The winners of the 16th annual BAFTA Games Awards have been announced. Given the number of video game awards shows this year, the nominees shouldn't come as too big of a surprise, at this point. Naturally, The Outer Wilds, Control, Death Stranding, Luigi's Mansion 3 and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice were all nominated for a number of different awards, alongside several other critically acclaimed games released last year. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the festivities were held from host Dara Ó Briain's home, but what matters most were the evening's winners. The awards featured a number of notable upsets, and some surprising awards for some lesser-known titles.
In addition to the various game categories, a handful of awards were given out to various figures in the video game industry:
- BAFTA Fellowship: Hideo Kojima
- Best Performer in a Supporting Role: Martti Suosalo (Control)
- Best Performer in a Leading Role: Gonzalo Martin (Life is Strange 2)
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Keep reading to find out what games took home awards at the BAFTA Games Awards!
Best Music, Best Narrative, and Best Debut Game: Disco Elysium
Music Runners-up: Control, Death Stranding, Outer Wilds, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Wattam
Narrative Runners-up: Control, Life Is Strange 2 (Episodes 2-5), Outer Wilds, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, The Outer Worlds
Debut Game Runners-up: Ape Out, Death Stranding, Katana ZERO, Knights and Bikes, Manifold Garden
Best Evolving Game: Path of Exile
Runners-up: Apex Legends, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, Fortnite, No Man's Sky Beyond
Best Family Game: Untitled Goose Game
Runners-up: Concrete Genie, Knights and Bikes, Luigi's Mansion 3, Vacation Simulator, Wattam
EE Mobile Game of the Year: Call of Duty Mobile
Runners-up: Assemble With Care, Dead Man's Phone, Pokémon Go, Tangle Tower, What the Golf?
Best Animation: Luig's Mansion 3
Runners-up: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Control, Death Stranding, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Artisitic Achievement: Sayonara Wild Hearts
Runners-up: Concrete Genie, Control, Death Stranding, Disco Elysium, Knights and Bikes
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
Technical Achievement: Death Stranding
Runners-up: A Plague Tale: Innocence, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Control, Metro Exodus, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Best Original Property, Best Game Design, and Best Game: Outer Wilds
Original Property Runners-up: Baba Is You, Control, Death Stranding, Disco Elysium, Untitled Goose Game
Game Design Runners-up: Baba Is You, Control, Disco Elysium, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Wattam
Best Game Runners-up: Control, Disco Elysium, Luigi's Mansion 3, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Untitled Goose Game
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