BAFTA Games Awards 2022 winners announced

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Video games are often praised for the unique experiences they deliver and the achievements they achieve. This is similar to the film and television industry in that they have several award shows throughout the year to celebrate the best of the best. We also give awards to some of the best games of the year, of course. However. Today’s focus is on the BAFTA Games Awards, to be held in England on April 7, 2022.

Yesterday, the BAFTA Games Awards 2022 ceremony came and went, with many games honored at the esteemed show. The BAFTAs are meant to celebrate gaming’s achievements for the year, in quite a similar vein to The Game Awards hosted by Geoff Keighley each winter. You can watch the stream on YouTube below.

Returnal and It Takes Two Top 2022 BAFTA Games Awards Nominations

The two-and-a-half-hour broadcast featured multiple different highlights, such as the 2021 Returnal which won four awards during the show. Other big winners on the show include:

  • It Takes Two has won two awards, namely Multiplayer and Original Property
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart won two awards, Animation and Technical Achievement.
  • Kimberly Brooks is the first time she has won a performance, winning the BAFTA for Performer in a supporting role for her role as Hollis Forsythe in Psychonauts 2.
  • The Artful Escape won the prize for Artistic Achievement.
  • TUM, the hand-drawn adventure game, won the Debut category.
  • Evolving Game was won by No Man’s Sky, the game about exploration and survival in an infinite procedurally generated galaxy.
  • Forza Horizon 5 won British Game and this is the second BAFTA for the racing franchise to be nominated in each year of release.

This year’s BAFTA Game Show was supported and sponsored by official game partners Electronic Arts, Epic Games, PlayStation, SEGA, Tencent and Ubisoft, with EE sponsoring the Game of the Year Award, which was won by Returnal. Again, you can watch the full show with the YouTube link above. View our report of last year’s award ceremony here.

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