DICE Awards 2024

The 27th Annual DICE Awards Winners Revealed

If last year’s Game Awards as a game developer celebration put a bad taste in your mouth, then the DICE Awards, the video game equivalent of the Academy Awards, might be for you.

This year’s DICE Awards is the 27th annual edition of the event as voted by Academy active Creative/Technical, Business, and Affiliate members. This year’s DICE Awards, presented by returning hosts Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller (who will take any chance to trash on PC players) and IGN’s Stella Chung, just concluded from the Aria Resort in Los Vegas. We now have a recap list of DICE Awards winners for you.

The 2024 edition of the DICE Awards had 23 categories, with 56 games getting nominated. The game with the most nominations this year from PlayStation Studios was Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, which earned nine nominations. As for the other top DICE Awards nominations, not too far behind was Alan Wake 2 with eight nominations. Baldur’s Gate 3 got seven nominations, COCOON got itself six nominations, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was not too behind with five nominations.

It’s not all about the awards, but like every year, a legendary figure in the video game industry is inducted into the DICE Awards’ Hall of Fame. Going into the DICE Awards’ Hall of Fame this year is the longtime Nintendo composer and sound designer Koji Kondo, who players might know better from his work on the Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Star Fox franchises. This year marks Kondo-san’s 40th anniversary in the video game industry.

The 27th Annual DICE Awards Winners:

Game of the Year

  • Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment / Epic Games Publishing)
  • Winner: Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)
  • Cocoon (Geometric Interactive / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • Winner: Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)
  • Cocoon (Geometric Interactive / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

  • Winner: Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)
  • Cocoon (Geometric Interactive / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Dave the Diver (MINTROCKET / NEXON)
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Outstanding Achievement in Story

  • Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment / Epic Games Publishing)
  • Winner: Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)
  • Dave the Diver (MINTROCKET / NEXON)
  • Thirsty Suitors (Outerloop Games / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Venba (Visai Games)

Outstanding Achievement in Character

  • Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment / Epic Games Publishing) – Saga Anderson
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios) – Astarion
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios) – Karlach
  • Winner: Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment) – Miles Morales
  • Thirsty Suitors (Outerloop Games / Annapurna Interactive) – Jala

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

  • Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment / Epic Games Publishing)
  • Diablo IV (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Winner: Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Planet of Lana (Wishfully / Thunderful)
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (Respawn Entertainment / EA)

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

  • Winner: Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment / Epic Games Publishing)
  • Hogwarts Legacy (Avalanche Software / WB Games)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (Respawn Entertainment / EA)
  • Starfield (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix)
  • Hi-Fi Rush (Tango Gameworks / Bethesda Softworks)
  • Winner: Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Mortal Kombat 1 (NetherRealm Studios / WB Games)
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Outstanding Technical Achievement

  • Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment / Epic Games Publishing)
  • Winner: Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Hogwarts Legacy (Avalanche Software / WB Games)
  • THE FINALS (Embark-studios)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design

  • Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment / Epic Games Publishing)
  • Cocoon (Geometric Interactive / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Hi-Fi Rush (Tango Gameworks / Bethesda Softworks)
  • Winner: Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (Respawn Entertainment / EA)

Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game

  • Winner: Cocoon (Geometric Interactive / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Dredge (Black Salt Games / Team 17)
  • El Paso, Elsewhere (Strange Scaffold)
  • Thirsty Suitors (Outerloop Games / Annapurna Interactive) 
  • Venba (Visai Games)

Action Game of the Year

  • Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon (FromSoftware / Bandai Namco)
  • Dead Space (Motive Studio / EA)
  • Hi-Fi Rush (Tango Gameworks / Bethesda Softworks)
  • Winner: Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Remnant II (Gunfire Games / Gearbox Publishing)

Adventure Game of the Year

  • Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment / Epic Games Publishing)
  • Cocoon (Geometric Interactive / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Dave the Diver (MINTROCKET / NEXON)
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (Respawn Entertainment / EA)
  • Winner: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Role-Playing Game of the Year

  • Winner: Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)
  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty (CD Projekt Red)
  • Diablo IV (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix)
  • Starfield (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)

Fighting Game of the Year

  • Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising (Cygames / Arc System Works)
  • Mortal Kombat 1 (NetherRealm Studios / WB Games)
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 (Ludosity / Fair Play Labs / GameMill Entertainment)
  • Pocket Bravery (Statera Studio / PQube)
  • Winner: Street Fighter 6 (Capcom)

Family Game of the Year

  • Disney Illusion Island (Dlala Studios / Disney)
  • Fae Farm (Phoenix Labs)
  • Hello Kitty Island Adventure (Sunblink Entertainment)
  • Midnight Girl (Italic)
  • Winner: Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Racing Game of the Year

  • F-ZERO 99 (Nintendo Software Technology / Nintendo)
  • Winner: Forza Motorsport (Turn 10 Studios / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged (Milestone)
  • LEGO 2K Drive (Visual Concepts / 2K)

Sports Game of the Year

  • EA Sports FC 24 (EA Vancouver / EA Romania / EA Sports)
  • Winner: MLB The Show 23 (San Diego Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment / MLB Advanced Media)
  • WWE 2K23 (Visual Concepts / 2K)

Strategy / Simulation Game of the Year

  • Against the Storm (Eremite Games / Hooded Horse)
  • Cobalt Core (Rocket Rat Games / Brace Yourself Games)
  • Winner: Dune: Spice Wars (Shiro Games / Funcom)
  • The Last Spell (Ishtar Games / The Arcade Crew)
  • Wartales (Shiro Games / Shiro Unlimited)

Online Game of the Year

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III (Sledgehammer Games / Activision)
  • Winner: Diablo IV (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Omega Strikers (Odyssey Interactive)
  • Street Fighter 6 (Capcom)
  • THE FINALS (Embark-studios)

Mobile Game of the Year

  • Gubbins (Studio Folly)
  • Hello Kitty Island Adventure (Sunblink Entertainment)
  • Honkai: Star Rail (HoYoverse)
  • Terra Nil (Free Lives / Devolver Digital)
  • Winner: WHAT THE CAR? (Triband)

Immersive Reality Game of the Year

  • Winner: Asgard’s Wrath 2 (Sanzaru Games / Oculus Studios)
  • Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR (Red Storm Entertainment / Ubisoft)
  • Horizon Call of the Mountain (Guerrilla Games / Firesprite/ Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Justice (Fast Travel Games)
  • Vertigo 2 (Zulubo Productions)

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

  • Winner:
  • Asgard’s Wrath 2 (Sanzaru Games / Oculus Studios)
  • Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR (Red Storm Entertainment / Ubisoft)
  • Winner: Horizon Call of the Mountain (Guerrilla Games / Firesprite/ Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Vertigo 2 (Zulubo Productions)
  • We Are One (Flat Head Studio / Fast Travel Games)