God of War wins big at DICE Awards 2019

The PS4 game won nine of 23 award categories, including Game of the Year

God of War, the open-world adventure game from Sony Interactive Entertainment and SIE Santa Monica Studio, was a big winner at the 22nd annual DICE Awards. The PlayStation 4 game took top honors in nine categories, including Game of the Year, at today’s award show.

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In addition to winning Game of the Year, God of War won awards in game direction, game design, story, and art direction. The only other game to win multiple awards at DICE was action-platformer Celeste, which won action game of the year and outstanding achievement for an independent game.

The DICE Awards are held annually by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), which includes more than 30,000 members. In addition to handing out 23 awards for games and their creators, the AIAS also recognized Bonnie Ross, head of Halo developer 343 Industries, with the honor of being the 2019 recipient of the Academy’s Hall of Fame Award.

The full list of award winners is below:

  • Game of the Year: God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Design: God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Portable Game of the Year: Florence (Annapurna Interactive/Mountains)
  • Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game: Celeste (Matt Makes Games)
  • Immersive Reality Game of the Year: Beat Saber (Beat Games)
  • Immersive Reality Technical Achievement: Tónandi (Magic Leap/Magic Leap and Sigur Rós)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay: Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: Into the Breach (Subset Games)
  • Sports Game of the Year: Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo Co., Ltd./Camelot Co. Ltd.)
  • Role-Playing Game of the Year: Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)
  • Racing Game of the Year: Forza Horizon 4 (Microsoft Studios/Playground Games)
  • Fighting Game of the Year: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo/Sora Ltd./Bandai Namco Studios Inc.)
  • Family Game of the Year: Unravel Two (Electronic Arts/ColdWood Interactive)
  • Adventure Game of the Year: God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Action Game of the Year: Celeste (Matt Makes Games)
  • Outstanding Technical Achievement: Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Story: God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Character: God of War – Kratos (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Marvel’s Spider-Man (Sony Interactive Entertainment/Insomniac Games)

Source: polygon



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