Wednesday, March 16, 2011

And the 2011 BAFTA winners are...

This evening saw all the big hitters in the gaming industry convene in London, UK, to cheer on (or curse) their counterparts at the 2011 BAFTA Video Games Awards. Irish funnyman, Dara O'Briain, was the host once again waxing lyrical about the state of the games industry and the awesome games seen over the past year.

From Limbo to Heavy Rain, FIFA 11 to Mass Effect 2, and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood to Super Mario Galaxy 2, there were plenty of hit titles vying for the awards. Here are the winners:

Action - Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Artistic Achievement - God of War III

Best Game - Mass Effect 2
- Kinect Sports

Gameplay - Super Mario Galaxy 2
Handheld - Cut the Rope
Multiplayer - Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (review)
Original Music - Heavy Rain
Social Network Game - My Empire
Sports - F1 2010
Story - Heavy Rain
Strategy - Civilization V (review)
Technical Innovation - Heavy Rain

Use of Audio - Battlefield: Bad Company 2
BAFTA Ones to Watch Award - Twang!

GAME Award - Call of Duty: Black Ops (review)

For more about the awards, visit the BAFTA site after the jump.