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Returnal crowned game of the year by the BAFTA video game

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Returnal was the favorite of the competition with eight nominations. In addition to being crowned Game of the Year, it won Best Audio Direction, Best Music, and Best Performance for a Leading Role (actress Jane Perry as Selene Vassos).

With its two trophies, including one for the best multiplayer game, It Takes Twowho also had eight nominations, did less well than his rival.

The Vancouver game Chicory: A Colorful Tale, from indie studio Greg Lobanov, won Best Family Game. Also from Vancouver, Daniel Mullins, the developer ofRegistrationalso won an award, Best Game Design.

far cry 6, from Ubisoft Toronto, a finalist in the category of best music, did not win the award.

Disappointment for Eidos Montreal

Eidos Montreal, which was nominated twice for its flagship game Guardians of the Galaxy, left empty-handed. The Montreal studio was defeated by Returnalwhich won Best Audio Achievement, and the puzzle game Unpacking, who walked away with the award for best story. This title also won the public vote.

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Guardians of the Galaxy had however won the prize for best narration at the Game Awards, the Oscars of video games, which were held on December 10 in Los Angeles.

The title will once again have the chance to shine on Friday evening at the Canadian Video Game Awards ceremony, for which Eidos Montreal is in the running in nine categories, including game of the year.

The full list:

BEST GAME

Returnal – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

UK GAME

Forza Horizon 5 – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios

STORY

Unpacking – Witch Beam/Humble Games

ANIMATION

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment

ARTISTIC REALIZATION

The Artful Escape – Beethoven & Dinosaur/Annapurna Interactive

AUDIO REALIZATION

Returnal – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

FIRST GAME

Tom – Something We Made/ Something We Made

EVOLUTION

No Man’s Sky – Hello Games/Hello Games

FAMILY

Chicory: A Colorful Tale – Greg Lobanov, A Shell In The Pit, Madeline Berger, Alexis Dean-Jones, Lena Raine/Finji

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BEYOND ENTERTAINMENT

Before Your Eyes – Goodbyeworld Games/Skybound Games

GAME DESIGN

Registration – Daniel Mullins Games/Devolver Digital

MULTIPLAYER

It Takes Two – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

ORIGINAL PROPERTY

It Takes Two – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

EE GAME OF THE YEAR (PUBLIC VOTING)

Unpacking – Witch Beam/Humble Games

MUSIC

Returnal – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

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