It Takes Two Wins Game Of The Year At 2022 DICE Awards, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Takes Home Most Honors

Platform: PlayStation 5
Publisher: PlayStation Studios
Developer: Insomniac Games
Rating: Everyone 10+

The 25th annual DICE Awards is in the books following tonight’s ceremony co-hosted by Jessica Chobot and Greg Miller. The nominee pack was led by Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart with nine nominations, followed by Deathloop with eight nominations, and Inscryption and It Takes Two each earning five. A total of 59 games released in 2021 received nominations in this year’s awards. To see the full categorical nominee list, head here.

With those nine nominations, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart was able to secure four wins, the most of any game. However, it was It Takes Two that took home both the award for Outstanding Achievement in Game Design and the top honor of Game of the Year. This continues its hot streak from 2021’s The Game Awards, where it also earned the title of Game of the Year. Other big winners include Halo Infinite, Lone Echo II, Returnal, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, all of which took home multiple awards.

The annual DICE Awards are held by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences in Las Vegas, Nev., at the Mandalay Bay Resort. The nominees and awards are determined by a panel of industry peers that includes representatives from companies like Ubisoft, Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Epic Games, Apple, and more. Last year’s Game of the Year winner was Hades by Supergiant Games. 

You can see the full list of this year’s winners below.

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Outstanding Achievement in Character
Resident Evil Village – Lady Dimitrescu

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design

Outstanding Achievement in Story
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Outstanding Technical Achievement
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Action Game of the Year
Halo Infinite

Adventure Game of the Year
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Family Game of the Year
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Fighting Game of the Year
Guilty Gear -Strive-

Racing Game of the Year
Forza Horizon 5

Role-Playing Game of the Year
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

Sports Game of the Year
Mario Golf: Super Rush

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
Age of Empires IV

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement
Lone Echo II

Immersive Reality Game of the Year
Lone Echo II

Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game

Mobile Game of the Year
Pokémon Unite

Online Game of the Year
Halo Infinite

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
It Takes Two

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Game of the Year
It Takes Two

Did any winners surprise you? Which 2021 games would you give your awards to that the panel at DICE missed? Sound off in the comments section below!


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