21st Annual D.I.C.E. Awards Nominees & Winners #DICE18

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has teamed up with D.I.C.E to give us another year of The annual D.I.C.E awards. This is the 21st consecutive year that they’ve kept up this award show and they show no sign of stopping. 2017 was a year riddled with amazing, groundbreaking games. From titles like Horizon Zero Dawn to Cuphead to Destiny 2, it’s hard for people to pick their favorite title. Luckily we have gaming award shows so we don’t have to decide! With plenty of awards to go through, it might’ve been hard for you to keep up with each award that was received, so we made this handy list for you. Check it out below to see which of your favorite titles won each award!

[Note: Winners are in Bold]

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Outstanding Achievement in Animation
Cuphead
For Honor
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Cuphead
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn
Little Nightmares
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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Outstanding Achievement in Character
Assassin’s Creed Origins – Bayek
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Senua
Horizon Zero Dawn – Aloy
Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Iden Versio
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – Chloe Fraser

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
Call of Duty: WWII
Cuphead
Horizon Zero Dawn
Rime
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

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Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Destiny 2
Injustice 2
Star Wars Battlefront 2
Super Mario Odyssey
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Outstanding Achievement in Story
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn
Night in the Woods
What Remains of Edith Finch
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

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Outstanding Technical Achievement
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn
Lone Echo/Echo Arena
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Action Game of the Year
Call of Duty: WWII
Cuphead
Destiny 2
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

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Adventure Game of the Year
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Horizon Zero Dawn
Super Mario Odyssey
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Family Game of the Year
DropMix
GNOG
Just Dance 2018
SingStar Celebration
Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!

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Fighting Game of the Year
Arms
Injustice 2
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
Nidhogg 2
Tekken 7

Racing Game of the Year
Dirt 4
Forza Motorsport 7
Gran Turismo Sport
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Project CARS 2

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Role-Playing Game of the Year
Divinity: Original Sin 2
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Nier: Automata
Persona 5
Torment: Tides of Numenera

Sports Game of the Year
Everybody’s Golf
FIFA 18
Golf Clash
Madden NFL 18
MLB The Show 17

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Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
Endless Space 2
Halo Wars 2
Mario Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Total War: Warhammer 2
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement
Lone Echo/Echo Arena 
Robo Recall
Star Trek Bridge Crew
The Invisible Hours
Wilson’s Heart

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Immersive Reality Game of the Year
Lone Echo/Echo Arena 
Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin
Robo Recall
Space Pirate Trainer
Wilson’s Heart

DICE Sprite Award
Everything
Gorogoa
Night in the Woods
Pyre
Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!

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Handheld Game of the Year
Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King
Etrian Odyssey 5: Beyond the Myth
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Metroid: Samus Returns
Monster Hunter Stories

Mobile Game of the Year
Cat Quest
Fire Emblem Heroes
Gorogoa
Monument Valley 2
Splitter Critters

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Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay
Call of Duty: WWII
Destiny 2
Fortnite
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
Gorogoa
Horizon Zero Dawn
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
Super Mario Odyssey
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

 

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Gorogoa
Horizon Zero Dawn
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
What Remains of Edith Finch

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Game of the Year
Cuphead
Horizon Zero Dawn
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
Super Mario Odyssey
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

And that’s the show! It looks like Breath of the Wild ended up taking home most of the awards. Definitely well deserved. WHat did you guys think? Did any of your favorite titles get snubbed? Let us know in the comment section below!

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