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AAA games dominate AIAS nominations

AAA games dominate AIAS nominations

Thu 16 Jan 2014 8:49pm GMT / 3:49pm EST / 12:49pm PST
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Assassin's Creed IV, BioShock Infinite, Grand Theft Auto V, Last of Us, and Zelda: Link Between Worlds up for Game of the Year

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences today announced its nominees for the 17th annual D.I.C.E. Awards, and the field of candidates suggests 2013 was a very strong year for the AAA industry.

Sony's The Last of Us led all titles with 13 nominations in the 24 categories, including Game of the Year. The rest of the Game of the Year field consists of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (five nominations overall), BioShock Infinite (six nominations), Grand Theft Auto V (seven nominations), and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (three nominations).

The awards are voted on by the AIAS' membership of more than 22,000, with International Game Developers Association members allowed to vote in the relevant craft categories. The awards will be given out February 6 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, as the culmination of this year's D.I.C.E. Summit. The full list of categories and nominees follows below.

Game of the Year

Assassin's Creed: IV Black Flag

Bioshock Infinite

Grand Theft Auto V

The Last of Us

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Beyond: Two Souls

Bioshock Infinite

Puppeteer

rain

Rayman Legends

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Battlefield 4

Bioshock Infinite

God of War: Ascension

Grand Theft Auto V

The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Story

Beyond: Two Souls

Bioshock Infinite

The Last of Us

The Novelist

Tomb Raider

Outstanding Character Performance

Grand Theft Auto V - Trevor

Ryse - Marius Titus

The Last of Us - Ellie

The Last of Us - Joel

The Stanley Parable - Narrator

Downloadable Game of the Year

Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Gone Home

Papers, Please

The Stanley Parable

Casual Game of the Year

Candy Box

Peggle 2

Plants VS Zombies 2

Rayman Fiesta Run

Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

Diablo III

Dota 2

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Pokémon X & Y

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

Grand Theft Auto V

Papers, Please

Tearaway

The Last of Us

The Stanley Parable

Sports Game of the Year

FIFA 14

Madden NFL 25

MLB 13 The Show

NBA 2K14

NHL 14

Racing Game of the Year

Forza Motorsport 5

Gran Turismo 6

Grid 2

Need for Speed Rivals

Real Racing 3

Fighting Game of the Year

Divekick

Injustice: Gods Among Us

Killer Instinct

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Europa Universalis 4

Fire Emblem: Awakening

Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

XCOM: Enemy Within

Family Game of the Year

Disney Infinity

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

Rayman Legends

Skylanders Swap Force

Super Mario 3D World

Mobile Game of the Year

Fetch

Flick Kick Football Legends

Plants VS Zombies 2

Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption

The Wolf Among Us

Handheld Game of the Year

Fire Emblem: Awakening

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

Pokémon X & Y

Tearaway

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Adventure Game of the Year

Assassin's Creed: IV Black Flag

Tearaway

The Last of Us

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Tomb Raider

Online Game of the Year

Battlefield 4

Borderlands 2

Diablo III

The Last of Us

World of Tanks

Action Game of the Year

Battlefield 4

Bioshock Infinite

Dead Rising 3

DmC: Devil May Cry

RESOGUN

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Assassin's Creed: IV Black Flag

Beyond: Two Souls

Puppeteer

Rayman Legends

The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Bioshock Infinite

Puppeteer

Rayman Legends

Tearaway

The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering

Assassin's Creed: IV Black Flag

Battlefield 4

Grand Theft Auto V

Ryse

The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering

Assassin's Creed: IV Black Flag

Forza Motorsport 5

Grand Theft Auto V

Super Mario 3D World

The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons

Grand Theft Auto V

Papers, Please

Tearaway

The Last of Us

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