Jump for joy

Valve’s first-person puzzler Portal 2 took home the coveted Game of the Year gong at last night’s glitzy BAFTA awards ceremony in London. The brilliant brain bender was the biggest winner on the night, scooping up an additional two awards for best Design and Story.

Despite being nominated in five categories, Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim went home empty handed. Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception also missed out on a gong.

It wasn’t all bad news for Sony first-party though, with LittleBigPlanet 2 netting two awards for Innovation and best Family game.

DICE’s Battlefield 3 got the public vote, winning the GAME Award of 2011. The EA published shooter also scored accolades for Audio Achievement and best Online Multiplayer.

We’ve included a list of the winners below. Do you agree with the choices? Let us know in the comments.

Action: Batman: Arkham City
Artistic Achievement: Rayman Origins
Audio Achievement: Battlefield 3
Best Game: Portal 2
Debut Game: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
Design: Portal 2
Family: LittleBigPlanet 2
Game Innovation: LittleBigPlanet 2
Mobile & Handheld: Peggle HD
Online - Browser: Monstermind
Online - Multiplayer: Battlefield 3
Original Music: LA Noire
Performer: Mark Hamill, for The Joker in Batman: Arkham City
Sports/Fitness: Kinect Sports 2
Story: Portal 2
Strategy: Total War: Shogun 2
BAFTA Ones to Watch Award: Tick Tock Toys
GAME Award of 2011: Battlefield 3