar Games)
  • Cyber Vixen Of The Year
    • BloodRayne - - BloodRayne 2 (Majesco Games)
  • Best Driving Game
    • Burnout 3: Takedown (Electronic Arts)
  • Best Sports Game
    • Madden NFL 2005 (Electronic Arts)
  • Best Fighting Game
    • Mortal Kombat: Deception (Midway)
  • Best Action Game
    • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Rockstar Games)
  • Best First Person Action
    • Halo 2 (Microsoft Game Studios)
  • Best Song In A VideoGame
    • Green Day "American Idiot" - - Madden NFL 2005 (Electronic Arts)
  • Best Soundtrack
    • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Rockstar Games)
  • Designer Of The Year
    • Jason Jones and Bungie Studios, for Halo 2 (Microsoft Game Studios / Bungie Studios)
  • Most Addictive Game - - Viewers Choice
    • Burnout 3: Takedown (Electronic Arts)
  • Best Gaming Publication - - Fan Favorite
    • Game Informer
  • Best Gaming Website - - Fan Favorite
    • www.gamespot.com
  • Best Military Game
    • Call of Duty: Finest Hour (Activision)
  • Best PC Game
    • Half-Life 2 (Vivendi Universal Games)
  • Best Wireless Game
    • Might and Magic (Gameloft)
  • Best Graphics
    • Half-Life 2 (Vivendi Universal Games)
  • Best New Technology
    • Nintendo DS (Nintendo)
  • Best Handheld
    • Metroid: Zero Mission (Nintendo)
  • Best Mass Multiplayer Game
    • City of Heroes (NCsoft)
  • Best RPG
    • Fable (Microsoft Game Studios)

Winners for the Spike TV Video Game Awards were determined by votes from Spike TV's Advisory Board, made up of a group of gaming industry experts, and consumer voting. Viewers exclusively determined the winner in three award categories -- - the Fan Favorite awards of "Best Gaming Publication" and "Best Gaming Website" and the Viewers Choice award for "Most Addictive Game." More than 4.6 million gamers and Spike TV viewers logged on to cast their votes for their favorite games.

In addition to presenting awards for the best games of 2004, the show featured a sneak peek to some of the most anticipated and talked about games for 2005. The Spike TV Video Game Awards 2004 featured the exclusive World Premiere game play & footage of two video games of 2005 -- Midway Games' "Fear & Respect" from John Singelton and Electronic Arts' "The Godfather." Also showcased the upcoming "Need for Speed Underground Rivals" for the Sony PSP, available in 2005.

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