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These are 'officially' the best games of last year

From mobile hits to the de facto game of the year, these are the titles you need to play (if you haven't already).

These are 'officially' the best games of last year

Gaming is a matter of personal choice: some people adore beat'em'ups, others long winded adventures that never see a punch thrown.

But sometimes respect must be paid where it's due, with nods of approval and slaps on the back offered to those studios who have made a particularly excellent beat'em'up, or an extra detailed long winded adventure.

Which is exactly what happened at this year's DICE gaming awards. 

From mobile hits to the de facto game of the year, these are the titles you need to play (if you haven't already).

Fallout 4

Winner of:

  • Game of the Year
  • Role-Playing / Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Star Wars: Battlefront

Winner of:

  • Action Game of the Year
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Mortal Kombat

Winner of:

  • Fighting Game of the Year

Super Mario Maker

Winner of: 

  • Family Game of the Year

Fallout Shelter

Winner of: 

  • Mobile Game of the Year

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Winner of: 

  • Outstanding Achievement in Character

Ori and the Blind Forest

Winner of:

  • Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
  • Outstanding Achievement in Animation
  • Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Winner of: 

  • Outstanding Achievement in Story
  • Outstanding Technical Achievement
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

Heroes of the Storm

Winner of: 

  • Strategy / Simulation Game of the Year

Rocket League

Winner of: 

  • Sports Game of the Year
  • Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay
  • DICE Sprite Award

FORZA Motorsport 6

Winner of: 

  • Racing Game of the Year

Helldivers

Winner of: 

  • Handheld Game of the Year

Metal Gear Solid 5

Winner of:

  • Adventure Game of the Year