BAFTA Games Awards 2022 Nominations Announced

The nominees for the BAFTA Games Awards 2022 have been announced, with co-op platformer It takes two leading the pack with nine nominations.

It Takes Two has stormed the categories, having been nominated across eight categories including Best Game, Animation, Artistic Achievement, Narrative, and more, as well as the publicly decided EE Game of the Year.

Other leading games include Returnal (8 nominations), Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (7 nominations), Deathloop and Forza Horizon 5 (6 nominations each).

The full list of nominations for the BAFTA Games Awards 2022 follows:

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Best Game

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

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for British Game

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

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Animation

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

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Artistic Achievement

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

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Audio Achievement

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

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Debut Game

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

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Evolving Game

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

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Family Game

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

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Game Beyond Entertainment

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

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Game Design

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

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Multiplayer Game

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

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Music

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

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Narrative

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

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Original Property

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

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for Technical Achievement

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

BAFTA 2022 Nominees for EE Game of the Year

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

Voting for the EE Game of the Year is now open. This is the only vote open to the public, and the poll closes at 23:59 UK time on April 1. The winner of the category, as well as all others, will be announced as part of the BAFTA Games Awards ceremony, which will be streamed live on April 7.

Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.

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