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Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wins Game of the Year at D.I.C.E. Awards

February 23, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the big winner at the D.I.C.E. Awards, taking home wins for Game of the Year and more. The Nintendo game took home four awards from the The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS)’ yearly awards ceremony, which took place yesterday. In addition to Game of the Year, Breath of the Wild won Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Game Design and Adventure Game of the Year.

Second place for total wins was Cuphead, taking home three wins. It took home the awards for Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition, Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction and Outstanding Achievement in Animation.

Other winners were PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, which won Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay and Action Game of the Year; Horizon Zero Dawn, which Outstanding Technical Achievement and Outstanding Achievement in Story; and Injustice 2, which won Fighting Game of the Year. The full list of winners is below:

Game of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Outstanding Achievement in Game Design: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Immersive Reality Technical Achievement: Lone Echo/Echo Arena
Immersive Reality Game of the Year: Lone Echo/Echo Arena
Mobile Game of the Year: Fire Emblem Heroes
Handheld Game of the Year: Metroid: Samus Returns
D.I.C.E. Sprite Award: Snipperclips
Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay: PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS
Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Sports Game of the Year: FIFA 18
Role-Playing Game of the Year: NierR: Automata
Racing Game of the Year: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Fighting Game of the Year: Injustice 2
Family Game of the Year: Snipperclips
Adventure Game of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Action Game of the Year: PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS
Outstanding Technical Achievement: Horizon Zero Dawn
Outstanding Achievement in Story: Horizon Zero Dawn
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: Super Mario Odyssey
Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: Cuphead
Outstanding Achievement in Character: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Senua
Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: Cuphead
Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Cuphead

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