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Gaming NewsJan 11, 2019 at 5:41a PSTby Adrian Werner

God of War with twelve D.I.C.E. Awards nominations

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Group has announced a shortlist for the D.I.C.E. Awards. God of War and Marvel's Spider-Man were among the titles with the most nominations.

The latest adventures of Kratos can win as many as twelve statuettes. - 2019-01-11
The latest adventures of Kratos can win as many as twelve statuettes.

The season for nominations for prestigious industry awards is in full swing. Last week, we learned the candidates for the IGF and GDC statuettes, and now is the time for the D.I.C.E. Awards, awarded by The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences.

The winners will be announced on February 13th, during a lavish gala held in Las Vegas. God of War has a chance to win the most statuettes, because in as many as twelve categories. In turn, eleven nominations can boast of Marvel's Spider-Man.

Game of the year

  1. God of War
  2. Into the Breach
  3. Marvel's Spider-Man
  4. Red Dead Redemption 2
  5. Return of the Obra Dinn

Best action game

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  2. Celeste
  3. Destiny 2: Forsaken
  4. Far Cry 5
  5. Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Best adventure game

  1. Detroit: Become Human
  2. God of War
  3. Marvel's Spider-Man
  4. Red Dead Redemption 2
  5. Return of the Obra Dinn

Best family game

  1. Astro Bot Rescue Mission
  2. Kirby Star Allies
  3. LEGO DC Super-Villains
  4. Starlink: Battle for Atlas
  5. Unravel Two

Best fighter game

  1. BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
  2. Dragon Ball FighterZ
  3. SoulCalibur VI
  4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Best racer game

  1. F1 2018
  2. Forza Horizon 4
  3. Wreckfest

Best RPG

  1. Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  2. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
  3. Monster Hunter: World
  4. Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  5. Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

Best sports game

  1. FIFA 19
  2. Mario Tennis Aces
  3. MLB The Show 18

Best sim/strategy

  1. Bad North
  2. Frostpunk
  3. Into the Breach
  4. Northgard
  5. RimWorld

Best on-line game

  1. Destiny 2: Forsaken
  2. Fortnite
  3. Laser League
  4. Red Dead Redemption 2
  5. Sea of Thieves

Best VR/AR game

  1. Astro Bot Rescue Mission
  2. Beat Saber
  3. Moss
  4. Sprint Vector
  5. Transference

Outstanding achievement in VR/AR

  1. Astro Bot Rescue Mission
  2. Beat Saber
  3. Dr. Grordbort's Invaders
  4. Tónandi
  5. Torn

Outstanding achievement for independent games

  1. Celeste
  2. Florence
  3. Into the Breach
  4. Minit
  5. Return of the Obra Dinn

Best portable game

  1. Dandara
  2. Donut County
  3. Dragalia Lost
  4. Florence
  5. Oddmar

Outstanding achievement in Game Design

  1. God of War
  2. Into the Breach
  3. Marvel's Spider-Man
  4. Return of the Obra Dinn
  5. Subnautica
  6. Outstanding achievement in Game Direction
  1. Florence
  2. God of War
  3. Marvel's Spider-Man
  4. Red Dead Redemption 2
  5. Return of the Obra Dinn

Outstanding achievement in Character

  1. Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Kassandra
  2. God of War- Atreus
  3. God of War- Kratos
  4. Marvel's Spider-Man- Peter Parker/Spider-Man
  5. Red Dead Redemption 2 - Arthur Morgan

Outstanding achievement in Storytelling

  1. Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  2. Florence
  3. God of War
  4. Marvel's Spider-Man
  5. Return of the Obra Dinn

Outstanding achievement in Animation

  1. God of War
  2. Gris
  3. Marvel's Spider-Man
  4. Moss
  5. Red Dead Redemption 2

Outstanding technical achievement

  1. Astro Bot Rescue Mission
  2. Battlefield V
  3. God of War
  4. Marvel's Spider-Man
  5. Red Dead Redemption 2

Outstanding achievement in Art Design

  1. Detroit: Become Human
  2. God of War
  3. Gris
  4. Marvel's Spider-Man
  5. Red Dead Redemption 2

Outstanding achievement in Music Composition

  1. Detroit: Become Human
  2. Forgotton Anne
  3. God of War
  4. Marvel's Spider-Man
  5. Tetris Effect

Outstanding achievement in Sound Design

  1. Battlefield V
  2. Detroit: Become Human
  3. God of War
  4. Marvel's Spider-Man
  5. Moss

Finally, it is worth remembering who won the previous edition of the D.I.C.E. Awards. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was recognized as the best game of the year. Nintendo's hit also triumphed in the categories: The best adventure game of the year, Outstanding achievement in the game project and Outstanding achievement in the direction of the game.

  1. Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences official website