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Skyrim Dominates The 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards

Bethesda Game Studio's epic open-world role-playing game took home the top honors at the annual D.I.C.E. awards show.

Todd Howard and company accepted five awards over the course of the night, including Game of the Year, Role Playing/MMO Game of the Year, and Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Direction. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and Portal 2 also fared well, taking home three awards apiece.

Here is the full list of award winners:

Game of the Year: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: Skylanders Spyro's Adventure

Action Game of the Year: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Adventure Game of the Year: Batman: Arkham City

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Sports Game of the Year: FIFA 12

Racing Game of the Year: Forza Motorsport 4

Fighting Game of the Year: Mortal Kombat

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: Orcs Must Die!

Family Game of the Year: LittleBigPlanet 2

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay: Star Wars: The Old Republic

Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity: Portal 2

Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Mobile Game of the Year: Infinity Blade II

Handheld Game of the Year: Super Mario 3D Land

Downloadable Game of the Year: Bastion

Casual Game of the Year: Fruit Ninja Kinect

Social Networking Game of the Year: The Sims Social

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: Portal 2

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: Battlefield 3

Outstanding Achievement in Story: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Outstanding Character Performance: Portal 2 (Wheatley)

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  • Congrats

  • Thats awesome, also glad to see orcs must die! won something too, very fun game.
  • Skyrim for Outstanding Achievement in Story? Not hating on it or anything(its awesome btw), but there's not much in story. Would have picked Portal 2. There's some real innovation.
  • Glad to see Orcs Must Die up there. That was a good game.

  • I know I'll probably catch a TON of flak for this, but I thought Skyrim's soundtrack as a whole was far superior to Portal 2 (if this award was for a single piece and not overall soundtrack I apologize in advance for misunderstanding). Just one man's opinion though.
  • Good for them! :)
  • did anyone expect different?
  • I'll say it on here as well. Skyrim is a fantastic game, I love it. However, WHY DOES THE SUN MOVE IN SEVEN SECOND INTERVALS!!!!??? I hate it when I'm in a city during the daytime, and I'm talking to someone or smithing or something. EVERY SEVEN SECONDS THE SUN, ALONG WITH ALL OF THE SHADOWS MOVE A NOTICEABLE DISTANCE IN ABOUT ONE SECOND, AND IT KEEPS REPEATING EVERY SEVEN SECONDS. ALL THE IMMERSION I HAD AQUIRED IS IMMEDIATELY SUCKED AWAY WHEN I SEE THAT. SO ANNOYING!!! I don't remember Oblivion having that problem. Maybe this is just on 360. Is it really that hard to have the sun move at a slow and steady pace? Far Cry 2 did it, GTA4 did it, Oblivion did it. It can't be that difficult. Does this not bother anyone else?

    Edit: I guess not.
  • Skyrim is good, but really overrated IMO.
  • I think I agree with all of those decisions. Congrats to those guys. ^_^

  • Bethesda really knows how to make a great game.
  • Can't really agree with all the Skyrim awards. The story was pretty forgettable and the gameplay was pretty bland. Still a good game, but I think Uncharted 3 and Skyward Sword were both better.
  • Bethesda is deserving of such accolades. Congrats, too, to the other award winners.
  • Kind of expected to see Skyrim take the most isn't it? I'm just shocked Battlefield 3 didn't get anymore than it did. That game is outstanding!
  • how does skyrim win best story there is no emotion in the story its more like playing through lore
  • Skyrim didn't take any arrows to the... aw hell no. *cue grandiose dragon-slaying music* Fus ro dah bitches.
  • "Outstanding Achievment in Story: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" *facepalm*
  • I take it Skylanders Spyro's Adventure is actually decent?
  • I wish Witcher 2 got more love. Sadly there was no chance in Skyrim vs. Witcher 2 duel for W2.
  • As a TES lover and Bethesda supporter I'm glad; that said I think the "Outstanding Achievement in Story" for Skyrim is kinda forced, I mean there are better narratives out there. That said, I do think Skyrim or Bastion should have gotten the best "Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition", rather than Portal 2. The list as a whole is actually pretty solid, and I'm glad Portal 2 and UC3 did well.
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