Giant Sparrow’s inventive first-person adventure What Remains of Edith Finch took home the BAFTA for Best Game at a swish ceremony in London today. The game – a series of vignettes about a slew of untimely family deaths – also scored highly here at Push Square, where we awarded it a 10/10 at release. The sophomore effort from Ian Dallas et al fought off Assassin’s Creed Origins, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Horizon: Zero Dawn, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Super Mario Odyssey.
There was recognition for Guerrilla Games’ inaugural open world effort, as it took home the award for Original Property. Cambridge-based developer Ninja Theory was the biggest winner on the night, however, scooping five awards for Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, British Game, Game Beyond Entertainment, and Performer. We’ve included the full list of winners across all of the categories below.
BAFTA Games Award 2018 Winners
- Best Game: What Remains of Edith Finch
- Artistic Achievement: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- Audio Achievement: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- British Game: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- Debut Game: Gorogoa
- Evolving Game: Overwatch
- Family: Super Mario Odyssey
- Game Beyond Entertainment: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- Game Design: Super Mario Odyssey
- Game Innovation: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Mobile: Golf Clash
- Multiplayer: Divinity Original Sin 2
- Music: Cuphead
- Narrative: Night in the Woods
- Original Property: Horizon: Zero Dawn
- Performer: Melina Juergens – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
How are you feeling about these winners? Do you agree with the list, or do you think a game got robbed? Try not to get too angry in the comments section below.