Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Wins 8 DICE Awards, but Dragon Age Claims GOTY

by on February 6, 2015

Even though Monolith’s Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor managed to claim eight of the nine awards they were nominated for, including outstanding achievements in both game direction and design, they were beaten out for the big prize by Dragon Age: Inquisition, in the 18th annual DICE awards, as the RPG was named the years best.

It came to a slight surprise to the audience, who after seeing Shadow of Mordor win so much, were surprised to see Inquisition take the last award of the night – but the brief astonishment was swiftly followed rapturous applause.

This years awards were hosted by comedian podcaster Pete Homes, who joins the likes of Freddie Wong, Felicia Day and Jay Mohr, who’ve all hosted the awards in the past.

We here at God is a Geek massively enjoyed both Shadow of Mordor and Dragon Age, and you can read the reviews for each by clicking here and here.

You can also find the full list of winners at this year DICE awards below:

Game of the year: Dragon Age Inquisition

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Action Game of the Year: Destiny

Adventure Game of the Year: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Family Game of the Year: Little Big Planet 3

Fighting Game of the Year: Super Smash Bros, for Wii U

Racing Game of the Year: Mario Kart 8

Role Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year: Dragon Age: Inquisition

Sports Game of the Year: Fifa 15

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award: Transistor

Handheld Game of the Year: Super Smash Bros, for 3DS

Mobile Game of the Year: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay: Destiny

Outstanding Inovation in Gaming: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: Monument Valley

Outstanding Achievement in Character: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: Destiny

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: Destiny

Outstanding Achievement in Story: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Outstanding Technical Achievement: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor