21st Annual D.I.C.E. Awards

Last night, February 22, 2018, we saw the 21st Annual D.I.C.E. Awards show come and go. There were a lot of really quality games put up for nominations. Games like Horizon Zero Dawn, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Senua’s Sacrifice to name but a few. The quality of games coming from developers has been hit or miss lately but, the games on this list have truly hit the mark and deserve to be here. Let’s get right into the nitty-gritty of the awards.

Adventure Game of the Year Winner

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Outstanding Achievement in Character

Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice: Senua

Best Story

Horizon Zero Dawn

Outstanding Online Game Play

Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds

Outstanding Game Design

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Horizon Zero Dawn

Fighting Game of the Year

Injustice 2

Lifetime Achievement Award

Genyo Takeda

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction


Outstanding Achievement in Animation


Family Game of the Year


Racing Game of the Year

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Sports Game of the Year

Fifa 18

Handheld Game of the Year

Metroid: Samus Returns

Mobile Game of the Year

Fire Emblem Heroes

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Best Role-playing Game of the Year

NieR: Automata

Action Game of the Year

Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award


Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition


Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Super Mario Odyssey

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

Lone Echo/Echo Arena

Immersive Reality Game of the Year

Lone Echo/Echo Arena

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Game of the Year

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Nintendo closed out the night with most of the awards, but the quality in their games has been astounding. The overall winner of the awards show was The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The representative from Nintendo definitely got a workout and it was well deserved. On top of the gaming awards, Genyo Takeda took home the Lifetime Achievement Award. This is the man who was responsible for most of our childhood memories when it comes to gaming. We wouldn’t be where we are in this industry without him.

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Long time game enthusiast and writer. I have beta tested a lot of Mmorpg's since I was thirteen including Star Wars Galaxies, Lord of the Rings Online, and Star Wars The Old Republic. Currently attending The Art Institute of Pittsburgh for a degree in Game Art and Technology.

1 Comment

  1. Well deserved for Big N. They killed it this year.

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