Both indies and big productions took home trophies today
The winners for the 2022 BAFTA Games Awards have been announced, and Housemarque’s Returnal took home the top prize. Alongside the PlayStation 5 exclusive, several other stars of 2021 added more trophies to their collection tonight.
Returnal leads the pack with wins in Best Game, Best Music, Audio Achievement, and Performer in a Leading Role for Jane Perry. It Takes Two and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart took home two BAFTAs apiece. Unpacking also took home two, thanks to the publicly voted EE Game of the Year award.
The indies made a strong showing tonight, though. Chicory: A Colorful Tale, Inscryption, Before Your Eyes, TOEM, Unpacking, and The Artful Escape all won awards. And No Man’s Sky received recognition for its continuous growth, winning the Evolving Game category.
The 2022 BAFTA Games Awards were held in London and streamed out over Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook. You can find a Twitch VOD of the awards show here.
BAFTA Games Awards 2022 Winners
Animation: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment
Artistic Achievement: The Artful Escape – Beethoven & Dinosaur / Annapurna Interactive
Audio Achievement: Returnal – Housemarque / Sony Interactive Entertainment
Best Game: Returnal – Housemarque / Sony Interactive Entertainment
British Game: Forza Horizon 5 – Playground Games / Xbox Game Studios
Debut Game: TOEM – Something We Made
Evolving Game: No Man’s Sky – Hello Games
Family: Chicory: A Colorful Tale – Greg Lobanov, A Shell in the Pit, Madeline Berger, Alexis Dean-Jones, Lena Raine / Finji
Game Beyond Entertainment: Before Your Eyes – GoodbyeWorld Games / Skybound Games
Game Design: Inscryption – Daniel Mullins Games / Devolver Digital
Multiplayer: It Takes Two – Hazelight Studios / Electronic Arts
Music: Returnal – Housemarque / Sony Interactive Entertainment
Narrative: Unpacking – Wren Brier, Tim Dawson, Annie VanderMeer – Witch Beam / Humble Games
Original Property: It Takes Two
Performer in a Leading Role: Jane Perry as Selene Vassos, Returnal
Performer in a Supporting Role: Kimberly Brock as Hollis Forsythe, Psychonauts 2
Technical Achievement: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment
EE Game of the Year (Public Vote): Unpacking – Witch Beam / Humble Games