BAFTA Games Awards Nominees Announced

While we may be far away in 2022, the 2021 awards season is still underway. BAFTA is the latest organization to reveal its list of nominees for gaming awards and with 39 games nominated, it’s safe to say there’s something for everyone.

Among the most notable games to make the list are Housemarque’s quirky co-op It Takes Two and Housemarque’s roguelike Returnal, both of which have received an impressive eight nominations. These nominations include the Best Game Award, an award that It Takes Two has already earned at both the DICE Awards and The Game Awards. Both games were also nominated for Artistic Achievement, Best Game Design, Best Narrative Game, and Best Original Property.

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is second only to It Takes Two and Returnal with seven nominations, and Forza Horizon 5, as well as There, are six of them in Psychonauts 2. GameSpot’s own game, Deathloop, comes in at number five. The list also includes a number of well-known independent games, including Death’s Door, Inscription, Sable, and Unpacking.

While which games end up winning awards is determined almost entirely by the BAFTA panel of experts, those of you at home can vote for EE Game of the Year, the only award chosen by the public. Nominees include Chicory: A Colorful Tale, Loop of Death, Dire Maul, It Takes Two, Metroid Dread, and Unboxing. Voting is available from today until April 1st.

You can see all the categories and their nominees below:

BAFTA Game Awards 2021 nominees

Animation

  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • She takes two
  • Kena: Spirit Bridge
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Art Achievement

  • Artful Escape
  • She takes two
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Return

Audio achievement

  • Artful Escape
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • Noose of death
  • Halo Infinite
  • Guardians of the Marvel Galaxy
  • Return

Best game

  • Noose of death
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Recording
  • She takes two
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Return

British game

  • Alba: adventure in the wild
  • door of death
  • Fights in a confined space
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Overboard!
  • Sable

Debut game

  • Artful Escape
  • to the East
  • Forgotten city
  • Genesis Noir
  • Layout
  • Volume

Evolving game

  • Among us
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Apex Legends
  • Disco Elysium
  • Fortnite
  • Nobody’s sky

family game

  • Alba: adventure in the wild
  • Chicory: a colorful fairy tale
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Mario party superstars
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Unboxing

Game Beyond Entertainment

  • Alba: adventure in the wild
  • Before your eyes
  • Chicory: a colorful fairy tale
  • Game Designer Garage
  • She takes two
  • Psychonauts 2

Game design

  • Noose of death
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Recording
  • She takes two
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Return

Multiplayer game

  • Back 4 Blood
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Halo Infinite
  • Hell on the loose
  • She takes two

Music

  • Noose of death
  • Far Cry 6
  • Halo Infinite
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Return

Story game

  • She takes two
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Guardians of the Marvel Galaxy
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Return
  • Unboxing

Source Property

  • Noose of death
  • door of death
  • Inscription
  • She takes two
  • Return
  • Unboxing

Technical advances

  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Hitman 3
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Return

EE Game of the Year (Public Vote)

  • Chicory: a colorful fairy tale
  • Setup
  • Forgotten city
  • She takes two
  • Metroid Horror
  • Unboxing

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