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2012 BAFTA Video Games Awards – And the winner is…

Submitted by on Sunday, 18 March 2012One Comment

Every year the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) hosts the British Academy Video Games Awards to honor the best in video games from the past year.

Awards from 18 categories were presented to development studios who achieved excellence in 2011 at an event held this past Friday.

Valve took home the night’s big award for their work on Portal 2 amid staunch competition.

Have a look at the rest of the honorees below.

Action Game – 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 Game – LittleBigPlanet 2
Game Innovation – LittleBigPlanet 2
Mobile/Handheld – Peggle HD
Online Browser – Monstermind
Online Multiplayer – Battlefield 3
Original Music – L.A. Noire
Best Performance – Mark Hamill (The Joker) – Batman: Arkham City
Sports/Fitness – Kinect Sports 2
Best Story – Portal 2
Strategy – Total War: Shogun 2
Ones to Watch Award – Tick Tock Toys
GAME Award (voted on by the public) – Battlefield 3
The Special Award – Markus Persson A.K.A. Notch

Click here to see the full list of winners and nominees.

Portal 2 and Battlefield 3 took home the most awards with three apiece. Our own Stefhutcht20 will be happy to see BAFTA agrees with his Game of The Year selection.

Now that you’ve seen the winners let us know if you have a bone to pick with BAFTA. Was L.A. Noire or Skyrim more deserving of the Best Game award?