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BAFTA Celebrates The Best In Gaming From The Last Year

Published March 18, 2012 by |
BAFTA Award

It was a night of sequels as the creme-de-la-creme of gaming were celebrated on Friday night when BAFTA presented the British Academy Video Games Awards.

Hosted by comedian Charlie Higson and Kick Ass writer Jane Goldman, the BAFTAs are the biggest awards in the British video gaming calendar and chooses winners across eighteen different categories.

Portal 2 won the night’s biggest prize, as the acclaimed sequel to Valve’s 2007 puzzle title scooped the best game award. It finished the evening with a hat-trick of awards, also winning the award for best design and best story.

London-based Rocksteady Studios picked up the best action award for Batman: Arkham City, the well received follow-up to Batman: Arkham Asylum, while Mark Hamill, the voice behind the Joker, won best performer.

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Another UK winner was Guilford-based Media Molecule, who won the awards for best family game and best game innovation for LittleBigPlanet 2.

Electronic Arts’ Battlefield 3 was the out-and-out fans favourite picking up the awards for the best online multiplayer and the GAME award, the only award to be voted for by the public. Battlefield completed its own hat-trick, also picking up the audio achievement award.

The annual special award was presented to Markus Persson, the creative mind behind Minecraft, the charming sandbox RPG.

See the rest of the nights winners after the jump.

Action

WINNER – Batman: Arkham City
• Assassin’s Creed Revelations
• Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
• Deus Ex: Human Revolution
• Portal 2
• Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Artistic Achievement

• WINNER – Raymans Origins
• Batman: Arkham City
• L.A. Noire
• LitteBigPlanet 2
• The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
• Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Audio Achievement

• WINNER – Battlefield 3
• Batman: Arkham City
• Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
• Dead Space 2
• The Nightjar
• Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best Game

• Batman: Arkham City
• FIFA 2012
• L.A. Noire
• WINNER – Portal 2
• The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
• The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Debut Game

• WINNER – Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
• Bastion
• Eufloria
• L.A. Noire
• Monstermind
• RIFT

Design

• WINNER – Portal 2
• Batman: Arkham City
• L.A. Noire
• LittleBigPlanet 2
• Super Mario 3D Land
• The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim

Family

• WINNER – LittleBigPlanet 2
• Dance Central 2
• Kinect Sports 2
• LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
• LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
• Mario Kart 7

Game Innovation

• WINNER – LittleBigPlanet 2
• Bastion
• Child of Eden
• From Dust
• L.A. Noire
• The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Mobile & Handheld

• WINNER – Peggle HD
• Dead Space iOS
• Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint
• Quarrel
• Super Mario 3D Land
• The Nightjar

Online – Browser

• WINNER – Monstermind
• Gardens of Time
• I Am Playr
• Resistance 3
• Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure
• The Sims Social

Online Multiplayer

• WINNER – Battlefield 3
• Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
• Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
• Dark Souls
• Gears of War 3
• LittleBigPlanet 2

Original Music

• WINNER – L.A. Noire
• Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
• Batman: Arkham City
• Deus Ex: Human Revolution
• The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
• Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Performer

• WINNER – Mark Hamill – Batman: Arkham City
• Aaron Stanton – L.A. Noire
• Nolan North – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
• Stephen Fry – LittleBigPlanet 2
• Stephen Merchant – Portal 2
• Togo Igawa – Total War: SHOGUN 2

Sports/Fitness

• WINNERS – Kinect Sports 2
• Dance Central 2
• DiRT 3
• Fl 2011
• FIFA 2012
• Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012

Story

• WINNER – Portal 2
• Batman: Arkham City
• Deus Ex: Human Revolution
• L.A. Noire
• The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
• Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Strategy

• WINNER – Total War: SHOGUN 2
• Dark Souls
• Deus Ex: Human Revolution
• Football Manager 2012
• From Dust
• Ghost Recon Shadow Wars

BAFTA Ones To Watch Award
In association with Dare to Be Digital

• Joust
• Dreamweaver
• WINNER – Tick Tock Toys

GAME Award of 2011

• WINNER – Battlefield 3
• Batman: Arkham City
• Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
• FIFA 2012
• L.A Noire
• Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
• Minecraft
• Portal 2
• The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
• Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception

Congratulation from Gamebrit to all this years winners. Here’s to another year of great gaming.