Here are the BAFTA Games Awards nominations for 2018

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The British Academy Games Awards nominees for the year have been announced, with a list of 45 games nominated in a broad range of categories. One of the new categories this year is the Game Beyond Entertainment award that honours games “that deliver a transformational experience beyond pure entertainment.” Sounds like an award made to give Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice some gold.

It may get more than that. Ninja Theory’s self-published game leads the pack with nine nominations, including best game. Horizon: Zero Dawn follows with eight nominations. What Remains of Edith Finch comes in with six, while our own game of the year from 2017, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, has five nominations.

The actual awards will be held in April, hosted once again by Dara O’Briain. Here’s the full list of nominations.

Best Game

  • Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • What Remains of Edith Finch

Artistic Achievement

HZD

  • Cuphead
  • Gorogoa
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Audio Achievement

  • Call of Duty: WW2
  • Destiny 2
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Star Wars: Battlefront 2
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

British Game

  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Monument Valley 2
  • Reigns: Her Majesty
  • The Sexy Brutale
  • Sniper Elite 4
  • Total War: Warhammer 2

Debut Game

  • Cuphead
  • Gorogoa
  • Hollow Knight
  • Night in the Woods
  • The Sexy Brutale
  • Slime Rancher

Evolving Game

FNBR

  • Clash Royale
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Fortnite
  • Overwatch
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Family

  • Just Dance 2018
  • LEGO Worlds
  • Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  • Monument Valley 2
  • Snipperclips
  • Super Mario Odyssey

Game Beyond Entertainment

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

Game Design

ACOHO

  • Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Nier: Automata
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • What Remains of Edith Finch

Game Innovation

  • Gorogoa
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Nier: Automata
  • Snipperclips
  • What Remains of Edith Finch

Mobile

  • Bury Me, My Love
  • Golf Clash
  • Gorogoa
  • KAMI 2
  • Monument Valley 2
  • Stranger Things: The Game

Multiplayer

pubg

  • Divinity: Original Sin 2
  • Fortnite
  • Gang Beasts
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Splatoon 2
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Music

  • Cuphead
  • Get Even
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • What Remains of Edith Finch

Narrative

Wolf2

  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Night in the Woods
  • Tacoma
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Wolfenstein: The New Colossus

Original Property

  • Cuphead
  • Gorogoa
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Night in the Woods
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • What Remains of Edith Finch

Performer

  • Abubakar Salim, Bayek (Assassin’s Creed Origins)
  • Ashly Burch, Aloy (Horizon: Zero Dawn)
  • Claudia Black, Chloe Frazer (Uncharted: The Lost Legacy)
  • Laura Bailey, Nadine Ross (Uncharted: The Lost Legacy)
  • Melina Juergens, Senua (Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice)
  • Valerie Rose Lohman, Edith Finch (What Remains of Edith Finch)

Last Updated: March 15, 2018

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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