Overwatch Wins Top Honors at D.I.C.E. Awards

Plus, prestigious awards for Inside, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, and the first of the new virtual reality awards announced.


Blizzard's popular shooter Overwatch received the top honor at last night's D.I.C.E. Awards, taking home the Game of the Year. But it was far from the only big winner of the night, as several other games won prestigious awards, multiple victories, and even brand new categories created this year.

Overwatch and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End tied for most awards received, at four apiece. Playdead's Inside won three, including Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction and the Sprite Award, which recognizes a game developed with limited resources. Dark Souls 3 won RPG/MMO of the year, Steep won Sports Game of the Year, and Street Fighter 5 won Fighting Game of the Year. In the brand new VR categories, Superhot VR took Immersive Reality Game of the Year, and Eagle Flight won Immersive Reality Technical Achievement.

Shacknews' own Game of the Year, Doom, took home a single award for Original Music Composition.

As previously announced, Bethesda Game Studios executive producer Todd Howard was inducted into the AIAS Hall of Fame.

Check below for a full list of award winners.

  • Game of the Year: Overwatch
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: Inside
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Design: Overwatch 
  • Immersive Reality Technical Achievement: Eagle Flight
  • Immersive Reality Game of the Year: Superhot VR
  • Mobile Game of the Year: Pokémon GO
  • Handheld Game of the Year: Pokémon Sun and Moon 
  • D.I.C.E. Sprite Award: Inside 
  • Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay: Overwatch
  • Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: Sid Meier’s Civilization 6
  • Sports Game of the Year: Steep
  • Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year: Dark Souls 3
  • Racing Game of the Year: Forza Horizon 3
  • Fighting Game of the Year: Street Fighter 5
  • Family Game of the Year: Ratchet & Clank
  • Adventure Game of the Year: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Action Game of the Year: Overwatch
  • Outstanding Technical Achievement: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Outstanding Achievement in Story: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: Battlefield 1
  • Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: Doom 
  • Outstanding Achievement in Character: The Last Guardian - Trico
  • Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: Inside
  • Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
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