BAFTA Winners of 2018 Announced

Congratulations to Super Mario Odyssey, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, and What Remains of Edith Finch.

Drumroll, please. This year’s list of BAFTA Award winning games is officially out, and indeed, while the usual suspects have gone home with multiple accolades — Ninja Theory’s Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice picked up five awards, Super Mario Odyssey scored two and both Breath of the Wild and Cuphead received praise for achievement in game innovation and music — the black horse of the BAFTA’s was What Remains of Edith Finch, which swiped best game of 2017. Abstract puzzler Gorogoa also picked up the award for best debut game, so in that regard, it’s definitely a huge victory for indies. Read on below for the complete list of champions.

Artistic Achievement

  • Cuphead – StudioMDHR
  • Gorogoa – Jason Roberts, Buried Signal/Annapurna Interactive
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Ninja Theory Ltd
  • Horizon Zero Dawn – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Audio Achievement

  • Call of Duty: World War II – Sledgehammer Games/Activision
  • Destiny 2 – Bungie/Activision
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice David Garcia Diaz/Ninja Theory Ltd
  • Horizon Zero Dawn – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • Star Wars Battlefront II – DICE/Electronic Arts
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Best Game

  • Assassin’s Creed Origins – Ubisoft Montreal/ Ubisoft
  • Hellbalde: Senua’s Sacrifice – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd
  • Horizon Zero Dawn – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • What Remains of Edith Finch – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactive

British Game

  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd
  • Monument Valley 2 – ustwo games
  • Reigns: Her Majesty – Leigh Alexander, François Alliot, Arnaud De Bock, Nerial Ltd/Devolver Digital
  • The Sexy Brutale – Charles Griffiths, James Griffiths, Tom Lansdale, Cavalier Game Studios and Tequila Works
  • Sniper Elite 4 – Rebellion
  • Total War: Warhammer II – Creative Assembly/ SEGA

Debut Game

  • Cuphead – StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc.
  • Gorogoa – Jason Roberts, Buried Signal/Annapurna Interactive
  • Hollow Knight – Team Cherry
  • Night in the Woods – Scott Benson, Alec Holowka, Bethany Hockenberry, InfiniteFall/Finji
  • The Sexy Brutale – Charles Griffiths, James Griffiths, Tom Lansdale, Cavalier Game Studios and Tequila Works/Tequila Works
  • Slime Rancher – Monomi Park

Evolving Game

  • Clash Royale – Supercell
  • Final Fantasy XV – Hajime Tabata, Square Enix
  • Fortnite – Epic Games
  • Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment
  • Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds – PUBG Corp/ Bluehole, Inc.
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – Ubisoft Montreal/ Ubisoft

Family

  • Just Dance 2018 – Ubisoft Paris/ Ubisoft
  • Lego Worlds – TT Games/ WB Games
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – Ubisoft
  • Monument Valley 2 – ustwo games/ustwo games
  • Snipperclips – SFB Games/ Nintendo
  • Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

Game Beyond Entertainment

  • Bury Me, My Love – The Pixel Hunt & Fig/ ARTE & Playdius
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice  – Ninja Theory Ltd
  • Last Day of June – Massimo Guarini, Elia Randon, Andrew Thompson, Ovosonico/505 Games
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm – Deck Nine Games, Square Enix/Square Enix
  • Night in the Woods – Scott Benson, Alec Holowka, Bethany Hockenberry, InfiniteFall/ Finji
  • Sea Hero Quest VR – Matthew Hyde, Max Scott-Slade, Hugo Scott-Slade, Glitchers

Game Design 

  • Assassin’s Creed Origins – Ubisoft Montreal/ Ubisoft
  • Horizon Zero Dawn – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • Nier Automata – Platinum Games/Square Enix
  • Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • What Remains of Edith Finch – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactive

Game Innovation

  • Gorogoa – Jason Roberts, Buried Signal/Annapurna Interactive
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Ninja Theory Ltd
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • Nier Automata – Platinum Games; Square Enix/Square Enix
  • Snipperclips – SFB Games/Nintendo
  • What Remains of Edith Finch – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactive

Mobile Game

  • Bury Me, My Love – The Pixel Hunt & Fig/ ARTE & Playdius
  • Golf Clash – Paul Gouge, Alex Rigby, Gareth Jones, Playdemic/Playdemic
  • Gorogoa – Jason Roberts, Buried Signal/Annapurna Interactive
  • Kami 2 – State of Play
  • Monument Valley 2 – ustwo games/ustwo games
  • Stranger Things: The Game – BonusXP, Inc./BonusXP, Inc.

Multiplayer

  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Larian Studios/ Larian Studios Games
  • Fortnite – Epic Games
  • Gang Beasts – Boneloaf/ Double Fine Productions
  • Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds – PUBG Corp/ Bluehole, Inc.
  • Splatoon 2 – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • Star Trek Bridge Crew – Red Storm Entertainment/ Ubisoft

Music

  • Cuphead – StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc
  • Get Even – The Farm 51/ Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – David Garcia Diaz, Andy LaPlegua, Ninja Theory Ltd
  • Horizon Zero Dawn – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • What Remains of Edith Finch – Jeff Russo, Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactive

Narrative

  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Tameem Antoniades, Ninja Theory Ltd
  • Horizon Zero Dawn – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • Night in the Woods – Scott Benson, Alec Holowka, Bethany Hockenberry, InfiniteFall/ Finji
  • Tacoma – Steve Gaynor, Karla Zimonja, Fullbright/ Fullbright
  • What Remains of Edith Finch – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactive
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – Jens Matthies, Tommy Tordsson Björk, Tom Keegan, Machine Games/ Bethesda

Original Property

  • Cuphead – Chad Moldenhauer, Jared Moldenhauer – StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc
  • Gorogoa – Jason Roberts, Buried Signal/Annapurna Interactive
  • Horizon Zero Dawn – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • Night in the Woods – Scott Benson, Alec Holowka, Bethany Hockenberry, InfiniteFall/ Finji
  • Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds – PUBG Corp/ Bluehole, Inc.
  • What Remains of Edith Finch – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactive

Performer

  • Abubakar Salim – Bayek, Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Ashly Burch – Aloy, Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Claudia Black – Chloe Frazer, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Laura Bailey – Nadine Ross, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Melina Juergens – Senua, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Valerie Rose Lohman – Edith Finch, What Remains of Edith Finch