Shadow of Mordor picks up eight D.I.C.E. awards, but not game of the year

That went to Dragon Age

When I think of the D.I.C.E. Awards, I’ll remember montage guy, now and forever.

I wasn’t around to see if any similar unscripted hilarity took place at this year’s show, but I did catch that Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor took home eight awards before losing out to Dragon Age: Inquisition for game of the year, and Destiny was lauded as the best action title of 2014. Huh.

Find the nominees here, and the full list of winners below.

Game of the Year

Dragon Age: Inquisition

  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Developer: BioWare

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: Monolith Productions

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: Monolith Productions

Action Game of the Year

Destiny

  • Publisher: Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • Developer: Bungie

Adventure Game of the Year

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: Monolith Productions

Family Game of the Year

LittleBigPlanet 3

  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
  • Developer: Sony Worldwide Studios Europe/Sumo Digital

Fighting Game of the Year

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Sora Ltd./BANDAI NAMCO Games Inc./BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.

Racing Game of the Year

Mario Kart 8

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Nintendo

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

Dragon Age: Inquisition

  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Developer: BioWare

Sports Game of the Year

FIFA 15

  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Developer: FIFA Development Team – EA Canada

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

  • Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award

Transistor

  • Publisher: Supergiant Games
  • Developer: Supergiant Games

Handheld Game of the Year

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Sora Ltd./BANDAI NAMCO Games Inc./BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.

Mobile Game of the Year

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

  • Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

Destiny

  • Publisher: Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • Developer: Bungie

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: Monolith Productions

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: Monolith Productions

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Monument Valley

  • Publisher: ustwo
  • Developer: ustwo

Outstanding Achievement in Character

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Talion)

  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: Monolith Productions

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Destiny

  • Publisher: Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • Developer: Bungie

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Destiny

  • Publisher: Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • Developer: Bungie

Outstanding Achievement in Story

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: Monolith Productions

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: Monolith Productions
Jordan Devore
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