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Returnal wins Best Game at the BAFTA Games Awards

PlayStation 5 exclusive Returnal was the big winner at the 2022 BAFTA Games Awards.

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PlayStation 5 exclusive Returnal was the big winner at the 2022 BAFTA Games Awards.

Housemarque’s acclaimed roguelike shooter won four awards, including the coveted Best Game prize. It also picked up the Audio and Music honours, and Jane Perry won the Best Performer in a Leading Role award.

Unpacking, the wonderful house-moving game from Witch Beam, won the Narrative prize and the EE Game of the Year award.

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart also won a duo of awards, taking home Animation and Technical Achievement. And, appropriately enough, It Takes Two took two categories, winning Multiplayer and Original Property.

Forza Horizon 5 won the British Game award, and the beguiling Inscryption was a deserved Game Design award recipient.

Here is the full list of nominees and winners from this year’s BAFTA Games Awards.

BAFTA Games Awards Winners 2022

Best Game

  • Deathloop
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Inscryption
  • It Takes Two
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Returnal

British Game

  • Alba: A Wildlife Adventure
  • Death’s Door
  • Fights in Tight Spaces
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Overboard!
  • Sable

Animation

  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • It Takes Two
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Artistic Achievement

  • The Artful Escape
  • It Takes Two
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Returnal

Audio Achievement

  • The Artful Escape
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • Deathloop
  • Halo Infinite
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Returnal

Debut Game

  • The Artful Escape
  • Eastward
  • The Forgotten City
  • Genesis Noir
  • Maquette
  • Toem

Evolving Game

  • Among Us
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Apex Legends
  • Disco Elysium – The Final Cut
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky

Family Game

  • Alba: A Wildlife Adventure
  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Mario Party Superstars
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Unpacking

Game Beyond Entertainment

  • Alba: A Wildlife Adventure
  • Before Your Eyes
  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale
  • Game Builder Garage
  • It Takes Two
  • Psychonauts 2

Game Design

  • Deathloop
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Inscryption
  • It Takes Two
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Returnal

Multiplayer Game

  • Back 4 Blood
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Halo Infinite
  • Hell Let Loose
  • It Takes Two

Music

  • Deathloop
  • Far Cry 6
  • Halo Infinite
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Returnal

Narrative

  • It Takes Two
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Returnal
  • Unpacking

Original Property

  • Deathloop
  • Death’s Door
  • Inscryption
  • It Takes Two
  • Returnal
  • Unpacking

Technical Achievement

  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Hitman 3
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Returnal

EE Game of the Year

  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale
  • Deathloop
  • The Forgotten City
  • It Takes Two
  • Metroid Dread
  • Unpacking

Performer in a Leading Role

  • Ozioma Akagha as Julianna Blake in Deathloop
  • Jason E Kelley as Colt Vahn “the Captain” in Deathloop
  • Jennifer Hale as Rivet in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Jon McLaren as Star-Lord/Peter Quill in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Erika Mori as Alex Chen in Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Jane Perry as Selene Vassos in Returnal

Performer in a Supporting Role

  • Laura Bailey as Polina Petrova in Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • Kimberley Brooks as Hollis Forsythe in Psychonauts 2
  • Jason Cavalier as Drax in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Maggie Robertson as Lady Dimitrescu in Resident Evil Village
  • Han Soto as Gabe Chen in Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Alex Weiner as Rocket in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

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