Mass Effect 2 wins GOTY, RPG, storytelling awards at DICE 2011

Tonight's 14th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards (i.e., the DICE awards) saw Mass Effect 2 cruise off with honors for Game of the Year, RPG of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Story. However, Red Dead Redemption ended up with more trophies, riding away with wins for Action Game of the Year and Outstanding Character Performance, along with Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction, Art Direction and Gameplay Engineering.

The portable and casual categories were filled with rage, as God of War: Ghost of Sparta won the award for Portable Game of the Year, while Casual Game of the Year went to the ferocious fowls of Angry Birds HD.

Check out the full list of award recipients after the break.

Game of the Year
Mass Effect 2
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: BioWare
Creative Director: Casey Hudson

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Red Dead Redemption
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Developer: Rockstar San Diego
Lead Designer: Christian Cantamessa

Casual Game of the Year
Angry Birds HD
Publisher: Chillingo
Developer: Rovio
Executive Producers: Niklas Hed, Mikael Hed
Producer: Harro Grönberg
Lead Designers: Jaakko Iisalo, Markus Tuppurainen

Portable Game of the Year
God of War: Ghost of Sparta
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Developer: Ready at Dawn/SCE Santa Monica Studio
Producer: Marc Turndorf
Creative Director: Ru Weerasuriya
Game Director: Dana Jan

Fighting Game of the Year
Super Street Fighter IV
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom/Dimps
Producer: Yoshinori Ono
Creative Director: Daisuke Aoki
Game Director: Takashi Tsukamoto

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year
Mass Effect 2
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: BioWare
Creative Director: Casey Hudson

Sports Game of the Year
FIFA Soccer 11
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA Canada
Producer: David Rutter
Creative Director: Gary Peterson

Racing Game of the Year
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Criterion
Executive Producer: Fiona Sperry
Creative Director: Craig Sullivan

Adventure Game of the Year
LIMBO
Publisher: Playdead
Developer: Playdead
Producers: Dino Patti, Mads Wibroe
Creative Director: Arnt Jensen
Game Director: Arnt Jensen

Social Networking Game of the Year
CityVille
Publisher: Zynga
Developer: Zynga
Producers: David Gray, Alex Le
Creative Director: Sean Kelly
Game Director: Mark Skaggs

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Production Director: Chris Sigaty
Senior Art Director: Sam Didier
Game Director: Dustin Browder

Action Game of the Year
Red Dead Redemption
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Developer: Rockstar San Diego
Producers: Steve Martin, David Kunkler
Lead Designer: Christian Cantamessa

Family Game of the Year
Dance Central
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios/MTV Games
Developer: Harmonix Music Systems
Producer: Naoko Takamoto
Game Director: Kasson Crooker

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
Heavy Rain
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Developer: Quantic Dream
Producer: Guillaume de Fondaumiere
Creative Director: David Cage
Game Director: David Cage

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
God of War III
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Developer: SCE Santa Monica Studio
Lead Animator: Bruno Velazquez

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering
Heavy Rain
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Developer: Quantic Dream
Technology Director: Damien Castelltort

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Red Dead Redemption
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Developer: Rockstar San Diego
Art Director: Daren Bader

Outstanding Achievement in Story
Mass Effect 2
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: BioWare
Writers: Mac Walters, Drew Karpyshyn

Outstanding Character Performance
Red Dead Redemption – John Marston
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Developer: Rockstar San Diego
Writers: Christian Cantamessa, Dan Houser, Michael Unsworth
Voice Actor: Rob Wiethoff

Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack
Rock Band 3
Publisher: MTV Games
Developer: Harmonix Music Systems
Music Supervisor: Eric Brosius

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
LIMBO
Publisher: Playdead
Developer: Playdead
Sound Design/Audio Lead: Martin Stig Andersen


Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Executive VP Game Design: Rob Pardo
Project Director Battle.net: Greg Canessa
Battle.net Designer: Alex Sun
Technical Director Battle.net: Matthew Versluys

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
Heavy Rain
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Developer: Quantic Dream
Composer: Norman Corbeil

Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering
Red Dead Redemption
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Developer: Rockstar San Diego
Lead Designer: Christian Cantamessa

This article was originally published on Joystiq.