British Academy Video Games Awards Nominations

Sci-Fi and fantasy games dominate*. Except in the sports category. Wot? No Quidditch? (*Well, they do kinda dominate videogames anyway)

Call of Duty: Black Ops and Heavy Rain (above) lead the way with six nominations each; Mass Effect 2 follows with five, LIMBO and Super Mario Galaxy 2 with four each. The GAME British Academy Video Games Awards will take place on Wednesday 16 March at the London Hilton on Park Lane. The Awards will be streamed live for the first time at http://go.ign.com/baftamicrosite , as well as at www.bafta.org http://www.bafta.org > and www.baftagameaward.com http://www.baftagameaward.com > .

Action

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

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Artistic Achievement

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

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Best Game

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

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Family

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

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Gameplay

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

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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

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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

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Original Music

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

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Social Network Game

  • Bejeweled Blitz
  • Farmerama
  • FIFA Superstars
  • My Empire
  • Zoo Mumba
  • Zuma Blitz

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Sports

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

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Story

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

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Strategy

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

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Technical Innovation

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

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Use of Audio

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

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

  • Mush
  • Sculpty
  • Twang

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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