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‘God of War’ Wins DICE Game of Year, Eight Other Awards

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The PlayStation 4’s “God of War” was named Game of the Year at the 22nd annual DICE Awards in Las Vegas Wednesday night and took home eight other awards.

The SIE Santa Monica Studio developed and Sony Interactive Entertainment published game also took home awards for outstanding achievement in game direction, in game design, in story, in sound design, in music composition, in art direction and in character for Kratos. It was also named adventure game of the year. “God of War” was nominated for a total of a dozen awards.

The only other game to win more than one award at the evening’s show was “Celeste,” which was named action game of the year and won an award for outstanding achievement for an independent game.

The complete list of winners includes:

Game of the Year
“God of War”
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer: SIE Santa Monica Studio

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
“God of War”
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer: SIE Santa Monica Studio

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
“God of War”
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer: SIE Santa Monica Studio

Portable Game of the Year
“Florence”
Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
Developer: Mountains

Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game
“Celeste”
Publisher: Matt Makes Games
Developer: Matt Makes Games

Immersive Reality Game of the Year
“Beat Saber”
Publisher: Beat Games
Developer: Beat Games

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement
“Tónandi”
Publisher: Magic Leap
Developer: Magic Leap and Sigur Rós

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay
“Fortnite”
Publisher: Epic Games
Developer: Epic Games

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
“Into the Breach”
Publisher: Subset Games
Developer: Subset Games

Sports Game of the Year
“Mario Tennis Aces”
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Developer: Nintendo Co., Ltd. and Camelot Co. Ltd.

Role-Playing Game of the Year
“Monster Hunter: World”
Publisher: CAPCOM
Developer: CAPCOM

Racing Game of the Year
“Forza Horizon 4”
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Developer: Playground Games

Fighting Game of the Year
“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate”
Publisher: Nintendo of America
Developer: Nintendo, Sora Ltd., and BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.

Family Game of the Year
“Unravel Two”
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: ColdWood Interactive

Adventure Game of the Year
“God of War”
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer: SIE Santa Monica Studio

Action Game of the Year
“Celeste”
Publisher: Matt Makes Games
Developer: Matt Makes Games

Outstanding Technical Achievement
“Red Dead Redemption 2”
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Developer: Rockstar Games

Outstanding Achievement in Story
“God of War”
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer: SIE Santa Monica Studio

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
“God of War”
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer: SIE Santa Monica Studio

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
“God of War”
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer: SIE Santa Monica Studio

Outstanding Achievement in Character
“God of War” – Kratos
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer: SIE Santa Monica Studio

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
“God of War”
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer: SIE Santa Monica Studio

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
“Marvel’s Spider-Man”
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer: Insomniac Games

https://variety.com/2019/gaming/news/dice-awards-2018-god-of-war-1203139475/
 

Mokus

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Congratulations, well deserved, now let's make the next God of War even better... (more proper bosses).
 

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Congratulations, well deserved, now let's make the next God of War even better... (more proper bosses).

 

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A well deserved win, it was a real risk mixing up the standard GOW formula, but it paid off in a big way, can't wait for the sequel to see what awaits Kratos and Atreus after that crazy ending, and even crazier epilogue :pie_mansinger:

(Dont know what that emoji mean, but kinda looks like Kratos lol)
 

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2015 - The Witcher 3 : 257
2013 - The Last of Us : 249
2011 - Skyrim : 227
2018 - God Of War : 190
2017 - Zelda Breath of the Wild : 189
2016 - Uncharted 4 A Thief's End : 165
2013 - Grand Theft Auto V : 160
2014 - Dragon Age Inquisition : 134
2018 - Red Dead Redemption II : 130
2010 - Red Dead Redemption : 111
2009 - Uncharted 2 Among Thieves : 111
2016 - Overwatch : 102
2010 - Mass Effect 2 : 101
2012 - The Walking Dead The Game : 75
 
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Imagine how it must feel for Rockstar to lose to Celeste and Spiderman. I genuinely dislike the DICE awards especially after they snubbed the Witcher 3 for fallout bore....I mean 4.

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Loved a lot of games this year. Definitely not mad about this getting the win. Hoping for more of these engaging singleplayer games going foward.
 
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2015 - The Witcher 3 : 257
2013 - The Last of Us : 249
2011 - Skyrim : 227
2018 - God Of War : 190
2017 - Zelda Breath of the Wild : 189
2016 - Uncharted 4 A Thief's End : 165
2013 - Grand Theft Auto V : 160
2014 - Dragon Age Inquisition : 134
2018 - Red Dead Redemption II : 130
2010 - Red Dead Redemption : 111
2009 - Uncharted 2 Among Thieves : 111
2016 - Overwatch : 102
2010 - Mass Effect 2 : 101
2012 - The Walking Dead The Game : 75

Skyrim getting 227 GOTY awards in a year where Dark Souls, Portal 2, and Batman: Arkham City were released tells me all I need to know about journalism bias.
 

Evilms

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Skyrim getting 227 GOTY awards in a year where Dark Souls, Portal 2, and Batman: Arkham City were released tells me all I need to know about journalism bias.
Yes, Skyrim took almost everything that year:
Portal 2 : 58
Batman Arkham City : 40
Uncharted 3 Drake's Deception: 20
The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword : 18 (including Awards 2012)
Dark Souls : 5
 

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This gives God of War 190 awards in a tough year with many great games....And yet, there's still GDC awards and Bafta to come...
 

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Dice Awards

A full list of winners is listed below. Some really great games this year...


Game of the Year
God of War (Winner)
Into the Breach
Marvel's Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2
Return of the Obra Dinn



Outstanding Achievement in Animation
God of War
GRIS
Marvel's Spider-Man (Winner)
Moss
Red Dead Redemption 2


Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Detroit: Become Human
God of War
(Winner)
GRIS
Marvel's Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2



Outstanding Achievement in Character
Assassin's Creed Odyssey (Kassandra)
God of War (Atreus)
God of War (Kratos) (Winner)
Marvel's Spider-Man (Peter Parker/Spider-Man)
Red Dead Redemption 2 (Arthur Morgan)


Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
Detroit: Become Human
Forgotton Anne
God of War
(Winner)
Marvel's Spider-Man
Tetris Effect



Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Battlefield V
Detroit: Become Human
God of War
(Winner)
Marvel's Spider-Man Moss


Outstanding Achievement in Story
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Florence
God of War
(Winner)
Marvel's Spider-Man
Return of the Obra Dinn



Outstanding Technical Achievement
ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Battlefield V
God of War
Marvel's Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2
(Winner)


Action Game of the Year
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Celeste
(Winner)
Destiny 2: Forsaken
Far Cry 5
Shadow of the Tomb Raider



Adventure Game of the Year
Detroit: Become Human
God of War
(Winner)
Marvel's Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2
Return of the Obra Dinn



Family Game of the Year
ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Kirby Star Allies
LEGO DC Super-Villains
Starlink: Battle for Atlas
Unravel Two
(Winner)


Fighting Game of the Year
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
Dragon Ball Fighter Z
SOULCALIBUR VI
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
(Winner)


Racing Game of the Year
Forza Horizon 4 (Winner)
F1 2018
Wreckfest



Role-Playing Game of the Year
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Monster Hunter World
(Winner)
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire



Sports Game of the Year
FIFA 19
Mario Tennis Aces
(Winner)
MLB The Show 18


Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
Bad North
Frostpunk
Into the Breach
(Winner)
Northgard
RimWorld



Immersive Reality Technical Achievement
ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Beat Saber
Dr. Grordbort's Invaders
Tónandi
(Winner)
Torn


Immersive Reality Game of the Year
ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Beat Saber
(Winner)
Moss
Sprint Vector
Transference



Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game
Celeste (Winner)
Florence
Into the Breach
Minit
Return of the Obra Dinn



Portable Game of the Year
Dandara
Donut County
Dragalia Lost
Florence
(Winner)
Oddmar


Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay
Fortnite (Winner)
Destiny 2: Forsaken
Laser League
Red Dead Redemption 2
Sea of Thieves



Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
God of War (Winner)
Into the Breach
Marvel's Spider-Man
Return of the Obra Dinn
Subnautica



Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Florence
God of War
(Winner)
Marvel's Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2
Return of the Obra Dinn
 

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Played once and sold it.
Nice visuals. Great presentation. Awful pace. OK story. OK gameplay.

Undeserved IMHO. Another example of morals blinding people for me.
 
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I completely agree with this and am happy God of War got the award. I had a blast playing it and found the combat to be very well done and deeper than a lot of people give it credit for. It wasn't perfect, but I had a blast with it.

When it comes to production values and story, RD2 was top notch, but when it comes to gameplay it was at times pretty terrible as the term "cowboy simulator" is accurate. RDR2 would have easily been GOTY if it had had gameplay identical to even RDR 1.
 

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I couldn’t play it for more than 10 minutes. It started off so... slow... as a walking simulation and as such a stark opposite from the other games in the series that I couldn’t be bothered.

The earlier games in the series started with a bang, and pulled me in immediately. There was action from the jump. Not here. Sullen. Boring. Not for me. I don’t care for the emotional.

I don’t stick with games that don’t pull me in right away. As someone who grew up playing arcade games that had to hook players in a matter of a minute, I have a short leash on the games I play now and don’t subscribe to the “it gets better later” school of thought. There’s thousands of other games for me to play, so I have no problem moving from one to the next if my expectations aren’t met.

I’m sure there would’ve been at least a somewhat better experience if I could’ve forced myself to keep at it, but the game started so poorly that I decided it wasn’t worth paying any further penance to get there.
 

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It absolutely cleaned up at the show and beat zelda for total awards in the process. Great day for Sony!
 

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It deserves even DQXI being the better game.
 

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It's good to see games released earlier getting that recognition. God of War was always thought to have a tough time against Red Dead Redemption 2.

Also, why did Beat Saber beat Astrobot?
 

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2015 - The Witcher 3 : 257
2013 - The Last of Us : 249
2011 - Skyrim : 227
2018 - God Of War : 190
2017 - Zelda Breath of the Wild : 189
2016 - Uncharted 4 A Thief's End : 165
2013 - Grand Theft Auto V : 160
2014 - Dragon Age Inquisition : 134
2018 - Red Dead Redemption II : 130
2010 - Red Dead Redemption : 111
2009 - Uncharted 2 Among Thieves : 111
2016 - Overwatch : 102
2010 - Mass Effect 2 : 101
2012 - The Walking Dead The Game : 75

The Last of Us was a beast! Didn't know this game got this many GOTYs.