The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Game Awards were held in London last night, and in a surprise twist, Giant Sparrow’s What Remains of Edith Finch was crowned Best Game.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was also a big winner, scoring five awards including Best British Game for Cambridge-based studio Ninja Theory. Last year’s fan favorite Zelda: Breath of the Wild scored one award for Game Innovation, while Super Mario Odyssey picked up two, for Best Family Game and Game Design.
Horizon Zero Dawn picked up best Original Property, and Cuphead won for Best Music. The full list of winners is below.
Best Game: What Remains of Edith Finch
Original Property: Horizon Zero Dawn
Game Design: Super Mario Odyssey
Evolving Game: Overwatch
Narrative: Night In The Woods
Game Beyond Entertainment: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Debut Game: Gorogoa
Family: Super Mario Odyssey
Mobile Game: Golf Clash
Artistic Achievement: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Multiplayer: Divinity: Original Sin 2
Audio Achievement: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Game Innovation: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
British Game: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Performer: Melina Juergens as Senua in Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
In our review of What Remains of Edith Finch, we called it a “one of the finest magical-realism stories in all of games.”
Lucy O’Brien is Games & Entertainment Editor at IGN’s Sydney office. Follow her on Twitter.