Portal 2 Is Best Game, And Battlefield 3 Wins Three At BAFTA Awards

Last night, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts held its awards gala, and Portal 2 took home Best Game as one of three video games to win in multiple categories.

Battlefield 3 was honored with best online multiplayer, audio achievement and the public-voted GAME award; Batman: Arkham City was the top action title, and Mark Hamill the year's best performer.

The entire list of winners is below.

Best Game, Best Design and Best Story: Portal 2

GAME award, Online Multiplayer, and Audio Achievement: Battlefield 3 (voted by the public)

Action and Performer: Batman: Arkham City, and Mark Hamill.

Mobile & Handheld: Peggle HD

Game Innovation and Family: Little Big Planet 2

Strategy: Total War: Shogun 2

One To Watch: Tick Tock Toys

Online Browser: Monstermind

Artistic Achievement: Raymans Origins

Sports/Fitness: Kinect Sports 2

Debut Game: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

Original Music: LA Noire

Special award: Markus "Notch" Persson, creator of Minecraft and founder of Mojang.


    Personally I thought BF3's multiplayer was a step back from BFBC2.

    I can't argue with too many of those. I'm a little sad The Witcher 2 hasn't gotten a nod from anyone. Wonder if that was a by product of it not having enough popularity or if people truly thought it wasn't good enough to win anything.

      Yeah, I don't get it either. It's almost like The Witcher 2 didn't even exist. It's freakin' weird, since it shat all over Skyrim.

    Glad Portal 2 got a big one. Valve has been one of my favourite companies for many years, call it nostalgia or the fact that he actually cares about gamers and makes GOOD games.

      Now bring on Half Life 3!!!!

        is Letrico a Valve employee secretly telling us that Half Life 3 is being released? OMG HL3 CONFIRMED!

        is Letrico a Valve employee secretly telling us that Half Life 3 is being released? OMG HL3 CONFIRMED!

    Looks like Mark Hamill will be stoked after his VGA disappointment.

    Kinda disappointed that Bastion didn't win Artistic Achievement, but Raymans Origins is a solid title with a great art direction too, so can't complain too much. The rest of the awards are pretty good as well, in comparison to the joke that was the VGA.

      Link just rages for a while.
      Bastion shoulda won!

    Very disappointed to not see Uncharted 3 win ANYTHING.

      I would have liked to see it at least win original music, the use of music cues from Lawrence of Arabia was absolutely masterful.

      I guess a lot of people either didn't recognise it or weren't able to appreciate it.

        Do you not realise how using music cues from 'Lawrence of Arabia' is the absolute opposite to original music? Good lord.

    After just finishing Portal 2 last night for the first time, I have to say that's a well deserved award. What an amazing game beginning to end.

    Battlefield 3 won three things, COD8 won no things.

      Damn right it didn't.

      because it's shit



    Bet the reviewers that gave MW3 top scores feel stupid looking at these awards and not seeing it there.

    I really don't see how portal 2 took "Best Story"
    I know the story was good, but I don't think it was great.

    Damn no Deus Ex :(

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