For the past 25 years, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) has been giving away the DICE Awards, one of the most prestigious awards in all of gaming. The AIAS has now announced its candidates for the 2022 event, with the winners to be announced at an event in Las Vegas on February 24, honoring the Games that continue in 2021.

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The AIAS presents several awards every year in recognition of sports for various achievements. Fans may be particularly interested in the games that have been nominated for Game of the Year, with the AIAS nominated a total of five games at this year’s event. The DICE Awards nominees for Game of the Year are deathloop, encryption, it takes two, Ratchet and Clank: Apart from the Rift, And returnal,

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Most of those games were nominated for Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2021 in December, except for encryption And returnal, encryption, the uninitiated, is a unique deck-building game where players are trying to defeat a demonic entity in a card game. returnal, meanwhile, is an action shooter roguelike from developer Housemark. Both games earned critical acclaim and were turned down by many at this year’s Game Awards, so fans will be glad to see they’ve been approved at the DICE Awards.

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game of the year

dice award winners
  • deathloop

  • encryption

  • it takes two

  • Ratchet and Clank: Apart from the Rift

  • returnal

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • Call of Duty: Vanguard

  • deathloop

  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits

  • Ratchet and Clank: Apart from the Rift

  • Resident Evil Village

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

  • Call of Duty: Vanguard

  • deathloop

  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits

  • Ratchet and Clank: Apart from the Rift

  • Resident Evil Village

Outstanding Achievement in Character

  • Deathloop – Colt Vehicles

  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits – Kena

  • Life is Strange: True Colors – Alex Chen

  • Ratchet and Clank: Apart from the Rift – Rivet

  • Resident Evil Village – Lady Dimitrescu

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

  • deathloop

  • it takes two

  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits

  • Psychonauts 2

  • returnal

Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design

  • forza horizon 5

  • hello infinity

  • it takes two

  • Ratchet and Clank: Apart from the Rift

  • returnal

Outstanding Achievement in Story

  • before your eyes

  • encryption

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

  • Psychonauts 2

  • the forgotten city

outstanding technical achievement

  • Battlefield 2042

  • forza horizon 5

  • Monkage

  • Ratchet and Clank: Apart from the Rift

  • returnal

Action Game of the Year

  • deathloop

  • hello infinity

  • metroid dread

  • returnal

  • climbing

Adventure Game of the Year

  • death’s Door

  • it takes two

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

  • Psychonauts 2

  • Resident Evil Village

Family Game of the Year

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise

  • cozy grove

  • Mario Party Superstar

  • Ratchet and Clank: Apart from the Rift

  • WarioWare: Get It Together

Fighting Game of the Year

  • guilty gear attempt

  • Melty Blood: Type Lumina

  • Nickelodeon All-Star controversy

Racing Game of the Year

  • F1 2021

  • forza horizon 5

  • Hot Wheels Unleashed

Role-playing Game of the Year

  • Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker

  • Pioneer: Wrath of the Righteous

  • Shin Megami Tensei 5

  • tales of rise

  • wildermith

Sports Game of the Year

  • fifa 22

  • Mario Golf: Super Rush

  • nba 2k22

  • riders republic

  • climb 2

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

  • age of empires 4

  • glomhaven

  • griflands

  • encryption

  • loop hero

Immersive Reality Technological Achievement

  • loan eco 2

  • secret place

  • Resident Evil 4 VR

  • song in smoke

  • yuki

Immersive Reality Game of the Year

  • demo

  • I Expect You To Die 2

  • loan eco 2

  • Resident Evil 4 VR

  • song in smoke

Outstanding Achievement for a Freelance Game

  • death’s Door

  • encryption

  • loop hero

  • sable

  • shell

mobile game of the year

  • behind the frame

  • imagination

  • League of Legends: Wild Rift

  • Monkage

  • pokemon unite

online game of the year

  • back 4 blood

  • Call of Duty: Vanguard

  • Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker

  • hello infinity

  • knockout city

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

  • deathloop

  • encryption

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