Last of Us Part II: 11 Nominations at the DICE Awards – List of All Nominees

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The Last of Us 2 is geared up for a lot of wins at the DICE Awards this year. (Credit: DICE)

If you are a fan of awards and seeing how many accolades your favorite games receive, then we have good news for you: the DICE Awards are coming up. All the nominees are out, so you can create your own list of winners before DICE decide on theirs.

The DICE Awards will take place online this year instead of the gambling mecca of Las Vegas. It's the winners we're interested in, not the setting, so all is good on that side. What about the nominees though? That's what you're about to find out.

DICE Awards Nominees


A total of 57 different games have been nominated. The most decorated is The Last of Us Part II. The highly criticized game received 11 nominations. You might be wondering how that may be if the game is so disliked, and... your guess is as good as ours, but it seems that every major outlet is intent on showering the sequel with all types of awards.

A much better release - Ghost of Tsushima, is nominated in 10 categories, most of which it will probably lose to TLOU2. Three more games - Half Life: Alyx, Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Ori and the Will of the Wisps, are nominated in at least five categories.

Just to be clear for those that may get confused. This DICE isn't the one that develops Battlefield. It's an acronym for "Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain" and definitely doesn't work on military shooters.

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Ellie's dull adventure is likely to scoop a ton of DICE Awards. (Credit: Naughty Dog)

Enough fun facts. Here are the nominees!

Game of the Year

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • The Last of Us Part II

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Spiritfarer

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Outstanding Achievement in Character

  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla (Eivor Varinsdottir)
  • Hades (Zagreus)
  • The Last of Us Part II (Abby)
  • The Last of Us Part II (Ellie)
  • Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Miles Morales)

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

  • Carrion
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Little Orpheus
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • The Pathless

Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design

  • Dreams
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Outstanding Achievement in Story

  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
  • The Last of Us Part II

Outstanding Technical Achievement

  • Dreams
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Mario Kart Live
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator

Action Game of the Year

  • Doom Eternal
  • Hades
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Nioh 2

Adventure Game of the Year

  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Family Game of the Year

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Astro's Playroom
  • Dreams
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Fighting Game of the Year

  • EA Sports UFC 4
  • Granblue Fantasy Versus
  • Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
  • Them's Fightin' Herds

Racing Game of the Year

  • DIRT 5
  • F1 2020
  • Mario Kart Live
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Role-Playing Game of the Year

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Persona 5 Royal
  • Wasteland 3
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Sports Game of the Year

  • FIFA 21
  • MLB The Show 20
  • NBA 2K21
  • PGA TOUR 2K21
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

  • Crusader Kings III
  • Desperadoes III
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Monster Train
  • Per Aspera

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Mario Kart Live
  • Museum of Other Realities
  • Paper Beast
  • Tempest

Immersive Reality Game of the Year

  • Down the Rabbit Hole
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Paper Beast
  • The Room VR: A Dark Matter
  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game

  • Coffee Talk
  • Hades
  • If Found…
  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
  • Noita

Mobile Game of the Year

  1. HoloVista
  2. Legends of Runeterra
  3. Little Orpheus
  4. Song of Bloom
  5. South of the Circle

Online Game of the Year

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Tetris Effect: Connected

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
  • The Last of Us Part II

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Original article by EarlyGame's Faris Delalic.