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The Last of Us Dominates the D.I.C.E. Awards, Takes Home 10 Victories

February 7, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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If you’re a member of the Naughty Dog team who worked on The Last of Us, last night was a great one for you because the game took home 10 wins at the 17th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards.

Martin Rae, President of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, had this to say of The Last of Us’ triumphs:

Tonight’s big winner, The Last of Us, is a prime example of how today’s modern video game studios expertly blend art, game play, and storytelling to transcend the traditional notion of video games. This year’s winners range from deep, story-driven epics and massive interactive worlds to realistic sports action and engaging mobile experiences. They paint a broad picture of the new golden age we’re currently experiencing in the video game industry.

Creative Director Neil Druckmann said after the wins, “Oh man. 10 awards. Congrats to all the dogs. I’m super lucky to be working with all of you.” Game Director Bruce Straley added, “Amazed, blown away, blessed, baffled, guilty, honored, & slightly incontinent over the 10 awards the Dogs got tonight at AIAS!”

Here’s the full list of winners as decided by an all peer-based voting system:

  • Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition – BioShock Infinite
  • Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering – Grand Theft Auto V
  • Action Game of the Year – BioShock Infinite
  • Fighting Game of the Year – Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • Role Playing Game/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year – Diablo III
  • Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year – XCOM: Enemy Within
  • Casual Game of the Year – Plants vs. Zombies 2
  • Family Game of the Year – Super Mario 3D World
  • Racing Game of the Year – Forza Motorsport 5
  • Sports Game of the Year – FIFA 14
  • Downloadable Game of the Year – Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (it’s free on PS+ in North America right now!)
  • Handheld Game of the Year – The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • Mobile Game of the Year – Plants vs Zombies 2
  • Online Game of the Year – World of Tanks
  • Adventure Game of the Year – The Last of Us
  • Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering – The Last of Us
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design – The Last of Us
  • Outstanding Achievement in Story – The Last of Us
  • Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction – The Last of Us
  • Outstanding Achievement in Animation – The Last of Us
  • Outstanding Character Performance – The Last of Us (Ellie)
  • Outstanding Innovation in Gaming – The Last of Us
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction – The Last of Us
  • Game of the Year – The Last of Us

Do you agree with The Last of Us winning so many awards? Let us know in the comments below.