L.A. Noire screenshot
L.A. Noire screenshot

The Academy has announced the nominations for the GAME British Academy Video Games Awards, with 48 different games recognised.

Batman: Arkham City and LA Noire lead the charge with eight nominations apiece. Batman: Arkham City and LA Noire are both nominated for Artistic Achievement, Best Game, Design, Original Music, Performer and Story. In addition, Batman: Arkham City is nominated for Action and Audio Achievement. LA Noire also got the nod for Debut Game and Game Innovation.

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and LittleBigPlanet 2 both received nominations for Artistic Achievement and Performer. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception was also nominated for Action, Audio Achievement, Original Music, and Story. LittleBigPlanet 2 received additional noms for Design, Family, Game Innovation, and Online-Multiplayer.

Portal 2 is nominated for Action and Performer. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim received nominations for Artistic Achievement and Original Music, and both games are also nominated for Best Game, Design, and Story.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution received nods for Action, Original Music, Story and Strategy. Assassin's Creed Revelations and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 both have three nominations. Bastion, Battlefield 3, Dance Central 2, Dark Souls, FIFA 12, From Dust, Kinect Sports 2, Monstermind, The Nightjar, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Super Mario 3D Land, and Total War: SHOGUN 2 all received two.

This year's Awards will also include the publicly-voted category – the GAME Award of 2011. Voting is now live at www.baftagameaward.com.

The GAME British Academy Video Games Awards will take place on Friday March 16 at the London Hilton on Park Lane and will be hosted by comedian and gamer Dara O'Briain.

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Release Date: 21/04/2011
Developer: Valve
Genre: Puzzle
Rating: PEGI 12+
Site Rank: 458 33
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