Thursday, March 12, 2009

Super Mario Galaxy is named Best Game by BAFTA

That's the top award of the 2009 British video games "Oscars" - what an outstanding achievement for one of the best games ever (second only to Super Smash Bros. Brawl in my opinion)!

Super Mario Galaxy

It beat off competition from Grand Theft Auto IV amongst others, which is interesting given the very different natures and target audiences of the two titles. Here's a quick summary of all the BAFTA Video Games Awards 2009 winners:

Best Game: Super Mario Galaxy

Best Action & Adventure: Fable II

Best Sports: Race Driver: Grid

Best Strategy: Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution

Best Casual: Boom Blox

Best Multiplayer: Left 4 Dead

Best Handheld: Professor Layton and the Curious Village

Gameplay: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Story & Character: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Artistic Achievement: LittleBigPlanet

Technical Achievement: Spore

Use of Audio: Dead Space

Original Score: Dead Space

People's Choice: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

The biggest surprise has to be that GTA IV didn't win any awards, despite being nominated for seven! See the official BAFTA site for more details, including all the nominees in each award category.

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