Journey wins top prize at DICE

Video game awards season isn’t truly over until the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has had its say. This year, the PlayStation 3 title Journey stole the show. The title won eight of its 11 nominations, including Game of the Year, Outstanding Innovation in Gaming, and Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction.

The Walking Dead followed with four wins, including Downloadable Game and Adventure Game of the Year. Other multiple award winners included Halo 4 and XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The awards event also inducted Valve president Gabe Newell into the AIAS Hall of Fame, and honored Infocom co-founders Dave Lebling and Marc Blank with the AIAS Pioneer Award.

Check out a full list of the winners below:

  • Game of the Year: Journey

  • Action Game of the Year: Borderlands 2

  • Adventure Game of the Year: The Walking Dead

  • Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

  • Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year: Mass Effect 3

  • Sports Game of the Year: FIFA Soccer 13

  • Racing Game of the Year: Need for Speed Most Wanted

  • Fighting Game of the Year: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

  • Downloadable Game of the Year: The Walking Dead

  • Casual Game of the Year: Journey

  • Mobile Game of the Year: Hero Academy

  • Handheld Game of the Year: Paper Mario Sticker Star

  • Web Based Game of the Year: SimCity Social

  • Family Game of the Year: Skylanders Giants

  • Outstanding Character Performance: The Walking Dead: Lee Everett

  • Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: Journey

  • Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: Journey

  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: Journey

  • Outstanding Achievement in Story: The Walking Dead

  • Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay: Journey

  • Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity: Halo 4

  • Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Assassin’s Creed 3

  • Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: Journey

  • Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering: Halo 4

  • Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: Journey

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