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‘Uncharted 4: A Thief's End' Leads Nominations At D.I.C.E. Awards 2017; Could ‘Uncharted 4’ Snatch Game Of The Year Title

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"Uncharted 4: A Thief's End" has been nominated for Game Of The Year Award and 9 other nominations for D.I.C.E. Awards 2017. There was a total of five other games competing in that category including "Inside", "Pokemon Go", "Overwatch", and "Battlefield 1". The nomination list has been announced by Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences this week.

According to Game Spot, aside from the best game for the over-all category, "Uncharted 4: A Thief's End" also picked Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction and Design. The Academy is also set to give the highest honor for the night to Bethesda's Todd Howard, creator of Fallout and Elder Scrolls, as the newest addition to D.I.C.E. Awards' Hall of Fame.

All the nominees were played and evaluated by the exclusive panel handpicked by the Academy. This panel is composed of the industries most experienced, influential and talented men and women. The D.I.C.E Awards 2017 ceremonies is scheduled on Feb. 23 in Las Vegas which will start at 7:30 PM PT or 10:30 PM ET same day, Yahoo added. The show will be streamed live.

Here are the nominees for D.I.C.E Awards 2017: (via Game Spot)

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

1.       1979 Revolution: Black Friday

2.       Battlefield 1

3.       Inside

4.       The Last Guardian

5.       Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

1.       I Expect You to Die

2.       Inside

3.       Overwatch

4.       Owlboy

5.       Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

1.       Battlefield 1

2.       Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

3.       Overwatch

4.       Titanfall 2

5.       The Division

Handheld Game of the Year

1.       Dragon Quest Builders

2.       Fire Emblem Fates

3.       Kirby: Planet Robobot

4.       Pokemon Sun and Moon

5.       Severed

Simulation Game of the Year

1.       The Banner Saga 2

2.       Deus Ex Go

3.       Fire Emblem Fates

4.       Civilization VI

5.       XCOM 2

Sports Game of the Year

1.       FIFA 17

2.       Madden NFL 17

3.       MLB The Show 16

4.       NBA 2K17

5.       Steep

RPG Game of the Year

1.       Dark Souls III

2.       Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

3.       Hyper Light Drifter

4.       The Division

5.       World of Warcraft: Legion

Racing Game of the Year

1.       Forza Horizon 3

2.       Driveclub VR

Fighting Game of the Year

1.       EA Sports UFC 2

2.       Guilty Gear Xrd - Revelator

3.       Killer Instinct Season 3

4.       Pokken Tournament

5.       Street Fighter V

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