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UK's BAFTA Game Award Nominees Announced

UK's BAFTA Game Award Nominees Announced

September 25, 2007 | By David Jenkins

September 25, 2007 | By David Jenkins
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Representatives from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) have announced the organization’s nominations for the 2007 British Academy Video Games Awards.

Nintendo's Wii Sports took the largest number of nominations this year, ahead of Real Time Worlds' Crackdown, Epic's Gears of War, Capcom's Okami and Sony's God of War II.

The full list of nominees for the 2007 BAFTA Game Awards is as follows:

Action and Adventure

Crackdown (Xbox 360)
Gears of War (Xbox 360)
God of War II (PS2)
The Orange Box (PS3)
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (PS3)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)

Artistic Achievement

Bioshock (Xbox 360)
Heavenly Sword (PS3)
Okami (PS2)
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (PS3)
Skate (PS3)
Viva Piñata (Xbox 360)

Best Game

Bioshock (Xbox 360)
Crysis (PC)
Gears of War (Xbox 360)
Guitar Hero II (PS2)
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (Xbox 360)
Wii Sports (Wii)

Casual

Big Brain Academy for Wii (Wii)
Cake Mania (DS)
Guitar Hero II (PS2)
More Brain Training (DS)
SingStar (PS3)
Wii Sports (Wii)

Gameplay

Crackdown (Xbox 360)
Gears of War (Xbox 360)
Sega Rally (PS3)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)
Warhawk (PS3)
Wii Sports (Wii)

Innovation

flOw (PSN)
Okami (PS2)
Super Paper Mario (Wii)
The Eye of Judgement (PS3)
Trauma Center: Second Opinion (Wii)
Wii Sports (Wii)

Multiplayer

Battlefield 2142 (PC)
Crackdown (Xbox 360)
Guitar Hero II (PS2)
Wii Sports (Wii)
World in Conflict (PC)
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (PC)

Original Score

Final Fantasy XII (PS2)
God of War II (PS2)
Lair (PS3)
Okami (PS2)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)
Viva Piñata (Xbox 360)

Sports

Football Manager 2008 (PC)
Colin McRae: DiRT (Xbox 360)
FIFA 08 (PS3)
MotorStorm (PS3)
Virtua Tennis 3 (Xbox 360)
Wii Sports (Wii)

Strategy and Simulation

Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars (Xbox 360)
Forza Motorsport 2 (Xbox 360)
Medieval II: Total War - Kingdoms (PC)
Rainbow Six: Vegas (Xbox 360)
Wii Sports (Wii)
World in Conflict (PC)

Story and Character

Final Fantasy XII (PS2)
God of War II (PS2)
Heavenly Sword (PS3)
Okami (PS2)
The Darkness (Xbox 360)
The Simpsons Game (Xbox 360)

Technical Achievement

Crackdown (Xbox 360)
Gears of War (Xbox 360)
God of War II (PS2)
MotorStorm (PS3)
Okami (PS2)
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune (PS3)

Use of Audio

Crackdown (Xbox 360)
Elite Beat Agents (DS)
Gears of War (Xbox 360)
God of War II (PS2)
Guitar Hero II (PS2)
Skate (PS3)

BAFTA Ones To Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital

Ragnarawk
ClimbActic
Bear Go Home

The PC World Gamers Award

Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training (DS)
FIFA 07 (PS2)
Football Manager 2007 (PC)
Gears of War (Xbox 360)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (PSP)
Resistance: Fall of Man (PS3)
Wii Play (Wii)

Nominations for this year's awards were entered by both developers and publishers, and then shortlisted by BAFTA games members and a number of industry experts via a secure website. A short list was then divided into released and unreleased titles, with each BAFTA game juror playing either the finished game or pre-release code.

The winner of a publicly voted PC World Gamers Award will also be announced at the gala awards ceremony, due to be held in London on 23rd October during this year's London Games Festival.


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