Sony’s Heavy Rain and EA’s Mass Effect 2 were the big winners at last night’s video games BAFTAs, hosted by comedian Dara O’Briain.
BioWare sci-fi RPG won the coveted Best Game prize, though Quantic Dream’s Heavy Rain was arguably the star with three accolades – Technical Innovation, Original Music and Story.
Microsoft Game Studios boss and UK games development legend Peter Molyneux touched the crowd with an emotional speech upon the collection of his BAFTA Fellowship.
Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, which lead the pack with the most nominations, walked away with just the Best Action game gong.
Here are the winners in full:
• Best Game – Mass Effect 2 (EA)
• BAFTA Fellowship – Peter Molyneux
• GAME Award – Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision)
• Best Action Game – Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
• Gameplay – Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)
• Sport – F1 2010 (Codemasters)
• Multiplayer – Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (EA)
• Strategy – Civilization 5 (2K)
• Story – Heavy Rain (Sony)
• Best Family Game – Kinect Sports (Microsoft)
• Handheld – Cut the Rope (Chillingo)
• Social Network Game – My Empire (Playfish)
• Use of Audio – Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA)
• Original Music – Heavy Rain (Sony)
• Artistic Achievement – God of War 3 (Sony)
• Technical Innovation – Heavy Rain (Sony)
• One to Watch – Twang (That Game Studio)