Death Stranding and Control lead 23rd D.I.C.E. Award nominations

This year the Academy of Interactive Arts & Science is celebrating its 23rd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards, recognizing the last year’s achievements in video game development. For the fourth year in a row, the ceremony will be hosted by game industry personalities Jessica Chobot and Greg Miller on February 13 at the Arias Resort in Las Vegas.

This year there are 65 games nominated with Death Stranding and Control leading the pack with eight nominations each, followed by Disco Elysium and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare grabbing six nominations. Other multiple category nominees include Resident Evil 2, Outer Wilds, Untitled Goose Game, Mortal Kombat 11, among others.

“On behalf of the Academy, I want to thank our peer panelists, who always dedicate their time, energy, and expertise in evaluating and selecting 2019’s best games,” said Meggan Scavio, President of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, in a statement. “To all of the finalists – a big congratulations on continuing to push the boundaries of storytelling, creativity and technical innovation. We can’t wait to celebrate your achievements at the 23rd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards!”

Check out the full list of nominees below:

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Days Gone
Death Stranding
Devil May Cry 5
Luigi's Mansion 3

 
Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Concrete Genie
Control
Death Stranding
Resident Evil 2

 
Outstanding Achievement in Character
Control (Jesse Faden)
Death Stranding (Cliff Unger)
Death Stranding (Sam Porter Bridges)
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Greez)
Untitled Goose Game (The Goose)

 
Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
Arise: A Simple Story
Control
Erica
Golem
Mortal Kombat 11

 
Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Death Stranding
Mortal Kombat 11
Resident Evil 2
Sayonara Wild Hearts

 
Outstanding Achievement in Story
Control
Disco Elysium
Outer Wilds
Telling Lies
The Outer Worlds

 
Outstanding Technical Achievement
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Concrete Genie
Control
Death Stranding
Metro Exodus

 
Action Game of the Year
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Control
Devil May Cry 5
Gears 5
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

 
Adventure Game of the Year
Death Stranding
Luigi's Mansion 3
Resident Evil 2
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

 
Family Game of the Year
A Short Hike
DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 
Ring Fit Adventure
Super Mario Maker 2
Yoshi's Crafted World

 
Fighting Game of the Year
Dead or Alive 6
Jump Force
Mortal Kombat 11
Samurai Shodown

 
Racing Game of the Year
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
DiRT Rally 2.0
F1 2019
Mario Kart Tour
Trials Rising

 
Role-Playing Game of the Year
Disco Elysium
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
Kingdom Hearts III
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield
The Outer Worlds

 
Sports Game of the Year
FIFA 20
Madden NFL 20
MLB The Show 19
NBA 2k20
NHL 20

 
Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
Anno 1800
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Oxygen Not Included
Slay The Spire
Total War: Three Kingdoms

 
Immersive Reality Technical Achievement
Asgard's Wrath
Blood & Truth
Pistol Whip
Stormland
Westworld Awakening

 
Immersive Reality Game of the Year
Asgard's Wrath
Blood & Truth
Pistol Whip
The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets
Trover Saves the Universe

 
Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game
A Short Hike
Disco Elysium
Sayonara Wild Hearts
Untitled Goose Game
WHAT THE GOLF?

 
Portable Game of the Year
Call of Duty: Mobile
GRINDSTONE
Sayonara Wild Hearts
Sky: Children of the Light
WHAT THE GOLF?

 
Online Game of the Year
Apex Legends
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep
Tetris 99
Wargroove

 
Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
Baba is You
Disco Elysium
Outer Wilds
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Slay the Spire

 
Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
A Short Hike
Control
Disco Elysium
Outer Wilds
Untitled Goose Game

 
Game of the Year
Control
Death Stranding
Disco Elysium
Outer Wilds
Untitled Goose Game