God of War Kills It at the DICE Awards, Taking Home Nine Trophies

Feb 14, 2019
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Last month the nominations for the annual DICE (Design Innovate Communicate Entertain) Awards were announced, with God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, and Red Dead Redemption 2 leading the way. The DICE Awards, which are organized by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, are somewhat unique amongst gaming awards, as they reflect what the gaming industry, rather than critics or fans, think he best games of the year are.

Well, the DICE Awards were officially handed out last night, and God of War cleaned up, taking home a whopping nine awards. Only one other game, indie platformer Celeste, picked up more than one award. Meanwhile, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Spider-Man only nabbed one trophy apiece. You can check out the full lineup of winners, below.

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  • Game of the Year: God of War (Sony/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: God of War (Sony/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Design: God of War (Sony/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/Sigur Rós)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay: Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: Into the Breach (Subset Games)
  • Sports Game of the Year: Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo/Camelot)
  • Role-Playing Game of the Year: Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)
  • Racing Game of the Year: Forza Horizon 4 (Microsoft/Playground Games)
  • Fighting Game of the Year: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo/Sora Ltd./Bandai Namco Studios)
  • Family Game of the Year: Unravel Two (Electronic Arts/ColdWood Interactive)
  • Adventure Game of the Year: God of War (Sony/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/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: God of War (Sony/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: God of War (Sony/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Character: God of War – Kratos (Sony/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: God of War (Sony/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Marvel’s Spider-Man (Sony/Insomniac Games)

What are your thoughts on this year’s winners? Did God of War deserve to sweep? Any games get the shaft in your opinion?

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