Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Leads DICE Awards Nominations Ahead of Alan Wake 2 and Baldur’s Gate 3

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) has announced the nominations for the 27th annual DICE Awards, revealing that Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 has garnered the most nominations (9) ahead of Alan Wake 2 (8) and Baldur’s Gate 3 (7). Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 was nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Animation, Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Character (for Miles Morales), Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition, Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design, Outstanding Technical Achievement, Action Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction, and Game of the Year.
Alan Wake 2 was listed in the Art, Character (for Saga Anderson), Music Composition, Audio Design, Story, Technical Achievement, Adventure, and Game of the Year categories. Baldur’s Gate 3 is running in the Character (for Astarion and Karlach), Story, RPG, Game Design, Game Director, and Game of the Year awards.

Cocoon received six nominations. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom got five, Super Mario Bros. Wonder was listed in four like Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, while Starfield, Diablo IV, and Hi-Fi Rush all got three. Hogwarts Legacy has usually been snubbed by the end-of-the-year awards (despite being well-received and the best-selling game of 2023), but it was listed twice here for Art Direction and technical Achievement.

The ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 15, from the Aria Resort in Las Vegas, livestreamed by IGN, at the end of the 2024 DICE Summit week. You can find the full nominees for every category below. As a reminder, we are also running our community poll for Best Game of the Year, and you can still vote here.

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

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

Outstanding Achievement in Story
Alan Wake 2
Baldur’s Gate 3
DAVE THE DIVER
Thirsty Suitors
Venba

Outstanding Technical Achievement
Alan Wake 2
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
Hogwarts Legacy
THE FINALS
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Action Game of the Year
ARMORED CORE VI 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 Technical Achievement
Asgard’s Wrath 2
Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR
Horizon: Call of the Mountain
Vertigo 2
We Are One

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

Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game
COCOON
DREDGE
El Paso, Elsewhere
Thirsty Suitors
Venba

Mobile Game of the Year
Gubbins
Hello Kitty Island Adventure
Honkai: Star Rail
Terra Nil
WHAT THE CAR?

Online Game of the Year
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III
Diablo IV
Omega Strikers
Street Fighter 6
THE FINALS

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

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

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

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