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Best Visual Arts Archive


The Best Visual Arts Award recognizes the overall excellence of visual art in a game - including, but not limited to, animation, modeling, art direction, textures, etc.

 

 

12th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2012)

Uncharted 3

Recipient

  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Naughty Dog)
    - Naughty Dog Team
  • Nominees

  • Rayman Origins (Ubisoft Montpellier)
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)
  • El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (Ignition Japan)
  • Battlefield 3 (DICE)
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    11th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2011)

    Limbo

    Recipient

  • Limbo (Playdead)
    - Arnt Jensen, Morten Bramsen
  • Nominees

  • God of War III (SCE Santa Monica)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Treyarch)
  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft Montreal)
  • Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar San Diego)
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    10th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2010)

    uncharted2

    Recipient

  • Uncharted 2 (Naughty Dog)
    - Robh Ruppel, Erick Pangilinan
  • Nominees

  • Borderlands (Gearbox Software)
    - Brian Martel, Jenn Wildes, Brian Cozzens, Tim Wilson
  • Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft Montreal)
    - Mohamed Gambouz
  • Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Infinity Ward)
    - Richard Kriegler
  • Flower (thatgamecompany)
    - Jenova Chen, Matt Nava, Hao Cui
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    9th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2009)

    Prince of Persia

    Recipient

  • Prince of Persia (Ubisoft Montreal)
    - Mickaël Labat
  • Nominees
  • Fallout 3 (Bethesda Game Studios)
  • Metal Gear Solid 4 (Kojima Productions)
  • LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule)
  • Gears of War 2 (Epic Games)
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    8th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2008)

    Recipient

  • BioShock (2K Boston/2K Australia / 2K Games)
    - Scott Sinclair, Shawn Robertson, Andrew James
  • Nominees
  • Assassin's Creed (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)
    - Raphael Lacoste, Nicolas Cantin, Thomas Giroux, and Team
  • Team Fortress 2 (Valve)
    - Charles Brown, Jason Mitchell, Moby Franke, Ariel Diaz
  • Crysis (Crytek DE / EA Games)
    - Michael Endres, Tiago Sousa, Christopher Evans, Hanno Hagedorn
  • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (Naughty Dog / Sony Computer Entertainment)
    - Evan Wells, Christophe Balestra
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    7th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2007)

    Recipient
  • Gears of War (Epic Games / Microsoft Game Studios)
    - Jerry O'Flaherty, Chris Perna
  • Nominees
  • Final Fantasy XII (Square Enix)
    - Isamu Kamikokuryo, Hideo Minaba, Akihiko Yoshida
  • Okami (Clover Studio / Capcom Entertainment)
    - Naoki Katakai, Kenichirou Yoshimura
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda Game Studios / 2K Games/Bethesda Softworks)
    - Matthew Carofano, Christiane Meister, Istvan Pely
  • Viva Piñata (Rare / Microsoft Game Studios)
    - Ed Bryan, Ryan Stevenson
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    6th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2006)

    Recipient
  • Shadow of the Colossus (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.)
    - Koji Hasegawa, Masanori Kajita, Hironobu Nakano, Fumito Ueda
  • Nominees
  • God of War (Sony Computer Entertainment America)
    - Steve Caterson, Terry Smith, Charlie Wen
  • Project Gotham Racing 3 (Bizarre Creations / Microsoft Game Studios)
    - Gren Atherton, Julie McGurren, Peter Roe, Kiki Wolfkill
  • Resident Evil 4 (Capcom Production Studio 4 / Capcom Entertainment)
    - Yusuke Hashimoto, Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, Yusuke Kan, Masaki Yamanaka
  • We Love Katamari (Namco Limited / Namco Hometek)
    - Keita Takahashi, Takeshi Ugajin
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    5th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2005)

    Recipient
  • World of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
    - Sam Didier, William Petras, Justin Thavirat
  • Nominees
  • Doom 3 (id Software / Activision)
    - Andy Chang, Seneca Menard, Kenneth Scott
  • Half-Life 2 (Valve Software / Vivendi Universal Games)
    - Viktor Antonov, Randy Lundeen
  • Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Intelligent Systems / Nintendo)
    - Hiroyuki Hayashi, Chie Kawabe
  • Prince Of Persia: Warrior Within (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft Entertainment)
    - Mickael Labat, Patrick Limoges
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    4th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2004)

    Recipient
  • Masanao Arimoto, Yoshiki Haruhana, and Satoru Takizawa for art direction in THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: THE WIND WAKER
  • Nominees
  • Mickael Labat, Raphael Lacoste, Celine Tellier and team for art direction in PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME
  • Akira Yamaoka for art direction in SILENT HILL 3
  • Eric Kohler and team for art direction in TRON 2.0
  • Atsushi Inaba, Hideki Kamiya and team for art direction in VIEWTIFUL JOE
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    3rd annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2003)

    Recipient
  • Tetsuya Nomura for art direction in KINGDOM HEARTS
  • Nominees
  • Jonathan Chey, Ken Levine and Team for art direction in FREEDOM FORCE
  • Hokyo Lim, Suzanne Kaufman, Dev Madan, Augie Pagan and Karin Yamagiwa for art direction in SLY COOPER AND THE THIEVIUS RACCOONUS
  • Nicolas Cantin, Frdrick Gagn and Benoit Sokal for art direction in SYBERIA
  • Jay Beard, Erik Medina, Jeff Merghart , Dan Mueller and Tim Neveu for animation in THE MARK OF KRI
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    2nd annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2002)

    Recipient
  • Fumito Ueda & team for art direction in ICO
  • Nominees
  • Greg Griffith, Bill Harper, John Kim, Jordan Pitchon, Bob Rafei, Josh Scherr & Rob Titus for animation in JAK & DAXTER: THE PRECURSOR LEGACY
  • Kazunori Yamauchi & team for modeling in GRAN TURISMO 3 A-SPEC
  • Lorne Lanning & Farzad Varahramyan for art direction in ODDWORLD: MUNCH'S ODDYSEE
  • Tetsuya Mizuguchi, Jun Kabayashi & team for art direction in REZ
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    1st annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2001)

    Recipient
  • Ryuta Ueda & Kazuki Hosokawa for art direction in JET GRIND RADIO
  • Nominees
  • American McGee for art direction in AMERICAN MCGEE'S ALICE
  • Tomonobu Itagaki, Hiroaki Matsui & team for animation in DEAD OR ALIVE 2
  • Joby Otero for art direction in SACRIFICE
  • Insomniac art team for art direction in SPYRO: YEAR OF THE DRAGON
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