Published On: Sun, Jan 14th, 2018

Horizon Zero Dawn Leads DICE Awards Nominees

Ceremony will be streamed live February 22 on IGN.

The nominees for the 21st DICE Awards have been revealed, and Horizon Zero Dawn leads the pack with a whopping 10 nominations.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild received a total of six nominations, while Cuphead, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, each garnered five.

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The nominees for Game of the Year include Horizon: Zero Dawn, Cuphead, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and Super Mario Odyssey.

Check out the full list of nominees below:

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
  • Cuphead
  • For Honor
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
  • Cuphead
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Little Nightmares
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Outstanding Achievement in Character
Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • Cuphead
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • RiME
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
  • Destiny 2
  • Injustice 2
  • Star Wars Battlefront II
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Outstanding Achievement in Story
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Night in the Woods
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Outstanding Technical Achievement
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Lone Echo/Echo Arena
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Action Game of the Year
  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • Cuphead
  • Destiny 2
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Adventure Game of the Year
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Family Game of the Year
  • DropMix
  • GNOG
  • Just Dance 2018
  • SingStar Celebration
  • Snipperclips
Fighting Game of the Year
  • ARMS
  • Injustice 2
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
  • Nidhogg 2
  • Tekken 7
Racing Game of the Year
  • DiRT 4
  • Forza Motorsport 7
  • Gran Turismo Sport
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Project CARS 2
Role-Playing Game of the Year
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  • NieR:Automata
  • Persona 5
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera
Sports Game of the Year
  • Everybody’s Golf
  • FIFA 18
  • Golf Clash
  • Madden NFL 18
  • MLB The Show 17
Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
  • Endless Space 2
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  • Total War: Warhammer II
  • XCOM 2: War of the Chosen
Immersive Reality Technical Achievement
  • Lone Echo/Echo Arena
  • Robo Recall
  • Star Trek Bridge Crew
  • The Invisible Hours
  • Wilson’s Heart
Immersive Reality Game of the Year
  • Lone Echo/Echo Arena
  • Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin
  • Robo Recall
  • Space Pirate Trainer
  • Wilson’s Heart
D.I.C.E. Sprite Award
  • Everything
  • Gorogoa
  • Night in the Woods
  • Pyre
  • Snipperclips
Handheld Game of the Year
  • Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
  • Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth
  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  • Metroid: Samus Returns
  • Monster Hunter Stories
Mobile Game of the Year
  • Cat Quest
  • Fire Emblem Heroes
  • Gorogoa
  • Monument Valley 2
  • Splitter Critters
Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay
  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • Destiny 2
  • Fortnite
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
  • Gorogoa
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
  • Gorogoa
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
Game of the Year
  • Cuphead
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The winners will be revealed on February 22 at the 2018 DICE Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. You’ll be able to watch the ceremony—which starts at 8pm PT/11pm ET (February 23 at 4am UK/3pm AET)—streamed live on IGN. In the meantime, head over to IGN’s Best of 2017 Awards for our thoughts on the best titles of last year.

Alex Osborn is a freelance writer for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @alexcosborn.

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Horizon Zero Dawn Leads DICE Awards Nominees