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DICE Awards 2022 Winners: The Full List

As it did during The Game Awards 2021, It Takes Two has officially won Game of the Year at the 25th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards. While Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart took home the most awards for the night, It Takes Two won the ultimate prize at the show from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) that celebrated the best games of 2021.

Alongside winning Game of the Year, It Takes Two also took home the award for Outstanding Achievement in Game Design. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, which also led the pack in nominations, won Outstanding Achievement in Animation, Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction, Outstanding Technical Achievement, and Family Game of the Year.

There were 23 categories in total, and Halo Infinite, Lone Echo II, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and Returnal all won multiple awards. The show also honored NetherRealm Studios’ Ed Boon, who was the 2022 AIAS Hall of Fame inductee, and Microsoft’s Phil Spencer, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The 25th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards were held in-person at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas and followed the week-long industry gathering at the 2022 D.I.C.E. Summit. The show was co-hosted for the sixth year by IGN alum Jessica Chobot (Discovery’s ExpeditionX) and Greg Miller (Kinda Funny) and IGN served as the official media partner.

Without further ado, here are all the winners from the 25th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards:

The 25th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards Winners

Game of the Year

  • Deathloop
  • Inscryption
  • It Takes Two – WINNER
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Returnal

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • Deathloop
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – WINNER
  • Resident Evil Village

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • Deathloop
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – WINNER
  • Resident Evil Village

Outstanding Achievement in Character

  • Deathloop – Colt Vahn
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits – Kena
  • Life is Strange: True Colors – Alex Chen
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – Rivet
  • Resident Evil Village – Lady Dimitrescu – WINNER

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Returnal – WINNER

The Best Games of 2021

Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design

  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Halo Infinite
  • It Takes Two
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Returnal – WINNER

Outstanding Achievement in Story

  • Before Your Eyes
  • Inscryption
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – WINNER
  • Psychonauts 2
  • The Forgotten City

Outstanding Technical Achievement

  • Battlefield 2042
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Moncage
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – WINNER
  • Returnal

Action Game of the Year

  • Deathloop
  • Halo Infinite – WINNER
  • Metroid Dread
  • Returnal
  • The Ascent

Adventure Game of the Year

  • Death’s Door
  • It Takes Two
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – WINNER
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Resident Evil Village

Family Game of the Year

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise
  • Cozy Grove
  • Mario Party Superstars
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – WINNER
  • Warioware: Get it Together

Fighting Game of the Year

  • Guilty Gear Strive – WINNER
  • Melty Blood: Type Lumina
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

Racing Game of the Year

  • F1 2021
  • Forza Horizon 5 – WINNER
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed

Role-Playing Game of the Year

  • Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker – WINNER
  • Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
  • Shin Megami Tensei V
  • Tales of Arise
  • Wildermyth

Sports Game of the Year

  • FIFA 22
  • Mario Golf: Super Rush – WINNER
  • NBA 2k22
  • Riders Republic
  • The Climb 2

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

  • Age of Empires IV – WINNER
  • Gloomhaven
  • Griftlands
  • Inscryption
  • Loop Hero

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

  • Lone Echo II – WINNER
  • Puzzling Places
  • Resident Evil 4 VR
  • Song in the Smoke
  • Yuki

Immersive Reality Game of the Year

  • Demeo
  • I Expect You To Die 2
  • Lone Echo II – WINNER
  • Resident Evil 4 VR
  • Song in the Smoke

Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game

  • Death’s Door
  • Inscryption
  • Loop Hero
  • Sable
  • Unpacking – WINNER

Mobile Game of the Year

  • Behind the Frame
  • Fantasian
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift
  • Moncage
  • Pokémon Unite – WINNER

Online Game of the Year

  • Back 4 Blood
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker
  • Halo Infinite – WINNER
  • Knockout City

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

  • Deathloop
  • Inscryption
  • It Takes Two – WINNER
  • Loop Hero
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • Deathloop – WINNER
  • Inscryption
  • It Takes Two
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • The Artful Escape

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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