The Last of Us leads 2014 DICE Awards with 13 nominations

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The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has announced the nominees for this year’s DICE Awards. This year, The Last of Us leads all games with 13 nominations, including “Game of the Year.” It will compete against four other games for the honor: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, BioShock Infinite, Grand Theft Auto V, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.

Each of this year’s “Game of the Year” nominees has a chance to collect multiple awards as Grand Theft Auto V (seven), BioShock Infinite (six), and Assassin’s Creed IV (five), and A Link Between Worlds (three) were all nominated in multiple categories. With five nominations, Tearaway is also up a huge number of awards. All told, 61 games received nominations in 24 categories this year.

The 2014 DICE Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 6 during the close of this year’s DICE Summit. A complete list of nominees can be found after the break.

Game of the Year
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
BioShock Infinite
Grand Theft Auto V
The Last of Us
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Downloadable Game of the Year
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
Gone Home
Papers, Please
The Stanley Parable

Mobile Game of the Year
Fetch
Flick Kick Football Legends
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Ridiculous Fishing: A Tale of Redemption
The Wolf Among Us

Handheld Game of the Year
Fire Emblem: Awakening
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
Pokémon X and Y Nintendo Game Freak
Tearaway
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year
Diablo III
DOTA 2
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Pokemon X and Y

Sports Game of the Year
FIFA 14
Madden NFL 25
MLB 13: The Show
NBA 2K14
NHL 14

Racing Game of the Year
Forza Motorsport 5
Gran Turismo 6
Grid 2
Need For Speed: Rivals
Real Racing 3

Fighting Game of the Year
Divekick
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Killer Instinct

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
Europa Universalis IV
Fire Emblem: Awakening
Civilization V: Brave New World
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
XCOM: Enemy Within

Family Game of the Year
Disney Infinity
Lego Marvel Super Heroes
Rayman Legends
Skylanders Swap Force
Super Mario 3D World

Adventure Game of the Year
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Tearaway
The Last of Us
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Tomb Raider

Action Game of the Year
Battlefield 4
BioShock Infinite
Dead Rising 3
DMC: Devil May Cry
Resogun

Casual Game of the Year
Candy Box
Peggle 2
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Rayman Fiesta Run
Ridiculous Fishing: A Tale of Redemption

Online Game of the Year
Battlefield 4
Borderlands 2
Diablo III
The Last of Us
World of Tanks

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Grand Theft Auto V
Papers, Please
Tearaway
The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Forza Motorsport 5
Grand Theft Auto V
Super Mario 3D World
The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Story
Beyond: Two Souls
BioShock Infinite
The Last of Us
The Novelist
Tomb Raider

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Beyond: Two Souls
Puppeteer
Rayman Legends
The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
BioShock Infinite
Puppeteer
Rayman Legends
Tearaway
The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Battlefield 4
Grand Theft Auto V
Ryse
The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
Beyond: Two Souls
BioShock Infinite
Puppeteer
Rain
Rayman Legends

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Battlefield 4
BioShock Infinite
God of War: Ascension
Grand Theft Auto V
The Last of Us

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
Grand Theft Auto V
Papers, Please
Tearaway
The Last of Us
The Stanley Parable

Outstanding Character Performance
Grand Theft Auto V — Trevor
Ryse: Son of Rome — Marius Titus
The Last of Us — Ellie
The Last of Us — Joel
The Stanley Parable — Narrator

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