2020 DICE Awards: 'Untitled Goose Game' Takes Top Honor

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'Untitled Goose Game'

Hideo Kojima's 'Death Stranding' and Remedy Entertainment's 'Control' couldn't best a naughty goose at the 23rd annual awards show in Las Vegas.

The 23rd annual DICE Awards, presented by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, were handed out Thursday night at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Australian developer House House took home the night's top prize, game of the year, with Untitled Goose Game.

Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding and Remedy Entertainment's Control topped the field of nominees with eight nominations each, but the former only won two awards (for technical achievement and audio design), while the latter was honored four times (for game direction, action game of the year, music composition and art direction).

Both games have been staples on this year's video game industry awards circuit, earning multiple mentions (including for game of the year) at both December's Game Awards and the upcoming Game Developers Choice Awards in March at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

Untitled Goose Game snagged three awards in all. In addition to game of the year honors, the indie also scored wins in the independent game and character categories.

A total of 65 titles released in 2019 received nominations for this year's DICE Awards. Winners are chosen by a panel of industry leaders.

The event also featured the induction of longtime Sony exec Connie Booth into the AIAS hall of fame.

The full list of winners is below.

GAME OF THE YEAR
Control
Death Stranding
Disco Elysium
Outer Wilds

Untitled Goose Game (Winner)


ACTION GAME OF THE YEAR
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Control (Winner)
Devil May Cry 5
Gears 5
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice


ADVENTURE GAME OF THE YEAR
Death Stranding
Luigi's Mansion 3
Resident Evil 2

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Winner)
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening


FAMILY GAME OF THE YEAR
A Short Hike
Dragon Quest Builders 2
Ring Fit Adventure

Super Mario Maker 2 (Winner)
Yoshi's Crafted World


FIGHTING GAME OF THE YEAR
Dead or Alive 6
Jump Force

Mortal Kombat 11 (Winner)
Samurai Shodown
 

RACING GAME OF THE YEAR
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
DiRT Rally 2.0
F1 2019

Mario Kart Tour (Winner)
Trials Rising


ROLE-PLAYING GAME OF THE YEAR
Disco Elysium
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
Kingdom Hearts III
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

The Outer Worlds (Winner)


SPORTS GAME OF THE YEAR
FIFA 20 (Winner)

Madden NFL 20
MLB The Show 19
NBA 2K20
NHL 20


STRATEGY/SIMULATION GAME OF THE YEAR
Anno 1800
Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Winner)
Oxygen Not Included
Slay the Spire
Total War: Three Kingdoms


IMMERSIVE REALITY TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Asgard's Wrath
Blood & Truth (Winner)
Pistol Whip
Stormland
Westworld Awakening


IMMERSIVE REALITY GAME OF THE YEAR
Asgard's Wrath
Blood & Truth

Pistol Whip (Winner)
The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets
Trover Saves the Universe


OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT FOR AN INDEPENDENT GAME
A Short Hike
Disco Elysium
Sayonara Wild Hearts

Untitled Goose Game (Winner)
What the Golf?
 

PORTABLE GAME OF THE YEAR
Call of Duty: Mobile
Grindstone

Sayonara Wild Hearts (Winner)
Sky: Children of the Light
What the Golf?


ONLINE GAME OF THE YEAR
Apex Legends (Winner)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep
Tetris 99
Wargroove


OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN GAME DESIGN
Baba Is You (Winner)

Disco Elysium
Outer Wilds
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Slay the Spire


OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN GAME DIRECTION
A Short Hike
Control (Winner)
Disco Elysium
Outer Wilds
Untitled Goose Game


OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN ANIMATION

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Days Gone
Death Stranding
Devil May Cry 5

Luigi's Mansion 3 (Winner)


OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Concrete Genie

Control (Winner)
Death Stranding
Resident Evil 2


OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CHARACTER
Control (Jesse Faden)
Death Stranding (Cliff Unger)
Death Stranding (Sam Porter Bridges)
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Greez)
Untitled Goose Game (The Goose) (Winner)


OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSITION
Arise: A Simple Story
Control (Winner)
Erica
Golem
Mortal Kombat 11


OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN AUDIO DESIGN
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Death Stranding (Winner)
Mortal Kombat 11
Resident Evil 2
Sayonara Wild Hearts


OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN STORY
Control
Disco Elysium (Winner)
Outer Wilds
Telling Lies
The Outer Worlds


OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Concrete Genie
Control

Death Stranding (Winner)
Metro Exodus