Fallout 4

Fallout 4 Takes Home Game of the Year Award at DICE 2016

DICE 2016 is coming to a close, so of course it’s time for the award ceremony. Fallout 4 took home the big one and was crowned Game of the Year.  Did it deserve it? Maybe? I guess?

Not only did Fallout 4 beat out Bloodborne, Ori and the Blind Forest, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for game of the year, but it also took home the awards for Game Direction and Role-Playing / Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year. I guess there wasn’t a good contender for MMO this year, forcing DICE to fill the category with a bunch of single player games. Why they’d even lump the two together, who knows? I guess they have to stick MMORPGs somewhere when they do happen to come out and are good enough to be recognized.

Was Fallout 4 really the best game of 2015? In a word, no. Seems like every game in that category deserved it more, but I guess this is why you shouldn’t take these type of game awards too seriously. They’re just industry people getting together and having some fun. Fallout 4 was by no means a bad game. Maybe a little stale, but not bad. In terms of big open world sprawling RPGS, Witcher 3 deserved it more, but Witcher 3 has already received a lot of accolades, both so maybe they felt like honoring Falout 4  instead. Todd Howard was there, too. Couldn’t let him go home sad.

Anywho, here’s a full list of the awards. It’s nice to see Ori and the Blind Forest taking home so many accolades, and even if Witcher 3 didn’t take home game of the year, it still did well for itself.

  • Game of the Year: Fallout 4
  • Action Game of the Year: Star Wars Battlefront
  • Fighting Game of the Year: Mortal Kombat
  • Family Game of the Year: Super Mario Maker
  • Mobile Game of the Year: Fallout Shelter
  • Outstanding Achievement in Character: Rise of the Tomb Raider – Lara Croft
  • Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: Star Wars Battlefront
  • Outstanding Achievement in Story: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Outstanding Technical Achievement: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Role-Playing / Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year: Fallout 4
  • Strategy / Simulation Game of the Year: Heroes of the Storm
  • Sports Game of the Year: Rocket League
  • Racing Game of the Year: FORZA Motorsport 6
  • Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay: Rocket League
  • Handheld Game of the Year: Helldivers
  • Technical Impact Award: Microsoft Basic
  • Adventure Game of the Year: Metal Gear Solid 5
  • DICE Sprite Award: Rocket League
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Design: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: Fallout 4

About Josh Price

Josh Price is a writer who probably spends too many hours of the day playing video games. At some point he decided to put the two together to (hopefully) great effect. He also wrote some fiction. You should check that out if you're into such things, which you should be. Reading is FUNdamental.

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