The winners of the British Academy Video Games Awards were announced last night, as a part of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards. The Best Game award was given to Portal 2, beating out Skyrim. Portal 2 also won the Story award, and the Design award. Marcus “Notch” Persson won the Special Award.
The BAVG Awards are pretty much the antithesis of the Spike VGAs, since one actually has some class and sophistication and one, well… doesn’t. The two also chose different games to commend. The BAVG Awards winners deviated from just about every video game awards for 2012. Like I said, Portal 2 won Best Game over Skyrim; Skyrim ended up not winning anything. Uncharted 3, Deus Ex, and Bastion also fell short. Little Big Planet 2, on the other hand, won two awards: Innovation and Family.
Check out the list of winners below, and visit the BAVG Awards page for the nominees and behind-the-scenes videos.
- Action: Batman: Arkham City
- Artistic Achievement: Rayman Origins
- Audio Achievement: Battlefield 3
- Best Game: Portal 2
- Debut Game: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
- Design: Portal 2
- Family: LittleBigPlanet 2
- Game Innovation: LittleBigPlanet 2
- Mobile & Handheld: Peggle HD
- Online – Browser: Monstermind
- Online Multiplayer: Battlefield 3
- Original Music: LA Noire
- Performer: Mark Hamill, (The Joker) – Batman: Arkham City
- Sports/Fitness: Kinect Sports 2
- Story: Portal 2
- Strategy: Total War: Shogun 2
- BAFTA Ones to Watch Award: Tick Tock Toys
- GAME Award of 2011 (voted on by the public): Battlefield 3