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The winners in each category are as follows:

Game of the Year[]

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Outstanding Innovation in Gaming[]

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Outstanding Achievement[]

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  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    (D: Electronic Arts - Redwood Shores, P: Electronic Arts)
  • Outstanding Character Performance - Female: Enter the Matrix (Jada Pinkett-Smith as Niobe) and Final Fantasy X-2 (Tara Strong as Rikku in Final Fantasy X-2)
    (D: Shiny Entertainment, P: Atari) and (D/P: Square Co.)
    • other nominees:
      Def Jam: Vendetta (D: Electronic Arts - Canada, P: Electronic Arts)
      Jak II (D: Naughty Dog, P: Sony Computer Entertainment America)
      The Getaway (D: Studio Soho, P: Sony Computer Entertainment America)
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Genre Game of the Year[]

  • Computer Downloadable Game of the Year: Hamster Ball
    (D: Raptisoft, P: Real.com)
    • other nominees:
      Poppit! To Go (D: Pogo, P: Electronic Arts)
      Word Whomp To Go (D: Pogo, P: Electronic Arts)
      Zuma Deluxe (D/P: PopCap Games)
  • Computer Family Game of the Year: Zoo Tycoon: Complete Collection
    (D: Blue Fang Games, P: Microsoft)
  • Computer Simulation Game of the Year: The Sims Superstar
    (D: Electronic Arts - Maxis, P: Electronic Arts)
    • other nominees:
      Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight (D/P: Microsoft)
      IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles (D: 1C:Maddox Games, P: Ubisoft)
      Trainz Railroad Simulater 2004 (D: Auran, P: Oteeva)
  • Computer Sports Game of the Year: Madden NFL 2004
    (D: Electronic Arts - Tiburon, P: Electronic Arts)
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  • Console Action Sports Game of the Year: SSX 3
    (D: Electronic Arts - Canada, P: Electronic Arts)
  • Console Children's Game of the Year: Mario Party 5
    (D: Hudson Soft, P: Nintendo)
    • other nominees:
      Backyard Basketball (D: Humongous Entertainment, P: Atari)
      SpongeBob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (D: Heavy Iron Studios, P: THQ)
      Tak and the Power of Juju (D: Avalanche Software, P: THQ)
  • Console Family Game of the Year: EyeToy and The Sims: Busting Out
    (D/P: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe) and (D: EA Maxis, P: Electronic Arts)
    • other nominees:
      Amplitude (D: Harmonix Music Systems, P: Sony Computer Entertainment America)
      EyeToy (D: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, P: Sony Computer Entertainment America)
      Grabbed by the Ghoulies (D: RARE, P: Microsoft)
  • Console Fighting Game of the Year: Soul Calibur II
    (D/P: Namco)
    • other nominees:
      Def Jam: Vendetta (D: Electronic Arts - Canada, P: Electronic Arts)
      Dragonball Z: Budokai 2 (D: Dimps, P: Atari)
      Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution (D: Sega - AM2, P: Sega)
      War of the Monsters (D: Incognito Studios, P: Sony Computer Entertainment America)
      WWE Smakdown: Here Comes the Pain (D: Yukes, P: THQ)
  • Console Role-Playing Game of the Year Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
    (D: BioWare Corp., P: LucasArts)
    • other nominees:
      Dark Cloud 2 (D: Level 5, P: Sony Computer Entertainment America)
      Disgaea: Hour of Darkness (D: Nippon Ichi Software, P: Atlus Software)
      Final Fantasy X-2 (D/P: Square Enix)
      Xenosaga (D: Monolith Productions, P: Namco)
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  • Console Sports Simulation Game of the Year: Madden NFL 2004
    (D: Electronic Arts - Tiburon, P: Electronic Arts)
    • other nominees:
      ESPN NHL Hockey (D: Kush Games, P: Sega)
      Madden NFL 2004 (D: Electronic Arts - Tiburon, P: Electronic Arts)
      NCAA Football 2004 (D: Electronic Arts - Tiburon, P: Electronic Arts)
      Topspin (D: Pam Development, P: Microsoft)
      Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 (D: Electronic Arts - Redwood Shores, P: Electronic Arts)
      World Soccer: Winning Eleven 6 International (D/P: Konami)
  • Massively Multiplayer/Persistent World Game of the Year: Everquest: Lost Dungeons of Norath
    (D/P: Sony Online Entertainment)
    • other nominees:
      A Tale in the Desert (D/P: eGenesis)
      Eve Online: The Second Genesis (D: Crowd Control Productions, P: Simon & Schuster Interactive)
      Horizons: Empire of Istaria (D: Artifact Entertainment, P: Atari)
      Puzzle Pirates (D/P: Three Rings Design)

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