2019 D.I.C.E. Video Game Awards

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) presented the 22nd annual D.I.C.E. awards on February 14 at a ceremony following the 2019 D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit.

God of War by developer SIE Santa Monica Studio and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment won Game of the Year and eight other categories. The game takes players on a journey as the Spartan warrior Kratos, a man living outside the shadow of the gods, who with his son Atreus, venture into the brutal Norse wilds and fight to fulfill a deeply personal quest. 

God of War

The D.I.C.E. Awards also celebrated Bonnie Ross, Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Head of 343 Industries, which oversees the Halo franchise, with the special honor of being the 2019 recipient of the Academy’s Hall of Fame Award.

The AIAS membership honored video games in 23 award categories:

Game of the Year

  • God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

  • God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)

Portable Game of the Year

  • Florence (Annapurna Interactive/Mountains)

Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game

  • Celeste (Matt Makes Games)

Immersive Reality Game of the Year

  • Beat Saber (Beat Games)

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

  • Tónandi (Magic Leap/Magic Leap and Sigur Rós)

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

  • Fortnite (Epic Games)

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

  • Into the Breach (Subset Games)

Sports Game of the Year

  • Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo Co., Ltd./Camelot Co. Ltd.)

Role-Playing Game of the Year

  • Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)

Racing Game of the Year

  • Forza Horizon 4 (Microsoft Studios/Playground Games)

Fighting Game of the Year

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo/Sora Ltd./Bandai Namco Studios Inc.)

Family Game of the Year

  • Unravel Two (Electronic Arts/ColdWood Interactive)

Adventure Game of the Year

  • God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)

Action Game of the Year

  • Celeste (Matt Makes Games)

Outstanding Technical Achievement

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

Outstanding Achievement in Story

  • God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

  • God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

  • God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)

Outstanding Achievement in Character

  • God of War – Kratos (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

  • God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment/SIE Santa Monica Studio)

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Sony Interactive Entertainment/Insomniac Games)

1 thought on “2019 D.I.C.E. Video Game Awards

  1. Into the Breach is awesome – it’s a turn based strategy game, but you can see what the AI will do in the next turn, so it’s kind of a puzzle game, too.

    Probably not got the same replayability as Faster Than Light, but is shorter. Difficulty ramp is a bit lumpy though.

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