Overwatch Wins Game Of The Year At The DICE Awards, Surprising No One

Overwatch Wins Game Of The Year At The DICE Awards, Surprising No One

Overwatch took home peer-based voting panel DICE’s Game of the Year award in a move that was never going to go any other way. Also the Game Awards’ Game of the Year, Overwatch made a clean sweep of 2016 awards cycle.


In DICE’s 20th year, only three games won multiple categories: Overwatch, Inside and Uncharted 4.


  • Game of the Year
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
  • Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay
  • Action Game of the Year


  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
  • Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
  • DICE Sprite Award

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

  • Adventure Game of the Year
  • Outstanding Technical Achievement
  • Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Several games nabbed single awards, indicating 2016 was a strong year across several awards categories. New achievements this year nodded to virtual reality and augmented reality games’ up-and-coming prominence. Curiously, The Last Guardian‘s cat-bird earned this year’s “Outstanding Achievement in Character” award. Take a look:

Eagle Flight

  • Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

Superhot Vr

  • Immersive Reality Game of the Year

Pokémon GO

  • Mobile Game of the Year

Pokémon Sun and Moon

  • Handheld Game of the Year

Sid Meier’s Civilisation VI

  • Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year


  • Sports Game of the Year

Dark Souls III

  • Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

Forza Horizon 3

  • Racing Game of the Year

Street Fighter V

  • Fighting Game of the Year

Ratchet & Clank

  • Family Game of the Year

Battlefield 1

  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design


  • Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

The Last Guardian – Trico

  • Outstanding Achievement in Character

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