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Dishonored Wins Best Game at BAFTAs

| 6 Mar 2013 10:55
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Journey also cleans house with five awards, and The Walking Dead scores in the Story category.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) recently finished acknowledging the past year's finer games in the BAFTA Game Awards: Dishonored was awarded with Best Game, while Journey swept the pool with wins in five categories.

Journey, developed by thatgamecompany for the PS3, was recognized in the fields of Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Online - Multiplayer, Original Music and Game Design. Giant Sparrow's The Unfinished Swan won two categories, and Telltale Games's The Walking Dead also came away with two awards, including best Story.

In the end, it was Dishonored that was recognized as the Best Game of 2012; the steampunk stealth-action title managed to win over other titles such as Mass Effect 3, The Walking Dead, FIFA 13 and Far Cry 3.

The Academy also bestowed Gabe Newell with a BAFTA Fellowship, considered to be its "highest accolade" for contributions to the games industry. Newell joins other Fellows such as Peter Molyneux, Shigeru Miyamoto and Will Wright.

For a more detailed look at the other winners and contenders, you can check out the full list below:

Action

  • Far Cry 3 - winner
  • Hitman: Absolution
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  • Halo 4
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Borderlands 2

Artistic Achievement

  • Journey - winner
  • Halo 4
  • Borderlands 2
  • Far Cry 3
  • The Room
  • Dear Esther

Audio Achievement

  • Journey - winner
  • Far Cry 3
  • Beat Sneak Bandit
  • Halo 4
  • Assassin's Creed III
  • Dear Esther

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

  • Starcrossed - winner
  • Project Thanatos
  • Pixel Story

Best Game

  • Dishonored - winner
  • Journey
  • Mass Effect 3
  • The Walking Dead
  • FIFA 13
  • Far Cry 3

British Game

  • The Room - winner
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted
  • Forza Horizon
  • Dear Esther
  • Super Hexagon
  • LEGO: The Lord of the Rings

Debut Game

  • The Unfinished Swan - winner
  • Deadlight
  • Forza Horizon
  • Dear Esther
  • Proteus
  • The Room

Family

  • LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes - winner
  • Minecraft: XBOX 360 Edition
  • Just Dance 4
  • Skylanders Giants
  • Clay Jam
  • LEGO The Lord of the Rings

Fellowship

  • Gabe Newell

Game Design

  • Journey - winner
  • Dishonored
  • Far Cry 3
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • Borderlands 2
  • The Walking Dead

Game Innovation

  • The Unfinished Swan - winner
  • Fez
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Wonderbook: Books of Spells
  • Journey
  • Kinect Sesame Street TV

Mobile & Handheld

  • The Walking Dead - winner
  • LittleBigPlanet (Vita)
  • New Star Soccer
  • Incoboto
  • Super Monsters Ate My Condo
  • The Room

Online - Browser

  • SongPop - winner
  • The Settlers Online
  • Merlin: The Game
  • Runescape
  • Amateur Surgeon Hospital
  • Dick and Dom's HOOPLA!

Online - Multiplayer

  • Journey - winner
  • Assassin's Creed III
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Need For Speed Most Wanted
  • Halo 4
  • Borderlands 2

Original Music

  • Journey - winner
  • Diablo III
  • Assassin's Creed III
  • Thomas Was Alone
  • The Unfinished Swan
  • The Walking Dead

Performer

  • Danny Wallace (The Narrator) - winner
  • Nolan North (Nathan Drake)
  • Melissa Hutchinson (Clementine)
  • Dave Fennoy (Lee Everett)
  • Adrian Hough (Haytham)
  • Nigel Carrington (The Narrator)

Sports/Fitness

  • New Star Soccer - winner
  • Forza Horizon
  • F1 2012
  • Nike+ Kinect Training
  • Trials Evolution
  • FIFA 13

Story

  • The Walking Dead - winner
  • Journey
  • Far Cry 3
  • Thomas was Alone
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Dishonored

Strategy

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown - winner
  • Dark Souls: Prepare To Die
  • Diablo III
  • Great Big War Game
  • Total War Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai
  • Football Manager 2013

Source: BAFTA

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