Overwatch

Overwatch took home peer-based voting panel DICE’s “Game of the Year” award in a move that was never going to go any other way. Also the Game Awards’ Game of the Year, Overwatch made a clean sweep of 2016 awards cycle.

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In DICE’s 20th year, only three games won multiple categories: Overwatch, Inside and Uncharted 4.

Overwatch

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  • Game of the Year
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
  • Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay
  • Action Game of the Year

Inside

  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
  • Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
  • DICE Sprite Award

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

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  • Adventure Game of the Year
  • Outstanding Technical Achievement
  • Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Several games nabbed single awards, indicating 2016 was a strong year across all awards categories. New achievements this year nodded to virtual reality and augmented reality games’ rising prominence. Curiously, The Last Guardian’s cat-bird earned this year’s “Outstanding Achievement in Character” award. Take a look:

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Eagle Flight

  • Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

Superhot Vr

  • Immersive Reality Game of the Year

Pokémon GO

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  • Mobile Game of the Year

Pokémon Sun and Moon

  • Handheld Game of the Year

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI

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  • Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Steep

  • Sports Game of the Year

Dark Souls III

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  • Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

Forza Horizon 3

  • Racing Game of the Year

Street Fighter V

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  • Fighting Game of the Year

Ratchet & Clank

  • Family Game of the Year

Battlefield 1

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  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

DOOM

  • Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

The Last Guardian - Trico

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  • Outstanding Achievement in Character