BAFTA Videogame Awards Announced

Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 took home the best game as voted by the UK public

Via Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Asylum topped Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 2: Among Thieves to win Best Game. Batman’s win was a bit of an upset as Nathan Drake has already claimed two major Game of the Year titles from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Awards and the Game Developers Choice Awards. Still, Naughty Dog added plenty of hardware to its already full trophy case, taking home four BAFTAs for best Action, best Story, best Original Score, and best Use of Audio categories.

Batman also won for best Gameplay and Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 took home the public vote for best game. EA Sports FIFA 10 won two BAFTAs for innovation and evolution of the franchise, and Valve’s Left 4 Dead 2 was named best Multiplayer.

Nintendo mastermind and Mario and Link creator Shigeru Miyamoto took home BAFTA’s highest accolade, the Fellowship. In accepting the award, Miyamoto said, “Our imaginations and creativity should be the only limits and that is what makes our industry a joy and a dream to work in.”