Uncharted 4 Leads the D.I.C.E. Awards With 10 Nominations

Uncharted 4 Leads the D.I.C.E. Awards With 10 Nominations

Uncharted 4 has ten chances to win.

Every year, members of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences select some of the best video games of the year for award consideration in the D.I.C.E. Awards. This year, 56 games received nominations across 24 categories, with Naughty Dog's Uncharted 4: A Thief's End leading the pack with 10 nominations, including one for the top honor of Game of the Year. It will be competing against Inside (9 nominations), Battlefield 1 (8 nominations), Overwatch (6 nominations), and Pokemon Go (2 nominations). In addition, Bethesda's Todd Howard will be inducted into the organization's Hall of Fame.

"On behalf of the Academy's Board of Directors and its 33,000+ membership, I'd like to congratulate all the nominees," said Mike Fischer, President, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. "For the past twenty years, the Academy has made the core of its mission to honor and celebrate the highest achievements in game making. We look forward to celebrating our 20th anniversary milestone, and look forward to celebrating the many more years to come!"

The winners will be honored during a ceremony on February 23.

You can check out the full list of nominees below, and don't forget to share your thoughts in the comments!

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
INSIDE
The Last Guardian
Overwatch
Street Fighter V
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Battlefield 1
Firewatch
INSIDE
The Last Guardian
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Outstanding Achievement in Character
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - Nick Reyes
Firewatch - Delilah
Firewatch - Henry
The Last Guardian - Trico
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - Nathan Drake

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
ABZU
Battlefield 1
DOOM
The Last Guardian
Titanfall 2

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Battlefield 1
INSIDE
The Last Guardian
Quantum Break
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Outstanding Achievement in Story
Firewatch
INSIDE
Oxenfree
That Dragon, Cancer
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Outstanding Technical Achievement
Battlefield 1
No Man's Sky
Overwatch
Titanfall 2
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Action Game of the Year
Battlefield 1
DOOM
Gears of War 4
Overwatch
Titanfall 2

Adventure Game of the Year
Firewatch
INSIDE
King's Quest: The Complete Collection
The Last Guardian
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Family Game of the Year
Dragon Quest Builders
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Ratchet & Clank
Rock Band Rivals
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS

Fighting Game of the Year
EA Sports UFC 2
Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator
Killer Instinct: Season 3
Pokken Tournament
Street Fighter V Capcom U.S.A., Inc. Capcom

Racing Game of the Year
DRIVECLUB VR
Forza Horizons 3

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year
Dark Souls 3
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Hyper Light Drifter
Tom Clancy's The Division
World of Warcraft: Legion

Sports Game of the Year
EA Sports FIFA 17
Madden NFL 17
MLB The Show 16
NBA 2K17
Steep

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
The Banner Saga 2
Deus Ex GO
Fire Emblem Fates
Sid Meier's Civilization VI
XCOM 2

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award
1979 Revolution: Black Friday
Firewatch
INSIDE
SUPERHOT
That Dragon, Cancer

Handheld Game of the Year
Dragon Quest Builders
Fire Emblem Fates
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Pokemon Sun and Moon
Severed

Mobile Game of the Year
Clash Royale
Crashlands
Gardenscapes
Pokemon Go
Reigns

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay
Battlefield 1
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Overwatch
Titanfall 2
Tom Clancy's The Division

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
I Expect You To Die
INSIDE
Overwatch
Owlboy
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
1979 Revolution: Black Friday
Battlefield 1
INSIDE
The Last Guardian
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Game of the Year
Battlefield 1
INSIDE
Overwatch
Pokemon Go
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

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Half of these awards sound like the same award...

Todd Howard needs to be acknowledged just for spawning this beautiful piece of art

Long Live Todd

I'm a bit surprised it didn't get a nod for music. I remember the music being pretty good.

Anyway, GotY I'm not sure about. I doubt Battlefield will win it. Pokemon Go seems like a Dark Horse contender, but I don't really see it winning either. So I guess it comes down to INSIDE, Overwatch, and Uncharted. I almost want to say they will give it to Overwatch purely on the insane hype surrounding that game. That being said, I think INSIDE could be a good choice, and Uncharted 4 is certainly a great ending to the franchise (it'll probably win Adventure Game of the Year).

no mans sky for outstanding technological achievement? what? did I miss something technologically great in the game that WASNT in spore and/or Minecraft?

How many of these award ceremonies are there? I'm sure we've had about 4 already. Can I make my own award ceremony too? It'll be so much better, I swear. There'll be free drinks and candy, live music, everyone's invited and nominations are decided by public votes! ...Free drinks!

Looking through these lists is kind of depressing. I've only played 2 of the games on there.

Xsjadoblayde:
How many of these award ceremonies are there? I'm sure we've had about 4 already. Can I make my own award ceremony too? It'll be so much better, I swear. There'll be free drinks and candy, live music, everyone's invited and nominations are decided by public votes! ...Free drinks!

what no blackjacks and hookers? well, im gonna make my own award ceremony too!

Outstanding Achievement in Character
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - Nick Reyes

Holy fucking fuck, fuck the fucking fuck off.

sagitel:

Xsjadoblayde:
How many of these award ceremonies are there? I'm sure we've had about 4 already. Can I make my own award ceremony too? It'll be so much better, I swear. There'll be free drinks and candy, live music, everyone's invited and nominations are decided by public votes! ...Free drinks!

what no blackjacks and hookers? well, im gonna make my own award ceremony too!

If the people demand blackjack and hookers, then blackjack and hookers they shall get! All fair-trade blackjack and hookers though, got to keep it ethical. ;)

 

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