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God of War wins big at the DICE Awards

God of War wins big at the DICE Awards
NEWS Feb 14, 2019, 2:22 PM

God of War from Sony Interactive Entertainment and SIE Santa Monica Studio won big in the 22nd annual DICE (Design Innovative Communicate Entertain) Awards last night which took place in the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences in Las Vegas.

Including the most coveted award, Game of the Year, it also won nine awards out of the 23 categories. Simply put, there was no stopping God of War from winning award after award last night. God of War totally outdid last year’s biggest winner, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which only won four awards. A total of 56 games from 2018 were nominated in various categories. Among all the games, God of War took the lead with twelve nominations. It was followed by PS4’s Marvel’s Spiderman with eleven nominations, Red Dead Redemption 2 with eight nominations, and lastly, Return of the Obra Dinn with six nominations. Below is the full list of winners:

  • Game of the Year: God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Design: God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Portable Game of the Year: Florence (Annapurna Interactive/Mountains)
  • Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game: Celeste (Matt Makes Games)
  • Immersive Reality Game of the Year: Beat Saber (Beat Games)
  • Immersive Reality Technical Achievement: Tónandi (Magic Leap/Magic Leap and Sigur Rós)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay: Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: Into the Breach (Subset Games)
  • Family Game of the Year: Unravel Two (Electronic Arts/ColdWood Interactive)
  • Adventure Game of the Year: God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Action Game of the Year: Celeste (Matt Makes Games)
  • Outstanding Technical Achievement: Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Story: God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Sports Game of the Year: Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo Co., Ltd./Camelot Co. Ltd.)
  • Role-Playing Game of the Year: Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)
  • Racing Game of the Year: Forza Horizon 4 (Microsoft Studios/Playground Games)
  • Fighting Game of the Year: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo/Sora Ltd./Bandai Namco Studios Inc.)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Character: God of War - Kratos (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Marvel’s Spider-Man (Sony Interactive Entertainment/Insomniac Games)

Meggan Scavio, President of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences congratulated all the year’s nominees and winners. She also thanked all her peer panelists for their patience, for dedicating their time, and expertise in selecting the outstanding games from 2018. If you missed the whole show, you can watch the full awards night below:

 

 

 

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