Returnal and Unpacking – BAFTA named the best games of 2021. Resident Evil Village didn’t win any awards

Returnal from Sony and Housemarque is the best game of 2021

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The winners of the annual British BAFTA Games Awards have been announced. Returnal from Sony and Housemarque is the best game of 2021. The project also won in the nominations “Best Music”, “Achievements in the field of sound” and actress Jane Perry, who played the main character Selena, was awarded the statuette for best performance in the first role, i.e. “Best acting”.

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The action-adventure Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart claimed the main technical award. It also took the award for best animation.

Forza Horizon 5 was recognized as the best game among British developers, while the GOTY title according to user voting was taken by the meditative puzzle game Unpacking .

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The full list of winners looks like this:

  • Best game – Returnal ;
  • The best game from British developers – Forza Horizon 5 ;
  • Best New Franchise Game – It Takes Two ;
  • Best Overseas Entertainment Game – Before Your Eyes ;
  • Best Supported Game: No Man’s Sky ;
  • Best Family Game – Chicory : A Colorful Tale
  • Best debut – Toem ;
  • Best Storytelling – Unpacking ;
  • Best Game Design – Inscryption ;
  • Best Music – Returnal ;
  • Best Animation – Ratchet & Clank : Rift Apart
  • Best Multiplayer – It Takes Two ;
  • For technical achievements – Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart ;
  • For artistic achievement – The Artful Escape ;
  • For achievements in the field of sound – Returnal ;
  • Audience Selection – Unpacking ;
  • Best Acting Performance – Jennifer Hale (Jennifer Heil) for the role of Rivet from Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart ;
  • Best Supporting Actor – Kimberly Brooks as Hollis Forsyth from Psychonauts 2