2011 BAFTA Video Game Award Nominees

Feb 16, 2011 by  

2011 BAFTA Video Game Awards Nominees

BAFTA has made public their list of nominees for the 2011 video games awards. Somewhat surprisingly, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Call of Duty: Black Ops have the same amount of nods, tying for most nominations with 7 in total each. Mass Effect 2 garnered a respectable 6 nominations and it will be interesting to see if it cleans up at these awards, considering that it has one of the highest metascores for a video game ever, on top of having claimed to have garnered over 100 “best of” awards already.

The competition is fierce and one can never truly tell what the experts who judge these things are thinking (or if they are at all).

Weigh in on the nominations and tell us if you think BAFTA has made good selections, who you think should win what, and because the voting for the GAME award is open to the public, vote for your favourite game on the list (link below)! The BAFTA Video Game Awards will be held Wednesday, March 16.

Action

  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA/DICE)
  • BioShock 2 (2K Games/2K Marin)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision/Treyarch)
  • God of War III (Sony)
  • Halo: Reach (Microsoft/Bungie)

Artistic Achievement

  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision/Treyarch)
  • God of War III (Sony)
  • Heavy Rain (Sony/Quantic Dream)
  • LIMBO (XBLA/Playdead Games)
  • Mass Effect 2 (EA/BioWare)

Best Game

  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
  • FIFA 11 (EA Sports)
  • Heavy Rain (Sony/Quantic Dream)
  • LIMBO (XBLA/Playdead)
  • Mass Effect 2 (EA/BioWare)
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)

Family

  • Dance Central (Microsoft/MTV/Harmonix)
  • Kinect Adventures (Microsft/Good Science Studio)
  • Kinect Sports (Microsoft/Rare)
  • Kinectimals (Microsoft/Frontier)
  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros/TT Games)
  • Toy Story 3 (Disney/Avalanche Software)

Gameplay

  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
  • God of War III (Sony)
  • Heavy Rain (Sony/Quantic Dream)
  • LIMBO (XBLA/Playdead Games)
  • Mass Effect 2 (EA/BioWare)
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)

Handheld

  • Cut the Rope (Chillingo/Zeptolab)
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta (Sony/Ready at Dawn)
  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros/TT Games)
  • Professor Layton and the Lost Future (Nintendo/Level 5 Games)
  • Sonic Colours (SEGA/Sonic Team)
  • Super Scribblenauts (Warner Bros/5th Cell)

Multiplayer

  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA/DICE)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision Blizzard/Treyarch)
  • Halo: Reach (Microsoft/Bungie)
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (EA/Criterion Games)
  • Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard)

Original Music

  • Alan Wake (Microsoft/Remedy)
  • Fable III (Microsoft/Lionhead)
  • Heavy Rain (Sony/Quantic Dream)
  • James Bond 007: Bloodstone (Activision Blizzard/Bizarre Creations)
  • Mass Effect 2 (EA/BioWare)
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)

Social Network Game

  • Bejeweled Blitz (Popcap)
  • Farmerama (Bigpoint)
  • FIFA Superstars (EA Sports/Playfish)
  • My Empire (Playfish)
  • Zoo Mumba (Bigpoint)
  • Zuma Blitz (PopCap)

Sports

  • F1 2010 (Codemasters)
  • FIFA 11 (EA)
  • Football Manager 2011 (SEGA/Sports Interactive)
  • Gran Turismo 5 (Sony/Polyphony)
  • International Cricket 2010 (Codemasters/Trickstar Games)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (Konami/Winning Eleven Productions)

Story

  • Alan Wake (Microsoft/Remedy)
  • BioShock 2 (2K Games/2K Marin)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision/Treyarch)
  • Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda/Obsidian)
  • Heavy Rain (Sony/Quantic Dream)
  • Mass Effect 2 (EA/BioWare)

Strategy

  • Civilization V (2K Games/Firaxis)
  • Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda/Obsidian)
  • FIFA Manager 11 (EA Sports)
  • Napoleon Total War (SEGA/Creative Assembly)
  • Plants vs. Zombies XBLA (PopCap)
  • Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard)

Technical Innovation

  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision Blizzard/Treyarch)
  • Halo: Reach (Microsoft/Bungie)
  • Heavy Rain (Sony/Quantic Dream)
  • Kinectimals (Microsoft/Frontier)
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)

Use of Audio

  • Alan Wake (Microsoft/Remedy)
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
  • Battlefield: Bad Company: 2 (EA/DICE)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision/Treyarch)
  • DJ Hero 2 (Activision/Freestylegames)
  • LIMBO (XBLA/Playdead)

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital

  • Mush (Angry Mango)
  • Sculpty (Team Tickle)
  • Twang (That Game Studio)

2010 GAME Award
(Public Vote)

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision/Treyarch)
  • Dance Central (Microsoft/MTV/Harmonix)
  • FIFA 11 (EA Sports)
  • Halo: Reach (Microsoft/Bungie)
  • Heavy Rain (Sony/Quantic Dream)
  • Limbo (XBLA/Playdead Games)
  • Mass Effect 2 (EA/BioWare)
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (EA/Criterion)
  • Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar)
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)

Some interesting notes: Kinect is dominating in the Family friendly genre with 3 nods; Red Dead Redemption didn’t get much love in the categories: Minecraft is nowhere to be found.

Check out Game Rant’s 2010 Video Game Awards to see our picks and compare!

Source: BAFTA

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  1. heavy rain could pick up a few awards but i think we all know that COD;black ops is gonna be the biggest winner i hope alan wake wins something and mass effect 2 cant wait for part 3

    • I can’t agree more with your mass effect 2 support. Absolutely love that game. Alan Wake might deserve audio use? I think ME 2 deserves best story and best overall though. I’m glad to see Assassin’s Creed get so much nominations, but I don’t think it will be a big winner.

      I haven’t been able to play Heavy Rain due to my lack of a PS3, but I heard that it was a primarily story-based game, so maybe it will rival ME 2′s.

  2. whhaaatt thats some BS wheres red dead ??? i hope call of duty doesnt win any awards, all off the call of dutys are so over rated. world at war was the best one but since then they hall gone down hill.

    • Red Dead is a fine game, however I can’t say it was much more than grand theft auto IV with different iconography. That being said I enjoy it very much, just can understand why it didn’t get multiple nominations. Give it a vote for the GAME award though.

      As for COD, I didn’t play WaW, I like the modern warfare a lot more. I enjoyed black ops but I feel like the campaign tried so so hard to come off like something more than just a stereotypical blockbuster plot. The gameplay was fantastic, but the story was not all that impressive, why it’s nominated and AC: Brotherhood isn’t is beyond me. Brotherhood’s story blew me away. I really cannot wait for the next game. That and Mass Effect are my favourite new franchises.

  3. My awards

    Best action Adventure game -Assassin’s creed Brotherhood and Mafia II

    Best shooter-Call of duty Black ops & medal of honor 2010

    Best racing game- Dirt 2

    Best sports game-Fifa11 and NBA 2k11

    Best sound-James Bond OO7 Bloodstone

    Best game story- James bond OO7 bloodstone

    Best music-Rock band 3

    Best Graphics- Mafia II & Call of duty Black

    Best characters-Ezio Auditore de firenze(AC Brotherhood) ,
    Vito Scalleta(Mafia II ,Srgt.frank Woods (Blackops)

  4. and i forgot a some thing

    Best Studio – Treyarch. Ubi soft Montreal

    Best publisher – Activision

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