Uncharted four Leads DICE Awards With 10 Nominations

Uncharted four Leads DICE Awards With 10 Nominations

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences today announced the full list of nominees for the upcoming 20 annual D.I.C.E. Awards. Leading the way was Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, which picked up 10 total nominations, including one for overall Game of the Year. The game was also nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction and Design, among other things.

Playdead’s indie hit Inside followed closely behind, receiving nine nominations. Other games that received multiple nominations included Battlefield 1 (eight), The Last Guardian (seven), Firewatch (six), Overwatch (six), and Titanfall 2 (four).

In addition to Uncharted 4 and Inside, Pokemon Go, Overwatch, and Battlefield 1 were nominated for overall Game of the Year. You can see a complete list of categories and nominees below.

Winners will be announced during an awards show scheduled for Thursday, February 23, in Las Vegas. The awards show, which starts at 7:30 PM PT / 10:30 PM ET that day, will be streamed live and we’ll have a roundup of all the winners when they’re revealed.

In addition to revealing the winners, the D.I.C.E. Awards will honor Bethesda’s Todd Howard, as the Fallout and Elder Scrolls director is the newest inductee to the group’s Hall of Fame.

Games were played and evaluated by the Academy’s “peer panels” to select the finalists. The game industry’s “most experienced and talented men and women who are experts in their chosen fields” sit on these panels. Winners will be chosen through a “confidential voting process.”

The D.I.C.E. Awards are not related to Battlefield developer DICE.

2017 D.I.C.E. Awards Nominees:

Game of the Year

  • Battlefield 1
  • Inside
  • Overwatch
  • Pokemon Go
  • 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

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

  • I Expect You to Die
  • Inside
  • Overwatch
  • Owlboy
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

  • Battlefield 1
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Overwatch
  • Titanfall 2
  • The Division

Handheld Game of the Year

  • Dragon Quest Builders
  • Fire Emblem Fates
  • Kirby: Planet Robobot
  • Pokemon Sun and Moon
  • Severed

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

  • The Banner Saga 2
  • Deus Ex Go
  • Fire Emblem Fates
  • Civilization VI
  • XCOM 2

Sports Game of the Year

  • FIFA 17
  • Madden NFL 17
  • MLB The Show 16
  • NBA 2K17
  • Steep

RPG/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

  • Dark Souls III
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Hyper Light Drifter
  • The Division
  • World of Warcraft: Legion

Racing Game of the Year

  • Forza Horizon 3
  • Driveclub VR

Fighting Game of the Year

  • EA Sports UFC 2
  • Guilty Gear Xrd – Revelator
  • Killer Instinct Season 3
  • Pokken Tournament
  • Street Fighter V

Family Game of the Year

  • Dragon Quest Builders
  • Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Rock Band Rivals
  • Super Mario Maker 3DS

Outstanding Technical Achievement

  • Battlefield 1
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Overwatch
  • Titanfall 2
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Outstanding Achievement in Story

  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Oxenfree
  • That Dragon, Cancer

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

  • Battlefield 1
  • Inside
  • The Last Guardian
  • Quantum Break
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

  • Doom
  • Abzu
  • Battlefield 1
  • The Last Guardian
  • Titanfall 2

Outstanding Achievement in Character

  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • Firewatch
  • The Last Guardian
  • 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 Animation

  • Inside
  • The Last Guardian
  • Overwatch
  • Street Fighter V
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award

  • 1979 Revolution: Black Friday
  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • Superhot
  • That Dragon, Cancer

Adventure Game of the Year

  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • King’s Quest: The Complete Collection
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Action Game of the Year

  • Battlefield 1
  • Doom
  • Gears of War 4
  • Overwatch
  • Titanfall 2

Mobile Game of the Year

  • Clash Royale
  • Crashlands
  • Gardenscapes – New Acres
  • Pokemon Go
  • Reigns

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