Fallout 4 wins the BAFTA for best game at this year’s awards

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I had hoped, given that we’re very nearly a third of the way through this year, that the big awards ceremonies that dish out accolades to games from the year past had come to an end – mostly because I’m tired of seeing The Witcher 3 win everything, as deserved as it is.

Well, there are more awards yet – and the British Academy of Film and Television (and not games) has dished out awards to games. And The Witcher 3 has won…nothing. Not a thing. The most awarded game in the history of the medium lost out to…Fallout 4. In addition to besting The Witcher 3, Fallout 4 beat Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Life is Strange and Rocket League for the statue.

Life is Strange did get an award for Best Story, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture took home three awards, and Rocket League won three too, but The Witcher and Metal Gear left empty handed.

Here’s a list of the nominees, with the winners bolded.

Best Game

  • Fallout 4
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Life is Strange
  • Rocket League
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Game Design

  • Bloodborne
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
  • Rocket League
  • Grow Home
  • Her Story
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Multiplayer

  • Rocket League
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • World of Warships
  • Splatoon

Story

  • Life is Strange
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Until Dawn
  • Undertale
  • Her Story
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Sports

  • Rocket League
  • Forza Motorsport 6
  • DiRT Rally
  • Football Manager
  • FIFA 16
  • PES 2016

Persistent Game

  • Prison Architect
  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online
  • LEGO Dimensions
  • Guitar Hero: Live
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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Performer

  • Merle Dandridge – Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (Kate Collins)
  • Oliver Dimsdale – Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (Stephen Appleton)
  • Mark Hamill – Batman: Arkham Knight (The Joker)
  • Ashly Burch – Life is Strange (Chloe Price)
  • Masasa Moyo – Broken Age: Act 2 (Vella)
  • Doug Cockle – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Witcher)

Original Property

  • Until Dawn
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Life is Strange
  • Splatoon
  • Her Story

Music

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
  • Halo V: Guardians
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Fallout 4

British Game

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Prison Architect
  • Tearaway Unfolded
  • Until Dawn
  • Her Story

Debut Game

  • Her Story
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • Prune
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Mini Metro
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

Family

  • Rocket League
  • Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits
  • Guitar Hero: Live
  • Super Mario Maker
  • FIFA 16
  • LEGO Dimensions

AMD eSports Audience Award

  • Smite
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Hearthstone: Heroes Of Warcraft
  • League Of Legends
  • Dota 2
  • Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3

Artistic Achievement

  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Audio Achievement

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Mobile & Handheld

  • Her Story
  • Prune
  • Fallout Shelter
  • Lara Croft GO
  • Alphabear
  • The Room Three

Game Innovation

  • Her Story
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Life is Strange
  • Until Dawn
  • Splatoon

Last Updated: April 8, 2016

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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