2022’s titans keep taking home trophies
The curtain has fallen on the 2023 DICE Awards. And if you were paying attention to all the end-of-year awards as they’ve rolled out, the outcome may not be too surprising.
The awards, hosted by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, had its membership base of over 30,000 industry members vote on the various categories. Elden Ring walked away with five of them, while God of War Ragnarok snatched seven.
It wasn’t just their night, though. Other hits from 2022, including Tunic and Vampire Survivors, got some recognition. And Double Fine Productions’ Tim Schafer was recognized for his contributions to the industry with the Hall of Fame award. If you want to learn more about that, I can’t recommend the recently released PsychOdyssey documentary about the making of Psychonauts 2 enough.
Still, it looks like Elden Ring and Ragnarok remain the two big titans of 2022, warring it out for the annual awards. We still have the annual Game Developers Choice Awards ahead of us, as part of GDC, to see if some other games can bring home some hardware.
Here’s the full list of 2023 DICE Award winners.
2023 DICE Awards winners
Game of the Year: Elden Ring
Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: Elden Ring
Outstanding Achievement in Game Design: Elden Ring
Outstanding Achievement in Animation: God of War Ragnarök
Outstanding Achievement in Character: God of War Ragnarök – Kratos
Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: God of War Ragnarök
Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design: God of War Ragnarök
Outstanding Achievement in Story: God of War Ragnarök
Outstanding Technical Achievement: Elden Ring
Action Game of the Year: Vampire Survivors
Adventure Game of the Year: God of War Ragnarök
Family Game of the Year: Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
Fighting Game of the Year: MultiVersus
Racing Game of the Year: Gran Turismo 7
Role-Playing Game of the Year: Elden Ring
Sports Game of the Year: OlliOlli World
Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: Dwarf Fortress
Online Game of the Year: Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker
Immersive Reality Technical Achievement: Red Matter 2
Immersive Reality Game of the Year: Red Matter 2
Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game: Tunic
Mobile Game of the Year: Marvel Snap