The Bafta Game Awards took place in London last night, with the gaming equivalent of the Oscars dishing out awards to some of the best games that have graced our consoles, PCs, and smartphones over the past twelve months.
But who took home the awards? We’re taking a look at the deserving winners below!
What Remains of Edith Finch
Won: Best Game
This narrative adventure was a surprise, but worthy, winner of the Best Game award, beating out the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Exploring the cursed house of the Finches was an emotional experience, as you discover affecting stories that constantly confound expectations.
Won: Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Best British Game, Game Beyond Entertainment, Best Performer
The intense indie was the biggest winner at this year’s BAFTAs, taking home five awards. No wonder it did so well – it had the production values and deep combat of an action blockbuster, but tackled hard-hitting themes that created a dark and disturbing journey through Norse mythology like no other.
Super Mario Odyssey
Won: Best Family Game, Best Game Design
Mario’s platforming masterclass was a constant joy to run, leap, and stomp through, so it was no wonder he snaffled two awards on the night. From clever callbacks to his 2D days, to experiencing the hustle and bustle of New Donk City, this might just be his most awe-inspiring adventure yet.
Won: Evolving Game
It’s been another busy year for the team shooter, with constant new characters and events keeping the action as addictive as ever. Whether you’ve been blasting through its limited time event, Retribution, or just enjoying Brigitte’s Rocket Flail, Overwatch deserved this gong.
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Won: Game Innovation
Zelda’s return to gaming brought an open-world adventure that blew everyone away. Hyrule offered a blank canvas for us to experiment on and Link’s powers lead to endless hours of messing around. We’ve lost count of the times we’ve missed our bus stop because we were too engrossed in it!
Horizon Zero Dawn
Won: Original Property
Aloy’s arrival on PlayStation saw her become an overnight icon, while the game she starred in was an absorbing adventure. Every aspect of Horizon Zero Dawn was brilliant, from the superb story to the clever combat, which makes this a worthy winner.
Digital games were well represented last night, with Night In The Woods taking home the Best Narrative award, and Cuphead snagging the Best Music award. Furthermore, clever puzzler Gorogoa nabbed Best Debut, while Golf Clash sunk a hole in one by winning Best Mobile Game. Finally, PC role playing sensation Divinity: Original Sin 2 beat out PUBG, Fortnite, and Splatoon 2 to win the Best Multiplayer award.