Half-Life 2 big winner as BAFTAs revealed

By Matt Martin
The VU Games-published hit also snatched awards for Action Adventure, Online and Mulitplayer, PC Game, Art Direction and Animation.

Champagne corks also popped for EA and Criterion’s Burnout 3: Takedown, which picked up BAFTAs in the Racing, Technical Direction and PlayStation 2 Game categories.

Other winners included Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 4, scooping the Sports award, Bungie’s Halo 2 winning the Xbox category and Ubisoft’s Prince of Persia: Warrior Within claiming best GameCube Game.

Activision’s Call of Duty: Finest Hour was honoured with the Audio award and Eidos’ Hitman: Contracts won the Original Music category.

Meanwhile, the Originality award went to Sony’s Singstar/Singstar Party, while Children’s category went to Nintendo’s Donkey Konga. Colin McRae Rally 2005 won the Handheld award and the Mobile category was scooped by 02’s Bluetoooth Biplanes.

Finally, the BAFTA Special Award went to Rockstar Games, which was accepted by president Sam Houser.


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