It may be April 2021, but we’re not yet finished celebrating 2020’s games. The D.I.C.E. Awards (unrelated to Battlefield developer DICE) took place on April 22, and the 24th annual show awarded Hades with the overall Game of the Year Award.
Other titles nominated for Game of the Year include Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Ghost of Tsushima, and The Last of Us Part II.
Greg Kasavin, the head of Hades developer Supergiant Games and former EIC here at GameSpot, reacted to the win on Twitter. He said, “This means so much, especially knowing it was chosen by a jury of our peers. We were incredibly fortunate to have been able to stick together as a small team and keep working on Hades last year, and we’re so grateful that it struck a chord like this.”
This means so much, especially knowing it was chosen by a jury of our peers. We were incredibly fortunate to have been able to stick together as a small team and keep working on Hades last year, and we’re so grateful that it struck a chord like this. https://t.co/Z7LcgkZxYS
— Greg Kasavin (@kasavin) April 22, 2021
Hades also won for Outstanding Achievement in Game Design, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction, Action Game of the Year, and Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game.
Some of the other notable winners from the awards show included Final Fantasy VII Remake (RPG of the Year), Ghost of Tsushima (Adventure Game of the Year), and The Last of Us Part II (Outstanding Achievement in Story). You can see the full rundown of categories and winners below, as compiled by IGN.
2021 DICE Awards Game of the YearAnimal Crossing: New HorizonsFinal Fantasy VII RemakeGhost of TsushimaHades – WINNERThe Last of Us Part IIOutstanding Achievement in Game DirectionGhost of TsushimaHades – WINNERHalf-Life: AlyxKentucky Route Zero: TV EditionThe Last of Us Part IIOutstanding Achievement in Game DesignGhost of TsushimaHades – WINNERHalf-Life: AlyxThe Last of Us Part IIMarvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesAction Game of the YearDoom EternalHades – WINNERHalf-Life: AlyxMarvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesNioh 2Adventure Game of the YearAssassin’s Creed ValhallaGhost of Tsushima – WINNERKentucky Route Zero: TV EditionThe Last of Us Part IIOri and the Will of the WispsFamily Game of the YearAnimal Crossing: New Horizons – WINNERAstro’s PlayroomDreamsFall Guys: Ultimate KnockoutSackboy: A Big AdventureFighting Game of the YearEA Sports UFC 4Granblue Fantasy VersusMortal Kombat 11 Ultimate – WINNERThem’s Fightin’ HerdsRacing Game of the YearDirt 5F1 2020Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit – WINNERRole-Playing Game of the YearCyberpunk 2077Final Fantasy VII Remake – WINNERPersona 5 RoyalWasteland 3Yakuza: Like a DragonSports Game of the YearEA Sports FIFA 21MLB The Show 20NBA 2K21PGA Tour 2K21Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 – WINNERStrategy/Simulation Game of the YearCrusader Kings IIIDesperados IIIMicrosoft Flight Simulator – WINNERMonster TrainPer AsperaImmersive Reality Game of the YearDown the Rabbit HoleHalf-Life: Alyx – WINNERPaper BeastThe Room VR: Dark MatterThe Walking Dead: Saints and SinnersMobile Game of the YearHoloVistaLegends of Runeterra – WINNERLittle OrpheusSong of BloomSouth of the CircleOnline Game of the YearAnimal Crossing: New HorizonsCall of Duty: Black Ops – Cold WarFall Guys: Ultimate Knockout – WINNERGhost of TsushimaTetris Effect: ConnectedOutstanding Achievement in AnimationFinal Fantasy VII RemakeThe Last of Us Part II – WINNERMarvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesOri and the Will of the WispsSpiritfarerOutstanding Achievement in Art DirectionGhost of Tsushima – WINNERHadesThe Last of Us Part IIMarvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesOri and the Will of the WispsOutstanding Achievement in CharacterEivor, Assassin’s Creed ValhallaZagreus, HadesAbby, The Last of Us Part IIEllie, The Last of Us Part IIMiles, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – WINNEROutstanding Achievement in Original Music CompositionCarrionGhost of Tsushima – WINNERLittle OrpheusOri and the Will of the WispsThe PathlessOutstanding Achievement in Audio DesignDreamsGhost of Tsushima – WINNERThe Last of Us Part IIOri and the Will of the WispsSackboy: A Big AdventureOutstanding Achievement in Story13 Sentinels: Aegis RimGhost of TsushimaHadesKentucky Route Zero: TV EditionThe Last of Us Part II – WINNEROutstanding Technical AchievementDreams – WINNERGhost of TsushimaThe Last of Us Part IIMario Kart Live: Home CircuitMicrosoft Flight SimulatorImmersive Reality Technical AchievementHalf-Life: Alyx – WINNERMario Kart Live: Home CircuitMuseum of Other RealitiesPaper BeastTempestOutstanding Achievement for an Independent GameCoffee TalkHades – WINNERIf Found…Kentucky Route Zero: TV EditionNoita