Games Convention award noms named

Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 receives only multiplatform nomination in German trade show's "Best of GC" awards.

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Representatives from this week's Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany, have announced their "Best of GC" nominees today. To be eligible for nomination, entries must be in a playable state and present at the convention. Category winners will be announced August 24.

Eschewing any genre-based honors, the Games Convention jury simply broke down its categories by best overall experience on each individual platform. The platform awards were further augmented by online gaming and hardware nominees. In all, more than 25 different games were nominated in the 11 different categories.

Surprisingly, Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 walked away with the only multiplatform nomination at the European event. The latest iteration in the long-running soccer sim series was nominated on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation 2.

However, several games received a nod in multiple categories, including Flagship Studios' Hellgate: London and Splash Damage's Enemy Territory: Quake Wars receiving acclaim in both the PC and online categories. Otherwise, the award nominations were disbursed fairly evenly over the many upcoming big-name titles.

A complete list of nominees from this year's Game Convention is list below.

Best of PC
Sam & Max Season One (Telltale Games)
Starcraft II (Blizzard Entertainment)
Hellgate: London (Flagship Studios)
The Settlers: Rise of an Empire (Blue Byte)
Crysis (Crytek)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (Splash Damage)

Best of Xbox 360
BioShock (2K Boston/2K Australia)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Konami)
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (Ascaron Entertainment)
Eternal Sonata (Tri-Crescendo)
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (Io Interactive)

Best of PSP
God of War: Chains of Olympus (Ready at Dawn)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Konami)
Silent Hill: Origins (Climax)

Best of PS2
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Konami)
Crash of the Titans (Radical Entertainment)
Singstar - Die Toten Hosen (Sony Computer Entertainment)
Buzz! - The Hollywood Quiz (Relentless)

Best of PS3
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Kojima Productions)
SingStar (Sony Computer Entertainment)
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (Naughty Dog)
The Eye of Judgment (Sony Computer Entertainment)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Konami)

Best of Wii
Wii Fit (Nintendo)
Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega)

Best of Nintendo DS
Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day (Nintendo)
Undercover: Dual Motives (Sproing)
The Simpsons Game (Electronic Arts)

Best of Mobile
Skate (Electronic Arts)
Medal of Honor: Airborne (Electronic Arts)

Best of Online Games
Hellgate: London (Flagship Studios)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (Splash Damage)
Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (Funcom)

Best of Hardware
Wii Balance Board (Nintendo)
Rock Band peripherals (Electronic Arts)
PlayStation Eye (Sony Computer Entertainment)

Discussion

115 comments
coolcats1
coolcats1

spyro enternal night should be on the best of the wii

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Best of Xbox 360 : Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (Io Interactive) You gotta be kidding!!

Veto_Corleone
Veto_Corleone

mannnnnn rock band is gonna be hella killer but it wonder how much it will cost with all the instruments

KllrDnt7
KllrDnt7

the winners are (i think) : PC : Crysis XBOX 360 : Bioshock PSP : God of War: Chains of Olympus PS2 : Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 PS3 : Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Wii : SUPER MARIO GALAXY !! =) DS : - Mobile: - Online: Age of Conan Hardware : Wii Balance Board where the hell is rayman raving rabbids 2 (wii)

Scotty678923
Scotty678923

I wish MGS4 was coming out for the 360 but starcraft will be better.

Doolum
Doolum

MGS4 all the way.But frankly with what have been shown so far on Unchartered,the latter might well get through

jondawson
jondawson

Here are the winners: Best 360 Game: BIOSHOCK Best PS3 Game: PES 2008 Best Wii Game: MARIO & SONIC OLYMPICS Best PC Game: CRYSIS Best PS2 Game: PES 2008 Best PSP Game: GOD Of WAR - CHAINS OF OLYMPUS Best DS Game: EYE TRAINING Best Online Game: AGE OF CONAN - HYBORIAN ADVENTURES Best Hardware: Wii BALANCE BOARD Some odd choices...

HunterPat
HunterPat

Where the hell is Metroid Prime 3?

a_grunge_fan
a_grunge_fan

Here's what games I think should win: PC - Crysis X360 - Bioshock PSP - God of War PS3 - Metal Gear Solid 4 Wii - Super Mario Galaxy DS - ------------------------- Mobile - ------------------- Online - Quake Wars Hardware - Rock Band Peripherals

dragonrul55
dragonrul55

What's so surprising that a soccer game walked away with a multi platform nomination in EUROPE. Considering soccer is really popular there and is the most played sport in the world. ( It is an awesome game BTW.)

M1KES
M1KES

Wheres little big planet???

Solid_Mustaine
Solid_Mustaine

They Should put ''Walk this way'' in rock band it would be funny singin rap and playing guitar i think you should support me maybe we can achieve it xD

Myriam_D
Myriam_D

It still makes me laugh that Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games is real. I remember when everyone accused the main web page of fakery when it first came out. XD

xyboink
xyboink

I hope that GOW:chain of olympus wins the nomination of best of PSP. About the game "Buzz", i was surprised that this game was nominated for the best of PS2...

kingtrewq
kingtrewq

they just chose best playable games, other games will probably be better when realeased

HunterPat
HunterPat

What?!?!?!?!? No Metroid Prime 3?!?!?! Metroid Prime 3 looked so good it sould be on the best Wii games.

seanisgod
seanisgod

Buzz?! Are they serious? It looks like they got no decent games based on what they were forced to choose. Seriously....Buzz?!

adkcrazox
adkcrazox

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Oldwolf62
Oldwolf62

Well there you go, my money is on Quake Wars!! for the PC

teddaman
teddaman

BioShock should win best Xbox 360 game, simple as that.

madmoose7
madmoose7

THIS GAME ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it deserves every award it gets

mrfidget
mrfidget

WHO SHOULD WIN: Best of PC:Crysis X360:Skate, but its not there, so Kane and Lynch PS3: Uncharted:Drakes Fortune Wii:Super Mario Galaxy DS:Undercover:Dual Motives Mobile:MoH Online:Conan Hardware:Rock Band Peripherals REMEMBER THESE!!IF THEY WIN, NO ONE SHOULD BE SURPRISED

playstation_wii
playstation_wii

Ratchet and Clank should be up there! This is outrageous!

pandaramaster
pandaramaster

Most of these games aren't even released, so is it right to award games this early on?

marioraider
marioraider

Hmm.....best Wii game, guess whos going to win THAT one. And why do they Mobile awards??

BadSushi
BadSushi

some games are all like "yay! were about to come out" in my head while others are more like "we are totally gonna suck but don't worry we'll still sell millions"

alberto2045
alberto2045

why are there games nominated that arent even out yet?

Delongman
Delongman

PES 2008 is the game to have (for Europeans especially)!!! It's shaping up quite nicely!

ocdog45
ocdog45

i see 8 games on here that are intresting.

darkPSPfan
darkPSPfan

im glad GOW is on PSP list :) cant wait for next august :/

ebookerd1
ebookerd1

That list is pretty crappy. I only see 4 or 5 notable games. But hey this Germany. And I'm not sure what is happening in their game market. because it must be different from the rest of the world.

Lord_Tik
Lord_Tik

Sacred 2 and Kane &Lynch are 2 games I am definitely looking forward to.

pete_merlin
pete_merlin

its all about BRAND NEW / upcoming games

jacob-goodlich
jacob-goodlich

what was up with the best of x360? those games were crap.

Mattyrock
Mattyrock

I hope Kane & Lynch get somewhere...

AdrianXII
AdrianXII

What happened with The Witcher? The game is present at the GC for sure!

e1337prodigy
e1337prodigy

No sign of the Witcher, I thought it would be there since they are based in a country near there if I remember correctly.

tunels
tunels

ehh i kinda wanted to see kilzone at leipzig

alex20077
alex20077

Quake wars is also coming to Mac. They never post that any game that is coming to the mac platform, but wii fit should prove interesting, just imagine you can have a skating game that uses the board.

mixhawkeye
mixhawkeye

hmm i thought the darkness on the 360 was a great title too.

davo208
davo208

Is PlayStation Eye the eye toy. If so the eye toy SUCKS!!!

ultimaxer
ultimaxer

@Eternal_Phoenix: THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT THAT GAME YET

ballasteve
ballasteve

lol skate mobile wonder how thatll be...

-R4zi3l-
-R4zi3l-

i hope quake wars lives up to all these awards/noms

wlcm2atl
wlcm2atl

your right MaDNuGgU bioshock isnt the best game ever but I would say its is easily the best game so far this year