22nd D.I.C.E. Awards Winners, ‘God of War’ Takes Home Impressive Nine Awards

22nd DICE Awards 2019

This evening in Las Vegas, The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), a non-profit organization which is dedicated to the advancement and recognition of interactive arts, celebrated the 22nd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards. This year, recognizing 23 separate awards categories, Sony’s God of War came up big, taking home the most accolades with nine total awards, including the prestigious Game of the Year.

Additionally, the D.I.C.E awards recognized Bonnie Ross, Microsoft Corporate Vice President and head of 343 Industries, which is responsible for the Halo series, by inducting her into the Academy’s Hall of Fame. According to AIAS, Bonnie Ross has been integral to navigating the Halo franchise to continuing its record sales – $6 billion in worldwide sales to date – all while being a stalwart figure in the gaming industry, being a key voice promoting STEM and diversity efforts in the gaming industry.

“Tonight, at the 22nd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards, the interactive entertainment industry gathered together from all over the world to celebrate their trailblazers – the very best in video games and the teams who – with their amazing talent and vision – have created boundary defying experiences that have captivated global audiences,” said Meggan Scavio, president of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences said via a press release. “On behalf of the Academy, I congratulate not only this year’s incredible nominees, but the esteemed winners chosen by their peers.”

Other winners on the evening include Fortnite for Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay, Celeste for Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game, and Beat Saber winning the Immersive Reality Game of the Year. The D.I.C.E. Awards nominees are evaluated and played by members of the Academy’s peer panels. According to the AIAS, “winners are determined as part of a confidential voting process,” however the list of all peer panelist is made public.

Below is the full list of winners at tonight’s show. Do you agree with the academy’s choices? Let us know in the comments below.

Game of the Year

God of War

  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: SIE Santa Monica Studio

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

God of War

  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: SIE Santa Monica Studio

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

God of War

  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: SIE Santa Monica Studio

Portable Game of the Year

Florence

  • Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
  • Developer: Mountains

Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game

Celeste

  • Publisher: Matt Makes Games
  • Developer: Matt Makes Games

Immersive Reality Game of the Year

Beat Saber

  • Publisher: Beat Games
  • Developer: Beat Games

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

Tónandi

  • Publisher: Magic Leap
  • Developer: Magic Leap and Sigur Rós

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

Fortnite

  • Publisher: Epic Games
  • Developer: Epic Games

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Into the Breach

  • Publisher: Subset Games
  • Developer: Subset Games

Sports Game of the Year

Mario Tennis Aces

  • Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  • Developer: Nintendo Co., Ltd. and Camelot Co. Ltd.

Role-Playing Game of the Year

Monster Hunter: World

  • Publisher: CAPCOM
  • Developer: CAPCOM

Racing Game of the Year

Forza Horizon 4

  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Developer: Playground Games

Fighting Game of the Year

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Publisher: Nintendo of America
  • Developer: Nintendo, Sora Ltd., and BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.

Family Game of the Year

Unravel Two

  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Developer: ColdWood Interactive

Adventure Game of the Year

God of War

  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: SIE Santa Monica Studio

Action Game of the Year

Celeste

  • Publisher: Matt Makes Games
  • Developer: Matt Makes Games

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Red Dead Redemption 2

  • Publisher: Rockstar Games
  • Developer: Rockstar Games

Outstanding Achievement in Story

God of War

  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: SIE Santa Monica Studio

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

God of War

  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: SIE Santa Monica Studio

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

God of War

  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: SIE Santa Monica Studio

Outstanding Achievement in Character

God of War – Kratos

  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: SIE Santa Monica Studio

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

God of War

  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: SIE Santa Monica Studio

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Marvel’s Spider-Man

  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: Insomniac Games
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Joseph has been a freelance games journalist for the last 5 years, having written for multiple mainstream outlets. He loves all things technology and gaming and relishes the chance to write something new about them. When not writing, Joseph enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter in his home town of Las Vegas and explaining in detail why Balrogs do not have wings. You can argue with him on Twitter at @LotrLore.

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