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These are the winners of the 24th annual D.I.C.E. awards

The D.I.C.E. awards have returned again this year, awarding developers for their hard work on some of the best games released last year. This time around, Hades takes home the GOTY trophy, and a bunch of PlayStation exclusives were also highlighted. 

As far as PlayStation exclusives go, Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us Part 2, Dreams, Final Fantasy VII Remake and Spider-Man: Miles Morales all won awards this year, marking another huge year for PlayStation. Half-Life: Alyx, Valve’s grand return to the Half-Life IP, also took away two awards. Nintendo went on to win Family Game of the Year thanks to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Unfortunately, for the first time in 22 years of D.I.C.E., no one was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

You can see all the nominees and winners of each of the 23 categories below:

Game of the Year

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades – Winner
  • The Last of Us Part II

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades – Winner
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
  • The Last of Us Part II

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades – Winner
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Action Game of the Year

  • Doom Eternal
  • Hades – Winner
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Nioh 2

Adventure Game of the Year

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Ghost of Tsushima – Winner
  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Family Game of the Year

Fighting Game of the Year

  • EA Sports UFC 4
  • Granblue Fantasy Versus
  • Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate – Winner
  • Them’s Fightin’ Herds

Racing Game of the Year

  • Dirt 5
  • F1 2020
  • Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit – Winner

Role-Playing Game of the Year

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake – Winner
  • Persona 5 Royal
  • Wasteland 3
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Sports Game of the Year

  • EA Sports FIFA 21
  • MLB The Show 20
  • NBA 2K21
  • PGA Tour 2K21
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 – Winner

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

  • Crusader Kings III
  • Desperados III
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator – Winner
  • Monster Train
  • Per Aspera

Immersive Reality Game of the Year

  • Down the Rabbit Hole
  • Half-Life: Alyx – Winner
  • Paper Beast
  • The Room VR: Dark Matter
  • The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners

Mobile Game of the Year

  • HoloVista
  • Legends of Runeterra – Winner
  • Little Orpheus
  • Song of Bloom
  • South of the Circle

Online Game of the Year

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout – Winner
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Tetris Effect: Connected

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • The Last of Us Part II – Winner
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Spiritfarer

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

  • Ghost of Tsushima – Winner
  • Hades
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Outstanding Achievement in Character

  • Eivor, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Zagreus, Hades
  • Abby, The Last of Us Part II
  • Ellie, The Last of Us Part II
  • Miles, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – Winner

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

  • Carrion
  • Ghost of Tsushima – Winner
  • Little Orpheus
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • The Pathless

Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design

  • Dreams
  • Ghost of Tsushima – Winner
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Outstanding Achievement in Story

  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
  • The Last of Us Part II – Winner

Outstanding Technical Achievement

  • Dreams – Winner
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

  • Half-Life: Alyx – Winner
  • Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
  • Museum of Other Realities
  • Paper Beast
  • Tempest

Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game

  • Coffee Talk
  • Hades – Winner
  • If Found…
  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
  • Noita

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KitGuru says: What do you all think of this year’s D.I.C.E. award winners? Did your favourite game of 2020 win anything? 

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