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Control, Death Stranding each receive eight DICE 2020 nominations, including Game of the Year

Disco Elysium and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare honored with six nominations

Today, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for the 23rd annual DICE Awards, with 65 total games receiving nominations.

The 2020 awards show will be co-hosted for the fourth year in a row by Jessica Chobot and Greg Miller at a ceremony Thursday, February 13 at the DICE Summit in Las Vegas.

Control and Death Stranding received the most nominations with eight apiece, including each getting a nomination for Game of the Year. Disco Elysium and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare each received six nominations, Outer Wilds and Untitled Goose Game received four, and A Short Hike, Mortal Kombat 11, Resident Evil 2, and Sayonara Wild Hearts got three.

Here are the finalists for each category of the 2020 DICE Awards:

Game of the Year

  • Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Control (Remedy Entertainment/505 Games)
  • Disco Elysium (ZA/UM)
  • Untitled Goose Game (House House/Panic)
  • Outer Wilds (Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive)

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Days Gone (SIE Bend Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Devil May Cry 5 (Capcom)
  • Luigi's Mansion 3 (Next Level Games/Nintendo)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward/Activision)

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward/Activision)
  • Concrete Genie (Pixelopus/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Control (Remedy Entertainment/505 Games)
  • Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Resident Evil 2 (Capcom)

Outstanding Achievement in Character

  • Jesse Faden - Control (Remedy Entertainment/505 Games)
  • Cliff Unger - Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Greez - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
  • Sam Porter Bridges - Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • The Goose - Untitled Goose Game (House House/Panic)

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

  • Arise: A Simple Story (Piccolo Studio/Techland Publishing)
  • Control (Remedy Entertainment/505 Games)
  • Erica (Flavourworks/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Golem (Highwire Games)
  • Mortal Kombat 11 (NetherRealm Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward/Activision)
  • Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Mortal Kombat 11 (NetherRealm Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • Resident Evil 2 (Capcom)
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts (Simogo/Annapurna Interactive)

Outstanding Achievement in Story

  • Disco Elysium (ZA/UM)
  • Control (Remedy Entertainment/505 Games)
  • Telling Lies (Sam Barlow/Annapurna Interactive)
  • The Outer Worlds (Obsidian Entertainment/Private Division)
  • Outer Wilds (Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive)

Outstanding Technical Achievement

  • Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Control (Remedy Entertainment/505 Games)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward/Activision)
  • Concrete Genie (Pixelopus/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Metro Exodus (4A Games/Deep Silver)

Action Game of the Year

  • Control (Remedy Entertainment/505 Games)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward/Activision)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (FromSoftware/Activision)
  • Devil May Cry 5 (Capcom)
  • Gears 5 (The Coalition/Xbox Game Studios)

Adventure Game of the Year

  • Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Luigi's Mansion 3 (Next Level Games/Nintendo)
  • Resident Evil 2 (Capcom)
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Nintendo)

Family Game of the Year

  • A Short Hike (Adam Robinson-Yu)
  • Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix)
  • Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo)
  • Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo)
  • Yoshi's Crafted World (Nitnendo)

Fighting Game of the Year

  • Dead or Alive 6 (Arc System Works)
  • Jump Force (Spike Chunsoft/Bandai Namco Entertainment America)
  • Mortal Kombat 11 (NetherRealm Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • Samurai Shodown (SNK Corporation)

Racing Game of the Year

  • Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (Beenox/Activision)
  • DiRT Rally 2.0 (Codemasters)
  • F1 2019 (Codemasters)
  • Mario Kart Tour (Nintendo)
  • Trials Rising (Redlynx, Ubisoft Kiev/Ubisoft)

Role-Playing Game of the Year

  • Disco Elysium (ZA/UM)
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers (Square Enix)
  • Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix)
  • Pokemon Sword and Shield (Game Freak/Nintendo, The Pokemon Company)
  • The Outer Worlds (Obsidian Entertainment/Private Division)

Sports Game of the Year

  • FIFA 20 (EA Vancouver/EA Sports)
  • Madden NFL 20 (EA Tiburon/EA Sports)
  • MLB The Show 19 (SIE San Diego Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • NBA 2K20 (Visual Concepts/2K)
  • NHL 20 (EA Vancouver/EA Sports)

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

  • Anno 1800 (Ubisoft Blue Byte/Ubisoft)
  • Fire Emblem: Three House/Nintendo, Intelligent Systems, Koei Tecmo Games/Nintendo)
  • Oxygen Not Included (Klei Entertainment)
  • Slay the Spire (Mega Crit Games/Humble Bundle)
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms (Creative Assembly/Sega)

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

  • Asgard's Wrath (Sanzaru Games/Oculus VR)
  • Blood & Truth (SIE London Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Pistol Whip (Cloudhead Games)
  • Stormland (Insomniac Games/Oculus VR)
  • Westworld Awakening (Survios/HBO)

Immersive Reality Game of the Year

  • Asgard's Wrath (Sanzaru Games/Oculus VR)
  • Blood & Truth (SIE London Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Pistol Whip (Cloudhead Games)
  • The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets (Fast Travel Games)
  • Trover Saves the Universe (Squanch Games)

Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game

  • A Short Hike (Adam Robinson-Yu)
  • Disco Elysium (ZA/UM)
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts (Simogo/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Untitled Goose Game (House House/Panic)
  • What the Golf? (Triband/The Label, Fig)

Portable Game of the Year

  • Call of Duty: Mobile (TiMi Studios/Activision)
  • Grindstone (Capybara Games)
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts (Simogo/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Sky: Children of the Light (Thatgamecompany)
  • What the Golf? (Triband/The Label, Fig)

Online Game of the Year

  • Apex Legends (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward/Activision)
  • Destiny 2: Shadowkeep (Bungie)
  • Tetris 99 (Arika/Nintendo)
  • Wargroove (Chucklefish)

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

  • Baba Is You (Hempuli Oy)
  • Disco Elysium (ZA/UM)
  • Outer Wilds (Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (FromSoftware/Activision)
  • Slay the Spire (Mega Crit Games/Humble Bundle)

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • A Short Hike (Adam Robinson-Yu)
  • Control (Remedy Entertainment/505 Games)
  • Disco Elysium (ZA/UM)
  • Outer Wilds (Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Untitled Goose Game (House House/Panic)

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Adam Krause Artist 6 months ago
Control really deserves a lot of recognition. I personally felt that it was the best game I have played in almost a decade.
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