Returnal and It Takes Two lead 2022 BAFTA Games Award nominations

Return and It Takes Two lead the 2022 BAFTA Games Awards nominations with eight nods each. Both titles have received nominations in categories including Game Design, Narrative, and Best Game.

Other notable nominees include Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apartwhich is up for a total of seven awards, Forza Horizon 5 and Psychonauts 2which have both received six nominations, and Deathloop.

A total of 39 games have been nominated this year, including the likes of Sable, The Artful Escape, Unpacking, Toem, Marvel’s Guardian’s of the Galaxy, Inscryption, Eastward, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Genesis Noir, Halo Infiniteand Life is Strange: True Colors.

You can find a select list of nominees below. For the complete rundown, check out the BAFTA website.

Animation

CALL OF DUTY: VANGUARD — Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard

IT TAKES TWO — Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

KENA: BRIDGE OF SPIRITS — Ember Lab LLC/ Ember Lab LLC

LIFE IS STRANGE: TRUE COLORS — Square Enix, Deck Nine Games/Square Enix

PSYCHONAUTS 2 — Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios

RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART — Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Artistic Achievement

THE ARTFUL ESCAPE — Beethoven & Dinosaur/Annapurna Interactive

IT TAKES TWO — Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

PSYCHONAUTS 2 — Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios

RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART — Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment

RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE — Capcom/Capcom

RETURNAL — Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Audio Achievement

THE ARTFUL ESCAPE — Beethoven & Dinosaur/Annapurna Interactive

CALL OF DUTY: VANGUARD — Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard

DEATHLOOP — Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks

HALO INFINITE — 343 Industries/Xbox Game Studios

MARVEL’S GUARDIAN’S OF THE GALAXY — Eidos-Montréal/Square Enix

RETURNAL — Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Best Game

DEATHLOOP Development Team – Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks

FORZA HORIZON 5 Development Team – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios

INSCRYPTION Development Team – Daniel Mullins Games/Devolver Digital

IT TAKES TWO Development Team – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART Development Team – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment

RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Debut Game

THE ARTFUL ESCAPE Development Team – Beethoven & Dinosaur/Annapurna Interactive

EASTWARD Development Team – Pixpil/Chucklefish

THE FORGOTTEN CITY Nick Pearce, Alexander Goss, John Eyre – Modern Storyteller/Dear Villagers

GENESIS NOIR Evan Anthony, Jeremy Abel – Feral Cat Den/Fellow Traveler

MAQUETTE Development Team – Graceful Decay/Annapurna Interactive

TOEM Development Team – Something We Made/ Something We Made

Game Design

DEATHLOOP — Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks

FORZA HORIZON 5 — Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios

INSCRYPTION — Daniel Mullins Games/Devolver Digital

IT TAKES TWO — Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART — Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment

RETURNAL — Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Multiplayer

BACK 4 BLOOD — Turtle Rock Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

CALL OF DUTY: VANGUARD — Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard

FORZA HORIZON 5 — Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios

HALO INFINITE — 343 Industries/Xbox Game Studios

HELL LET LOOSE — Black Matter/Team17

IT TAKES TWO — Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

Narrative

IT TAKES TWO — Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

LIFE IS STRANGE: TRUE COLORS — Square Enix, Deck Nine Games/Square Enix

MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY — Eidos-Montréal/Square Enix

PSYCHONAUTS 2 — Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios

RETURNAL — Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

UNPACKING — Witch Beam/Humble Games

Technical Achievement

FORZA HORIZON 5 — Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios

HITMAN 3 — IO Interactive/IO Interactive

PSYCHONAUTS 2 — Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios

RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART — Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment

RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE — Capcom/Capcom

RETURNAL — Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

EE Game of the Year (voted for by the public)

CHICORY: A COLORFUL TALE — Greg Lobanov, A Shell in the Pit, Madeline Berger, Alexis Dean-Jones, Lena Raine/FINJI

DEATHLOOP — Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks

THE FORGOTTEN CITY — Modern Storyteller/Dear Villagers

IT TAKES TWO — Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

METROID DREAD — Nintendo & MercurySteam, Nintendo

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