The Last of Us cleans house at this year’s D.I.C.E. Awards


Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic PS3 exclusive The Last of Us won 10 out of 24 awards at the 17th annual D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Awards, including Game of the Year.  Hosted by Felicia Day and Freddy Wong, the award show took place yesterday in Las Vegas at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.  In addition to The Last of Us, other winners included Irrational Games’ Bioshock Infinite, the mobile hit Plants Vs. Zombies 2, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.  Check out the complete list of award winners below!


Game of the Year

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

  • The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • The Last of Us

Outstanding  Character Performance

  • The Last of Us (Ellie)

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

  • Bioshock Infinite

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

  • The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering

  • Grand Theft Auto V

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering

  • The Last of Us

Action Game of The Year

  • Bioshock Infinite

Adventure Game of the Year

  • The Last of Us

Fighting Game of the Year

  • Injustice: Gods Among Us

Roleplaying/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

  • Diablo III

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

  • XCOM: Enemy Within

Casual Game of the Year

  • Plants Vs. Zombies 2

Family Game of the Year

  • Super Mario 3D World

Racing Game of the Year

  • Forza Motorsport 5

Sports Game of the Year

  • Fifa 14

Downlodable Game of the Year

  • Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons

Handheld Game of the Year

Mobile Game of the Year

  • Plants Vs. Zombies 2

Online Game of the Year

  • World of Tanks

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

  • The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • The Last of Us


Nominees that did not win any awards include Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Rayman Legends, Tomb Raider, The Stanley Parable, Dead Rising 3, and The Wolf Among Us: Episode One, among many, many others.  The D.I.C.E. Awards have recognized outstanding games and their development teams since 1996, distinguishing those that push the boundaries for art and creativity, as well as technology in the interactive entertainment industry.  For more information about the D.I.C.E. awards, visit their website.