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BAFTA Awards honor Batman: Arkham Asylum, other stellar titles

March 22, 2010

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts held their awards ceremony last week, and, surprisingly, they didn’t just hand everything to Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Taking home best game for 2009 was Batman: Arkham Asylum, which beat out Assassin’s Creed 2, Left 4 Dead 2, FIFA 10 and the aforementioned Uncharted 2 for top honors. The game that finally made Batman relevant in video games again also took home a BAFTA for best gameplay. Here’s the full list of categories and winners:

Action: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)

Artistic Achievement: Flower (PS3)

Best Game: Batman: Arkham Asylum (Multi-platform)

Family & Social: Wii Sports Resort (Wii)

Gameplay: Batman: Arkham Asylum (Multi-platform)

Handheld: LittleBigPlanet (PSP)

Multiplayer: Left 4 Dead 2 (Xbox 360 and PC)

Original Score: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)

Sports: FIFA 10 (Multi-platform)

Story: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)

Strategy: Empire: Total War (PC)

Use of Audio: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)

Shigeru Miyamoto received the Academy Fellowship at the show, with the academy calling him the “‘Steven Spielberg’ of the gaming world.”


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