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What Remains of Edit Finch wins best game, despite Hellblade scooping up five awards

Published: 15:11, 13 April 2018
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British Academy of Film and Television Arts, more commonly known as BAFTA, have held their annual Games Awards, with Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice absolutely stealing the show, despite the Best Game award going to What Remains of Edit Finch.

Ninja Theory's game scooped up five awards, namely for Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Game Beyond Entertainment, Performer award for Melina Juergens and, interestingly enough, award for being British. We know BAFTA meant to say best British game, but c'mon - this wording seems to suggest Hellblade just won for being Brits. Oh well.

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The actual award for the best game, however, went to What Remains of Edit Finch, a mystery adventure as the developer Giant Sparrow calls it. The game's already won more awards than it knows what to do with. Of course, none of the awards were for being from Santa Monica.

Blizzard's Overwatch has won the Evolving Game Award. Nintendo had a grand night as well, winning best Family Game and Game Design for Super Mario Odyssey and the Game Innovation award in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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BAFTA's Music award went to Cuphead, which seems like a no-brainer considering what sort of burning hoops StudioMDHR had to jump through to record it. Having said that, this is not the first time Cuphead has won music awards.

Another serial awardist is Horizon: Zero Dawn, with Aloy picking up the Nth award over the course of her career. The game seems to be everyone's darling and another award definitely won't hurt. Divinity: Original Sin 2 has won the best Multiplayer while Gold Clash won the best Mobile Game.

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Topping off the awards, BAFTA's Narrative award went to the Night in the Woods, a delightful little adventure game that's also filled up its trophy cabinet with plenty of awards.

The game was made by an Aussie studio Infinite Fall and puts you in the shoes of Mae, who returns to a place called Possum Town and whose friends are a jumpy fox, tobacco loving alligator and a bear. No wonder it got the narrative award, right? Nevertheless, it tackles much bigger subjects and it's well worth a playthrough.

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