The Last of Us Dominates 17th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards
Suspense, horror, and surreal worlds dominated the 17th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards. Naughty Dog’s dystopian, post-apocalyptic reimagining of the zombie thriller, The Last Of Us, stole the show with 10 awards, including Outstanding Achievement in Story, Outstanding Innovation in Gaming, Adventure Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction and the industry’s top honor, Game of the Year.
The evening’s other big winners included Irrational Games’ provocative alternate-historical FPS, Bioshock Infinite, which took home Action Game of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition. PopCap’s mobile hit Plants vs. Zombies 2 won both Casual Game of the Year and Mobile Game of the Year, while EA Canada’s FIFA 14 continued the FIFA franchise’s run of five consecutive wins with Sports Game of the Year. Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons, Starbreeze Studios’ touching, story-driven adventure, took home the hardware for Downloadable Game of the Year. Wargaming’s multiplayer online game World of Tanks took home the honor for the D.I.C.E. Awards’ newest category, Online Game of the Year.