Portal 2 Wins Game Of The Year At BAFTAs

Portal 2 Wins Game Of The Year At BAFTAs

Valve’s puzzle platformer is the champion of the British Academy Video Game Awards. 

Portal 2 won the Game of the Year, Best Design, and Best Story awards at the 2012 BAFTA videogame award ceremony. Battlefield 3 was another big winner, taking away the awards for Best Audio Achievement, Best Online Multiplayer, and the GAME award.

The Special Award went to Minecraft creator Markus Perrsson. Talking about the success of his sandbox creation, he commented, “I don’t really think of myself as an innovator. Most of the things I’ve decided to do were things I saw other people do. I’ve maybe just popularised some stuff and perfected the combination of certain elements, like letting people play a game before it’s finished.”

There were also some notable absences from the awards list as well. The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception didn’t receive any awards, despite being commercial and critical successes.

I selected Portal 2 as my game of the year, and it’s heartening to see it receive the recognition it undoubtedly deserves. It’s also nice to see the new Performer category for best performance making an appearance, and nicer still to see Mark Hamill win the award for his role as the Joker in Batman: Arkham City.

What do you think about the winners? Were there any games missing from the list that you think should have earned a gong?

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