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BAFTA Game Awards 2020 Highlight Great Family Games

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The British Academy Games Awards is BAFTA’s annual celebration of the very best in games in 2020. The nominations announced today highlight an outstanding level of creative excellence from a broad range of UK and international development teams.

The Awards will be hosted by Dara O’Briain and will take place on Thursday 2 April at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London’s Southbank. The Awards, including a red carpet show, will be live-streamed on BAFTA’s Facebook, Twitch, Twitter and YouTube channels.

They are a great way to discover new games to play. Not only the winner from each category but also the nominations. For parents and carers, the good categories to watch are Family Games (unsurprisingly) and Games Beyond Entertainment.We keep track of these games in one place for you, so why not have a browse of all the recent BAFTA-nominated games?

Of note in this year's nominations are 11 each for Control and for Death Stranding. Family favourites Knights and Bikes and Untitled Goose Game get four nominations each with Wattam picking up three.

  • Concrete Genie
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  • DiRT Rally 2.0
  • Heaven’s Vault
  • Observation
  • Planet Zoo
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms
  • Ape Out
  • Katana ZERO
  • Manifold Garden
  • Path of Exile
  • No Man’s Sky: Beyond
  • Destiny 2
  • Apex Legends
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
  • Fortnite
  • Vacation Simulator
  • Baba is You
  • Borderlands 3
  • Tick Tock: A Tale for Two
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • The Outer Worlds.

Voting is now open for the EE Mobile Game of the Year, the only award voted for by the public. The shortlist is Assemble with Care, Call of Duty: Mobile, Dead Man’s Phone, Pokémon Go, Tangle Tower and What the Golf.

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Andrew Robertson
Andy Robertson is the editor of AskAboutGames and has written for national press and broadcast about video games and families for over 15 years. He has just published the Taming Gaming book with its Family Video Game Database.