Fallout 4 is DICE's Game of the Year

DICE’s all-peer-based voting panel must have had a great time hacking supermutants apart to Skeeter Davis’s End of the World, ‘cause Fallout 4 took three awards home, including Game of the Year. But of course, Fallout 4 wasn’t the only big winner at the 19th DICE Awards.


In total, five games had wins in more than one category this year. They are:

Fallout 4

  • Game of the Year
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
  • Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

Ori and the Blind Forest

  • Outstanding Achievement in Animation
  • Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
  • Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Rocket League

  • DICE Sprite Award (“having disproportionate resources for development and exposure, as compared to AAA titles”)
  • Sports Game of the Year
  • Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

Star Wars Battlefront

  • Action Game of the Year
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

The Witcher 3

  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
  • Outstanding Achievement in Story
  • Outstanding Technical Achievement

Seven other games won in a single category:

  • Forza Motorsport 6 - Racing Game of the Year
  • Helldivers - Handheld Game of the Year
  • Heroes of the Storm - Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - Adventure Game of the Year
  • Mortal Kombat X - Fighting Game of the Year
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider - Outstanding Achievement in Character
  • Super Mario Maker - Family Game of the Year

Besides recognizing the above twelve games, the Academy also inducted Hideo Kojima in its Hall of Fame for his efforts to advance the gaming industry, and posthumously honored Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata with its fifth Lifetime Achievement Award.

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  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

What? ... Like just what? I can see how you might just be able to swing game of the year, at least as far as popular vote goes but this one is beyond questionable.

Thats like giving them an award for what’s been consistently griped about as the worst thing about FO4