The Best Game Award at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts game-oriented ceremony has been picked up by Mass Effect 2, the BioWare developed and Electronic Arts published science fiction mix between role-playing and action.
Heavy Rain, developed by Quantic Dream and published by Sony only on the PS3, has been the only game that managed to pick up more than one prize, going home with awards for story, technical innovation and best original music.
The Chief Executive Officer of the awards organization has awarded the BAFTA Fellowship to Peter Molyneux, the designer that heads the Lionhead studio, saying he is “one of the leading figures in the development of video games as an art form and an inspiration to the next generation of creative minds.”
The developers at Rockstar that worked on Red Dead Redemption
, another 2010 launch that managed to get quite a few end-of-the-year awards, have said that they have not entered their game for the BAFTA ceremony because they did not believe they would win, with the organizers saying that they are unable to nominate a game without a request from an outside party.
The BAFTA awards are one of the last occasions to look back at the video games that made headlines in 2010 and asses the importance of last year's releases for gaming in general before beginning to focus on this year's launches and the games that might take home Game of the Year awards next year.
Here's is the full list of BAFTA winners:
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
God of War III
Mass Effect 2
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Cut the Rope
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Social Network Game
Use of Audio
Battlefield: Bad Company: 2
Ones To Watch Award
Call of Duty: Black Ops