BAFTA Games Awards 2022 Winners Announced, Returnal Wins GOTY

Returnal won a total of 4 awards at the BAFTA Games Awards 2022.

Returnal BAFTA Games

The BAFTA Games Awards just concluded and it was Returnal who took home the coveted Game of the Year Award. Housemarque’s innovative action-adventure game has consistently been nominated for several Game of the Year Awards this past year and they finally take home the big prize at BAFTA Games Awards 2022.

Returnal won a total of 4 awards, including one for Performer in a Leading Role for Jane Perry, making this her first BAFTA. It Takes Two and Ratchet & Clank also took home a couple of awards a piece with It Takes Two winning Multiplayer and Original Property while the latter took home Animation and Technical Achievement.

No Man’s Sky won Evolving Game, an award for which it has consistently been nominated in other major award shows. The game continues to be one of the most innovative, live-service games that keeps getting better each year.

Also Read: It Takes Two Wins Game of the Year at DICE Awards

BAFTA Games Awards 2022: Complete List of Winners

BAFTA Games Awards 2022

Animation 

  • CALL OF DUTY: VANGUARD Development Team – Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard
  • IT TAKES TWO Development Team – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • KENA: BRIDGE OF SPIRITS Hunter Schmidt – Ember Lab LLC/ Ember Lab LLC
  • LIFE IS STRANGE: TRUE COLORS Development Team – Square Enix, Deck Nine Games/Square Enix
  • PSYCHONAUTS 2 Development Team – Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios
  • RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART Development Team – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment (WINNER)

Artistic Achievement

  • THE ARTFUL ESCAPE Development Team – Beethoven & Dinosaur/Annapurna Interactive (WINNER)
  • IT TAKES TWO Development Team – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • PSYCHONAUTS 2 Development Team – Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios
  • RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART Development Team – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE Development Team – Capcom/Capcom
  • RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Audio Achievment

  • THE ARTFUL ESCAPE Development Team – Beethoven & Dinosaur/Annapurna Interactive
  • CALL OF DUTY: VANGUARD Development Team – Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard
  • DEATHLOOP Development Team – Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks
  • HALO INFINITE Development Team – 343 Industries/Xbox Game Studios
  • MARVEL’S GUARDIAN’S OF THE GALAXY Development Team – Eidos-Montréal/Square Enix
  • RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment (WINNER)

Best Game

  • DEATHLOOP Development Team – Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks
  • FORZA HORIZON 5 Development Team – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios
  • INSCRYPTION Development Team – Daniel Mullins Games/Devolver Digital
  • IT TAKES TWO Development Team – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART Development Team – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment (WINNER)

British Game

  • ALBA: A WILDLIFE ADVENTURE Development Team – ustwo games/ustwo games, Plug In Digital
  • DEATH’S DOOR Development Team – Acid Nerve/Devolver Digital
  • FIGHTS IN TIGHT SPACES Development Team – Ground Shatter/Mode7
  • FORZA HORIZON 5 Development Team – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios (WINNER)
  • OVERBOARD! Jon Ingold, Tom Kail, Joseph Humfrey – inkle/ inkle
  • SABLE Development Team – Shedworks/Raw Fury

Debut Game

  • THE ARTFUL ESCAPE Development Team – Beethoven & Dinosaur/Annapurna Interactive
  • EASTWARD Development Team – Pixpil/Chucklefish
  • THE FORGOTTEN CITY – Nick Pearce, Alexander Goss, John Eyre – Modern Storyteller/Dear Villagers
  • GENESIS NOIR Evan Anthony, Jeremy Abel – Feral Cat Den/Fellow Traveller
  • MAQUETTE Development Team – Graceful Decay/Annapurna Interactive
  • TOEM Development Team – Something We Made/ Something We Made (WINNER)

Game Beyond Entertainment

  • ALBA: A WILDLIFE ADVENTURE Development Team – ustwo games/ustwo games/Plug In Digital
  • BEFORE YOUR EYES Development Team – GoodbyeWorld Games/Skybound Games (WINNER)
  • CHICORY: A COLORFUL TALE- Greg Lobanov, A Shell in the Pit, Madeline Berger, Alexis Dean-Jones, Lena Raine/FINJI
  • GAME BUILDER GARAGE Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • IT TAKES TWO Development Team -Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • PSYCHONAUTS 2 Development Team -Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios

Game Design

  • DEATHLOOP Development Team – Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks
  • FORZA HORIZON 5 Development Team – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios
  • INSCRYPTION Development Team – Daniel Mullins Games/Devolver Digital
  • IT TAKES TWO Development Team – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART Development Team – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Multiplayer

  • BACK 4 BLOOD Development Team – Turtle Rock Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • CALL OF DUTY: VANGUARD Development Team – Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard
  • FORZA HORIZON 5 Development Team – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios
  • HALO INFINITE Development Team – 343 Industries/Xbox Game Studios
  • HELL LET LOOSE Development Team – Black Matter/Team17
  • IT TAKES TWO Development Team – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

Music

  • DEATHLOOP Tom Salta, Erich Talaba, Ross Tregenza – Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks
  • FAR CRY 6 Development Team – Ubisoft Toronto/Ubisoft
  • HALO INFINITE Development Team – 343 Industries/Xbox Game Studios
  • PSYCHONAUTS 2 Peter McConnell – Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios
  • RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART Scott Hanau, Wataru Hokoyama, Mark Mothersbaugh – Insomniac Games/ Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • RETURNAL Bobby Krlic, Joe Thwaites, Harry Krueger – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment (WINNER)

Narrative

  • IT TAKES TWO Development Team – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • LIFE IS STRANGE: TRUE COLORS Development Team – Square Enix, Deck Nine Games/Square Enix
  • MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Development Team – Eidos-Montréal/Square Enix
  • PSYCHONAUTS 2 Tim Schafer – Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios
  • RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • UNPACKING Wren Brier, Tim Dawson, Annie VanderMeer – Witch Beam/Humble Games (WINNER)

ORIGINAL PROPERTY

  • DEATHLOOP Development Team – Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks
  • DEATH’S DOOR Development Team – Acid Nerve/Devolver Digital
  • INSCRYPTION Development Team – Daniel Mullins Games/Devolver Digital
  • IT TAKES TWO Development Team – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts (WINNER)
  • RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • UNPACKING Wren Brier, Tim Dawson, Jeff van Dyck – Witch Beam/Humble Games

Technical Achievement

  • FORZA HORIZON 5 Development Team – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios
  • HITMAN 3 Development Team – IO Interactive/IO Interactive
  • PSYCHONAUTS 2 Development Team – Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios
  • RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART Development Team – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment (WINNER)
  • RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE Development Team – Capcom/Capcom
  • RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

EE Game of the Year (Voted for by the Public)

  • CHICORY: A COLORFUL TALE Greg Lobanov, A Shell in the Pit, Madeline Berger, Alexis Dean-Jones, Lena Raine/FINJI
  • DEATHLOOP Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks
  • THE FORGOTTEN CITY Modern Storyteller/Dear Villagers
  • IT TAKES TWO Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • METROID DREAD Nintendo & MercurySteam, Nintendo
  • UNPACKING Witch Beam/Humble Games (WINNER)

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