That’s the BAFTAs over for another year, which means Dara O Briain will be looking for some more work. The results for the annual doling out awards ceremony weren’t particularly surprising, but there were some unfortunate omissions such as nominees Gunpoint and The Stanley Parable.
PC titles were abundant in the nominations, but few managed to net any of those hideous golden masks that pass for awards.
Only two PC-specific games received awards, with Gone Home getting Debut Game, while Papers, Please walked away with Strategy and Simulation. Multiplatform games BioShock Infinite and Fifa 14 grabbed Original Music and Sports, respectively, while Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons won Game Innovation.
Surprising exactly nobody, Grand Theft Auto V and The Last of Us won the most awards, three and five respectively, and The Last of Us also won best game.
What was surprising was that GTA V won in the Multiplayer category. The online component was riddled with bugs; initially so broken that Rockstar had to throw fake money at players, breaking the in-game economy, to appease them. GTA V beat World of Tanks and Dota 2 in this category.
The full list of winners is as follows:
- Game of the Year: The Last of Us
- Action and Adventure: The Last of Us
- British Game: Grand Theft Auto 5
- Original Music: BioShock Infinite
- Story: The Last of Us
- Strategy and Simulation: Papers, Please
- Artistic Achievement: Tearaway
- Audio Achievement: The Last of Us
- Sports: FIFA 14
- Family: Tearaway
- Game Innovation: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
- Mobile & Handheld: Tearaway
- Ones to Watch: Size DOES Matter
- Game Design: Grand Theft Auto 5
- Multiplayer: Grand Theft Auto 5
- Debut Game: Gone Home
- Performer: Ashley Johnson – The Last of Us