God Of War Ragnarok the big winner at the Bafta Games Awards

The epic PlayStation action God Of War Ragnarok was the big winner at the Bafta Games Awards, with a total of six awards.

Loosely based on Norse mythology, its stars Christopher Judge and Laya DeLeon Hayes won Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actor in a Supporting Role, respectively.

He also collected the game of the year gong, the only award voted for by the public, at the ceremony held in the Southbank Center’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on Thursday evening.

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Bruno Velázquez of Santa Monica Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment with the EE Game of the Year award for God Of War Ragnarok (Suzan Moore/PA)

To round out its collection, the adventure game also won in the animation, audio achievement, and music categories.

However, time survival game Vampire Survivors took home the coveted award for best game, as well as best design.

The action role-playing game Elden Ring also garnered two Baftas for best multiplayer game and original property.

Meanwhile, the fantasy adventure Tunic clinched the debut game award and the artistic achievement award.

Action shooter Rollerdrome won Best British Game, while Kirby And The Forgotten Land took Best Family Game.

Video game industry pioneer Shuhei Yoshida was also honored with a prestigious scholarship at the event.

The award recognizes outstanding contributions to gaming and is the highest award given by Bafta to those who have driven positive change in the screen arts.

Bafta previously said that Yoshida’s scholarship recognizes him as a “champion of indie developers.”

Presenter Frankie Ward introduced the event in central London, which was also streamed live on Twitch.

The Bafta Games Awards are part of the London Games Festival, which takes place from March 29 to April 8 online and in-person venues.


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