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God of War Crushes at the 2019 DICE Awards

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The 22nd annual DICE Awards, held by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, just went down in Las Vegas. To perhaps few gamers’ surprise, Sony Santa Monica’s God of War completely stole the show.

God of War won the highly praised Game of the Year award, while also managing to wrangle in a whopping nine awards from the total 23 categories. Speaking at the event, Meggan Scavio, president of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, offered a few words.

“Tonight, at the 22nd Annual DICE Awards, the interactive entertainment industry gathered together from all over the world to celebrate their trailblazers – the very best in video games and the teams who – with their amazing talent and vision – have created boundary defying experiences that have captivated global audiences. On behalf of the Academy, I congratulate not only this year’s incredible nominees, but the esteemed winners chosen by their peers.”

Microsoft corporate vice president and head of 343 Industries Bonnie Ross was later announced as the recipient of the 2019 Academy’s Hall of Fame Award. For a full list of the event’s nominees and category winners, check out the list below.

Game of the Year
God of War – WINNER
Into the Breach
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2
Return of the Obra Dinn


Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
God of War – WINNER
Into the Breach
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Return of the Obra Dinn
Subnautica


Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Florence
God of War – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2
Return of the Obra Dinn


Outstanding Achievement in Animation
God of War
GRIS
Marvel’s Spider-Man – WINNER
Moss
Red Dead Redemption 2

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Detroit: Become Human
God of War – WINNER
GRIS
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2


Outstanding Achievement in Character
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – Kassandra
God of War – Atreus
God of War – Kratos – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man – Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2 – Arthur Morgan


Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
Detroit: Become Human
Forgotton Anne
God of War – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Tetris Effect


Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Battlefield V
Detroit: Become Human
God of War – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Moss


Outstanding Achievement in Story
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Florence
God of War – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Return of the Obra Dinn


Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game
Celeste – WINNER
Florence
Into the Breach
Minit
Return of the Obra Dinn


Outstanding Technical Achievement
Astro Bot Rescue Mission
Battlefield V
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2 – WINNER


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