The Last of Us takes Game of the Year at D.I.C.E. Awards 2014

Friday, 7 February 2014 00:56 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us took home a whopping ten gongs at the 2014 D.I.C.E. Summit Awards.

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The Last of Us led the favourites this year with an impressive 13 nominations. It received just as much love from the developer’s peers as it did in fan-voted game of the year awards, taking home ten awards out of 24 categories.

Plants vs Zombies 2: It’s About Time an BioShock Infinite were the only other games to win multiple awards, with two each under their belts.

During the show, Rockstar founders Dan and Sam Houser and president Leslie Benzies were inducted into its hall of fame. Arcade design legend Eugene Jarvis received the Pioneer Award; as well as his work on Williams games like Defender, he created Smash TV and influenced the development of dozens – maybe hundreds – of other titles.

Now on its 17th iteration, the D.I.C.E. Awards are an annual affair held by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences as part of the yearly D.I.C.E summit. While not as well-known as the GDC Awards, a D.I.C.E. win is considered one of the more illustrious industry awards.

A full list of nominations is available below; winners are in bold.

Game of the Year

•Assassin’s Creed: IV Black Flag
•Bioshock Infinite
•Grand Theft Auto V
The Last of Us
•The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

•Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons
•Grand Theft Auto V
•Papers, Please
•Tearaway
The Last of Us

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

•Grand Theft Auto V
•Papers, Please
•Tearaway
The Last of Us
•The Stanley Parable

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
•Beyond: Two Souls
BioShock Infinite
•Puppeteer
•rain
•Rayman Legends

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
•Battlefield 4
•BioShock Infinite
•God of War: Ascension
•Grand Theft Auto 5
The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Story
•Beyond: Two Souls
•BioShock Infinite
The Last of Us
•The Novelist
•Tomb Raider

Outstanding Character Performance
•Grand Theft Auto 5 — Trevor
•Ryse — Marius Titus
The Last of Us — Ellie
•The Last of Us — Joel
•The Stanley Parable — Narrator

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

•BioShock Infinite
•Puppeteer
•Rayman Legends
•Tearaway
The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering

•Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
•Battlefield 4
•Grand Theft Auto 5
•Ryse
The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering

•Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
•Forza Motorsport 5
Grand Theft Auto 5
•Super Mario 3D World
•The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

•Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
•Beyond: Two Souls
•Puppeteer
•Rayman Legends
The Last of Us

Adventure Game of the Year

•Assassin’s Creed: IV Black Flag
•Tearaway
The Last of Us
•The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
•Tomb Raider

Action Game of the Year

•Battlefield 4
Bioshock Infinite
•Dead Rising 3
•DmC: Devil May Cry
•Resogun

Downloadable Game of the Year

Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons
•Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
•Gone Home
•Papers, Please
•The Stanley Parable

Online Game of the Year

•Battlefield 4
•Borderlands 2
•Diablo 3
•The Last of Us
World of Tanks

Mobile Game of the Year

•Fetch
•Flick Kick Football Legends
Plants vs Zombies 2: It’s About Time
•Ridiculous Fishing: A Tale of Redemption
•The Wolf Among Us: Episode 1 – Faith

Handheld Game of the Year

•Fire Emblem: Awakening
•Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
•Pokémon X and Y
•Tearaway
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Sports Game of the Year

FIFA 14
•Madden NFL 25
•MLB 13 The Show
•NBA 2K14
•NHL 14

Racing Game of the Year

Forza Motorsport 5
•Gran Turismo 6
•Grid 2
•Need for Speed Rivals
•Real Racing 3

Fighting Game of the Year

•Divekick
Injustice: Gods Among Us
•Killer Instinct

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

•Europa Universalis 4
•Fire Emblem: Awakening
•Sid Meier’s Civilization 5: Brave New World
•StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm
XCOM: Enemy Within

Family Game of the Year

•Disney Infinity
•LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
•Rayman Legends
•Skylanders Swap Force
Super Mario 3D World

Casual Game of the Year
•Candy Box
•Peggle 2
Plants vs Zombies 2
•Rayman Fiesta Run
•Ridiculous Fishing – A Tale of Redemption

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year
Diablo 3
•Dota 2
•Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
•Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
•Pokémon X and Y

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