2022 BAFTA Games Awards Nominees

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts today announced the nominations for the 2022 BAFTA Games Awards “celebrating the very best in games of 2021 and highlighting an outstanding level of creative excellence from a broad range of UK and international development teams.”

Sixteen categories have been announced today. A further two categories – Performer in a Leading Role and Performer in a Supporting Role – will be announced in the coming weeks.

A total of 39 games have been nominated. Leading the field with eight nominations each are Returnal and It Takes Two. Other multiple nominees include Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart with seven, Forza Horizon 5 and Psychonauts 2 with six each, and DEATHLOOP with five.

The awards will be presented April 7 in London.

Voting is open for the EE Game of the Year, the only award voted for by the public. The shortlist is Chicory: A Colorful Tale, DEATHLOOP, The Forgotten City, It Takes Two, Metroid Dread and Unpacking. Vote at https://ee.co.uk/why-ee/baftagames

The full list of nominations for the BAFTA Games Awards 2022 follows:

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Best Game

  • Deathloop
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Inscryption
  • It Takes Two
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Returnal

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for British Game

  • Alba: A Wildlife Adventure
  • Death’s Door
  • Fights in Tight Spaces
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Overboard!
  • Sable

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Animation

  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • It Takes Two
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Artistic Achievement

  • The Artful Escape
  • It Takes Two
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Returnal

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Audio Achievement

  • The Artful Escape
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • Deathloop
  • Halo Infinite
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Returnal

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Debut Game

  • The Artful Escape
  • Eastward
  • The Forgotten City
  • Genesis Noir
  • Maquette
  • Toem

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Evolving Game

  • Among Us
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Apex Legends
  • Disco Elysium – The Final Cut
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Family Game

  • Alba: A Wildlife Adventure
  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Mario Party Superstars
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Unpacking

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Game Beyond Entertainment

  • Alba: A Wildlife Adventure
  • Before Your Eyes
  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale
  • Game Builder Garage
  • It Takes Two
  • Psychonauts 2

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Game Design

  • Deathloop
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Inscryption
  • It Takes Two
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Returnal

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Multiplayer Game

  • Back 4 Blood
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Halo Infinite
  • Hell Let Loose
  • It Takes Two

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Music

  • Deathloop
  • Far Cry 6
  • Halo Infinite
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Returnal

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Narrative

  • It Takes Two
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Returnal
  • Unpacking

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Original Property

  • Deathloop
  • Death’s Door
  • Inscryption
  • It Takes Two
  • Returnal
  • Unpacking

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Technical Achievement

  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Hitman 3
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Returnal

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for EE Game of the Year

  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale
  • Deathloop
  • The Forgotten City
  • It Takes Two
  • Metroid Dread
  • Unpacking

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