The DICE Awards recognizes the year’s best video games, outstanding individuals and groundbreaking development teams that have propelled the advancement of the entertainment software industry.
The winners of these awards are selected through careful voting by industry experts and Academy members and they vote on all facets of game craft such as art, design, engineering, performance and production. All Academy voting is done on secret online ballots that are monitored by eBallot. The first award was held in 1997 where Goldeneye won the coveted title of Game Of The Year.
Here are the winners from each category:
Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay, Action Game of the Year & Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
Overwatch by Blizzard Entertainment
Adventure Game Of The Year, Outstanding Technical Achievement & Outstanding Achievement in Animation
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End by Naughty Dog
Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction, DICE Sprite Award, Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Inside by Playdead
Immersive Reality Technical Achievement
Eagle Flight by Ubisoft, FunHouse
Immersive Reality Game of the Year
Superhot VR by Superhot
Mobile Game of the Year
Pokemon Go by Niantic Labs
Handheld Game of the Year
Pokemon Sun and Moon by The Pokemon Company, Game Freak
Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
Sid Meier’s Civilization 6 by 2K Games, Firaxis Games
Sports Game of the Year
Steep by Ubisoft, Ubisoft Annecy
Role-playing/Massive Multiplayer Game of the Year
Dark Souls 3 by From Software Inc.
Racing Game of the Year
Forza Horizon 3 by Playground Games, Turn 10 Studios
Fighting Game of the Year
Street Fighter V by Capcom
Family Game of the Year
Ratchet & Clank by Insomniac Games
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Battlefield 1 by EA Dice
Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
Doom by id Software
Outstanding Achievement in Character
Trico from The Last Guardian by JAPAN Studio
This year, DICE also took the opportunity to to induct Todd Howard of Bethesda Studios into the Hall Of Fame for his work on Elder Scrolls and Fallout.
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