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Your 17th Annual DICE Awards Nominees

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by on January 16, 2014

Every year, the best and brightest of the gaming industry convene in the Sin City to honor the most prolific titles of the past year. Today, the nominees for this years DICE awards were unveiled by the Academy Of Interactive Arts And Sciences.

The Last of Us is leading the way in terms of nominations, with 13 of them, including a Game Of The Year bid as well as two bids for Outstanding Character Performance. Other critically acclaimed titles such as Bioshock Infinite, Tearaway, Grand Theft Auto V, and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag all received five or more nominations.

Here’s a closer look at this year’s nominees:

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
Beyond: Two Souls
BioShock Infinite
Puppeteer
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Rayman Legends

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Battlefield 4
BioShock Infinite
God of War: Ascension
Grand Theft Auto V
The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Story
Beyond: Two Souls
BioShock Infinite
The Last of Us
The Novelist
Tomb Raider

Outstanding Character Performance
Grand Theft Auto V (Trevor)
Ryse  (Marius Titus)
The Last of Us  (Ellie)
The Last of Us (Joel)
The Stanley Parable (Narrator)

Downloadable Game of the Year
Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
Gone Home
Papers, Please
The Stanley Parable

Casual Game of the Year
Candy Box
Peggle 2
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Rayman Fiesta Run
Ridiculous Fishing – A Tale of Redemption

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year
Diablo 3
Dota 2
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Pokémon X and Y

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
Grand Theft Auto V
Papers, Please
Tearaway
The Last of Us
The Stanley Parable

Sports Game of the Year
FIFA 14
Madden NFL 25
MLB 13 The Show
NBA 2K14
NHL 14

Racing Game of the Year
Forza Motorsport 5
Gran Turismo 6
Grid 2
Need for Speed Rivals
Real Racing 3

Fighting Game of the Year
Divekick
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Killer Instinct

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
Europa Universalis 4
Fire Emblem: Awakening
Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
XCOM: Enemy Within

Family Game of the Year
Disney Infinity
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Rayman Legends
Skylanders Swap Force
Super Mario 3D World

Mobile Game of the Year
Fetch
Flick Kick Football Legends
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Ridiculous Fishing – A Tale of Redemption
The Wolf Among Us

Handheld Game of the Year
Fire Emblem: Awakening
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
Pokémon X and Y
Tearaway
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Adventure Game of the Year
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Tearaway
The Last of Us
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Tomb Raider

Online Game of the Year
Battlefield 4
Borderlands 2
Diablo III
The Last of Us
World of Tanks

Action Game of the Year
Battlefield 4
BioShock Infinite
Dead Rising 3
DmC: Devil May Cry
Resogun

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Beyond: Two Souls
Puppeteer
Rayman Legends
The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
BioShock Infinite
Puppeteer
Rayman Legends
Tearaway
The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Battlefield 4
Grand Theft Auto V
Ryse
The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Forza Motorsport 5
Grand Theft Auto V
Super Mario 3D World
The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons
Grand Theft Auto V
Papers, Please
Tearaway
The Last of Us

Game of the Year
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
BioShock Infinite
Grand Theft Auto V
The Last of Us
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

The awards will be announced during the annual DICE summit, which will take place February 4 through 7 in Las Vegas. We were on hand for the star-studded event last year, where thatgamecompany took Game Of The Year honors with Journey. Who do you think will come away victorious this year? Are there any games missing from the nominations that you believe should be recognized? Let us know your thoughts and predictions in the comments!

HT: Interactive.org