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Dishonored Takes "Best Game" At Last Night's BAFTAs

Whilst Journey scoops up pretty much everything else.

Dishonored (9/10) took home the Best Game award last night at the ninth gaming-focused BAFTAs. Whilst widely nominated, the sprawling role player didn’t manage to grab anything else, instead the majority of the awards went to the likes of thatgamecompany’s sublime Journey.

The new category this year, Best British Game, went to the wonderful iOS puzzler The Room, with ‘indie’ titles grabbing awards all over the place including the Award For Game Innovation and Best Debut Game (both The Unfinished Swan) and Best Performer for Danny Wallace, who voiced (among other titles) the coming-to-PlayStation Thomas Was Alone.

New Star Soccer, another mobile game, took the Best Sports/Fitness Game, showing that it’s possible to create something huge with a small team if you’re dedicated enough.

Journey bagged the Artistic Achievement Award, Award for Audio Achievement, Best Online Multiplayer Game, Best Original Music and the Award for Game Design, showing that the PlayStation 3 exclusive continues to define the very best of 2012’s gaming.

The full list of winners is below:

  • Best Game: Dishonored
  • Best British Game: The Room
  • Best Debut Game: The Unfinished Swan
  • Award for Best Action: Far Cry 3
  • Award for Game Innovation: The Unfinished Swan
  • Artistic Achievement Award: Journey
  • Best Mobile and Handheld Game: The Walking Dead
  • Award for Audio Achievement: Journey
  • Best Online Browser Game: Songpop
  • Best Online Multiplayer Game: Journey
  • Bafta Ones to Watch Award: Starcrossed
  • Best Original Music: Journey
  • Best Performer: Danny Wallace
  • Best Sports/Fitness Game: New Star Soccer
  • Best Story: The Walking Dead
  • Best Family Game: LEGO Batman 2
  • Award for Game Design: Journey
  • Best Strategy Game: XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • Bafta Fellowship: Gabe Newell
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22 Comments
  1. psychobudgie
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Wow. A Call of Duty and EA free awards ceremony. Well done to the guys at ThatGameCompany for all the many well deserved awards.

    Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 07:50.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      That’s because the public voted “GAME” award had been dropped.

      Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 09:19.
      • jimmy-google
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        Still surprised FIFA didn’t win best sports game. Maybe be a bit boring of a choice but the game is still excellent

        Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 10:40.
  2. Taylor Made
    Member
    Since: Oct 2011

    Never played journey & never will play it. But for a company that was on a verge of bankrupt they deserve this, everyone seems to praise Journey so it’s only right.

    Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 08:03.
    • Bodachi
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      Why have you taken a stance against playing it?

      Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 10:16.
      • Taylor Made
        Member
        Since: Oct 2011

        It’s a floating blanket, I have better games to play

        Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 10:23.
      • Bodachi
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        Well I’ll ignore that comment since you haven’t play it so can’t properly judge it.

        Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 10:25.
    • bacon_nuts
      Member
      Since: Mar 2011

      Please play it. Ignoring the fact it looks nice, sounds nice, and has the best multiplayer ever included in a game, it’s just plain fun. Everything else is just a huge bonus. There are other games to play, but take a few hours off, get involved, and see what you’re missing. Obviously I can’t make you, but it really is fantastic and you really are missing out. :/

      Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 11:42.
      • Taylor Made
        Member
        Since: Oct 2011

        I will wait till it’s free on plus.

        Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 11:52.
  3. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    aww, buggerit, i wanted to watch that but i forgot.
    god dangit.

    The Room isn’t based on THAT movie is it?
    i know there is a game based on that, but was that this one?

    and good on Journey, thoroughly deserved the awards it won.

    i’ve watched a little of Thomas Was Alone, Northernlion showcased it on youtube, and Danny Wallace did a great job with the voiceover, he seemed far less annoying than in the AC games, but then he wasn’t playing an annoying character here. ^_^

    Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 08:42.
    • RocketSOL
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      You are tearing me apart, Lisa!

      Comment posted on 07/03/2013 at 08:54.
  4. wonkey-willy
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    “best online multiplayer” Journey are you having a laugh..
    what multiplayer..i bumped into no less than 3 other people in my play throughs..
    FIX! i tell ya

    Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 08:54.
  5. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    I think the games industry needs to get over Journey, it’s getting quite tiresome. If it was so fantastic how come no one else has made a game like it?

    Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 09:20.
    • hazelam
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      maybe because the games industry is actually pretty conservative, preferring to make games in already established, and big selling, genres, like the fps.

      i think it’s great something more original gets recognition, rather than just the latest cookie cutter cod clone.

      Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 09:30.
    • Avenger
      Member
      Since: Oct 2012

      I haven’t heard too much fuss over Journey generally across the Internet, just TSA and one or two other sites.

      To be honest there are games other than Journey, and I agree that if journey is the dog’s bollocks of gaming, then why hasn’t it spurred on more creations like it. But Journey isn’t everything in the games industry, hence we don’t see major changes. There is so much more in the gaming world, some things of which have never been done yet.

      Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 09:42.
    • matthangzhou
      Member
      Since: Sep 2010

      Maybe because it requires an original and well executed idea that is harder to come by?

      Or maybe because givng so many awards to Journey are a way of encouraging other developers to try and think outside of the box a bit more?

      Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 09:44.
    • jimmy-google
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      Personally what I’ve played of it was a bit disappointing. Certainly want the best game played last year, it certainly deserved some of those awards. It wasn’t the only game to receive awards that should probably have gone elsewhere

      Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 10:33.
    • Airiaen
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Littlebigplanet was getting awards yet no one copied that (tragically) Grr.

      Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 11:03.
    • TSBonyman
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      It would be difficult to mimic a game like Journey – it’s uniqueness it’s part of it’s success, along with it’s enlightened online multiplayer, beautiful soundtrack and wonderful atmosphere throughout.

      Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 11:18.
  6. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    I’m delighted at Best Online Multiplayer award for Journey, and quite pleased Dishonored got some recognition, it’s the best new IP for a while imo.

    Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 11:09.
  7. matthangzhou
    Member
    Since: Sep 2010

    There were a lot of great games last year. Xcom deservedly taking a lot of best strategy game awards…not that there was a lot of competition.

    Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 11:34.
  8. RocketSOL
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    I’ve always found this award show to be very strange. I don’t know why…it’s just odd, especially seeing people in a tux for the event. Doesn’t feel right, man!

    Comment posted on 07/03/2013 at 08:56.

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