Attack of the Fanboy

Overwatch Wins Game Of The Year At 2017 DICE Awards

by Darrin Wright


It’s been a great nine months for Overwatch, the class-based multiplayer shooter from Blizzard Entertainment that seems to have taken the entire gaming world by storm, and that now includes a Game of the Year award.

The DICE Awards were presented last night, and Overwatch won not only the top honor, but also the Outstanding Achievement in Game Design, Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay, and Action Game of the Year awards.

It should come as no surprise, as Overwatch has been hailed by practically everyone (including us) for its smooth and addictive gameplay and character designs that have led to an explosion of fan fiction. Not bad at all for an online-only, multiplayer-only game.

Overwatch wasn’t the only winner last night, however, as Uncharted 4 took home a number of awards as well. The rest of the winners are below:

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Inside (publisher/developer: Playdead)
Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

Eagle Flight (Publisher: Ubisoft, Developer: FunHouse)
Immersive Reality Game of the Year

Superhot VR (Publisher/Developer: SUPERHOT Sp. z o.o)
Mobile Game of the Year

Pokemon GO (Publisher/Developer: Niantic Labs)
Handheld Game of the Year

Pokemon Sun and Moon (Publisher: The Pokemon Company, Developer: Game Freak)
D.I.C.E. Sprite Award

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Sid Meier’s Civilization 6 (Publisher: 2K Games, Developer: Firaxis Games)
Sports Game of the Year

Steep (Publisher/Developer: Ubisoft)
Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

Dark Souls 3 (Publisher: Bandai Namco, Developer: FromSoftware)
Racing Game of the Year

Forza Horizon 3 (Publisher: Microsoft Studios, Developer: Playground Games/Turn 10 Studios)
Fighting Game of the Year

Street Fighter 5 (Publisher/Developer: Capcom)
Family Game of the Year

Ratchet & Clank (Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment, Developer: Insomniac Games)
Adventure Game of the Year

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment America, Developer: Naughty Dog)
Outstanding Technical Achievement

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Outstanding Achievement in Story

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Battlefield 1 (Publisher: Electronic Arts/EA DICE)
Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Doom (Publisher: Bethesda Softworks, Developer: id Software)
Outstanding Achievement in Character

The Last Guardian – Trico (Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment America, Developer: JAPAN Studio)
Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

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