Overwatch Wins Big At The DICE Awards

 

 

Looking back on 2016, there were several games that absolutely garnered a lot of attention from the media and critics alike. One of those games was Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch, the fantasy sci-fi hero shooter. The game ended up becoming a big winner at this year’s DICE Awards that took place in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Polygon did a complete rundown of all the winners at this year’s DICE 2017 Awards, covering the various categories and companies who managed to pick up a win for their game. Blizzard’s Overwatch ended up walking away with four awards.

Overwatch wasn’t the only game that walked with multiple awards, though. Playdead’s Inside managed to claim three awards at the show, which is impressive for the indie title. Finally, Uncharted 4 managed to also nab four awards, which seems to be a repeat of many of the other awards shows rounding out 2016, where Overwatch, Inside and Uncharted 4 managed to score many of the big wins for 2016. But don’t worry, other player-favorite hits like Doom also made the cut, along with the uber-popular Pokemon Go.

It’s extremely disappointing that EA Sports UFC 2 didn’t pick up a win for best sports or fighting game. By and far it was a lot more feature-rich than Street Fighter V, and far more of a technical achievement as far as gameplay refinement and playability is concerned when measured up to a game like Steep. Some people argued that the other sports games just weren’t as much of a breakthrough in the genre as Ubisoft’s Steep, but despite combining a bunch of extreme sports into one, it didn’t really seem to be much more than a compilation of sorts. The physics and dynamic knockouts in EA Sports UFC 2 are still remarkable technical achievements in my book. But oh well, it is what it is.

You can check out the full list of the DICE 2017 Award winners below.

Game of the Year

Overwatch

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Inside

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

Overwatch

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

Eagle Flight

Immersive Reality Game of the Year

Superhot VR

Mobile Game of the Year

Pokémon GO

Handheld Game of the Year

Pokémon Sun and Moon

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award

Inside

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

Overwatch

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Sid Meier’s Civilization 6

Sports Game of the Year

Steep

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

Dark Souls 3

Racing Game of the Year

Forza Horizon 3

Fighting Game of the Year

Street Fighter 5

Family Game of the Year

Ratchet & Clank

Adventure Game of the Year

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Action Game of the Year

Overwatch

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

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Doom

Outstanding Achievement in Character

The Last Guardian – Trico

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Inside

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

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