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God of War takes home Best Game at this year’s BAFTA Game Awards

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The 15th Annual British Academy Gaming Awards was held in London last night, and saw the critically-acclaimed title take home not just the top trophy, but also the awards for Audio Achievement, Music, Narrative, and to Jeremy Davies for his performance as The Stranger. This makes God of War the winner of five out of the ten categories it was nominated for.

The rest of the ceremony was a diverse collection of winners. Lucas Pope’s mystery game Return of the Obra Dinn secured wins for Artistic Achievement and Game Design, while Nintendo Labo was given top honours in the Family and Game Innovation categories.

The big losers of the evening turned out to be Rockstar’s Old West simulator Red Dead Redemption 2, and Celeste, who walked away empty handed despite receiving six and five nominations respectively.

Speaking to the BBC, God of War game director Cory Barlog noted his excitement and pleasure for the awards, and that story-led games could be just as “relevant” as the currently-popular Battle Royale titles such as Fortnite.

Speaking of which, Epic’s giant monster took the award for Evolving Game, while the British Game award went to Forza Horizon 4. The BAFTA’s Debut Game was Yoku’s Island Express, while Australian interactive game Florence received a special shout-up upon winning Mobile Game.

This year also saw the introduction of a new category. The EE Best Mobile Game of the Year award is given to a title that is voted on by the public, instead of the BAFTA committee. The award went to multiplayer RPG Old School Runescape.

Check out the full list of the categories, nominations, and winners below:

Best Game

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Astro Bot: Rescue Mission
  • Celeste
  • God of War
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Return of the Obra Dinn

Artistic Achievement

  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Gris
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Return of the Obra Dinn

Debut Game

  • Beat Saber
  • Cultist Simulator
  • Donut County
  • Florence
  • Gris
  • Yoku’s Island Express

Evolving Game

  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Elite Dangerous: Beyond
  • Fortnite
  • Overwatch
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

British Game

  • 11-11: Memories Retold
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • The Room: Old Sins
  • Overcooked 2
  • Two Point Hospital

Family Game

  • LEGO Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles
  • Nintendo Labo
  • Overcooked 2
  • Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pickachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!
  • Super Mario Party
  • Yoku’s Island Express

Mobile Game

  • Alto’s Odyssey
  • Brawl Stars
  • Donut County
  • Florence
  • Reigns: Game of Thrones
  • The Room: Old Sins

EE Mobile Game

  • Brawl Stars
  • Clash Royale
  • Fortnite
  • Old School Runescape
  • Pokemon Go
  • Roblox

Artistic Achievement

  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Gris
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Return of the Obra Dinn

Audio Achievement

  • Battlefield 5
  • Detroit Become Human
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Tetris Effect

Game Innovation

  • Astro Bot: Rescue Mission
  • Celeste
  • Cultist Simulator
  • Moss
  • Nintendo Labo
  • Return of the Obra Dinn

Game Design

  • Astro Bot: Rescue Mission
  • Celeste
  • God of War
  • Into the Breach
  • Minit
  • Return of the Obra Dinn

Original Property

  • Dead Cells
  • Florence
  • Into the Breach
  • Moss
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
  • Subnautica

Narrative

  • Florence
  • Frostpunk
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Return of the Obra Dinn

Performer

  • Christopher Judge as Kratos in God of War
  • Danielle Bisutti as Freya in God of War
  • Jeremy Davies as The Stranger in God of War
  • Sunny Suljic as Atreus in God of War
  • Melissanthi Mahut as Kassandra of Sparta in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan in Red Dead Redemption 2

Music

  • Celeste
  • Far Cry 5
  • Florence
  • God of War
  • Gris
  • Tetris Effect

Multiplayer

  • A Way Out
  • Battlefield 5
  • Overcooked 2
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Super Mario Party
  • Super Smash Bros.

Last Updated: April 5, 2019

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