Announcing Famitsu’s 2006 Game Awards


The deadline might be past due for “best in 2006” lists, but Famitsu just released their 2006 game awards. The list is pretty predictable except for one category the RPG award. Last year a number of strong contenders were released. Final Fantasy XII and Blue Dragon were the most talked about, but neither game got the award. Instead it was bestowed to Persona 3, which is coming out in North America this summer as a special edition bundled with an art book and a soundtrack.


Rookie Award

Blue Dragon


Best Hit Award

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl


Innovation Award

Wii Sports


Rearrange Award

New Super Mario Brothers


High Perfomance Award

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess


Dramatic Award

Ryu Ga Gotoku 2 (Yakuza 2)


Game Design Award



Multiplayer Action Award

Monster Hunter Portable 2


Impact Award

Dead Rising


Portable Award

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops


RPG Award

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3


Most Valuable Person

Hironobu Sakaguchi (creator of Final Fantasy and Blue Dragon)


Game character of the Year



Game company of the year



Grand Prize: Game of the Year Award

Final Fantasy XII

Pokemon: Diamond and Pearl

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