BAFTA Games Awards Winners 2022

Returnal wins big at the 2022 BAFTA Games Awards as indie releases see success in many categories.

Last night the 2022 BAFTA Games Awards winners were announced, recognizing the finest video games and the talent behind them from the year gone by. The BAFTA Games Awards celebrate a huge number of categories covering genres as well as technical and narrative accomplishments. Below, we’ve rounded up the BAFTA Games Awards Winners 2022 for each and every category, along with the other titles nominated.

BAFTA Games Awards Winners 2022

Bafta games awards winners 2022
 
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The big winner of the night was Returnal, which scooped the Best Game Award along with achievements in audio and music. Returnal’s leading voice actor, Jane Perry, was also recognized in the Performer in a Leading Role. It Takes Two snagged a double win in Multiplayer and Original Property, as did Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart for Animation and Technical Achievement. Unpacking also scooped both the Narrative award and the community vote in the EE Game of the Year award.

Best Game

Winner: Returnal

Nominees:

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

Animation

Winner: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Nominees:

  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • It Takes Two
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Psychonauts 2

Artistic Achievement

Winner: The Artful Escape

Nominees:

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

Audio Achievement

Winner: Returnal

Nominees:

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

British Game

Winner: Forza Horizon 5

Nominees:

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

Debut Game

Winner: TOEM

Nominees:

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

Evolving Game

Winner: No Man’s Sky

Nominees:

  • Among Us
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Apex Legends
  • Disco Elysium – The Final Cut
  • Fortnite

Family

Winner: Chicory: A Colorful Tale

Nominees:

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

Game Beyond Entertainment

Winner: Before Your Eyes

Nominees:

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

Game Design

Winner: Inscryption

Nominees:

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

Multiplayer

Winner: It Takes Two

Nominees:

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

Music

Winner: Returnal

Nominees:

  • Deathloop
  • Far Cry 6
  • Halo Infinite
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
2022 BAFTA games awards winners
 
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Narrative

Winner: Unpacking

Nominees:

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

Original Property

Winner: It Takes Two

Nominees:

  • Deathloop
  • Death’s Door
  • Inscryption
  • Returnal
  • Unpacking

Performer in a Leading Role

Winner: Jane Perry As Selene Vassos in Returnal

Nominees:

  • Ozioma Akagha as Juliana Blake in Deathloop
  • Jason E Kelley as Colt Vahn in Deathloop
  • Jennifer Hale as Rivet in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Jon McLaren as Star-Lord/Peter Quill in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Erika Mori as Alex Chen in Life is Strange: True Colors

Performer in a Supporting Role

Winner: Kimberly Brooks as Hollis Forsythe in Psychonauts 2

Nominees:

  • Laura Bailey as Polina Petrova in Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • Jason Cavalier as Drax in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Maggie Robertson as Lady Dimitrescu in Resident Evil Village
  • Han Soto as Gabe Chen in Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Alex Weiner as Rocket in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Technical Achievement

Winner: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Nominees:

  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Hitman 3
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Returnal

EE Game of the Year (Fan Voted)

Winner: Unpacking

Nominees:

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

Want to catch up on the full BAFTA Games Awards 2022 show? The entire broadcast can be viewed on YouTube to see all the winners' speeches.

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Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at henry.stenhouse@allgamers.com, or catch him on Twitter.

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