Shortlist for BAFTA Game Award Announced

By On 9th February, 2012

The British Academy Video Game Awards have released the shortlist for the nominations for the Audience Award today for games from last year. This award is one that is chosen by the general public for game of the year. The winner will be announced at the ceremony March 16th. Last years winner of the award went to Call of Duty: Black Ops beating Mass Effect 2, Red Dead and Limbo, with over 110 thousand votes cast.

The shortlist is compiled by a panel of industry experts and the Nominees Include

  • Battlefield 3:

    developed by EA Digital Illusions and published by Electronic Arts it is the 11th Installment of the Battlefield Franchise. Available on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3:

    developed by Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games, with Raven Software, the 8th Call of Duty instalment. Available on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

  • FIFA 12:

    developed by EA Canada, and published by Electronic Arts and is the nineteenth in the series! Available on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

  • Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword:

    Developed by Nintendo Entertainment and is the 16th entry of Zelda games. Available on Nintendo Wii

  • L.A. Noire:

    developed by Team Bondi and published by Rockstar Game. Praised for its impressive detective work. Available on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim:

    developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. the Fifth installment in the Elder Scrolls Series. Available on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

  • Portal 2:

    developed and published by Valve Corporation, sequel to the multi-award winning Portal. Available on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

  • Minecraft:

    Developed and Published by Mojang. The sandbox world game, only available on PC, android and iOS.

  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception:

    Developed by Naughty Dog and Published by Sony Computer Entertainment, the third in the drake series. A Playstation 3 exclusive.

Over the last few years Call of Duty has dominated the award since 2009 has won every year since. I have a feeling though this year its going to fall flat on its face as there are a couple of huge contenders. So if you want to vote for your favourite game you can do so at the BAFTA Game Award webpage

Why not leave a comment and tell us what you voted for?

Tom Stowe

I am deputy editor for console deals, this means i get to play tons of games, write reviews, news and post just about anything! I play most genre of games, mainly on PC! Feel free to add me on steam or follow me on twitter!