The first Digital Hero to be awarded was for Best 3D Game Cinematics. Tommy Strand from Funcom in Norway hosted this category.
The award for Best Non-Interactive 3D Game Cinematics honors an outstanding cinematic sequence produced for a game, with no restriction on pre-rendered or in-game-engine sequences. Entries were judged based on the criteria of Originality & Creativity, Design & Aesthetics, Workmanship & Technical Excellence and Storytelling.
- Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Blizzard Entertainment, USA
- Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2, Lost Boys Studios for Electronic Arts, Canada
- Dead to Rights, Attitude Studio for Namco Hometek, France
- Primal, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe – Cambridge, UK
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Blizzard Entertainment, USA