Yesterday saw the annual hosting of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Game Awards in London, showcasing some of the most highly praised and technically impressive video game releases over the past year. There was a frankly huge pool of great games for the BAFTA committee to choose from, but when it was all said and done, What Remains of Edith Finch and Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice walked away with top honors.
BAFTA Game Awards 2018 Winning Games List
While there were a few surprises listed among the BAFTA Game Awards 2018 recipients, many of the other winners will come as no great shock: Super Mario Odyssey took two individual categories, while The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild took the Best Game Innovation category. Keep reading to learn more about the other great BAFTA award-winning games.
• Best Game: What Remains of Edith Finch
• Best Artistic Achievement: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
• Best Audio Achievement: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
• Best Debut Game: Gorogoa
• Best Evolving Game: Overwatch
• Best Family Game: Super Mario Odyssey
• Best Game Beyond Entertainment: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
• Best Game Design: Super Mario Odyssey
• Best Game Innovation: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
• Best Mobile Game: Golf Clash
• Best Multiplayer: Divinity: Original Sin 2
• Best Music: Cuphead
• Best Narrative: Night In The Woods
• Best Original Property: Horizon Zero Dawn
• Best Performer: Melina Juergens as Senua in Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
• Best British Game: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Nintendo fans and Nintendo Switch owners will know exactly why Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild earned such high acclaim — they're great titles and among the favorites of the Shacknews crew. Similarly, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice was our choice for the Shacknews Best Indie Game of 2017, while Divinity: Original Sin 2 took home Shacknews' Best PC Game of 2017 award. It's also good to see Overwatch find an award for Best Evolving game, especially considering the continuing rise of the Overwatch League.