Gaming News: BAFTA Game Awards Nomination Announced

Uncharted 4 leads the field with eight nominations.

The nominations for the BAFTA Game Awards have been announced. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End received eight nominations, including three in the Best Performer category for Nolan North, Emily Rose and Troy Baker. Elsewhere, Inside, Firewatch and Overwatch picked up multiple nominations – with seven, six and five nods respectively.

In the Game of the Year category, Firewatch, Inside, Overwatch, Stardew Valley, Titanfall 2 and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will go head to head while Batman: Arkham VR, Forza Horizon 3, No Man’s Sky, Overcooked, Planet Coaster and Virginia will compete for the accolade of Best British Game.

See the full list of nominees below:

Artistic Achievement
Abzu
Dishonored 2
Inside
The Last Guardian
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Unravel

Audio Achievement
Battlefield 1
Doom
Inside
The Last Guardian
Rez Infinite
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Best Game
Firewatch
Inside
Overwatch
Stardew Valley
Titanfall 2
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

British Game
Batman: Arkham VR
Forza Horizon 3
No Man’s Sky
Overcooked
Planet Coaster
Virginia

Debut Game
Firewatch
Overcooked
Oxenfree
That Dragon, Cancer
The Witness
Virginia

Evolving Game
Destiny: Rise of Iron
Elite: Dangerous – Horizons
EVE Online
Final Fantasy XIV: Online
Hitman
Rocket League

Family Game
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Overcooked
The Playroom VR
Pokemon Go
Ratchet & Clank
Toca Hair Salon 3

Game Design
Battlefield 1
Dishonored 2
Inside
Overwatch
Titanfall 2
The Witness

Game Innovation
Batman: Arkham VR
Firewatch
Pokemon Go
That Dragon, Cancer
Unseen Diplomacy

Mobile Game
The Banner Saga 2
Dawn of Titans
Deus Ex Go
Pokemon Go
Pokemon Sun & Moon
Reigns

Multiplayer Game
Battlefield 1
Forza Horizon 3
Overcooked
Overwatch
Titanfall 2
Tom Clancy’s The Division

Best Music
Abzu
Doom
Inside
The Last Guardian
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Virginia

Best Narrative
Dishonored 2
Firewatch
Inside
Mafia 3
Oxenfree
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Best Original Property
Firewatch
Inside
The Last Guardian
Overwatch
Unravel
The Witness

Best Performer
Alex Hernandez – Lincoln Clay, Mafia 3
Cissy Jones – Delilah, Firewatch
Emily Rose – Elena Fisher, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Navid Negahban – Hajj Agha, 1979 Revolution: Black Friday
Nolan North – Nathan Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Troy Baker – Sam Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

BAFTA Ones to Watch
Among the Stones – Bluedoor Games
Pentagrab – Ludico
Rebound – Hexterion

AMD eSports Audience Award
Clash Royale
Counter Strike: Global Offensive
DOTA 2
League of Legends
Overwatch
Street Fighter V

The BAFTA Game Awards will be held on April 6 at the Tobacco Dock in London and live streamed on Twitch. Voting for the AMD eSports Award is open now at AMD eSports Award

Words by Megan Roxburgh

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