Who's up for a BAFTA?

Who's up for a BAFTA?

Sony, Rockstar, Microsoft and Activision will go head-to-head at this year’s GAME British Academy Video Games Awards.

BAFTA announced its full list of nominations last week ahead of the March 10th awards ceremony at the London Hilton on Park Lane. The event is being held in association with GAME and will be hosted by stand-up comedian Dara O’Briain.

Activision’s highly acclaimed Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare leads the charge with seven nominations, while Grand Theft Auto IV, Dead Space, Fable II and LittleBigPlanet are also up for multiple awards. Movie director Steven Spielberg could also claim his first video game award, with Wii puzzler Boom Blox nominated in the casual games category.

The games are to be judged by a panel of industry experts. The full list of nominees are:

ACTION AND ADVENTURE
* Call of Duty 4
* Dead Space
* Fable II
* Grand Theft Auto IV
* Prince of Persia
* Tomb Raider: Underworld

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT

* Assassin’s Creed
* Call of Duty 4
* Dead Space
* Gears of War 2
* LittleBigPlanet
* Metal Gear Solid 4

BEST GAME
* Call of Duty 4
* Fable II
* Fallout 3
* Grand Theft Auto IV
* Rock Band
* Super Mario Galaxy

CASUAL

* Boom Blox
* Buzz! Quiz TV
* Guitar Hero: World Tour
* LittleBigPlanet
* SingStar Vol. 2
* Wii Fit

GAMEPLAY
* Call of Duty 4
* Grand Theft Auto IV
* Left 4 Dead
* Mario Kart Wii
* Rock Band
* Super Mario Galaxy

HANDHELD

* Geometry Wars: Galaxies
* God of War: Chains of the Olympus
* The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
* Patapon
* Professor Layton and the Curious Village
* Soul Bubbles

MULTIPLAYER
* Buzz! Quiz TV
* Call of Duty 4
* Gears of War 2
* Left 4 Dead
* Mario Kart Wii
* Rock Band

ORIGINAL SCORE
* Assassin’s Creed
* Dead Space
* Fable II
* Fallout 3
* LittleBigPlanet
* Metal Gear Solid 4

SPORTS
* FIFA ‘09
* Football Manager 2009
* Motorstorm: Pacific Rift
* Pure
* Race Driver: GRID
* Wii Fit

STRATEGY
* Advance Wars: Dark Conflict
* Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3
* Ninjatown
* Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution
* SOCOM: Tactical Strike
* Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise

STORY AND CHARACTER
* Assassin’s Creed
* Call of Duty 4
* Fable II
* Fallout 3
* Grand Theft Auto IV
* Mass Effect

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

* Assassin’s Creed
* Fable II
* Fallout 3
* Grand Theft Auto IV
* LittleBigPlanet
* Spore

USE OF AUDIO
* Call of Duty 4
* Dead Space
* Gears of War 2
* GTA IV
* LittleBigPlanet
* Super Mario Galaxy

BAFTA ONE’S TO WATCH AWARD (in association with Dare to Be Digital)
* Boro-Toro
* Origamee
* VegeMe

GAME Award of 2008 (voted for by the public)
* Call of Duty 4
* Fallout 3
* Gears of War 2
* Grand Theft Auto IV
* Guitar Hero World Tour
* Left 4 Dead
* LittleBigPlanet
* Professor Layton and the Curious Village
* Wii Fit
* World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

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