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Your D.I.C.E. 2014 Game Of The Year: THE LAST OF US

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by on February 7, 2014

Some of you may remember it as the game that made you throw bricks and bottles to stay alive. Others may remember it as a compelling narrative about a lost old man who grows to love a tormented young girl, wise beyond her years. Most of us will remember it for that gorgeous and compelling giraffe sequence that displayed so much beauty, fighting the tears was about as pointless as facing a pack of clickers without a Shiv. Now, we can all honor it as the D.I.C.E. 2014 Game Of The Year.

EllieJoelThe Last Of Us took home GOTY honors along with 9 other awards throughout the night, including Adventure Game Of The Year, Outstanding Character Performance for Ashley Johnson’s portrayal of Ellie, and Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction. Other winners include Bioshock Infinite, which came away with a pair of awards, winning Action Game Of The Year and Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition, and World Of Tanks, which took the honors for Online Game Of The Year.

So 10 out of 13, huh, Naughty Dog? If it were anything but well deserved, I’d be the first one calling you guys stingy. It looks like the 20 winners for our D.I.C.E. Swag Bag giveaway have just been narrowed down. While you’re waiting for us to announce the winner of our contest, here’s a look at the full list of victors from the award show. Congratulations to all of the nominees for the great games you brought to the table last year.

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Direction: The Last of Us

Outstanding Character Performance: The Last of Us (Ellie)

Casual Game of the Year: Plants vs. Zombies 2

Downloadable Game of the Year: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Handheld Game of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Mobile Game of the Year: Plants vs. Zombies 2

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering: GTA V

Family Game of the Year: Super Mario 3D World

Outstanding Achievement in Animation: The Last of Us

Oustanding Achievement in Game Direction: The Last of Us

Online Game of the Year: World of Tanks

Outstanding Achievement in Story: The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: BioShock Infinite

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: The Last of Us

Roleplaying/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year: Diablo 3

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: XCOM: Enemy Within

Racing Game of the Year: Forza Motorsport 5

Sports Game of the Year: FIFA 14

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: The Last of Us

Fighting Game of the Year: Injustice: Gods Among Us

Action Game of the Year: BioShock Infinite

Adventure Game of the Year: The Last of Us

Game of the Year: The Last of Us