The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) has released its list of nominees for the 27th annual D.I.C.E. Awards. The nominations include several major releases that have appeared in the rosters of previous award shows, including The Game Awards and the New York Game Awards. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 has netted the highest number of nominations (nine), followed by Alan Wake (eight) and Baldur’s Gate 3 (seven).

According to the AIAS, the awards feature a total of 56 games as finalists, with the winners being voted on by the members of the organization. The D.I.C.E. Awards are the culminating event of the D.I.C.E. Summit, which will be held in February. The award show itself will be hosted by Greg Miller and Stella Chung, and airs on February 15.

Complete list of the nominees

Game of the Year

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Cocoon
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game

  • Cocoon
  • Dredge
  • El Paso, Elsewhere
  • Thirsty Suitors
  • Venba

Outstanding Achievement in Story

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • The Finals
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Cocoon
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Cocoon
  • Dave the Diver
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Online Game of the Year

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare lll
  • Diablo IV
  • Omega Strikers
  • Street Fighter 6
  • The Finals

Mobile Game of the Year

  • Gubbins
  • Hello Kitty Island Adventure
  • Honkai: Star Rail
  • Terra Nil
  • What the Car?

Action Game of the Year

  • Armored Core VI: The Fires of Rubicon
  • Dead Space
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Remnant II

Adventure Game of the Year

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Cocoon
  • Dave the Diver
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Family Game of the Year

  • Disney Illusion Island
  • Fae Farm
  • Hello Kitty Island Adventure
  • Midnight Girl
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Fighting Game of the Year

  • Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising
  • Mortal Kombat 1
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2
  • Pocket Bravery
  • Street Fighter 6

Racing Game of the Year

  • F-Zero 99
  • Forza Motorsport
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 — Turbocharged
  • LEGO 2K Drive

Role-Playing Game of the Year

  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Diablo IV
  • Final Fantasy XVI
  • Starfield

Sports Game of the Year

  • EA Sports FC 24
  • MLB The Show 23
  • WWE 2K23

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

  • Against the Storm
  • Cobalt Core
  • Dune: Spice Wars
  • The Last Spell
  • Wartales

Immersive Reality Game of the Year

  • Asgard’s Wrath 2
  • Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR
  • Horizon: Call of the Mountain
  • Vampire: The Masquerade — Justice
  • Vertigo 2

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

  • Asgard’s Wrath 2
  • Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR
  • Horizon: Call of the Mountain
  • Vertigo 2
  • We Are One

Outstanding Technical Achievement

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • The Finals
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • Final Fantasy XVI
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Mortal Kombat 1
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  • Starfield

Outstanding Achievement in Character

  • Saga Anderson, Alan Wake 2
  • Astarion, Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Karlach, Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Miles Morales, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Jala, Thirsty Suitors

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Diablo IV
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Planet of Lana
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Cocoon
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

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