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Surprising Winners Take Home Big Awards at D.I.C.E. 2020

by IGN
Untitled Goose Game and Control won big at this year’s 23rd annual DICE Awards, held by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences tonight in Las Vegas and co-hosted by Jessica Chobot and Greg Miller.

Untitled Goose Game not only had the honor of winning Game of the Year, it also won the award for Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game and Outstanding Achievement in Character.Control took home the most awards this year with four wins, including Action Game of the Year. The only other title that won multiple awards was Death Stranding, which took home the award for Outstanding Technical Achievement and Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design.

While no game took home as many awards as God of War’s nine from DICE 2019, it was still an impressive year, headlined by a Goose who took home the ultimate prize.

“The 23rd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards brings together interactive entertainment industry members from all around the world to celebrate creators who, with passion, talent and perseverance, have developed endearing and enthralling experiences,” says Megan Scavio, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences president. “On behalf of the Academy, I congratulate all of the amazing 2019 nominees and winners chosen by their peers.”

In addition to the awards, vice president of Product Development at Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) Connie Booth was inducted into the Academy’s Hall of Fame. During her 25 years at SIE, she has helped produce such games as Syphon Filter, SOCOM, Jak and Daxter, Sly Cooper, Uncharted, The Last of Us, and much more.See the full list of winners below. Winners are marked in red.

Game of the Year

  • Untitled Goose Game – WINNER
  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Disco Elysium
  • Outer Wilds

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • A Short Hike
  • Control – WINNER
  • Disco Elysium
  • Outer Wilds
  • Untitled Goose Game

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

  • Baba is You – WINNER
  • Disco Elysium
  • Outer Wilds
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Slay the Spire

Portable Game of the Year

  • Call of Duty: Mobile
  • Grindstone
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts – WINNER
  • Sky: Children of the Light
  • What the Golf?

Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game

  • A Short Hike
  • Disco Elysium
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Untitled Goose Game – WINNER
  • What the Golf?

Immersive Reality Game of the Year

  • Asgard’s Wrath
  • Blood & Truth
  • Pistol Whip – WINNER
  • The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets
  • Trover Saves the Universe

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

  • Asgard’s Wrath
  • Blood & Truth – WINNER
  • Pistol Whip
  • Stormland
  • Westworld Awakening

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

  • Apex Legends – WINNER
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Destiny 2: Shadowkeep
  • Tetris 99
  • Wargroove

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

  • Anno 1800
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses – WINNER
  • Oxygen Not Included
  • Slay the Spire
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms

Sports Game of the Year

  • FIFA 20 – WINNER
  • Madden NFL 20
  • MLB The Show 19
  • NBA 2K20
  • NHL 20

Role-Playing Game of the Year

  • Disco Elysium
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield
  • The Outer Worlds – WINNER

Racing Game of the Year

  • Crash Team Racin Nitro-Fueled
  • DiRT Rally 2.0
  • F1 2019
  • Mario Kart Tour – WINNER
  • Trials Rising

Fighting Game of the Year

  • Dead or Alive 6
  • Jump Force
  • Mortal Kombat 11 – WINNER
  • Samurai Shodown

Family Game of the Year

  • A Short Hike
  • Dragon Quest Builders 2
  • Ring Fit Adventure
  • Super Mario Maker 2 – WINNER
  • Yoshi’s Crafted World

Adventure Game of the Year

  • Death Stranding
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – WINNER
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Action Game of the Year

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Control – WINNER
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Gears 5
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Outstanding Technical Achievement

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Concrete Genie
  • Control
  • Death Stranding – WINNER
  • Metro Exodus

Outstanding Achievement in Story

  • Control
  • Disco Elysium – WINNER
  • Outer Wilds
  • Telling Lies
  • The Outer Worlds

Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Death Stranding – WINNER
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

  • Arise: A Simple Story
  • Control – WINNER
  • Erica
  • Golem
  • Mortal Kombat 11

Outstanding Achievement in Character

  • Control – Jesse Faden
  • Death Stranding – Cliff Unger
  • Death Stranding – Sam Porter Bridges
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – Greez
  • Untitled Goose Game – The Goose – WINNER

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Concrete Genie
  • Control – WINNER
  • Death Stranding
  • Resident Evil 2

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Days Gone
  • Death Stranding
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 – WINNER

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who can’t wait and is so excited he just can’t hide it. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.


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