The Last of Us Cleans House At 2014 D.I.C.E. Awards

The Last of Us went into the 2014 D.I.C.E. Awards with a total of 13 nominations and walked out with 10 wins.  Presented by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, the D.I.C.E. Awards are considered the most prestigious awards show in the games industry.  The Last of Us won the industry’s top honor, Game of the Year.

Other big winners include BioShock Infinite and Plants vs. Zombies 2, which both won two awards each.  FIFA 14 continued the franchises streak of winning best Sports Game for the fifth year in a row.

Check out the full list of nominees below with the winners in bold:

Game of the Year

  • Assassin’s Creed: IV Black Flag (Ubisoft)
  • Bioshock Infinite (2K Games)
  • Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar)
  • The Last of Us (Sony)
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo)

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons (505 Games)
  • Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar)
  • Papers, Please (Lucas Pope)
  • Tearaway (Sony)
  • The Last of Us (Sony)

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

  • Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar)
  • Papers, Please (Lucas Pope)
  • Tearaway (Sony)
  • The Last of Us (Sony)
  • The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe)

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

  • Beyond: Two Souls (Sony)
  • BioShock Infinite (2K Games)
  • Puppeteer (Sony)
  • Rain (Sony)
  • Rayman Legends (Ubisoft)

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

  • Battlefield 4 (EA)
  • BioShock Infinite (2K Games)
  • God of War: Ascension (Sony)
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
  • The Last of Us (Sony)

Outstanding Achievement in Story

  • Beyond: Two Souls (Sony)
  • BioShock Infinite (2K Games)
  • The Last of Us (Sony)
  • The Novelist (Kent Hudson)
  • Tomb Raider (Square Enix)

Outstanding Character Performance

  • Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar) — Trevor
  • Ryse: Son of Rome (Microsoft) — Marius Titus
  • The Last of Us (Sony) — Ellie 
  • The Last of Us (Sony) — Joel
  • The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe) — Narrator

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

  • BioShock Infinite (2K Games)
  • Puppeteer (Sony)
  • Rayman Legends (Ubisoft)
  • Tearaway (Sony)
  • The Last of Us (Sony)

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering

  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Ubisoft)
  • Battlefield 4 (EA)
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
  • Ryse: Son of Rome (Microsoft)
  • The Last of Us (Sony)

Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering

  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Ubisoft)
  • Forza Motorsport 5 (Microsoft)
  • Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar)
  • Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo)
  • The Last of Us (Sony)

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Ubisoft)
  • Beyond: Two Souls (Sony)
  • Puppeteer (Sony)
  • Rayman Legends (Ubisoft)
  • The Last of Us (Sony)

Adventure Game of the Year

  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Ubisoft)
  • Tearaway (Sony)
  • The Last of Us (Sony)
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo)
  • Tomb Raider (Square Enix)

Action Game of the Year

  • Battlefield 4 (EA)
  • Bioshock Infinite (2K Games)
  • Dead Rising 3 (Microsoft)
  • DmC: Devil May Cry (Capcom)
  • Resogun (Sony)

Downloadable Game of the Year

  • Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons (505 Games)
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (Ubisoft)
  • Gone Home (The Fullbright Company)
  • Papers, Please (Lucas Pope)
  • The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe)

Online Game of the Year

  • Battlefield 4 (EA)
  • Borderlands 2 (2K Games)
  • Diablo 3 (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • The Last of Us (Sony)
  • World of Tanks (Wargaming.net)

Mobile Game of the Year

  • Fetch (Big Fish Games)
  • Flick Kick Football Legends (PIKPOK)
  • Plants vs Zombies 2: It’s About Time (EA)
  • Ridiculous Fishing: A Tale of Redemption (Vlambeer)
  • The Wolf Among Us: Episode 1 – Faith (Telltale Games)

Handheld Game of the Year

  • Fire Emblem: Awakening (Nintendo)
  • Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo)
  • Pokémon X and Y (Nintendo)
  • Tearaway (Sony)
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo)

Sports Game of the Year

  • FIFA 14 (EA)
  • Madden NFL 25 (EA)
  • MLB 13 The Show (Sony)
  • NBA 2K14 (2K Games)
  • NHL 14 (EA)

Racing Game of the Year

  • Forza Motorsport 5 (Microsoft)
  • Gran Turismo 6 (Sony)
  • Grid 2 (Codemasters)
  • Need for Speed: Rivals (EA)
  • Real Racing 3 (EA)

Fighting Game of the Year

  • Divekick (Iron Galaxy Studios)
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us (Warner Bros.)
  • Killer Instinct (Microsoft)

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

  • Europa Universalis 4 (Paradox Interactive)
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening (Nintendo)
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization 5: Brave New World (2K Games)
  • StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • XCOM: Enemy Within (2K Games)

Family Game of the Year

  • Disney Infinity (Disney)
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Warner Bros.)
  • Rayman Legends (Ubisoft)
  • Skylanders: SWAP Force (Activision)
  • Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo)

Casual Game of the Year

  • Candy Box
  • Peggle 2 (EA)
  • Plants vs Zombies 2: It’s About Time (EA)
  • Rayman: Fiesta Run (Ubisoft)
  • Ridiculous Fishing – A Tale of Redemption (Vlambeer)

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

  • Diablo 3 (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • DOTA 2 (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Capcom)
  • Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (Bandai Namco)
  • Pokémon X and Y (Nintendo)