Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart takes home two Game of the Year awards at DICE Awards 2022

After tonight’s ceremony co-hosted by Jessica Chobot and Greg Miller, the 25th annual DICE Awards are in the books. The nomination pack was led by Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart with nine nominations, followed by Deathloop with eight nominations and Inscryption and It Takes Two with five nominations each. A total of 59 games released in 2021 were nominated for this year’s awards. To view the full list of classified nominations, please go here.

With these nine nominations, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart has four wins, the most of any game. However, It Takes Two won the Outstanding Achievement in Game Design Award and the top honor for Game of the Year. This continues the momentum of The Game Awards in 2021, where it also won the title of Game of the Year. Other big winners include Halo Infinite, Lone Echo II, Returnal, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol., all of which have won multiple awards.

The annual DICE Awards are held at the Mandalay Bay Resort by the Institute of Interactive Arts and Sciences in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nominees and awards are determined by an industry peer jury that includes representatives from Ubisoft, Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Epic Games, Apple and more. Last year’s Game of the Year winner was Supergiant Games’ Hades.

You can view the full list of this year’s winners below.

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
Ratchet and Clank: Rift

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Ratchet and Clank: Rift

Outstanding Achievement in Character
Resident Evil Village – Mrs. Dimitrescu

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
return the goods

Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design
return the goods

Outstanding Story Achievement
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Outstanding Technical Achievement
Ratchet and Clank: Rift

Action Game of the Year
Halo Infinite

Adventure Game of the Year
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

family game of the year
Ratchet and Clank: Rift

Fighting Game of the Year
Guilty Gear -Strive-

Racing Game of the Year
Forza Horizon 5

Role Playing Game of the Year
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

Sports Game of the Year
Mario Golf: Super Sprint

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
Age of Empires IV

Immersive Reality Technology Achievements
Lonely Echo II

Immersive Reality Game of the Year
Lonely Echo II

Outstanding Achievement in Indie Games
out of the box

Mobile Game of the Year
Pokémon United

Online Game of the Year
Halo Infinite

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
need two

Outstanding Achievement in Game Directing
infinite loop

Game of the Year
need two

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