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2005 Reader's Choice Award Winners

Awards By Dana Massey on January 16, 2006

Reader's Choice Best Graphics: EVE Online, CCP Games

Could the sweep be on? This jaw-dropping MMORPG's win is made even more astounding by the fact that the game launched in 2003. Despite its age, no one - in the eyes of our readers - has come close to matching the visual beauty of EVE Online's spaceships, stars, UI and overall visual appeal.

EVE Online places all players in a single universe to harvest materials, fight pirates, complete missions and generally explore their picturesque universe. Clearly, the reader's of appreciate the effort they put forth as this win makes EVE two for two so far in the awards. The game, which was up for four of seven possible awards, has a chance to be the most decorated MMORPG this year.

In this category, EVE managed to take just over half the vote. World of WarCraft, based off its immense popularity and wonderful art-direction, placed second with 19%. EverQuest II's technical excellence earned them 15%, while Lineage II and Star Wars Galaxies garnered nine and four percent respectively.

For more looks at EVE's graphics, check out our gallery.

Keep reading to see who wins each category and find out if EVE can complete the sweep.

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