BAFTA Video Game Awards Winners Announced


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts have announced the winners and nominees of the 2011 Video Game Awards. There wasn’t much variance in the nominees as it was heavily dominated by Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and Mass Effect 2.

Peter Molyneaux was honored yet again for his contributions to the gaming industry. Mr. Molyneaux co-founded Bullfrog Productions in 1987  Molyneaux brought games such as Populous, PowerMonger, and the Fable series.

The categories in this year’s award ceremonies are Action, Artistic Achievement, Best Game, Family, GAME Award of 2010, Gameplay, Handheld, Multiplayer, Ones to Watch, Original Music, Social Network Game, Sports, Story, Strategy, Technical Innovation, and Use of Audio. Nominees are shown below and winners are bolded.

The Fellowship Award:

  • Peter Molyneaux

Action:

  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • BioShock 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • God of War III
  • Halo: Reach

Artistic Achievement:

  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • God of War III
  • Heavy Rain
  • LIMBO
  • Mass Effect 2

Best Game:

  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
  • FIFA 11
  • Heavy Rain
  • LIMBO
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2

Family:

  • Dance Central
  • Kinect Adventures
  • Kinect Sports
  • Kinectimals
  • LEGO Harry Potters: Years 1-4
  • Toy Story 3

GAME Award of 2010:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Dance Central
  • FIFA 11
  • Halo: Reach
  • Heavy Rain
  • LIMBO
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2

Gameplay:

  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
  • God of War III
  • Heavy Rain
  • LIMBO
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2

Handheld:

  • Cut the Rope
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta
  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  • Professor Layton and the Lost Future
  • Sonic Colours
  • Super Scribblenauts

Multiplayer:

  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Halo: Reach
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
  • Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

Ones to Watch:

  • Mush
  • Sculpty
  • Twang!

Original Music:

  • Alan Wake
  • Fable III
  • Heavy Rain
  • James Bond 007: Bloodstone
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2

Social Network Game:

  • Bejeweled Blitz
  • Farmerama
  • FIFA Superstars
  • My Empire
  • Zoo Mumba
  • Zuma Blitz

Sports:

  • F1 2010
  • FIFA 11
  • Football Manger 2011
  • Gran Turismo 5
  • International Cricket 2010
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2011

Story:

  • Alan Wake
  • BioShock 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Heavy Rain
  • Mass Effect 2

Strategy:

  • Civilization V
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • FIFA Manager 11
  • Napoleon Total War
  • Plants vs. Zombies XBLA
  • Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

Technical Innovation:

  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Halo: Reach
  • Heavy Rain
  • Kinectimals
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2

Use of Audio:

  • Alan Wake
  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • DJ Hero 2
  • LIMBO

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