BAFTA Game Awards 2022: Nominated Games at a Glance

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Early next month, the prestigious BAFTA Awards will be held in the UK, where the film, games, and TV industry will be recognized with awards.

For the games industry, awards will be given in 19 categories including best games, animation, debut games, family, music, and multiplayer. And this week BAFTA revealed the list of nominees for Games.

The nominations for the BAFTA Game Awards 2022 show that we have put a good and exciting gaming year behind us, with critically acclaimed titles such as “It Takes Two”, “Returnal”, “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy”, “Forza Horizon 5” and many more.

Nominated in 19 Categories

There is a total of 19 categories and many good games on the list. But “Returnal” has surprised us all with a staggering 9 nominations.

It is a PlayStation 5 exclusive shooter game that has won the hearts of millions. The “Returnal” is nominated in categories such as artistic achievement, best play, game design, music, and narrative.

On the other hand, there are a few other games on the list of favorites including “It Takes Two” and “Forza Horizon 5”. They both stand out with a number of nominations. The “It Takes Two” bags number of nominations at the BAFTA Game Awards 2022 including artistic achievement, best game, and game design. On the other hand, the car game “Frozen Horizon 5” is among the titles that can be named this year’s multiplayer game, technical achievement, and family games.

The winners of the BAFTA Game Awards will be announced on April 7. Below you can see which games have been nominated in the various categories.

Deathloop
Deathloop from Arkane Lyon

Best Game of the Year

  • Deathloop from Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks
  • Forza Horizon 5 from Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios
  • Inscryption from Daniel Mullins Games/Devolver Digital
  • It Takes Two from Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart — Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Returnal — Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Best Debut Game

  • The Artful Escape — Beethoven & Dinosaur/Annapurna Interactive
  • Eastward — Pixpil/Chucklefish
  • The Forgotten City Nick Pearce, Alexander Goss, John Eyre — Modern Storyteller/Dear Villagers
  • Genesis Noir Evan Anthony, Jeremy Abel — Feral Cat Den/Fellow Traveller
  • Maquette — Graceful Decay/Annapurna Interactive
  • Toem — Something We Made/ Something We Made

Game Beyond Entertainment

  • Alba: A Wildlife Adventure — Ustwo Games/Plug In Digital
  • Before Your Eyes — Goodbyeworld Games/Skybound Games
  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale— Greg Lobanov, A Shell In The Pit, Madeline Berger, Alexis Dean—Jones, Lena Raine/Finji
  • Game Builder Garage — Nintendo Epd/Nintendo
  • It Takes Two —Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • Psychonauts 2 —Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios
It takes two one of the nominees of BAFTA Game Awards 2022-min
It Takes Two

Animation

  • Call Of Duty: Vanguard from Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard
  • It Takes Two from Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits Hunter Schmidt from Ember Lab LLC/ Ember Lab LLC
  • Life Is Strange: True Colors by Square Enix, Deck Nine Games/Square Enix
  • Psychonauts 2 from Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart from Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Artistic Achievement

  • The Artful Escape from Beethoven & Dinosaur/Annapurna Interactive
  • It Takes Two from Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • Psychonauts 2 from Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart from Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Resident Evil Village developed by Capcom/Capcom
  • Returnal from Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Audio Achievement

  • The Artful Escape from Beethoven & Dinosaur/Annapurna Interactive
  • Call Of Duty: Vanguard from Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard
  • Deathloop from Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks
  • Halo Infinite developed by 343 Industries/Xbox Game Studios
  • Marvel’s Guardian’s Of The Galaxy developed by Eidos-Montréal/Square Enix
  • Returnal from Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment
Forza Horizon 5
Froza Horizon 5

British Game

  • Alba: A Wildlife Adventure — ustwo Games, Plugin Digital
  • Death’s Door — Acid Nerve/Devolver Digital Games
  • Fights In Tight Spaces — Ground Shatter/Mode7
  • Forza Horizon 5 — Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios
  • Overboard! Jon Ingold, Tom Kail, Joseph Humfrey — Inkle/ Inkle
  • Sable — Shedworks/Raw Fury

Evolving Game

  • Among Us — Innersloth/Innersloth
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons — Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • Apex Legends — Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts
  • Disco Elysium — The Final Cut — Za/Um/Za/Um
  • Fortnite — Epic Games/Epic Games, People Can Fly
  • No Man’s Sky — Hello Games/Hello Games

Family

  • Alba: A Wildlife Adventure — Ustwo Games, Plugin Digital
  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale — Greg Lobanov, A Shell In The Pit, Madeline Berger, Alexis Dean—Jones, Lena Raine/Finji
  • Forza Horizon 5 — Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios
  • Mario Party Superstars — Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart — Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Unpacking Wren Brier, Tim Dawson, Jeff Van Dyck — Witch Beam/Humble Games
Ratchet Clank one of the nominees of BAFTA Game award

Game Design

  • Deathloop — Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks
  • Forza Horizon 5 — Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios
  • Inscryption — Daniel Mullins Games/Devolver Digital
  • It Takes Two — Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart — Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Returnal — Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Multiplayer

  • Back 4 Blood — Turtle Rock Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Call Of Duty: Vanguard — Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard
  • Forza Horizon 5 — Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios
  • Halo Infinite — 343 Industries/Xbox Game Studios
  • Hell Let Loose — Black Matter/Team17
  • It Takes Two — Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

Music

  • Deathloop Tom Salta, Erich Talaba, Ross Tregenza — Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks
  • Far Cry 6 — Ubisoft Toronto/Ubisoft
  • Halo Infinite — 343 Industries/Xbox Game Studios
  • Psychonauts 2 Peter Mcconnell — Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Scott Hanau, Wataru Hokoyama, Mark Mothersbaugh — Insomniac Games/ Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Returnal Bobby Krlic, Joe Thwaites, Harry Krueger — Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment
Far Cry 6

Narrative

  • It Takes Two — Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • Life Is Strange: True Colors — Square Enix, Deck Nine Games/Square Enix
  • Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy — Eidos-Montréal/Square Enix
  • Psychonauts 2 Tim Schafer — Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios
  • Returnal — Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Unpacking Wren Brier, Tim Dawson, Annie Vandermeer — Witch Beam/Humble Games

Original Property

  • Deathloop — Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks
  • Death’s Door — Acid Nerve/Devolver Digital
  • Inscryption — Daniel Mullins Games/Devolver Digital
  • It Takes Two — Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • Returnal — Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Unpacking Wren Brier, Tim Dawson, Jeff Van Dyck — Witch Beam/Humble Games

Performer In a Leading Role

  • Ozioma Akagha As Julianna Blake in Deathloop
  • Jason E Kelley as Colt Vahn “The Captain” 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
  • Jane Perry As Selene Vassos in Returnal
psychonauts 2 Nominee on BAFTA Game Awards 2022

Performer In A Supporting Role

  • Laura Bailey As Polina Petrova in Call Of Duty: Vanguard 
  • Kimberly Brooks As Hollis Forsythe in Psychonauts 2 
  • 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

  • Forza Horizon 5 — Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios
  • Hitman 3 — Io-Interactive
  • Psychonauts 2 — Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart — Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Resident Evil Village — Capcom/Capcom
  • Returnal — Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

EA Game Of The Year (Voted For By The Public) 

  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale Greg Lobanov —A Shell in The Pit, Madeline Berger, Alexis Dean—Jones, Lena Raine/Finji
  • Deathloop — Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks
  • The Forgotten City — Modern Storyteller/Dear Villagers
  • It Takes Two — Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • Metroid Dread — Nintendo & Mercurysteam
  • Unpacking Witch — Beam/Humble Games     
  • Source: BAFTA                   
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