BAFTA Games Awards 2018 Highlights


What Remains of Edith Finch, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice and Super Mario Odyssey were the big winners at last night’s BAFTA Games Awards. 

What Remains of Edith Finch – the second game by developer Giant Sparrow, which won a BAFTA in 2013 for The Unfinished Swan, won the 2018 BAFTA for Best Game. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, developed by Ninja Theory, won five BAFTAs, in categories including Artistic Achievement, British Game and the newly instituted Game Beyond Entertainment. Super Mario Odyssey won two BAFTAs, for Game Design and Family. You can see the full list of award-winners here

In case you missed the latest BAFTA Awards, the video above shows the lengthy build-up plus the full ceremony itself, hosted by Dara O’Briain and graced by a star-studded host of presenters. The other games honoured on the night were Gorogoa, for Debut Game; Overwatch, for Evolving Game; Golf Clash, for Mobile Game; The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, for Game Innovation; Divinity: Original Sin 2 for Multiplayer; Cuphead, for Music; Night in the Woods, for Narrative; and Horizon Zero Dawn, for Original Property.

Industry legend Tim Schafer, renowned for games like Full Throttle, Day of the Tentacle, Psychonauts and Grim Fandango, was awarded 2018’s BAFTA Fellowship for his outstanding and continuing contribution to the games industry – a popular move, since as well as being a bona fide game design legend, Schafer is also one of the nicest individuals in the industry.