Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart leads the pack ahead of Deathloop


An integral part of the international awards for computer and video games are the DICE Awards (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain), which were presented this year by the American Academy for Interactive Arts and Sciences (Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, AIAS). 25th time to be awarded. The awards ceremony will take place on February 24, 2022 at the Mandaly Bay Resort in Las Vegas as part of the 2022 DICE Summit.

Numerous titles that appeared in 2021 were nominated in over 20 categories. Topping the list of nominees is Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, which is shortlisted in nine categories, followed by Deathloop, which has been nominated eight times. This is followed by Inscryption and It Takes Two, each with six entries, Returnal with five, and Kena: Bridge of Spirits and Resident Evil Village, each with four chances to win one of the coveted prizes.

Exclusive titles for the PlayStation 5 dominate in the selection for the game of the year: In addition to Returnal and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Deathloop is another game that is at least a console exclusive. By the way, last year Hades dominated. The adventure from Supergiant Games was able to win in four other categories in addition to the award for the game of the year.

Below you will find all the categories and nominees of the 2022 edition:

Outstanding Achievment in Animation

Call of Duty: Vanguard
Deathloop
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Resident Evil Village

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Call of Duty: Vanguard
Deathloop
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Resident Evil Village

Outstanding Achievment in Character
Deathloop
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Life is Strange: True Colors
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Resident Evil Village

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
Deathloop
It Takes Two
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Psychonauts 2
Returnal

Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design
Forza Horizon 5
Halo Infinite
It Takes Two
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Returnal

Outstanding Achievement in Story

Before Your Eyes
Inscryption
Guardians of the Galaxy
Psychonauts 2
The Forgotten City

Outstanding Technical Achievement
Battlefield 2042
Forza Horizon 5
Moncage
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Returnal

Action Game of the Year
Deathloop
Halo Infinite
Metroid Dread
Returnal
The Ascent

Adventure Game of the Year
Death’s Door
It Takes Two
Guardians of the Galaxy
Psychonauts 2
Resident Evil Village

Family Game of the Year
Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise
Cozy Grove
Mario Party Superstars
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Warioware: Get it Together

Fighting Game of the Year

Guilty Gear -Strive-
Melty Blood: Type Lumina
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

Racing Game of the Year
F1 2021
Forza Horizon 5
Hot Wheels Unleashed

Role-Playing Game of the Year
Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
Shin Megami Tensei 5
Tales of Arise
Wildermyth

Sports Game of the Year
FIFA 22
Mario Golf: Super Rush
NBA 2K22
Riders Republic
The Climb 2

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
Age of Empires 4
Gloomhaven
Griftlands
Inscryption
Loop Hero

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement
Lone Echo 2
Puzzling Places
Resident Evil 4 VR
Song in the Smoke
Yuki

Immersive Reality Game of the Year
Demeo
I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy and the Liar
Lone Echo 2
Resident Evil 4 VR
Song in the Smoke

Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game
Death’s Door
Inscryption
Loop Hero
Sable
Unpacking

Mobile Game of the Year
Behind the Frame
Fantasian
League of Legends: Wild Rift
Moncage
Pokémon Unite

Online Game of the Year
Back 4 Blood
Call of Duty: Vanguard
Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker
Halo Infinite
Knockout City

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
Deathloop
Inscryption
It Takes Two
Loop Hero
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Deathloop
Inscryption
It Takes Two
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
The Artful Escape

Game of the Year
Deathloop
Inscryption
It Takes Two
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Returnal