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The BAFTA Games Awards will elect the best games of the year

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A total of 39 games were nominated in 18 different categories, with Returnal, It Takes Two and Ratchet & Clank largely dominating. Discover the list of games in contention for the ceremony on April 7.

Now a traditional award ceremony for video games, the BAFTA Games Awardsa branch of the very serious British film academy, will take place this Thursday, April 7 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in Londonin the presence of many industry players and live on the networks.

Eighteen categories were announced and the prizes were voted on by the members of the jurywith the exception this year of the public prize based on a shortlist of 5 games put up for competition on the official site (survey now closed). Returnal leads the nominations for 2022 with 9 potential awardsahead of It Takes Two and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart which were nominated 8 times.

Animation Prize

Artistic Prowess Award

  • The Artful Escape by Beethoven & Dinosaur
  • It Takes Two by Hazelight Studios
  • Psychonauts 2 by Double Fine Productions
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart from Insomniac Games
  • Capcom’s Resident Evil Village
  • Returnal by Housemarque

Audio Prowess Award

  • The Artful Escape by Beethoven & Dinosaur
  • Call Of Duty: Vanguard by Sledgehammer Games
  • Deathloop by Arkane Lyon
  • Halo Infinite from 343 Industries
  • Marvel’s Guardian’s Of The Galaxy by Eidos-Montreal
  • Returnal by Housemarque

Best Game

  • Deathloop by Arkane Lyon
  • Playground Games Forza Horizon 5
  • Registration of Daniel Mullins Games
  • It Takes Two by Hazelight Studios
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart from Insomniac Games
  • Returnal by Housemarque
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Best British Game

  • Alba: A Wildlife Adventure by Ustwo Games
  • Death’s Door by Acid Nerve
  • Fights In Tight Spaces by Ground Shatter
  • Playground Games Forza Horizon 5
  • Overboard! by Inkle
  • Shedworks Sand

Best First Game

Best Upgradable Game

Best Family Game

  • Alba: A Wildlife Adventure by Ustwo Games
  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale from A Shell In The Pit
  • Playground Games Forza Horizon 5
  • Mario Party Superstars from Nintendo
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart from Insomniac Games
  • Witch Beam unpacking

Beyond Entertainment Award

  • Alba: A Wildlife Adventure by Ustwo Games
  • Before Your Eyes from GoodbyeWorld Games
  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale from A Shell In The Pit
  • Nintendo’s Game Builder Garage
  • It Takes Two by Hazelight Studios
  • Psychonauts 2 by Double Fine Productions

Game Design Award

  • Deathloop by Arkane Lyon
  • Playground Games Forza Horizon 5
  • Registration of Daniel Mullins Games
  • It Takes Two by Hazelight Studios
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart from Insomniac Games
  • Returnal by Housemarque

Best Multiplayer

  • Back 4 Blood by Turtle Rock Studios
  • Call Of Duty: Vanguard by Sledgehammer Games
  • Playground Games Forza Horizon 5
  • Halo Infinite from 343 Industries
  • Hell Let Loose by Black Matter
  • It Takes Two by Hazelight Studios

Best Music

  • Deathloop by Arkane Lyon
  • Far Cry 6 from Ubisoft Toronto
  • Halo Infinite from 343 Industries
  • Psychonauts 2: Double Fine Productions
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart : Insomniac Games
  • Returnal by Housemarque

Best Storytelling

  • It Takes Two by Hazelight Studios
  • Square Enix’s Life Is Strange: True Colors
  • Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy by Eidos-Montreal
  • Psychonauts 2 by Double Fine Productions
  • Returnal by Housemarque
  • Witch Beam unpacking
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Best Original Game

  • It Takes Two by Hazelight Studios
  • Deathloop by Arkane Lyon
  • Death’s Door by Acid Nerve
  • Returnal by Housemarque
  • Witch Beam unpacking
  • Registration of Daniel Mullins Games

Technical Prowess Award

  • Playground Games Forza Horizon 5
  • Hitman 3 from Io Interactive
  • Psychonauts 2 by Double Fine Productions
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart from Insomniac Games
  • Capcom’s Resident Evil Village
  • Returnal by Housemarque

Game of the Year Award (voted by the public)

  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale from A Shell In The Pit
  • Deathloop by Arkane Lyon
  • The Forgotten City from Modern Storyteller
  • It Takes Two by Hazelight Studios
  • Nintendo Metroid Dread
  • Witch Beam unpacking

Best Performance in a Title Role

  • OZIOMA AKAGHA for Julianna Blake in DEATHLOOP
  • JASON E KELLEY for Colt Vahn “the Captain” in DEATHLOOP
  • JENNIFER HALE as Rivet in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • JON MCLAREN as Star-Lord/Peter Quill in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • ERIKA MORI for Alex Chen in Life is Strange: True Colors
  • JANE PERRY for Selene Vassos in Returnal

Best Performance in a Supporting Role

  • LAURA BAILEY as Polina Petrova in Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • KIMBERLY BROOKS as Hollis Forsythe in Psychonauts 2
  • JASON CAVALIER as Drax in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • MAGGIE ROBERTSON as Lady Dimitrescu in Resident Evil Village
  • HAN SOTO for Gabe Chen in Life is Strange: True Colors
  • ALEX WEINER as Rocket in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Source: www.bafta.org

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