Dishonored takes Best Game at Baftas


Are you ready to hear a fact? The very best games of the last year – even the cross-platform ones – all had their roots firmly embedded in the soft peat of PC gaming. That state of affairs was gently drummed into everybody’s skulls at regular beats during last night’s gaming Baftas, which saw Dishonored, Far Cry 3 and XCOM loaded up with plaudits.

Far Cry 3 won in the Action category, while Firaxis’ XCOM cleaned out its own corner in Strategy.

PC indies were represented by Thomas Was Alone narrator Danny Wallace, rightfully lauded for a performance that saw quadrilaterals infused with characters.

Gabe Newell was in town to accept his Academy Fellowship, Bafta’s highest honour, and in a short speech accepted the award “on behalf of everyone at Valve, and all of the gamers who have gone with us on this adventure over the last few years”.

Bethesda, meanwhile, wisely took advantage of Dishonored’s Best Game win to publicly apologise for their UK-unfriendly spelling.

Apology grudgingly accepted, guys. Here’s the full list of PC winners:

Best Game: Dishonored
Story: The Walking Dead
Action: Far Cry 3
Performer: Danny Wallace – Thomas Was Alone
Family: Lego Batman 2
Strategy: Xcom – Enemy Unknown
Fellowship: Gabe Newell