NEXT GENERATION
(2003 - Current)
ERA 1
ERA 2
ERA 3
ERA 4
ERA 5
ACTION GENRE (1 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Halo 2

2004

Paul Bertone, Jaime Griesemer, Design Leads. Marcus Lehto, Art Director.

Image courtesy MobyGames

JSRF: Jet Set Radio Future

2002

Various artists

© SEGA. All Rights Reserved

Psychonauts

2005

Tim Schafer, Creative Director. Scott Campbell, Art Director.

© 2010, Double Fine Productions, Inc.

ADVENTURE GENRE (2 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Fable

2004

Peter Molyneux, Dene Carter, Ben Huskins, Mark Webley, Designers.

Indigo Prophecy

2005

Wilfried Brunet, Guillaume Bonamy, Design. Philippe Aballea, Senior Artist.

Quantic Dream

Shenmue II

2001 (2002 on Microsoft Xbox)

Yu Suzuki, Story. Shinichi Yoshino, Yoshihiro Okabayashi, Game Directors.

© SEGA. All Rights Reserved. Image courtesy MobyGames

TARGET GENRE (3 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Panzer Dragoon Orta

2003

Various artists

© SEGA. All Rights Reserved. Image courtesy MobyGames

Xyanide

2006

Kim Goossens, Art Director.

Evolved Games

Sniper Elite: Berlin 1945

2005

Jason Kingsley, Creative Director. James Fraser, Lead Artist.

Rebellion Developments

COMBAT/STRATEGY GENRE (4 of 4)

Steel Battalion

2002

Various artists

Capcom Entertainment, Inc.

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell

2002

Hugo Dallaire, Art Director. Steve Dupont, Lead Animator. Nathan Wolff, Lead Game Designer.

Sid Meier’s Pirates!

2004 (2005 on Microsoft Xbox)

Sid Meier, Designer/Programmer. Jerome Atherholt, Marc Hudgins, Lead Artists.

ACTION GENRE (1 of 4)

Gears of War 2

2008

Cliff Bleszinski, Design Director. Chris Perna, Art Direction.

Epic Games

Halo 3

2007

Marcus Lehto, Art Director. Christopher Barrett, David Dunn, Michael Wu, Mike Zak, Campaign Environment Art Leads. Chris Carney, Multiplayer Environment Art Lead. Shi Kai Wang, 3D Art Lead.

Image courtesy MobyGames

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Bioshock

2007

Ken Levine, Story and Creative Direction. Scott Sinclair, Art Director. Image courtesy 2K Games, Inc, and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

ADVENTURE GENRE (2 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

MassEffect 2

2010

Preston Watamaniuk, Lead Designer. Derek Watts, Art Director.

© 2010 Electronic Arts Inc. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Limbo

2010

Created and Directed by Arnt Jensen. Art by Morten Christian Bramsen.

Playdead

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

2006

Matthew Carofano, Lead Artist.

Bethesda Softworks, a ZeniMax company

TARGET GENRE (3 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2

2008

Stephen Cakebread, Game Design and Programming.

Bizarre Creations

Ikaruga

2002 (2008 on Microsoft Xbox 360)

Yasushi Suzuki, Character/Object Design. Hiroshi Iuchi, Background Design.

© Treasure 2001, 2008

Assault Heroes 2

2008

Eduardo Carter, Hernán Guzmán L, Louis Manning, Design Leads. Alex Olea, Art Lead.

Activision Blizzard. All trade names and trademarks are properties of their respective parties. All rights reserved.

COMBAT/STRATEGY GENRE (4 of 4)

Halo Wars

2009

Dave Pottinger, Lead Designer. David P. Kubalak, Art Director. Bart Tiongson, Concept Lead.

Darwinia+

2010

Chris Delay, Creative Director. Chris Delay, Gary Chambers, Andrew Bainbridge, Game Design.

Introversion Software Ltd.

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II

2006

Matt J. Britton, Art Director.

© 2010 Electronic Arts Inc. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

ACTION GENRE (1 of 4)

Half Life 2

2004

Various artists

© Valve. Image courtesy MobyGames

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Portal

2007

Various artists

© Valve. Image courtesy MobyGames

Call of Duty: World at War

2008

Mark Lamia, Studio Head. Dave Anthony, Executive Producer. Corky Lehmkuhl, Creative Director. Colin Whitney, Art Director. Brian Anderson, Lead Artist.

Activision Blizzard. All trade names and trademarks are properties of their respective parties. All rights reserved.

ADVENTURE GENRE (2 of 4)

World of Warcraft

2004

Various Artists.

© 2004, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. World of Warcraft is a trademark or registered trademark of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Image courtesy MobyGames

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

2003

Derek Watts, Art Director. James Ohlen, Lead Designer.

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Fallout 3

2008

Todd Howard, Game Director. Emil Pagliarulo, Lead Writer and Designer. Istvan Pely, Lead Artist.

Bethesda Softworks, a ZeniMax company. Image courtesy MobyGames

TARGET GENRE (3 of 4)

Shatter

2009 (2010 on Windows)

Original Concept by Andy Satterthwaite. Corie Geerders, Lead Artist. Antony Blackett, James Everett, Game Design.

"Shatter" developed and published by Sidhe, Copyright © Prodigy Design Limited. All rights reserved.

Everyday Shooter

2007 (2008 on Windows)

Concept and Deisgn by Jonathan Mak.

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC. Image courtesy MobyGames

THE WINNING GAME IS:

flOw

2006

Jenova Chen, Nicholas Clark, Game Design.

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC. Image courtesy MobyGames

COMBAT/STRATEGY GENRE (4 of 4)

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

2010

Dustin Browder, Designer. Samwise Didier, Artist.

Activision Blizzard, Blizzard Entertainment. All trade names and trademarks are properties of their respective parties. All rights reserved. Image courtesy MobyGames

Age of Empires 3

2005

Greg Street, Lead Designer. Brad J. Crow, Art/Animation Lead.

Image courtesy MobyGames

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Minecraft

2010

Markus Persson

Mojang Specifications. Image courtesy MobyGames

ACTION GENRE (1 of 4)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

2003

Patrice Desilets, Creative Director. Raphael Lacoste, Art Director.

Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

2002

Dennis Dyack, Director. Ryan Andrews, Scott Derby, Kevin Gordon, Raffaele Lenco, Patrick Ingoldsby, Mike Seto, Dan Tozer, Lead Artists.

Nintendo of America, Inc. Image courtesy MobyGames

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Metroid Prime 2: Echos

2004

Mark Pacini, Game Director. Jason Behr, Karl Deckard, Mike Wikan, Senior Design.

Nintendo of America, Inc. Image courtesy MobyGames

ADVENTURE GENRE (2 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

2003

Shigeru Miyamoto, Producer. Yoshiki Haruhana, Satoru Takizawa, Masanao Arimoto, Design Managers.

Nintendo of America, Inc. Image courtesy MobyGames

Tales of Symphonia

2003 (2004 on GameCube)

Takashi Hasegawa, Game Designer.

COPYRIGHT

Paper Mario™: The Thousand Year Door

2004

Chie Kawabe, Art Director.

Nintendo of America, Inc. Image courtesy MobyGames

TARGET GENRE (3 of 4)

P.N.03

2003

Miho Hamano, Masachika Kawata, Hideki Shiojiri, Naotaka Yoshitomi, Go Yoshida, Tomoki Asano, Yoshinori Matsushita, Makoto Yamamoto, Designers.

Capcom Entertainment, Inc. Image courtesy MobyGames

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Star Fox™: Assault

2005

Yoshinobu Shimada, Lead CG Design. Yoshihiko Arawi, Art and Storyboard Design. Manabu Okano, Lead Background Design.

Nintendo of America, Inc. Image courtesy MobyGames

Alien Hominid

2004

Dan Paladin, Art and Animation.

The Behemoth

COMBAT/STRATEGY GENRE (4 of 4)

Battalion Wars

2005

Tancred Dyke-Wells, Lead Design. Tancred Dyke-Wells, Art Director.

Nintendo of America, Inc.

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Pikmin 2

2004

Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka, Producers. Hiroaki Takenaka, Total Design Manager.

Nintendo of America, Inc.

Fire Emblem™: Path of Radiance

2005

Taeko Kaneda, Game Design. Masahiro Higuchi, Chief Designer.

Nintendo of America, Inc.

ACTION GENRE (1 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Super Mario Galaxy 2

2010

Kenta Motokura, Design Director.

Nintendo of America, Inc.

Metroid Prime Trilogy

2009

Various artists

Nintendo of America, Inc.

Disney Epic Mickey

2010

Warren Spector, Designer. Jorma Auburn, Lead Animator.

Courtesy of Disney

ADVENTURE GENRE (2 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

2006

Satoru Takizawa, Art Director.

Nintendo of America, Inc.

Super Paper Mario™

2007

Chie Kawabe, Art Director.

Nintendo of America, Inc.

Monster Hunter Tri

2010

Various artists

Capcom Entertainment, Inc.

TARGET GENRE (3 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Boom Blox

2008

Steven Spielberg, Creative Director. Ken Harsha, Art Director.

© 2010 Electronic Arts Inc. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy

2008

Dane Munkholm, Lead Artist. Mathew Van Dinter, Art Director.

© Majesco Entertainment

Sin & Punishment™: Star Successor

2010

Yasushi Suzuki, Art Direction.

Nintendo of America, Inc.

COMBAT/STRATEGY GENRE (4 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Zack and Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure

2007

Hiroshi Yuugen, Art Director. Haruki Suetsugu, Lead Designer.

Capcom Entertainment, Inc.

Little King’s Story

2009

Shinichi Matsumoto, Art Director. Kazuyuki Kurashima, Monster Designer. Hideo Minaba, Character Designer.

Marvelous Entertainment

Battalion Wars 2

2007

Tancred Dyke-Wells, Creative Director. Andrew Trowers, Lead Design. Adonis Stevenson, Cumron Ashtiani, Lead Art.

Nintendo of America, Inc.

ACTION GENRE (1 of 4)

Tony Hawk’s Underground 2

2004

Various artists

Activision Blizzard. All trade names and trademarks are properties of their respective parties. All rights reserved. Image courtesy MobyGames.

God of War

2005

David Jaffe, Game Director and Lead Designer. Terry Smith, Steve Caterson, Art Directors.

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Shadow of the Colossus

2005

Fumito Ueda, Game Design. Shunpei Suzuki, Hitoshi Niwa, Character Design.

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC

ADVENTURE GENRE (2 of 4)

Final Fantasy X

2001

Yoshitaka Amano, Image Illustrator. Yusuke Naora, Shintaro Takai, Art Directors.

© 2001 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. CHARACTER DESIGN: TETSUYA NOMURA.

Kingdom Hearts II

2006

Tetsuya Nomura, Director and Concept Design. Takayuki Ohdachi, Art Director.

Courtesy of Disney

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Ōkami

2006

Hiroshi Shibata, Lead Planner.

Capcom Entertainment, Inc.

TARGET GENRE (3 of 4)

Silpheed: The Lost Planet

2001

Kazuo Yasuda, Planner and Chief Designer.

© 2000 Game Arts. Image courtesy MobyGames

Espgaluda

2004

Kadotsukasa, Designer.

© 2003 Cave Co., Ltd. Development and Distribution by Arika Co., Ltd. Image courtesy MobyGames

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Gradius V

2004

Hiroshi Luchi, Atsutomo Nakagawa, Game Planning and Direction.

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

COMBAT/STRATEGY GENRE (4 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

2001

Original concept by Hideo Kojima.

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown

2005

Clint Richards, John E. Slaydon, Lead Designers. Tommy Jacob, Tony Nichols, Lead Artists.

Armored Core 3

2002

Takeo Kido, Takahide Hamauchi, Digital Art Directors.

© 1997-2003 From Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

ACTION GENRE (1 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

2009

Bruce Straley, Game Director. Amy Hennig, Creative Director. Erick Pangilinan, Robh Ruppel, Art Direction.

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC

Call of Duty: Black Ops

2010

Mark Lamia, Studio Head. Dave Anthony, Director. Corky Lehmkuhl, Creative Director. Colin Whitney, Art Director. Brian Anderson, Technical Art Director.

Activision Blizzard. All trade names and trademarks are properties of their respective parties. All rights reserved.

LittleBigPlanet 2

2011

Various artists

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC

ADVENTURE GENRE (2 of 4)

Dragon Age: Origins

2009

Brent Knowles, Mike Laidlaw, James Ohlen, Lead Designers. Dean Andersen, Art Director.

© 2010 Electronic Arts Inc. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Final Fantasy XIII

2009 (2010 on Sony Playstation 3)

Motomu Toriyama Toshiro Tsuchida, Designers. Tetsuya Nomura, Nao Ikeda, Isamu Kamikokuryou, Artists. Tetsuya Nomura, Character Design.

© 2009, 2010 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. CHARACTER DESIGN: TETSUYA NOMURA.

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Heavy Rain

2010

Written and Directed by David Cage.

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC

TARGET GENRE (3 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Flower

2009

Jenova Chen, Creative Director. John Edwards, Lead Engineer. Developed by thatgamecompany, LLC.

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC

Super Stardust HD

2007

Harri Tikkanen, Creative Director. Kimmo Ala-Ojala, Graphics Lead. Jukka Nikkonen, Senior Artist.

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC

PixelJunk Shooter

2009

Various artists

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC

COMBAT/STRATEGY GENRE (4 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Brütal Legend

2009

Tim Schafer, Writer and Director. Lee Petty, Art Director.

© 2010 Electronic Arts Inc. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Commander's Challenge

2009

Gavin Simon, Design.

© 2010 Electronic Arts Inc. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution

2008

Designed by Sid Meier.

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