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The Winners Of The DICE Awards 2016

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.

This year, Blizzard and Naughty Dog made out quite well propelled by their MVPs, Overwatch and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End respectively.

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

https://youtu.be/JZcqvFtWyqI

 

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

https://youtu.be/fTSUgXkfooA

 

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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If you’ve got an hour and a half to kill and want to see the whole thing, check it out here.

 

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