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2023 DICE Awards nominations announced

This year's Dice Awards nominees

The nominees for this year’s DICE Awards 2023 have been announced by the The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences and there’s some big names on the list like Elden Ring, Bayonetta 3 and God of War Ragnarok along with some great indie picks including the charming Tunic and explosive Neon White. There are a number of different categories this year and you can view the the full list of games nominated here. The DICE Awards ceremony will be livestreamed on Thursday, 23rd February from Resorts World in Las Vegas.

“A total of 61 games released in 2022 are nominated. God of War: Ragnarök leads the pack with 12 nominations, followed by Horizon Forbidden West earning 8 and Elden Ring with 7. Tying with 4 nominations each are Call of Duty: Modern Warfare ll, IMMORTALITY, Moss: Book II, TUNIC, and Vampire Survivors. Finalists for 2022’s top honor, Game of the Year, are: Elden Ring, God of War Ragnarök, Horizon Forbidden West, Stray, and Vampire Survivors.” 

“I wanted to give a special thank you as always to our peer panelists. They continue to dedicate their time and expertise in judging and selecting the best games of 2022. And on behalf of all of us at the Academy, congratulations to all our finalists! Each of the games selected have marveled us with their unique approaches to storytelling, creativity, and technical innovation. We can’t wait to celebrate your hard work and achievements at the 26th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards!” 

Meggan Scavio, president of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences.

Game of the Year 

  • Elden Ring (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco)
  • God of War Ragnarok (Sony Santa Monica/Sony)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games/Sony)
  • Stray (BlueTwelve Studio/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Vampire Survivors (Poncle)

Family Game of the Year

  • Disney Dreamlight Valley
  • Kirby’s Dream Buffet
  • Lost in Play
  • Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
  • Trombone Champ

RPG of the Year

  • Citizen Sleeper
  • Elden Ring
  • Weird West
  • World of Warcraft: Dragonflight
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Action Game of the Year

  • Bayonetta 3
  • Grounded
  • Neon White
  • SIFU
  • Vampire Survivors

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • Elden Ring (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco)
  • God of War Ragnarok (Sony Santa Monica/Sony)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games/Sony)
  • Immortality (Sam Barlow, Half Mermaid/Half Mermaid)
  • Tunic (Tunic Team/Finji)

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

  • Elden Ring (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco)
  • God of War Ragnarok (Sony Santa Monica/Sony)
  • Marvel Snap (Second Dinner/Nuverse)
  • Tunic (Tunic Team/Finji)
  • Vampire Survivors (Poncle)

Online Game of the Year

  • Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker (Square Enix)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Infinity Ward/Activision Blizzard)
  • EA Sports FIFA 23 (EA Vancouver, EA Romania/Electronic Arts)
  • Rumbleverse (Iron Galaxy Studios/Epic Games)
  • Marvel Snap (Second Dinner/Nuverse)

Mobile Game of the Year

  • Marvel Snap (Second Dinner/Nuverse)
  • Diablo Immortal (Blizzard Entertainment, NetEase/Activision Blizzard)
  • Gibbon: Beyond the Trees (Broken Rules)
  • Immortality (Sam Barlow, Half Mermaid/Half Mermaid)
  • Poinpy (Moppin/Devolver Digital)

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement 

  • Cosmonious High (Owlchemy
  • Moss: Book II (Polyarc)
  • Red Matter 2 (Vertical Robot)
  • Tentacular (Firepunchd/Devolver Digital)
  • The Last Clockwinder (Pontoco/Cyan Ventures)

Outstanding Achievement for Independent Game

  • Immortality (Sam Barlow, Half Mermaid/Half Mermaid)
  • Neon White (Angel Matrix/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge (Tribute Games/Dotemu)
  • Vampire Survivors (Poncle)
  • Tunic (Tunic Team/Finji)

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4 thoughts on “2023 DICE Awards nominations announced”

  1. Outstanding achievement in game design is without a doubt God of War Ragnarok. Kratos is a great protagonist, but 2 of my favorite characters Thor and his daughter Thurd have amazing character models. The amout of detail they put into GoW Ragnarok is insane and i love the amout of QTE’s during the campaign and boss encounters.

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