Awards: BAFTA Pick Amazing Family and Narrative Games Each Year

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The British Academy Games Awards are presented annually to recognise, honour and reward outstanding creative achievement in Games. The awards categories reflect the wealth and diversity of the games sector.

They started in 2004 and are presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). For parents they are a great way of discovering brilliant games to play in their family.

The Family Games award highlights games that will work really well for parents and children. These often include multiplayer features and feature a cast of family friendly characters.

The Games Beyond Entertainment award is also of interest as this highlights more unusual games with an emphasis on storytelling that address topics that parents may find appealing themselves.


For the best game experience for a family audience, whether played as individuals or as a group. This category is only open to titles with a PEGI age rating of 12 or under.


Super Mario Odyssey
Just Dance 2018
Lego Worlds
Mario & Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Monument Valley 2


LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Playroom VR
Pokemon Go
Ratchet & Clank
Toca Hair Salon 3


Rocket League
Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits
Guitar Hero: Live
LEGO Dimensions
Super Mario Maker


Minecraft: Console Editions
The LEGO Movie Videogame
LittleBigPlanet 3
Mario Kart 8
Skylanders Trap Team
Twelve a Dozen


For the best game that capitalises on the unique and maturing medium of video games to deliver a transformational experience beyond pure entertainment – whether that is to raise awareness through empathy and emotional impact, to engage with real world problems, or to make the world a better place.


Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Bury Me My Love
Last Day of June
Life is Strange: Before the Storm
Night in the Woods
Sea Hero Quest VR


Dishonored 2
Mafia III
Uncharted 4

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