Iako mnogi igrači svakog decembra redovno prate samo popularne The Game Awards ceremonije da bi saznali koje su najbolje igre godine, sami developeri i umetnici koje rade na hiljadama video igara su mnogo više fokusirani na februarsku ceremoniju dodele DICE nagrada koje organizuje američka organizacija Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, gde glasove za pobednike daju sami talentovani developeri koji rade u specifičnim poljima koje ove nagrade pokrivaju. Ovo je dakle ekvivalent filmskim Oskar nagradama, gde samo najiskusniji filmski stvaraoci glasaju za najbolje projekte koji su izašli tokom prošle godine.

Tokom ovogodišnje ceremonije se lako moglo doći do zaključka da je God of War (EmuGlx review) totalni pobednik.

Pored nagrade za igru godine, ovo PS4 remek-delo iz Santa Monica Studios-a je takođe odnelo nagrade za najbolju režiju, dizajn, priču, glavog lika, umetnički dizajn, avanturističku igru godine, zvuk i muziku. Pored God of War-a, jedina druga igra koja je odnela više od jedne nagrade je bio platformer Celeste (najbolja akciona i indie igra godine), a titan Red Dead Redemption 2 je sa sobom odneo samo nagradu za najbolju vizuelnu tehnologiju. Nagradu za životno delo je dobila Bonnie Ross, dugogodišnja šefica studija 343 Industries koji nam je dao nekoliko zadnjih Halo igara.

Pun spisak pobednika možete videti ispod:

  • Game of the Year: God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Design: God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Portable Game of the Year: Florence (Annapurna Interactive/Mountains)
  • Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game: Celeste (Matt Makes Games)
  • Immersive Reality Game of the Year: Beat Saber (Beat Games)
  • Immersive Reality Technical Achievement: Tónandi (Magic Leap/Magic Leap and Sigur Rós)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay: Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: Into the Breach (Subset Games)
  • Sports Game of the Year: Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo Co., Ltd./Camelot Co. Ltd.)
  • Role-Playing Game of the Year: Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)
  • Racing Game of the Year: Forza Horizon 4 (Microsoft Studios/Playground Games)
  • Fighting Game of the Year: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo/Sora Ltd./Bandai Namco Studios Inc.)
  • Family Game of the Year: Unravel Two (Electronic Arts/ColdWood Interactive)
  • Adventure Game of the Year: God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Action Game of the Year: Celeste (Matt Makes Games)
  • Outstanding Technical Achievement: Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Story: God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Character: God of War – Kratos (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Marvel’s Spider-Man (Sony Interactive Entertainment/Insomniac Games)