Borderlands 2 Takes Action Game of the Year at 16th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards

Last night, the Interactive Academy of Arts & Sciences held the 16th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards from Las Vegas, NV, giving out awards to some of the greatest video games and studios from 2012. So many great games were released in 2012, but only the best can win. Without further ado, let's dive into the winners!

Thatgamecompany's indie title Journey absolutely dominated the Awards, taking home 8 total honors including the much-coveted Game of the Year. The world of shooters wasn't totally left out, however, with other big winners include Borderlands 2 for Action Game of the Year, Halo 4 for Outstanding Connectivity and Gameplay Engineering and Mass Effect 3 for RPG of the Year!

Check out the full list of winners right here:

Action Game of the Year

Borderlands 2

Publisher: 2K Games

Developer: Gearbox Software

Mobile Game of the Year

Hero Academy

Publisher: Robot Entertainment

Developer: Robot Entertainment

Handheld Game of the Year

Paper Mario Sticker Star

Publisher: Nintendo of America, Inc.

Developer: Intelligent Systems

Keep reading for the full list of winners from the 16th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards!


Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition


Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America

Developer: thatgamecompany

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design


Outstanding Achievement in Story

The Walking Dead

Publisher: Telltale Games

Developer: Telltale Games

Outstanding Character Performance

The Walking Dead: Lee Everett

Downloadable Game of the Year

The Walking Dead

Casual Game of the Year


Web Based Game of the Year

SimCity Social

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Developer: Maxis, Playfish

Family Game of the Year

Skylanders Giants

Publisher: Activision

Developer: Toys for Bob

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

Mass Effect 3

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Developer: Bioware

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Publisher: 2K Games

Developer: Firaxis Games

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming


Sports Game of the Year

FIFA Soccer 13

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Developer: EA Canada

Racing Game of the Year

Need for Speed Most Wanted

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Developer: Criterion Games

Fighting Game of the Year

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America

Developer: SuperBot Entertainment, Inc.

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay


Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity

Halo 4

Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Developer: 343 Industries

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Assassin's Creed III

Publisher: Ubisoft

Developer: Ubisoft

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction


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


Game of the Year


Congratulations to all of these amazing video game studios for their big wins. We're looking forward to enjoying your future games as much as we enjoyed the ones in 2012. Stay tuned to Curse in 2013 as we bring you the latest news from D.I.C.E. Summit and more all year long!


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