BAFTA Video Game Award Winners
The BAFTA Award winners were announced last night via an online stream.
The winner of the Best Game prize was Outer Wilds (PEGI 7). It’s available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and is an exploration space mystery about a solar system trapped in an endless time-loop. After 20 minutes of game time, you must start again – but each time brings a new opportunity to learn how you ended up on the planet and solve the secrets of who built the strange galaxy. As you do so, the world evolves and opens up new secrets.
The winner of the Best Family Game was Untitled Goose Game (PEGI 3) where you control a mischievous goose intent on ruining the day of the inhabitants of a sleeping English village. By stealing items, squawking and otherwise making a nuisance of yourself you slowly discover why the goose is so angry.
Here are the other winners of the night…
Best Original Property: Outer Wilds
Runners-up: Baba Is You, Control, Death Stranding, Disco Elysium, Untitled Goose Game
Best Music: Disco Elysium
Runners-up: Control, Death Stranding, Outer Wilds, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Wattam
Best Evolving Game: Path of Exile
Runners-up: Apex Legends, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, Fortnite, No Man’s Sky Beyond
Best Debut Game: Disco Elysium
Runners-up: Ape Out, Death Stranding, Katana ZERO, Knights and Bikes, Manifold Garden
Best Game Design: Outer Wilds
Runners-up: Baba Is You, Control, Disco Elysium, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Wattam
EE Mobile Game of the Year (public vote): Call of Duty: Mobile
Runners-up: Assemble With Care, Dead Man’s Phone, Pokémon Go, Tangle Tower, What the Golf?
Best Animation: Luigi’s Mansion 3
Runners-up: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Control, Death Stranding, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Best Narrative: Disco Elysium
Runners-up: Control, Life Is Strange 2 (Episodes 2-5), Outer Wilds, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, The Outer Worlds
Artistic Achievement: Sayonara Wild Hearts
Runners-up: Concrete Genie, Control, Death Stranding, Disco Elysium, Knights and Bikes
Bafta Fellowship: Hideo Kojima
British Game: Observation
Runners-up: DiRT Rally 2.0, Heaven’s Vault, Knights and Bikes, Planet Zoo, Total War: Three Kingdoms
Audio Achievement: Ape Out
Runners-up: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Control, Death Stranding, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Untitled Goose Game
Best Multiplayer Game: Apex Legends
Runners-up: Borderlands 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Tick Tock: A Tale for Two, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
Game Beyond Entertainment: Kind Words (lo-fi chill beats to write to)
Runners-up: Civilization VI: Gathering Storm, Death Stranding, Life Is Strange 2 (Episodes 2-5), Neo Cab, Ring Fit Adventure
Best Performer in a Supporting Role: Martti Suosalo (Ahti, Control)
Runners-up: Jolene Andersen (Karen Reynolds, Life Is Strange 2), Sarah Bartholomew (Lucy Rose Jones/Cassidy, Life Is Strange 2), Troy Baker (Higgs Monaghan, Death Stranding), Lea Seydoux (Fragile, Death Stranding), Ayisha Issa (Félicité “Fliss” DuBois, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan).
Technical Achievement: Death Stranding
Runners-up: A Plague Tale: Innocence, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Control, Metro Exodus, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Best Performer in a Leading Role: Gonzalo Martin (Sean Diaz, Life is Strange 2)
Runners-up: Laura Bailey (Kait Diaz, Gears 5), Courtney Hope (Jesse Faden, Control), Logan Marshall-Green (David Smith, Telling Lies), Barry Sloane (Captain John Price, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare), Norman Reedus (Sam Porter Bridges, Death Stranding)