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News video games 25 February 2022, 11:35

author: Adrian Werner

It Takes Two Hailed Game of the Year by D.I.C.E. Awards

The D.I.C.E. awards were presented. The statuette for the best game of the year went to the co-op game It Takes Two. Awards were also given to such productions as Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Halo Infinite or Returnal.

We got to know the winners of this year's D.I.C.E. Awards, the prestigious awards presented by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. The big winner turned out to be It Takes Two, which triumphed in two categories - including the most important one, i.e. the best game of the year. This is not a special surprise, as we are dealing here with the most awarded game of 2021.

Four statuettes went to Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Halo Infinite, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Returnal and Lone Echo II got two each. The remaining winners were recognized in individual categories.

  1. Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences - official website

Game of the Year

Winner:

  1. It Takes Two

Other nominated games:

  1. Deathloop
  2. Inscryption
  3. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  4. Returnal

Outstanding achievement in game design

Winner:

  1. It Takes Two

Other nominated games:

  1. Deathloop
  2. Inscryption
  3. Loop Hero
  4. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Outstanding achievement in game direction

Winner:

  1. Deathloop

Other nominated games:

  1. Inscryption
  2. It Takes Two
  3. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  4. The Artful Escape

Best action game

Winner:

  1. Halo Infinite

Other nominated games:

  1. Deathloop
  2. Metroid Dread
  3. Returnal
  4. The Ascent

Best adventure game

Winner:

  1. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Other nominated games:

  1. Death's Door
  2. It Takes Two
  3. Psychonauts 2
  4. Resident Evil Village

Best family game

Winner:

  1. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Other nominated games:

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise
  2. Cozy Grove
  3. Mario Party Superstars
  4. Varioware: Get it Together

Best fighting game

Winner:

  1. Guilty Gear: Strive

Other nominated games:

  1. Melty Blood: Type Lumina
  2. Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

Best racing game

Winner:

  1. Forza Horizon 5

Other nominated games:

  1. F1 2021
  2. Hot Wheels Unleashed

Best RPG

Winner:

  1. Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

Other nominated games:

  1. Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
  2. Shin Megami Tensei V
  3. Tales of Arise
  4. Wildermyth

Best sports game

Winner:

  1. Mario Golf: Super Rush

Other nominated games:

  1. FIFA 22
  2. NBA 2K22
  3. Riders Republic
  4. The Climb 2

Best strategy/simulation

Winner:

  1. Age of Empires IV

Other nominated games:

  1. Gloomhaven
  2. Griftlands
  3. Inscryption
  4. Loop Hero

Best VR/AR game

Winner:

  1. Lone Echo II

Other nominated games:

  1. I Expect You To Die 2
  2. Resident Evil 4 VR
  3. Song in the Smoke

Best portable/mobile game

Winner:

  1. Pokemon Unite

Other nominated games:

  1. Behind the Frame
  2. Fantasian
  3. League of Legends: Wild Rift
  4. Moncage

Best online game

Winner:

  1. Halo Infinite

Other nominated games:

  1. Back 4 Blood
  2. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  3. Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker
  4. Knockout City

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Winner:

  1. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Other nominated games:

  1. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  2. Deathloop
  3. Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  4. Resident Evil Village

Outstanding visual achievement

Winner:

  1. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Other nominated games:

  1. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  2. Deathloop
  3. Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  4. Resident Evil Village

Best realized character

Winner:

  1. Lady Dimitrescu - Resident Evil Village

Other nominated games:

  1. Colt Vahn from Deathloop
  2. Kena from Ken: Bridge of Spirits
  3. Alex Chen from Life is Strange: True Colors
  4. Rivet from Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Outstanding achievement in music

Winner:

  1. Returnal

Other nominated games:

  1. Deathloop
  2. It Takes Two
  3. Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  4. Psychonauts 2

Outstanding achievement in audio setting

Winner:

  1. Returnal

Other nominated games:

  1. Forza Horizon 5
  2. Halo Infinite
  3. It Takes Two
  4. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Outstanding achievement in storyline

Winner:

  1. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Other nominated games:

  1. Before Your Eyes
  2. Inscryption
  3. Psychonauts 2
  4. The Forgotten City

Outstanding technical achievement

Winner:

  1. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Other nominated games:

  1. Battlefield 2042
  2. Forza Horizon 5
  3. Moncage
  4. Returnal

Outstanding technical achievement in VR/AR gaming

Winner:

  1. Lone Echo II

Other nominated games:

  1. Puzzling Places
  2. Resident Evil 4 VR
  3. Song in the Smoke
  4. Yuki

Outstanding achievement for indie game

Winner:

  1. Unpacking

Other nominated games:

  1. Death's Door
  2. Inscryption
  3. Loop Hero
  4. Sable
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