BAFTA Games Awards 2022: Winners announced
April 8, 2022
At the BAFTA Games Awards on April 7th, Returnal won Audio Achievement, Best Game and Music, and Performer in a Leading Role for Jane Perry, winning her first BAFTA.
Two games won two BAFTAs each: It Takes Two won Multiplayer and Original Property, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart won Animation and Technical Achievement.
Kimberly Brooks is another first-time performance winner, taking home the BAFTA for Performer in a Supporting Role for her role as Hollis Forsythe in Psychonauts 2.
TOEM, the hand drawn adventure game, won the Debut category.
Artistic Achievement was won by The Artful Escape, the game about a guitar prodigy who sets out on a psychedelic journey to inspire his stage persona and confront the legacy of a dead folk legend.
Forza Horizon 5 won British Game, the second BAFTA for the racing franchise that has been nominated in every year of release.
Evolving Game was won by No Man’s Sky, the game about exploration and survival in an infinite procedurally generated galaxy.
The top-down action adventure game Chicory: A Colorful Tale won Family.
Game Beyond Entertainment, the category that recognises games that deliver a transformational experience beyond pure entertainment, was won by Before Your Eyes, the narrative adventure game that tells the story of a soul’s journey into the after-life.
Game Design was won by Inscryption, the card-based game that blends deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles and psychological horror.
Unpacking, the game about taking things out of boxes and discovering a life in the process, won the BAFTA for Narrative as well as EE Game of the Year, the only award voted for by the public.
Hosted by Elle Osili-Wood, the ceremony was live streamed on Twitch, YouTube and Facebook and was followed by a post-show party exclusively on Twitch.
The Awards are supported by BAFTA’s official games partners Electronic Arts, Epic Games, PlayStation, SEGA, Tencent and Ubisoft with EE sponsoring the Game of the Year Award.