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16th Annual DICE Awards: The Nominees and Winners

While a ton of our publisher and developer friends are out celebrating, we’ve compiled a list of nominees and winners from the 16th Annual DICE Awards.

Alex Inigo

The 16th Annual DICE Awards may be over, but the celebrations have just begun! While a ton of our publisher and developer friends are out celebrating in Las Vegas, we’ve decided to compile a complete set of nominees and winners from tonight’s ceremony. Journey took home 9 awards, including Game of the Year, and almost sweeping all of the categories it was nominated in.

The nominees for tonight’s awards were chosen by members of a peer panel, comprised of some of the most experienced individuals in the game industry. Winners were voted by Academy members, who are immediately eligible to vote for winners in all categories.

Hall of Fame
Gabe Newell

Game of the Year

  • Borderlands 2
  • Far Cry 3
  • Journey
  • The Walking Dead
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • Journey
  • Dishonored
  • Far Cry 3
  • The Unfinished Swan
  • The Walking Dead

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

  • Journey
  • Nintendo Land Sound Shapes
  • The Unfinished Swan
  • The Walking Dead

Downloadable Game of the Year

  • Fez
  • Journey
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • The Unfinished Swan
  • The Walking Dead

Handheld Game of the Year

  • Gravity Rush
  • Paper Mario Sticker Star
  • Resident Evil Revelations
  • Sound Shapes
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Mobile Game of the Year

  • Fairway Solitaire
  • Hero Academy
  • Horn
  • Rayman Jungle Run

Web Based Game of the Year

  • Bingo Bash
  • Burrito Bison Revenge CityVille 2
  • Sim City Social
  • Song Pop

Action Game of the Year

  • Borderlands 2
  • Far Cry 3
  • Halo 4
  • Hitman: Absolution
  • Sleeping Dogs

Adventure Game of the Year

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Darksiders II
  • Dishonored
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii U
  • The Walking Dead

Casual Game of the Year

  • Fairway Solitaire
  • Journey
  • Puzzle Craft
  • Rayman Jungle Run
  • Sound Shapes

Family Game of the Year

  • Dance Central 3
  • Just Dance 4
  • LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  • Nintendo Land
  • Skylanders Giants

Fighting Game of the Year

  • Persona 4 Arena
  • PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
  • Soulcalibur V
  • Street Fighter X Tekken
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Racing Game of the Year

  • Forza Horizon
  • LittleBigPlanet Karting
  • MotorStorm RC
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  • Trials: Evolution

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

  • Diablo III
  • Dust: An Elysian Tale
  • Guild Wars 2
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Torchlight 2

Sports Game of the Year

  • FIFA Soccer 13
  • MLB The Show 2012
  • NBA 2K13

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

  • FTL
  • Minecraft 360
  • Orcs Must Die 2
  • Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Fall of the Samurai
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Far Cry 3
  • Hitman: Absolution
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

  • Borderlands 2
  • Dishonored
  • Far Cry 3
  • Halo 4
  • Journey

Outstanding Character Performance

  • Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina
  • Far Cry 3: Vaas Montenegro
  • Halo 4: Cortana
  • Mass Effect 3: Female Commander Shepard
  • The Walking Dead: Lee Everett

Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Halo 4
  • Nike+ Kinect Training

Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering

  • Dishonored
  • Gravity Rush
  • Journey
  • The Walking Dead
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

  • Borderlands 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Diablo III
  • Halo 4
  • Journey

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

  • Diablo III
  • Far Cry 3
  • Journey
  • Mass Effect 3
  • World Of Warcraft Mists Of Pandaria

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Diablo III
  • Journey
  • Medal of Honor: Warfighter
  • Syndicate

Outstanding Achievement in Story

  • Dishonored Journey
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Spec Ops: The Line
  • The Walking Dead

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Halo 4
  • Hitman: Absolution
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted
  • Total War: SHOGUN 2- Fall of the Samurai

Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering

  • Dishonored
  • Gravity Rush
  • Journey
  • The Walking Dead
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
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  • Al caffrey

    Journey pretty much swept the board I think forza horizon should won its category and there was definitely a brown envelope handed to someone for playstation allstars battle royale to win the fighting category

  • http://www.gamerhorizon.com/ Alex Inigo

    I honestly was really surprised PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale. The reaction in the room was noticeably muted when the winner was announced, given that Sony just completely cut ties with PSASBR’s development team.

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