It Takes Two, Returnal & Deathloop among leaders in the 2022 BAFTA Game Awards nominations

It Takes Two, Returnal & Deathloop among leaders in the 2022 BAFTA Game Awards nominations
Ben Borthwick Updated on by

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The nominations for the 2022 BAFTA Game Awards are now live, with some stiff competition across most of the categories.

It’s arguably one of the closest years it’s been for a few years, with no singular game dominating the nominations. The two games with the most nods are Housemarque’s Returnal and co-op adventure It Takes Two with eight nods each. Close behind them are the seven nominations for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Meanwhile, Forza Horizon 5 and Psychonauts 2 both sit pretty on six nominations each.

In fact, it’s been a very good year for brand new IP. Deathloop picked up five nominations, while indie titles Chicory: A Colorful Tale and Unpacking can found themselves on multiple shortlists including the publicly voted EE Game of the Year. The awards themselves take place on April 7 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, hosted once more by Elle Osili-Wood. and you’ll be able to watch proceedings on BAFTA’s official channels, including Twitch, Facebook and YouTube.

Without further ado, here’s the 2022 BAFTA Game Awards nominees in full.

Artistic Achievement

  • The Artful Escape
  • It Takes Two
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Returnal

Audio Achievement

  • The Artful Escape
  • Call of Duty Vanguard
  • Deathloop
  • Halo Infinite
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Returnal

Evolving Game

  • Among Us
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Apex Legends
  • Disco Elysium: The Final Cut
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky

Family

  • Alba: A Wildlife Adventure
  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Mario Party Superstars
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Unpacking

Game Design

  • Deathloop
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Inscryption
  • It Takes Two
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Returnal

British Game

  • Alba: A Wildlife Adventure
  • Death’s Door
  • Fights in Tight Spaces
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Overboard!
  • Sable

Narrative

  • It Takes Two
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Returnal
  • Unpacking

Original Property

  • Deathloop
  • Death’s Door
  • Inscryption
  • It Takes Two
  • Returnal
  • Unpacking

Game Beyond Entertainment

  • Alba: A Wildlife Adventure
  • Before Your Eyes
  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale
  • Game Builder Garage
  • It Takes Two
  • Psychonauts 2

Technical Achievement

  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Hitman 3
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Returnal

Music

  • Deathloop
  • Far Cry 6
  • Halo Infinite
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Returnal

Animation

  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • It Takes Two
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Multiplayer

  • Back 4 Blood
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Halo Infinite
  • Hell Let Loose
  • It Takes Two

Debut Game

  • The Artful Escape
  • Eastward
  • The Forgotten City
  • Genesis Noir
  • Maquette
  • Toem

Best Game

  • Deathloop
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Inscryption
  • It Takes Two
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Returnal

EE Game of the Year (Voted by the Public)

  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale
  • Deathloop
  • The Forgotten City
  • It Takes Two
  • Metroid Dread
  • Unpacking