Baldur’s Gate 3 Wins Best Game at BAFTA Games Awards: See Full List of Winners

In an impressive showcase of gaming excellence, Baldur’s Gate 3 from Larian Studios stood tall at the 20th BAFTA Games Awards, securing the highly coveted Best Game award. The ceremony, hosted at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, celebrated the pinnacle of video game achievement across various categories, spotlighting the creativity and innovation within the gaming industry.

Baldur’s Gate 3 didn’t stop at just the Best Game honor; it also triumphed in categories including Music, Narrative, and allowed Andrew Wincott, the voice of Raphael, to clinch the Performer in a Supporting Role award. Additionally, the game won the heart of the gaming community, nabbing the EE Players’ Choice Award.

Other notable winners included Alan Wake 2, which captivated audiences and judges alike, winning awards for its Artistic and Audio Achievement. The game, a successor to the survival-horror classic, continued to demonstrate Remedy Entertainment’s prowess in creating atmospheric and engaging experiences.

The vibrant beats of Hi-Fi Rush brought it the Animation award, showcasing the seamless integration of rhythm and combat in an action-packed setting. Meanwhile, indie titles had their chance to shine, with Dave the Diver winning in the Game Design category, showcasing the depth and richness possible in indie game development.

Technical mastery was highlighted with The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom receiving accolades for Technical Achievement. Nintendo also celebrated wins with Super Mario Bros. Wonder in the Family and Multiplayer categories, underlining the enduring appeal and innovative spirit of Mario games.

Among the evening’s surprises was Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, which swung in to grab the Performer in a Leading Role award for Nadji Jeter’s portrayal of Miles Morales, adding a human depth to the superhero narrative.

Full List of Winners at the BAFTA Games Awards

  • Best Animation: Hi-Fi Rush
  • Artistic Achievement and Audio Achievement: Alan Wake 2
  • Best Game, Music, Narrative, Performer in a Supporting Role, EE Players’ Choice Award: Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Debut Game: Viewfinder
  • Evolving Game: Cyberpunk 2077
  • Family and Multiplayer: Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • Game Design: Dave the Diver
  • Performer in a Leading Role: Nadji Jeter as Miles Morales in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Technical Achievement: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

The night celebrated not just the winners but the expansive realm of possibilities within video game storytelling, design, and innovation. As the industry looks towards the future, the BAFTA Games Awards continue to highlight the best of the best, from spellbinding narratives and artful designs to groundbreaking technical achievements. The diverse array of winners underscores the gaming industry’s rich creativity, promising an exciting path ahead for players and developers alike.

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