22nd Annual DICE Award Nominees Revealed

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The annual DICE awards are due to take place on Wednesday, February 13th at the Aria Resort & Hotel Las Vegas and this year’s nominees have been announced by the The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. There were a number of great titles released on multiple formats last year so it will be interesting to see which games win when the winners from each category are announced on February 13th.

Game of the Year 
God of War
Into the Breach
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2
Return of the Obra Dinn

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
God of War
GRIS
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Moss
Red Dead Redemption 2

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Detroit: Become Human
God of War
GRIS
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2

Outstanding Achievement in Character
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Kassandra)
God of War (Atreus)
God of War (Kratos)
Marvel’s Spider-Man (Peter Parker/Spider-Man)
Red Dead Redemption 2 (Arthur Morgan)

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
Detroit: Become Human
Forgotton Anne
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Tetris Effect

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Battlefield V
Detroit: Become Human
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Moss

Outstanding Achievement in Story 
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Florence
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Return of the Obra Dinn

Outstanding Technical Achievement 
ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Battlefield V
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2

Action Game of the Year
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Celeste
Destiny 2: Forsaken
Far Cry 5
Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Adventure Game of the Year
Detroit: Become Human
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2
Return of the Obra Dinn

Family Game of the Year 
ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Kirby Star Allies
LEGO DC Super-Villains
Starlink: Battle for Atlas
Unravel Two

Fighting Game of the Year
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
Dragon Ball Fighter Z
SOULCALIBUR VI
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Racing Game of the Year 
Forza Horizon 4
F1 2018
Wreckfest

Role-Playing Game of the Year
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Monster Hunter World
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

Sports Game of the Year 
FIFA 19
Mario Tennis Aces
MLB The Show 18

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
Bad North
Frostpunk
Into the Breach
Northgard
RimWorld

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement 
ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Beat Saber
Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders
Tónandi
Torn

Immersive Reality Game of the Year 
ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Beat Saber
Moss
Sprint Vector
Transference

Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game 
Celeste
Florence
Into the Breach
Minit
Return of the Obra Dinn

Portable Game of the Year 
Dandara
Donut County
Dragalia Lost
Florence
Oddmar

Online Game of the Year 
Fortnite
Destiny 2: Forsaken
Laser League
Red Dead Redemption 2
Sea of Thieves

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design 
God of War
Into the Breach
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Return of the Obra Dinn
Subnautica

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction 
Florence
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2
Return of the Obra Dinn

Most Nominations:
God of War – 12
Marvel’s Spider-Man – 11
Red Dead Redemption 2 – 8
Return of the Obra Dinn – 6

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