The BAFTA Games Awards ran in the UK this morning, with Destiny named the Best Game winner.
As happened at the DICE Awards last month where Dragon Age: Inquisition took the top award, Destiny, from Halo developer Bungie, went unloved in other categories, making it somewhat mystifying decision.
After a massive showing at the DICE Awards, where it took eight of nine awards it was nominated for, Warners’ Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor went into the BAFTA Games Awards with a soft four nominations. One converted to a win, in the Game Design category.
The event’s most-nominated title, Creative Assembly’s Alien: Isolation, took a single win from six nominations, while only Monument Valley and The Last of Us: Left Behind won more than one award.
The BAFTA Game Award winners were:
Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)
Minecraft: Console Editions
Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
Mobile & Handheld
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Far Cry 4
Ashley Johnson (Ellie in The Last of Us: Left Behind)
League of Legends
The Last of Us: Left Behind
BAFTA Ones to Watch Award
in association with Dare To Be Digital
Chambara – Kevin Wong, Catherine Fox, Alex Faulkner, Esteban Fajardo, Thomas Hoffman – Overly Kinetic