The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has revealed its list of Game of the Year nominees for its 18th annual D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) awards.
The peer-based awards show will be hosted by comedian Pete Holmes, and will take place on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, and will be live-streamed at its official Twitch channel.
As for the games being honored, Monolith’s Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor leads the pack with nine nominations, which include Game of the Year. You can check out the the other games with multiple nominations below.
Game of the Year nominees:
- Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
- Dragon Age: Inquisition
- Far Cry 4
- Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Games with multiple nominations:
- Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (9)
- Far Cry 4 (7)
- Destiny (6)
- Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (6)
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (5)
- Monument Valley (5)
- inFamous: Second Son (4)
- The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (4)
- Valiant Hearts: The Great War (4)
You can check out the full list of categories and nominees here.
Which game do you think will win Game of the Year? Make sure you check out PlayStation LifeStye’s own GOTY list to see which games impressed us the most last year.