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BAFTA have announced the full list of nominees for this year’s British Academy Game Awards. Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us is nominated in nine categories with Nintendo’s Super Mario 3D World and Grand Theft Auto V also getting multiple nods. The full list of nominees features a number of highly rated AAA games, plus a healthy representation of indie titles, including Gone Home, Papers, Please and DEVICE 6.

Notable omissions include The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and, umm, Flappy Birds.

The awards take place on Wednesday 12 March 2014 and will be hosted by Dara O’Briain.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Action & Adventure
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag – Ubisoft
BADLAND – Frogmind
Grand Theft Auto V – Rockstar Games
The Last of Us – Naughty Dog
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – TT Games
Tomb Raider – Crystal Dynamics

Artistic Achievement

Beyond: Two Souls – Quantic Dream
BioShock Infinite – Irrational Games
DEVICE 6 – Simogo
The Last of Us – Naughty Dog
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – Level 5
Tearaway – Media Molecule

Audio Achievement
Battlefield 4 – DICE
BioShock Infinite – Irrational Games
DEVICE 6 – Simogo
Grand Theft Auto V – Rockstar Games
The Last of Us – Naughty Dog
Tomb Raider – Crystal Dynamics

Best Game
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag – Ubisoft
Grand Theft Auto V – Rockstar Games
The Last of Us – Naughty Dog
Papers, Please – Lucas Pope
Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
Tearaway – Media Molecule

British Game

DmC Devil May Cry – Ninja Theory
Grand Theft Auto V – Rockstar Games
Gunpoint – Suspicious Developments
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – TT Games
The Room Two – Fireproof Games
Tearaway – Media Molecule

Debut Game
BADLAND – Frogmind
Castles in the Sky – The Tall Trees
Gone Home – The Fullbright Company
Gunpoint – Suspicious Developments
Remember Me – Dontnod Entertainment
The Stanley Parable – Galactic Cafe

Family
Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Nintendo
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons – Starbreeze Studios
Rayman Legends – Ubisoft
Skylanders Swap Force – Toys for Bob
Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
Tearaway – Media Molecule

Game Design
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag – Ubisoft
Grand Theft Auto V – Rockstar Games
The Last of Us -Naughty Dog
Papers, Please – Lucas Pope
Tearaway – Media Molecule
Tomb Raider – Crystal Dynamics

Game Innovation
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons – Starbreeze Studios
Grand Theft Auto V – Rockstar Games
Papers, Please – Lucas Pope
The Stanley Parable – Galactic Cafe
Tearaway – Media Molecule
Year Walk – Simogo

Mobile & Handheld
BADLAND – Frogmind
DEVICE 6 – Simogo
Plants vs. Zombies 2 – PopCap Games
Ridiculous Fishing – Vlambeer
The Room Two – Fireproof Games
Tearaway – Media Molecule

Multiplayer

Battlefield 4 – DICE
DOTA 2 – Valve
Grand Theft Auto V – Rockstar Games
The Last of Us – Naughty Dog
Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
World of Tanks – Wargaming.net

Music 
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag – Ubisoft
Beyond: Two Souls – Quantic Dream
BioShock Infinite – Irrational Games
The Last of Us – Naughty Dog
Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
Tearaway – Media Molecule

Performer
Ashley Johnson (Ellie) – The Last of Us
Courtnee Draper (Elizabeth) – BioShock Infinite
Ellen Page (Jodie) – Beyond: Two Souls
Kevan Brighting (The Narrator) – The Stanley Parable
Steven Ogg (Trevor Phillips) – Grand Theft Auto V
Troy Baker (Joel) – The Last of Us

Sport
F1 2013 – Codemasters
FIFA 14 – Electronic Arts
Football Manager 2014 – Sports Interactive
Forza Motorsport 5 – Turn 10
GRID 2 – Codemasters
NBA 2K14 – Visual Concepts

Story
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons – Starbreeze Studios
Gone Home – The Fullbright Company
Grand Theft Auto V – Rockstar Games
The Last of Us – Naughty Dog
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – Level 5
The Stanley Parable – Galactic Cafe

Strategy & Simulation
Civilization V: Brave New World – Firaxis Games
Democracy 3 – Positech Games
Forza Motorsport 5 – Turn 10
Papers, Please – Lucas Pope
Surgeon Simulator 2013 – Bossa Studios
XCOM: Enemy Within – Firaxis Games

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital
Project Heera: Diamond Heist – Mazhlele
Size DOES Matter – Team DOS
The Unknown – iKnow

What titles would you like to see win a BAFTA?

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