"Journey" Takes Game of the Year at DICE Awards

16th annual awards ceremony names the best of the year

The 16th annual DICE Awards have come and gone, and the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has named the year's best of the best. Not surprisingly, critical favorites like TellTale Games' The Walking Dead and thatgamecompany's Journey came out with a bunch of awards, with the latter nabbing Game of the Year. 


The Academy also inducted Valve's Gabe Newell into the Hall of Fame—making him the 17th to be presented with the honor—and handed Infocom co-founders Dave Lebling and Marc Blank the 2013 AIAS Pioneer Award. Here's the full list of winners: 


Action Game of the Year: Borderlands 2

Mobile Game of the Year: Hero Academy

Handheld Game of the Year: Paper Mario Sticker Star

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: Journey

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: Journey

Outstanding Achievement in Story: The Walking Dead

Outstanding Character Performance: The Walking Dead: Lee Everett

Downloadable Game of the Year: The Walking Dead

Casual Game of the Year: Journey

Web Based Game of the Year: SimCity Social

Family Game of the Year: Skylanders Giants

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year: Mass Effect 3

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: Journey

Sports Game of the Year: FIFA Soccer 13

Racing Game of the Year: Need for Speed Most Wanted

Fighting Game of the Year: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay: Journey

Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity: Halo 4

Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Assassin's Creed III

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: Journey

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering: Halo 4

Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Adventure Game of the Year: The Walking Dead

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: Journey

Game of the Year: Journey 



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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