With the end of the year hurtling towards us at an alarming speed, the time has come for prestigious critics and classy establishments to choose and reward the greatest video games of 2008. And because it's the fashionable thing to do, the Spike Video Game Awards will also let you folks know which games -- some "fueled by dew" -- were worthy enough to receive pointy gongs.

Peer past the break for the full list, which includes categories such as Best Studio, Best Independent Game and Best Shooter. There's even one that somehow manages to toss Dame Judi Dench in with Liv Tyler, Eliza Dushku and Jenny McCarthy. Never going to happen again, ladies.

Game of the Year
  • Grand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar Games/ Rockstar North)
  • LittleBigPlanet (Sony Computer Entertainment/ Media Molecule)
  • Fallout 3 (Bethesda Softworks/ Bethesda Game Studios)
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc / Kojima Productions)
  • Gears of War 2 (Microsoft Game Studios/ Epic Games)

Studio of the Year

  • Media Molecule
  • Rockstar North
  • Harmonix
  • Bethesda Game Studios

Best Shooter
  • Far Cry 2
  • Resistance 2
  • Gears of War 2
  • Left 4 Dead

Best RPG
  • Fable II
  • Fallout 3
  • Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
  • The World Ends With You

Best Fighting Game
  • SoulCalibur IV
  • Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit

Best Individual Sports Game
  • Shaun White Snowboarding
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09
  • Wii Fit
  • Skate It

Best Handheld Game
  • God of War: Chains of Olympus
  • Professor Layton and the Curious Village
  • Patapon
  • Castlevania Order of Eccelsia

Best Graphics
  • Gears of War 2
  • Fallout 3
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Metal Gear Solid 4

Best Game Based on a Movie or a TV Show
  • Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
  • Quantum of Solace
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  • Naruto: The Broken Bond

Best Music Game
  • Rock Band 2 (MTV Games/ Harmonix)
  • Guitar Hero World Tour (RedOctane/ Activision Publishing/ Neversoft Entertainment)
  • Wii Music (Nintendo/ Nintendo)
  • SingStar (Sony Computer Entertainment/ SCE Studios London)

Best Driving Game
  • Burnout Paradise
  • Pure
  • Midnight Club: Los Angeles
  • Mario Kart Wii

Best Action Adventure Game
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Dead Space
  • Mirror's Edge
  • Metal Gear Solid 4

Best Team Sports Game
  • NHL 09
  • Madden NFL 09
  • NBA 2K9
  • FIFA Soccer 09

Best Soundtrack
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Rock Band 2
  • Guitar Hero World Tour

Best Xbox 360 Game
  • Fable II
  • Gears of War 2
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Fallout 3

Best Wii Game
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • Boom Blox
  • Wii Fit
  • No More Heroes

Best PS3 Game
  • Metal Gear Solid 4
  • Resistance 2
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Grand Theft Auto IV

Best PC Game
  • Spore
  • Crysis Warhead
  • Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
  • Left 4 Dead

Best Original Score
  • Fallout 3
  • Spore
  • Metal Gear Solid 4
  • LittleBigPlanet

Best Multiplayer Game
  • Gears of War 2
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Resistance 2
  • Call of Duty: World at War

Best Performance by a Human Male
  • Michael Hollick as Niko Bellic in GTA IV
  • David Hayter as Old Snake in MGS4
  • Stephen Fry as The Narrator in LBP
  • Jason Zumwalt as Roman Bellic in GTA IV

Best Performance by a Human Female
  • Nathalie Cox as Juno Eclipse in The Force Unleashed
  • Debi Mae West as Meryl Silverburgh in MGS4
  • Paula Tiso as Silvia Christel in No More Heroes
  • Keeley Hawes Lara Croft in Tomb Raider Underworld

Best Independent Game Fueled by Mountain Dew
  • World of Goo
  • PixelJunk Eden
  • Braid
  • Audiosurf

Big Name in the Game Male
  • Ricky Gervais as "Himself" in Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Kiefer Sutherland as "Sgt. Roebuck" in Call of Duty World at War
  • Liam Neeson as "Father" in Fallout 3
  • Daniel Craig as "James Bond" in Quantum of Solace

Big Name in the Game Female
  • Jenny McCarthy as "Tanya" in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
  • Liv Tyler as "Betty Ross" in The Incredible Hulk
  • Eliza Dushku as "Shaundi" in Saints Row 2
  • Dame Judi Dench as "M' in Quantum of Solace

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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