DICE Awards: 'Untitled Goose Game', 'Control' scoop prestige trophies

Joanna Estrada
February 17, 2020

Obsidian's The Outer Worlds was awarded Role-Playing Game of the Year. Untitled Goose Game has become the second indie title to have ever scored the accolade in the D.I.C.E. Awards' decades long history.

PlayStation exclusive "Death Stranding" (due on PC mid-2020) was the ceremony's other multi-award victor, crowned for Technical and Audio Design achievements. The Awards were many and the games were a wonderful tapestry of 2019.

The foul fowl was duly rewarded with three awards, including the coveted Game of the Year over heavyweight experiences like Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding and Remedy Entertainment's Control. Its Untitled Goose Game stole the hearts of players (among other things) everywhere. Both Journey and Untitled Goose Game join the likes of God of War, Half-Life 2, Halo: Combat Evolved, and GoldenEye 007 for the accolade, just to name a few.

Released in August across PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, "Control" collected the DICE awards for Game Direction, Art Direction, Original Music Composition, and Game of the Year subcategory Action Game of the Year.

Success continued throughout the evening as the Switch maker grabbed Outstanding Achievement in Animation via Luigi's Mansion 3, on top of taking the top nod for Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year with Fire Emblem: Three Houses. That means it was the biggest victor of the evening, taking four categories compared to Untitled Goose Game's three and Death Stranding's two. The acronym in the video game awards' title stands for "Design Innovate Communicate Entertain".

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