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D.I.C.E Awards Nominees Unveiled, God Of War Dominates With 12 Nominations

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The D.I.C.E awards are another among the award listings that gauge the best achievements that the gaming industry achieves within a year. Formerly known as the Academy of interactive arts and sciences, the DICE awards revealed the 22 finalists for the annual awards and God of War, unsurprisingly, was quite the star of the show.

This isn’t the first awards show God of War has shined at, since we’ve seen the game win the GoTY achievement as well at the official video game awards 2018. As far as the DICE awards go, God of War has been nominated for 12 different awards. Here’s the specifics on who was nominated for what:

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
God of War
GRIS
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Moss
Red Dead Redemption 2

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Detroit: Become Human
God of War
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)
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
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Tetris Effect

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

Outstanding Achievement in Story
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Florence
God of War
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

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

Adventure Game of the Year
Detroit: Become Human
God of War
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

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

Racing Game of the Year
Forza Horizon 4
F1 2018
Wreckfest

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

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

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

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement
ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Beat Saber
Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders
Tónandi
Torn

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

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

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

Online Game of the Year
Fortnite
Destiny 2: Forsaken
Laser League
Red Dead Redemption 2
Sea of Thieves

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

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

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

Happy to see my boy Spider-Man up there as well. The game got recognized and nominated several times but doesn’t quite get the recognition for the amazing piece of art and fan service that it is.

Red Dead Redemption 2 also made it to the listings of the DICE awards. The Rockstar western was also the main rival to God of War for the video game awards of 2018. I fee like the cowboy title released a bit too late into the year, unable to reach its proper saturation point. Unlike God of War itself.

Though the game by Santa Montica has definitely earned all the recognition it’s getting, and that’s not because God of War is an established IP. The new installment was a marvel in video game cinematic story-telling. It also put an end to the ongoing argument presented by EA that single player games were dying.

It’s funny that Red Dead Redemption 2 made the online game nominee listings for the DICE awards as well. Despite its main focus being the single player story aspect. Yet it might actually swipe the award from Destiny 2, which actually was in its complete state, an online multiplayer game.