Sexy, sexy Hades sweeps up at the DICE Awards 2021


Supergiant Games’ roguelike bags numerous gongs

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) has revealed its winner’s list for the 2021 iteration of The DICE Awards, celebrating some of the fine releases that hit the market during last year — arguably one of the best gaming years in recent history.

The list reads as a who’s who of 2021’s finery, with awards dished out to Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II, Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima, Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII Remake, Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Activision’s Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2. Even VR got in on the action, with an appearance by Valve’s Half-Life: Alyx.

The big winner of the evening, however, is Supergiant Games’ fantastic roguelike Hades, which walked away with five awards in total, including the coveted Game of the Year. Hades is going to need a bigger mantelpiece, having already won a glut of honors, including five BAFTAs and Destructoid’s very own Game of the Year 2020. Well deserved.

You can check out the full list of winners below. The full DICE Awards ceremony is available for viewing over on the official Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences website.

  • Action Game of the Year: Hades
  • Adventure Game of the Year: Ghost of Tsushima
  • Family Game of the Year: Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Fighting Game of the Year: Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
  • Game of the Year: Hades
  • Immersive Reality Game of the Year: Half-Life: Alyx
  • Immersive Reality Technical Achievement: Half-Life: Alyx
  • Mobile Game of the Year: Legends of Runeterra
  • Online Game of the Year: Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game: Hades
  • Outstanding Achievement in Animation: The Last of Us Part II
  • Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: Ghost of Tsushima
  • Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design: Ghost of Tsushima
  • Outstanding Achievement in Character: Miles Morales (Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Design: Hades
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: Hades
  • Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: Ghost of Tsushima
  • Outstanding Achievement in Story: The Last of Us Part II
  • Outstanding Technical Achievement: Dreams
  • Racing Game of the Year: Mario Kart Live
  • Role-Playing Game of the Year: Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Sports Game of the Year: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
  • Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: Microsoft Flight Simulator