DICE Awards 2022

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(Post updated with winners and links to livestream and Phil Spencer’s Lifetime Achievement award)

The 25th Annual DICE Awards have been announced! Awarded by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), these awards are judged by industry figures, encompassing all facets of game making. The award winners were announced at the DICE Summit, February 24, 2022.

25th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards Finalists Revealed (interactive.org)

DICE Awards 2022 Livestream:

Phil Spencer’s Lifetime Achievement award

Nominees (winners in bold):

Game of the Year

Deathloop

Inscryption

It Takes Two

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Returnal

AIAS Hall of Fame

Ed Boon of NetherRealm Studios

Lifetime Achievement Award

Phil Spencer of Microsoft

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Deathloop

Inscryption

It Takes Two

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

The Artful Escape

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

Deathloop

Inscryption

It Takes Two

Loop Hero

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Online Game of the Year

Back 4 Blood

Call of Duty: Vanguard

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

Halo Infinite

Knockout City

Mobile Game of the Year

Behind the Frame

Fantasian

League of Legends: Wild Rift

Moncage

Pokémon UNITE

Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game

Death’s Door

Inscryption

Loop Hero

Sable

Unpacking

Immersive Reality Game of the Year

Demeo

I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy and the Liar

Lone Echo II

Resident Evil 4 VR

Song in the Smoke

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

Lone Echo II

Puzzling Places

Resident Evil 4 VR

Song in the Smoke

YUKI

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Age of Empires IV

Gloomhaven

Griftlands

Inscryption

Loop Hero

Sports Game of the Year

EA SPORTS FIFA 22

Mario Golf: Super Rush

NBA 2k22

Riders Republic

The Climb 2

Role-Playing Game of the Year

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous

Shin Megami Tensei V

Tales of Arise

Wildermyth

Racing Game of the Year

F1 2021

Forza Horizon 5

Hot Wheels Unleashed

Fighting Game of the Year

GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-

Melty Blood: Type Lumina

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

Family Game of the Year

Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise

Cozy Grove

Mario Party Superstars

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Warioware: Get it Together

Adventure Game of the Year

Death’s Door

It Takes Two

MARVEL’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Psychonauts 2

Resident Evil Village

Action Game of the Year

Deathloop

Halo Infinite

Metroid Dread

Returnal

The Ascent

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Battlefield™ 2042

Forza Horizon 5

Moncage

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Returnal

Outstanding Achievement in Story

Before Your Eyes

Inscryption

MARVEL’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Psychonauts 2

The Forgotten City

Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design

Forza Horizon 5

Halo Infinite

It Takes Two

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Returnal

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Deathloop

It Takes Two

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Psychonauts 2

Returnal

Outstanding Achievement in Character

Deathloop

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Life is Strange: True Colors

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Resident Evil Village

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Call of Duty: Vanguard

Deathloop

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Resident Evil Village

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Call of Duty: Vanguard

Deathloop

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Resident Evil Village

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I wish Age of Empires IV would’ve had a mention for audio design. In my opinion the best audio design in a strategy game I’ve ever seen. Very immersive.

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Hope FF14 takes both of the awards its nominated for, that game is truly special and they deserve as much recognition as they can get for pulling off Endwalker as well as they did

Looks like the whole industry don’t like Forza Horizon.

No, it got more awards than any other Forza game.

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Hoping my second best game of 2021, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart wins game of the year since Halo Infinite isn’t a nominee.

Talk about Sony bias there. Psychonauts and fodza getting shafted

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It has won more goty’s than ratchet and returnal, it’s even competing in the top 3 most awarded games of the year…at the moment:

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(Added winners, and links to livestream and Phil Spencer’s Lifetime Achievement award to top post.)

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The new Starfield trailer is simply Amazing, LOL

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