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Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood leads BAFTA nominations

Wednesday, 16th February 2011 07:51 GMT By Johnny Cullen

BAFTA’s announced the full list of nominations for this year’s game awards, with Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood leading the charge with seven.

Black Ops and Red Dead Redemption both missed out on being nominated for Best Game, with Brotherhood, FIFA 11, Heavy Rain, Limbo, Mass Effect 2 and Super Mario Galaxy 2 all fighting for the award.

Rockstar decided to opt out of the event back in December.

Black Ops and Heavy Rain follow Brotherhood in the nominations count with six nods. Mass Effect 2 is up for five awards with Limbo nominated for four.

Nominations for the new Social Network Game category include FIFA Superstars, Bejeweled Blitz, Farmerama, My Empire, Zumba Blitz and Zoo Mumba.

The event will also be streamed on IGN on March 16 as well as the official BAFTA and gaming BAFTA websites.

Action
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
BioShock 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops
God of War III
Halo: Reach

Artistic Achievement
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Call of Duty: Black Ops
God of War III
Heavy Rain
LIMBO
Mass Effect 2

Best Game
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
FIFA 11
Heavy Rain
LIMBO
Mass Effect 2
Super Mario Galaxy 2

Family
Dance Central
Kinect Adventures
Kinect Sports
Kinectimals
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
Toy Story 3

Gameplay
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
God of War III
Heavy Rain
LIMBO
Mass Effect 2
Super Mario Galaxy 2

Handheld
Cut the Rope
God of War: Ghost of Sparta
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
Professor Layton and the Lost Future
Sonic Colours
Super Scribblenauts

Multiplayer
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Halo: Reach
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

Original Music
Alan Wake
Fable III
Heavy Rain
James Bond 007: Bloodstone
Mass Effect 2
Super Mario Galaxy 2

Social Network Game
Bejeweled Blitz
Farmerama
FIFA Superstars
My Empire
Zoo Mumba
Zuma Blitz

Sports
F1 2010
FIFA 11
Football Manager 2011
Gran Turismo 5
International Cricket 2010
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011

Story
Alan Wake
BioShock 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Fallout: New Vegas
Heavy Rain
Mass Effect 2

Strategy
Civilization V
Fallout: New Vegas
FIFA Manager 11
Napoleon Total War
Plants vs. Zombies XBLA
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

Technical Innovation
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Halo: Reach
Heavy Rain
Kinectimals
Super Mario Galaxy 2

Use of Audio
Alan Wake
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Battlefield: Bad Company: 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops
DJ Hero 2
LIMBO

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital
Mush
Sculpty
Twang

GAME Award of 2010
(The only award to be voted for by the public)

Call of Duty: Black Ops
Dance Central
FIFA 11
Halo Reach
Heavy Rain
Limbo
Mass Effect 2
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Red Dead Redemption
Super Mario Galaxy 2

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16 Comments

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  1. Hazzarington

    Call me a Halo Fanboy, but Reach needs more than Black Ops…

    #1 3 years ago
  2. back_up

    @1
    halo fanboy GTFO
    heavy rain is better than Reach

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    Really surprised Black Ops and Red Dead Redemption missed out on Best Game. RDR even more so.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Detale

    Me too. FIFA 11 gets nominated for best game but RDR doesn’t? It’s noticeably absent from every category except the GAME award. Very odd.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen

    Oh yeah, that’s alright. Completely forgot. Rockstar opted out of the awards so that’s why RDR hasn’t been nominated. I’m assuming it’s in the GAME Award for some other reason.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. OrphanageExplosion

    Hold on a second – is it not the case that the publishers *pay* around a grand to have their games “nominated” into certain categories? If so, did Ubi simply pay more money to nominate Brotherhood into more categories?

    I’m assuming Rockstar didn’t “opt out” of the awards but simply wouldn’t pay to be “opted in”.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Some very odd choices and omissions in there. Money changing hands certainly looks like a viable explanation.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Mafro

    Handheld category is hilarious. No Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver, Dragon Quest IX or Peace Walker. Hmmmm…

    #8 3 years ago
  9. DiodeX

    Technical Innovation
    Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood ?????
    Call of Duty: Black Ops ?????
    Halo: Reach ?????
    Heavy Rain
    Kinectimals
    Super Mario Galaxy 2

    I liked ACB, but no real technical innovation there!
    Same with BLOPs, how about reach?
    Can’t comment on the other 3, but I beleive they all use the motion gubbins.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. StolenGlory

    Black Ops will likely shit over everything else since the zombie massive don’t know any different.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. YoungZer0

    Fallout New Vegas is the best Strategy game i have played …

    Seriously i just wish the people would actually play the games they nominate.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. abnormal alan

    i’ve got to say though it’s nice to say Limbo up there with some of the big names

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Dralen

    Although I totally agree with Assassin’s Creed being so dominant, because it was an awesome game. Red Dead Redemption should most definitely have been on that list for best game, and I’m also surprised it didn’t even get into the action genre or story for that matter.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Dralen

    Oh just read Johnny’s comment :P.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Monk

    Red dead and Bayonetta is missing ?
    WTF ??

    #15 3 years ago
  16. osric90

    Heavy Rain should win every category it is into. A really GREAT game no matter what you say and no matter its (big) defects.

    It’s strange Castlevania: Lords of Shadow music isn’t nominated… It’s easily the best OST of 2010.

    #16 3 years ago