Journey Wins Game of the Year at 16th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards


At this year’s D.I.C.E. Awards, the big winner was Journey, which took home eight awards out of 11 total nominations, including Game of the Year.

Wrapping up the 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit was the 16th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards hosted by Chris Hardwick. This year Journey led the pack with a whopping 11 nominations, and managed to take home eight awards, including Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design, Outstanding Innovation in Gaming, and Game of the Year.

Telltale’s The Walking Dead did pretty well for itself at the show as well, netting four awards including Outstanding Achievement in Story, Outstanding Achievement in Character Performance, and Adventure Game of the Year.

Much to my delight, XCOM: Enemy Unknown took home a pair of awards, namely Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering, while Borderlands 2 brought home Action Game of the Year. Check out the full list of winners below.

  • Action Game of the Year – Borderlands 2
  • Mobile Game of the Year – Hero Academy
  • Handheld Game of the Year – Paper Mario Sticker Star
  • Most Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition – Journey
  • Most Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design – Journey
  • Outstanding Achievement in Story – The Walking Dead
  • Outstanding Achievement in Character Performance – The Walking Dead‘s Lee Everett
  • Downloadable Game of the Year – The Walking Dead
  • Casual Game of the Year – Journey
  • Web Based Game of the Year – SimCity Social
  • Family Game of the Year – Skylanders Giants
  • RPG/MMO Game of the Year – Mass Effect 3
  • Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year – XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • Outstanding Innovation in Gaming – Journey
  • Sports Game of the Year – Fifa Soccer 13
  • Racing Game of the Year – Need for Speed Most Wanted
  • Fighting Game of the Year – PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale
  • Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay – Journey
  • Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity – Halo 4
  • Outstanding Achievement in Animation – Assassin’s Creed 3
  • Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction – Journey
  • Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering – Halo 4
  • Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering – XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • Adventure Game of the Year – The Walking Dead
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction – Journey
  • Game of the Year – Journey

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