God of War took a total of five awards, including the coveted Best Game award. The game managed to fend off competition from the likes of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Far Cry 5, and Red Dead Redemption 2 to take the prize. Best Performer also went to God of War, recognizing Jeremy Davies for his role as The Stranger. Three other awards went God of War's way for narrative, music, and audio achievement. TechRaptor wholeheartedly agrees with this recognition.
Elsewhere, it was a good night for indie gaming. Lucas Pope's extraordinary Return of the Obra Dinn won the Artistic Achievement and Game Design awards, as well as being nominated in a number of other fields including Best Game. The Debut Game award went to pinball Metroidvania game Yoku's Island Express (which we also loved). My Child Lebensborn won the "Game Beyond Entertainment" award, battling away competition from Celeste, Florence, and Life Is Strange 2. Interactive narrative game Florence won in the Mobile Game category, and Best New Property went to FTL developer Subset Games' Into the Breach.
Triple-A games weren't left behind during the ceremony. Epic Games' Fortnite took the Evolving Game award, and the British Game trophy went to Playground Games' Forza Horizon 4 (Playground is based in Leamington Spa in the UK). Nintendo's Labo DIY kits were recognized by BAFTA in the Family and Game Innovation areas. The Multiplayer award went to Hazelight Studios and EA's A Way Out. Finally, the EE Mobile Game Of The Year, an award voted for by the public, was given to Old School RuneScape.
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