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The BAFTA Games Awards or British Academy Games Awards are an annual British awards ceremony honoring "outstanding creative achievement" in the video game industry. First presented in 2004 following the restructuring of the BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards, the awards are presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Since the inaugural BAFTA Games Awards in 2004, eleven ceremonies have taken place. The most recent, the 18th British Academy Games Awards, was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the 7th of April 2022.

BAFTA's 2005 Ceremony was skipped.

Current Categories[]

  • Animation Achievement (introduced in 2020)
  • Artistic Achievement
  • Audio Achievement
  • Best Game
  • British Game
  • Debut Game
  • EE Mobile Game (introduced in 2018, audience award)
  • Evolving Game
  • Family (previously "Children's Game")
  • BAFTA Fellowship (presented sporadically)
  • Game Beyond Entertainment (introduced in 2017)
  • Game Design
  • Multiplayer
  • Music
  • Narrative (previously "Screenplay/Story")
  • Original Property (previously "Originality")
  • Performer in a Leading Role (split from single Performer award in 2020)
  • Performer in a Supporting Role (split from single Performer award in 2020)
  • Special Award (presented sporadically)
  • Technical Achievement (Renamed from "Game Innovation" in 2020)
  • Young Game Designers (five per year)

Winners of 2004[]

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Winners of 2017[]

  • Best Game – Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
  • Artistic Achievement – Inside
  • Audio Achievement – The Last Guardian
  • British Game – Overcooked
  • Debut Game – Firewatch
  • Evolving Game – Rocket League
  • Family – Overcooked
  • Game Design – Inside
  • Game Innovation – That Dragon, Cancer
  • Mobile – Pokémon Go
  • Multiplayer – Overwatch
  • Music – Virginia
  • Narrative – Inside
  • Original Property – Inside
  • Performer – Cissy Jones (as Delilah, Firewatch)
  • BAFTA Special Award – Brenda Romero
  • BAFTA Special Award - Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill of Riot Games
  • BAFTA Ones to Watch Award – Among the Stones
  • AMD eSports Audience Award – Clash Royale

Winners of 2018[]

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Winners of 2020[]

  • Best Game – Outer Wilds
  • Animation – Luigi's Mansion 3
  • Artistic Achievement – Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Audio Achievement – Ape Out
  • British Game – Observation
  • Debut Game – Disco Elysium
  • EE Mobile Game – Call of Duty: Mobile
  • Evolving Game – Path of Exile
  • Family – Untitled Goose Game
  • Game Beyond Entertainment – Kind Words (lo fi chill beats to write to)
  • Game Design – Outer Wilds
  • Multiplayer – Apex Legends
  • Music – Disco Elysium
  • Narrative – Disco Elysium
  • Original Property – Disco Elysium
  • Performer in a Leading Role – Gonzalo Martin as Sean Diaz in Life Is Strange 2
  • Performer in a Supporting Role – Martti Suosalo as Ahti the Janitor in Control
  • Technical Achievement – Death Stranding
  • BAFTA Fellowship – Hideo Kojima

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Winners of 2022 (TBA)[]

Winners of 2023 (TBA)[]

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