The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild Is Game of the Year at D.I.C.E. Awards; Winners’ List Inside

The ceremony for the 21st D.I.C.E Awards has concluded, and all the winners have been announced. Read the full list.

on February 23, 2018 12:21 AM

Today the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences hosted the ceremony for the 21st D.I.C.E. Awards. 

The nominees for the Game of the Year award were Cuphead, Horizon Zero Dawn, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, Super Mario Odyssey, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In the end, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild brought home the prize.

If you’re curious about all the winners, you can check out the full list below.

  • Outstanding Achievement in Animation – Cuphead
  • Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction – Cuphead
  • Outstanding Achievement in Character – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Senua
  • Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition – Cuphead
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design – Super Mario Odyssey
  • Outstanding Achievement in Story – Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Outstanding Technical Achievement – Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Action Game of the Year – Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Adventure Game of the Year – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild
  • Family Game of the Year – Snipperclips
  • Fighting Game of the Year – Injustice 2
  • Racing Game of the Year – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Role-Playing Game of the Year – NieR: Automata
  • Sports Game of the Year – FIFA 18
  • Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year – Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  • Immersive Reality Technical Achievement – Lone Echo/Echo Arena
  • Immersive Reality Game of the Year – Lone Echo/Echo Arena
  • D.I.C.E. Sprite Award – Snipperclips
  • Handheld Game of the Year – Metroid: Samus Returns
  • Mobile Game of the Year – Fire Emblem Heroes
  • Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay – Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Design – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild
  • Game of the Year- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Genyo Takeda

All the awards were peer-voted by the members of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences.

If you want to compare, you can check out the results for last year’s awards, that saw the triumph of Blizzard’s Overwatch. In 2016, the highest honor was awarded to Bethesda’s Fallout 4.

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Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.