September 28, 2022

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Mario Golf: Super Rush Wins DICE’s Sports Game Of The Year Award

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The DICE Awards 2022 has awarded Mario Golf: Super Rush for Nintendo Switch sports game of the year.

While the game was arguably a tad underwhelming on release, Nintendo made sure to bolster it throughout the year with plenty of free updates – including both new characters and courses.

The competition Nintendo’s title was up against at the DICE Awards included FIFA 22, NBA 2K22, Riders Republic and The Climb 2. Here’s the official tweet:

In addition to this, the mobile (and Nintendo Switch) title Pokémon Unite has received mobile game of the year award. Other nominees included Behind the Frame, Fantasian, League of Legends: Wild Rift and Moncage.

The game of the year, in the end, went to It Takes Two by Hazelight Studios – the same title also took out last year’s Game Awards GOTY.

Here’s the full rundown of all the nominees and winners (thanks, IGN):

Game of the Year

  • Deathloop
  • Inscryption
  • It Takes Two – WINNER
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Returnal

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • Deathloop
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – WINNER
  • Resident Evil Village

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • Deathloop
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – WINNER
  • Resident Evil Village

Outstanding Achievement in Character

  • Deathloop – Colt Vahn
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits – Kena
  • Life is Strange: True Colors – Alex Chen
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – Rivet
  • Resident Evil Village – Lady Dimitrescu – WINNER

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Returnal – WINNER

Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design

  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Halo Infinite
  • It Takes Two
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Returnal – WINNER

Outstanding Achievement in Story

  • Before Your Eyes
  • Inscryption
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – WINNER
  • Psychonauts 2
  • The Forgotten City

Outstanding Technical Achievement

  • Battlefield 2042
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Moncage
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – WINNER
  • Returnal

Action Game of the Year

  • Deathloop
  • Halo Infinite – WINNER
  • Metroid Dread
  • Returnal
  • The Ascent

Adventure Game of the Year

  • Death’s Door
  • It Takes Two
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – WINNER
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Resident Evil Village

Family Game of the Year

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise
  • Cozy Grove
  • Mario Party Superstars
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – WINNER
  • Warioware: Get it Together

Fighting Game of the Year

  • Guilty Gear Strive – WINNER
  • Melty Blood: Type Lumina
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

Racing Game of the Year

  • F1 2021
  • Forza Horizon 5 – WINNER
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed

Role-Playing Game of the Year

  • Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker – WINNER
  • Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
  • Shin Megami Tensei V
  • Tales of Arise
  • Wildermyth

Sports Game of the Year

  • FIFA 22
  • Mario Golf: Super Rush – WINNER
  • NBA 2k22
  • Riders Republic
  • The Climb 2

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

  • Age of Empires IV – WINNER
  • Gloomhaven
  • Griftlands
  • Inscryption
  • Loop Hero

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

  • Lone Echo II – WINNER
  • Puzzling Places
  • Resident Evil 4 VR
  • Song in the Smoke
  • Yuki

Immersive Reality Game of the Year

  • Demeo
  • I Expect You To Die 2
  • Lone Echo II – WINNER
  • Resident Evil 4 VR
  • Song in the Smoke

Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game

  • Death’s Door
  • Inscryption
  • Loop Hero
  • Sable
  • Unpacking – WINNER

Mobile Game of the Year

  • Behind the Frame
  • Fantasian
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift
  • Moncage
  • Pokémon Unite – WINNER

Online Game of the Year

  • Back 4 Blood
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker
  • Halo Infinite – WINNER
  • Knockout City

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

  • Deathloop
  • Inscryption
  • It Takes Two – WINNER
  • Loop Hero
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • Deathloop – WINNER
  • Inscryption
  • It Takes Two
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • The Artful Escape

Did you play Mario Golf or Pokémon Unite? How about any of the other DICE Award winners? Leave a comment down below.