Fallout 4 wins “Game of the Year” at 2016 DICE Awards


The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences held their annual DICE Awards ceremony last night, and Bethesda’s Fallout 4 emerged from The Vault to take home “Game of the Year” honors. The expansive open world RPG also won in two other categories, “Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year” and “Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction.” However, it wasn’t a sweep for the post-apocalyptic adventure.

A trio of other games took home three awards last night including Moon Studios’s Ori and the Blind Forest (“Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition,” “Outstanding Achievement in Animation,” and “Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction”), Psyonix’s Rocket League (“Sports Game of the Year,” “Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay,” and the “DICE Spirit Award”), and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (“Outstanding Achievement in Game Design,” “Outstanding Achievement in Story,” and “Outstanding Technical Achievement”).

While the ceremony featured plenty of revelry and merriment, last night’s DICE Awards were also a bittersweet affair as Satoru Iwata was posthumously awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for his distinguished business leadership of Nintendo. And Hideo Kojima, who recently parted ways with Konami after more than three decades with the company, was named to the AIAS’s Hall of Fame.

A complete list of this year’s winners (which also includes Super Mario Maker, Mortal Kombat X, Star Wars: Battlefront, and many more) can be found after the break.

Game of the Year

  • Fallout 4

Handheld Game of the Year

  • Helldivers

Mobile Game of the Year

  • Fallout Shelter

Action Game of the Year

  • Star Wars: Battlefront

Adventure Game of the Year

  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Family Game of the Year

  • Super Mario Maker

Fighting Game of the Year

  • Mortal Kombat X

Racing Game of the Year

  • Forza Motorsport 6

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

  • Fallout 4

Sports Game of the Year

  • Rocket League

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

  • Heroes of the Storm

Outstanding Achievement in Character

  • Rise of the Tomb Raider (Lara Croft)

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • Fallout 4

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

  • Ori and the Blind Forest

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

  • Star Wars: Battlefront

Outstanding Achievement in Story

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

  • Rocket League

Outstanding Technical Achievement

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • Ori and the Blind Forest

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

  • Ori and the Blind Forest

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award

  • Rocket League
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