2009 BAFTA Video Game Award Nominees Are In

The annual British Academy Video Game Awards has revealed this year's nominees, with Assassin's Creed II, Uncharted 2, Modern Warfare 2, and Arkham Asylum poised to win big, and the GAME Award of 2009 awaiting your votes.

Aside from nominations for FIFA and Football Manager, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' 2009 video game nominees aren't all that different from the ones generally picked for North American awards. You've got Uncharted 2 leading the way with nine nominations, followed by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 with eight, and Assassin's Creed II and Batman: Arkham Asylum tied with seven nominations each.

All four titles are in the running for Best Game, as well as the GAME Award of 2009, an award voted on by gamers such as you and I. Anyone can vote, but UK residents have a chance to win fabulous prizes for making their opinion known. Even if you aren't a UK resident, you still walk away with a pack of wallpapers declaring your voting preference, like the one seen above.

Check out the full list of nominees below. The awards ceremony will take place on March 19th, and will stream live on BAFTA.org.

Action

Assassin's Creed II

Sebastien Puel, Patrice Desilets

(Ubisoft Entertainment Ltd/Ubisoft Montreal)

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Sefton Hill, David Hego, Nick Arundel

(Eidos/Rocksteady Studios)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Development Team

(Activision/Infinity Ward)

inFAMOUS

Brian Fleming, Bruce Oberg, Chris Zimmerman

(Sony Computer Entertainment/Sucker Punch Productions & SCE Foster City Studio)

Left 4 Dead 2

Gabe Newell, Chet Faliszek, Tom Leonard

(Valve/EA)

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Development Team

(Sony Computer Entertainment/Naughty Dog and SCE Foster City Studio)

Artistic Achievement

Assassin's Creed II

Sebastien Puel, Patrice Desilets

Ubisoft Entertainment Ltd/Ubisoft Montreal

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Sefton Hill, David Hego, Nick Arundel

Eidos/Rocksteady Studios

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Development team

Activision/Infinity Ward

Flower

Development Team

Sony Computer Entertainment/ThatGameCompany and SCE Santa Monica Studio

Streetfighter IV

Yoshinori Ono

Capcom/Capcom

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Development Team

Sony Computer Entertainment/Naughty Dog & SCE Foster City Studio

Best Game

Assassin's Creed II

Sebastien Puel, Patrice Desilets

Ubisoft Entertainment Ltd/Ubisoft Montreal

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Sefton Hill, David Hego, Nick Arundel

Eidos/Rocksteady Studios

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Development Team

Activision/Infinity Ward

FIFA 10

Andrew Wilson, David Rutter, Gary Paterson

Electronic Arts/EA Canada

Left 4 Dead 2

Gabe Newell, Chet Faliszek, Tom Leonard

Valve/EA

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Development Team

Sony Computer Entertainment/Naughty Dog & SCE Foster City Studio

Family & Social

The Beatles: Rock Band

Alex Rigopulos, Paul DeGooyer, Josh Randall

Electronic Arts/MTV Games/Apple Corp/Harmonix Music Systems

Buzz! Quiz World

David Amor, Andrew Eades, Lee Clare

Sony Computer Entertainment/Relentless Software & XDEV Studio Europe

EyePet

Development Team

Sony Computer Entertainment/SCE London Studio

Guitar Hero 5

Brian Bright, Paul Robinson, Allen Freese

Activision/Neversoft Entertainment/Vicarios Visions/Budcat

New Super Mario Bros Wii

Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka, Hiroyuki Kimura

Nintendo/Nintendo

Wii Sports Resort

Katsuya Eguchi, Takayuki Shimamura, Yoshikazu Yamashita

Nintendo/Nintendo

Gameplay

Assassin's Creed II

Sebastien Puel, Patrice Desilets

Ubisoft Entertainment Ltd/Ubisoft Montreal

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Sefton Hill, David Hego, Nick Arundel

Eidos/Rocksteady Studios

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Development Team

Activision/Infinity Ward

New Super Mario Bros Wii

Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka, Hiroyuki Kimura

Nintendo/Nintendo

PixelJunk Shooter

Development Team

Sony Computer Entertainment/Q-Games & SCE Santa Monica Studio

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Development Team

Sony Computer Entertainment/Naughty Dog & SCE Foster City Studio

Handheld

Gran Turismo

Kazunori Yamauchi, Yuji Yasuhara, Hiroki Imanish

Sony Computer Entertainment/Polphony Digital Inc

LittleBigPlanet (PSP)

Development Team

Sony Computer Entertainment/SCE Cambridge Studio & XDEV Studio Europe

LocoRoco Midnight Carnival

Kenji Sakai, Saeka Horikoshi, Hiroya Matsugami

Sony Computer Entertainment/SCE Japan Studio

Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka, Hiroyuki Kubota

Nintendo/Nintendo

Professor Layton and Pandora's Box

Akira Tago, Akihiro Hino, Tatsuya Shinkai

Nintendo/Nintendo

Scribblenauts

Jeremiah Slaczka, Marius Fahlbusch

Warner Bros Interactive Entertainmnent/5th Cell

Multiplayer

Battlefield 1943

Patrick Liu, Gordon Van Dyke

Electronic Arts/Dice

The Beatles: Rock Band

Alex Rigopulos, Paul DeGooyer, Josh Randall

Electronic Arts/MTV Games/Apple Corp/Harmonix Music Systems

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Development team

Activision/Infinity Ward

Halo 3 ODST

Development Team

Microsoft Game Studios/Microsoft

Left 4 Dead 2

Gabe Newell, Chet Faliszek, Tom Leonard

Valve/EA

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Development Team

Sony Computer Entertainment/Naughty Dog and SCE Foster City Studio

Original Score

Assassin's Creed II

Jesper Kyd

Ubisoft Entertainment Ltd/Ubisoft Montreal

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Sefton Hill, David Hego, Nick Arundel

Eidos/Rocksteady Studios

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Development team

Activision/Infinity Ward

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

James Hannigan, Zsolt Marx, Campbell Askew

Electronic Arts/EA Bright Light

PixelJunk Shooter

Dom Beken, Alex Paterson

Sony Computer Entertainment/Q-Games and SCE Santa Monica Studio

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Development Team

Sony Computer Entertainment/Naughty Dog & SCE Foster City Studio

Sports

Colin McRae: DiRT 2

Matt Horsman, Clive Moody, Guy Pearce

Codemasters/Codemasters Studios

FIFA 10

Andrew Wilson, David Rutter, Gary Paterson

Electronic Arts/EA Canada

Football Manager 2010

Development Team

Sega/Sports Interactive

Forza 3

Development Team

Microsoft/Turn 10

Wii Fit Plus

Shigeru Miyamoto, Tadashi Sugiyama, Hiroshi Matsunaga

Nintendo/Nintendo

Wii Sports Resort

Katsuya Eguchi, Takayuki Shimamura, Yoshikazu Yamashita

Nintendo/Nintendo

Story

Assassin's Creed II

Sebastien Puel, Patrice Desilets

Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Sefton Hill, David Hego, Nick Arundel

Eidos/Rocksteady Studios

Broken Sword – Shadow of the Templars: The Director's Cut

Charles Cecil, Neil Richards, Tony Warriner

Ubisoft Entertainment/Revolution Software

Brutal Legend

Tim Schafer

Electronic Arts/Double Fine Productions

Dragon Age: Origins

Ray Muzyka, Greg Zeschuk, Mike Laidlaw

Electronic Arts/BioWare

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Development Team

Sony Computer Entertainment/Naughty Dog & SCE Foster City Studio

Strategy

Command and Conquer 3: Uprising

Development team

Electronic Arts/EA Los Angeles

Empire: Total War

Development Team

Sega/Creative Assembly

FIFA Manager 10

Gerald Köhler, Cord Westhoff, Bernhard Maiberg

EA Sports/Bright Future

Football Manager 2010

Development Team

Sega/Sports Interactive

Halo Wars

Development Team

Microsoft/Ensemble Studios

Plants vs Zombies

George Fan, Tod Semple, Rich Werner

Popcap Games/Popcap Games

Use of Audio

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Sefton Hill, David Hego, Nick Arundel

Eidos/Rocksteady Studios

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Development team

Activision/Infinity Ward

DJ Hero

Jamie Jackson, Dan Neil, Tim Riley

Activision/Freestyle Games

Flower

Development Team

Sony Computer Entertainment/ThatGameCompany and SCE Santa Monica Studios

Left 4 Dead 2

Gabe Newell, Chet Faliszek, Tom Leonard

Valve/EA

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Development Team

Sony Computer Entertainment/Naughty Dog and SCE Foster City Studio

Use of Online

Battlefield 1943

Patrick Liu, Gordon Van Dyke

Electronic Arts/EA DICE

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Development Team

Activision/Infinity Ward

FIFA 10

Andrew Wilson, David Rutter, Gary Paterson

Electronic Arts/ EA Canada

LittleBigPlanet (PSP)

Development Team

Sony Computer Entertainment/SCE Cambridge Studio & XDEV Studio Europe

Singstar TakeThat

Development Team

Sony Computer Entertainment/SCE London Studio

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Development Team

Sony Computer Entertainment/Naughty Dog and SCE Foster City Studio

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

Colour Coded

Murray Sinclair, Faye Wright, Liam Wong, Sean Donnelly, Nnanna Kama

(PixelPirates)

Quick as Thieves

William Wright, Michael Doig, Andrew Knight, Jamie MacKinnon, Lee Cresswell

(Gentleman of Fortune)

Shrunk!

Vykintas Kazdailis, Andrew Macdonald, Michael Cummings, Jacek Wernikowski, Stuart Kemp

(The Butterflyers)

GAME Award of 2009

Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal)

Batman Arkham Asylum (Eidos/Rocksteady Studios)

The Beatles: Rockband (Electronic Arts/MTV Games/Apple Corp/Harmonix Music Systems)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision/Infinity Ward)

FIFA 10 (Electronic Arts/EA Canada)

GTA China Town Wars (Rockstar Games/Rockstar Leeds/Rockstar North)

Legend of Zelda Spirit Tracks (Nintendo/Nintendo)

Street Fighter IV (Capcom/Capcom)

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Sony Computer Entertainment/Naughty Dog & SCE Foster City Studio)

Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo/Nintendo)

BAFTA Video Game Award Nominees [BAFTA.org - Thanks Deambmmv!]


Comments

    WOW Best Score and ODST wasn't nominated - pretty clear how crap these awards are. All about the $$$ probably.

    It's funny cause ODST has won nearly every award possible for Best Score and it doesn't get nominated by BAFTA who try to make their awards sound so proper and nominees should feel "honoured" to even be nominated. What a load of garbage.

Join the discussion!