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2012 BAFTA Video Game Award nominations announced‎

by Steven Williamson on 16 February 2012, 10:36

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2011 was a great year for games and judges at this year’s British Academy Video Games Awards are going to have their work cut out to determined some of the winners across range of competitive categories.

Though Batman: Arkham City is the most prolific nominee, titles such as Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, LA Noire and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim are also listed in many of the categories.

All eyes will be on the Game of The Year winner, which is voted for by the public and was won last year by Mass Effect 2. The winners will be announced at the event at the at the London Hilton, Park Lane on Friday, 16th March.



Here’s the full list of categories and nominees:

Action
•    Assassin’s Creed Revelations
•    Batman: Arkham City
•    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
•    Deus Ex: Human Revolution
•    Portal 2
•    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Artistic Achievement
•    Batman: Arkham City
•    L.A. Noire
•    LitteBigPlanet 2
•    Rayman Origins
•    The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
•    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Audio Achievement
•    Batman: Arkham City
•    Battlefield 3
•    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
•    Dead Space 2
•    The Nightjar
•    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best Game
•    Batman: Arkham City
•    FIFA 2012
•    L.A. Noire
•    Portal 2
•    The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
•    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Debut Game
•    Bastion
•    Eufloria
•    Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
•    L.A. Noire
•    Monstermind
•    RIFT

Design
•    Batman: Arkham City
•    L.A. Noire
•    LittleBigPlanet 2
•    Portal 2
•    Super Mario 3D Land
•    The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim

Family
•    Dance Central 2
•    Kinect Sports 2
•    LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
•    LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
•    LittleBigPlanet 2
•    Mario Kart 7

Game Innovation
•    Bastion
•    Child of Eden
•    From Dust
•    L.A. Noire
•    LittleBigPlanet 2
•    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Mobile & Handheld
•    Dead Space iOS
•    Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint
•    Peggle
•    Quarrel
•    Super Mario 3D Land
•    The Nightjar

Online – Browser
•    Gardens of Time
•    I Am Playr
•    Monstermind
•    Resistance 3
•    Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure
•    The Sims Social

Online-Multiplayer
•    Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
•    Battlefield 3
•    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
•    Dark Souls
•    Gears of War 3
•    LittleBigPlanet 2

Original Music
•    Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
•    Batman: Arkham City
•    Deus Ex: Human Revolution
•    L.A. Noire
•    The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
•    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Performer
•    Aaron Stanton (Cole Phelps) – L.A. Noire
•    Mark Hamill (The Joker) – Batman: Arkham City
•    Nolan North (Nathan Drake) – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
•    Stephen Fry (Narrator) – LittleBigPlanet 2
•    Stephen Merchant (Wheatley) – Portal 2
•    Togo Igawa (Dipolomat, Advisor and Military General) – Total War: SHOGUN 2

Sports/Fitness
•    Dance Central 2
•    DiRT 3
•    Fl 2011
•    FIFA 2012
•    Kinect Sports 2
•    Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012

Story
•    Batman: Arkham City
•    Deus Ex: Human Revolution
•    L.A. Noire
•    Portal 2
•    The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
•    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Strategy
•    Dark Souls
•    Deus Ex: Human Revolution
•    Football Manager 2012
•    From Dust
•    Ghost Recon Shadow Wars
•    Total War: SHOGUN 2

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital
•    Dreamweaver
•    Joust!
•    Tick Tock Toys

GAME Award of 2011
(Voted for by the public)
•    Batman: Arkham City
•    Battlefield 3
•    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
•    FIFA 2012
•    L.A Noire
•    Minecraft
•    Portal 2
•    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
•    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
•    Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception

You can vote for Game Of The Year on the BAFTA website.


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Don't think MW3 was deserving of any merit award this time around - everyone seems to be of the opinion that it was “samey”, although I'd tentatively suggest that MW3's story was much better than MW2's.

I voted for BF3 in the GAME section of the awards, but I'd also like to see LA Noire get something - just for daring to be a bit different.

Batman etc were a bit meh to me, and I've still to play through the latest Assassin's Creed (although I'm really enjoying Brotherhood at the moment).
Why is BF3 only in the audio achievement category? Confused as im pretty sure it was amazing action and a best game.

Skyrim and bf3 are my choices, hard to decide really as two totally epic and different games!.
When does it close? Hopefully ME3 can get a play (6th of march) and grab alot of attention before hand :P
Well, BF3 is also in the best MP category…..but still, it deserves to be in best game, artistic and action as well.

Portal 2 in action, design and best game? WTF?
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Why is BF3 only in the audio achievement category? Confused as im pretty sure it was amazing action and a best game.

Skyrim and bf3 are my choices, hard to decide really as two totally epic and different games!.
When does it close? Hopefully ME3 can get a play (6th of march) and grab alot of attention before hand :P
I tend to agree with you. Why is MW3 and not BF3 in this list?
Action
• Assassin’s Creed Revelations
• Batman: Arkham City
• Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
• Deus Ex: Human Revolution
• Portal 2
• Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception