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Dragon Age: Inquisition Takes Top Honors At 18th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards

by Matt Bertz on Feb 05, 2015 at 03:06 PM

Last year, Naughty Dog's The Last of Us dominated the D.I.C.E. Awards. This year, that honor went to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, but despite winning eight categories it was bested by Dragon Age: Inquisition for game of the year.

BioWare's sprawling RPG also won the best role-playing game award. Other multiple category winners included Destiny, Hearthstone, and Super Smash Bros. Pong creator Al Alcorn and father of video Ralph Baer both received Pioneer Awards for their crucial contributions to interactive entertainment.

Here is the full list of winners:

Action Game of the Year: Destiny

Adventure Game of the Year: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year: Dragon Age: Inquisition 

Sports Game of the Year: FIFA 15

Racing Game of the Year: Mario Kart 8

Fighting Game of the Year: Super Smash Bros.

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Family Game of the Year: LittleBigPlanet 3

Handheld Game of the Year: Super Smash Bros.

Mobile Game of the Year: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

DICE Sprite Award: Transistor

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay: Destiny

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Outstanding Achievement In Original Music Composition: Destiny

Outstanding Achievement In Sound Design: Destiny

Outstanding Achievement In Story: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Outstanding Achievement In Character: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Outstanding Technical Achievement: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Outstanding Achievement In Animation: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Outstanding Achievement In Art Direction: Monument Valley

Outstanding Achievement In Gameplay Design: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Outstanding Achievement In Game Direction:  Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Game of the Year: Dragon Age: Inquisition