Nominations for BAFTA Game awards revealed

Nominations for BAFTA Game awards revealed

The nominations have been announced for the public-voted BAFTA 2011 Game award.

The shortlist of nominees for The Game Award at this year's BAFTAs has been revealed, with the public invited to vote for their favourite titles.

The Game Award is the only public-voted award to be given at the 2011 game BAFTAs. Last year, 65,000 people voted Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as their game of the year.

'Our panel of experts have created a fantastic shortlist of the year’s top titles,' said Game's Neil Ashurst, who encouraged gamers to vote via the official site.

You can check out the shortlist below, of which our personal favourite is Mass Effect 2.

Call of Duty: Black Ops - Activision Blizzard
Dance Central - Microsoft Games Studios & MTV Games
FIFA 11 - Electronic Arts
Halo Reach - Microsoft Games Studios
Heavy Rain - Sony Computer Entertainment
Limbo - Xbox Live Arcade
Mass Effect 2 - Electronic Arts
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit - Electronic Arts
Red Dead Redemption - Rockstar Game
Super Mario Galaxy 2 - Nintendo

You can check out our own, constantly updated Hall of Fame to see what we think the best games are at any given moment, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.


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Unknownsock 10th February 2011, 12:07 Quote
Mass Effect 2 ofc, can't see a reason why I would even consider the others.
Snips 10th February 2011, 12:18 Quote
Manic Miner? no shout again!
Jack_Pepsi 10th February 2011, 12:18 Quote
Won't be voting for any listed.

Tyrmot 10th February 2011, 12:22 Quote
Originally Posted by Unknownsock
Mass Effect 2 ofc, can't see a reason why I would even consider the others.

I think Red Dead is a worthy alternative surely? I agree that the rest are hardly awe-inspiring though
Spraduke 10th February 2011, 12:23 Quote
I'm only partly through ME2 (have assembled my team but not gone through the omega 4 relay). The amount of available game play - all of it top quality is outstanding especially when you consider the amount of voice acting which must have been done for all the possible permeations.
alleyne 10th February 2011, 12:33 Quote
bob_lewis 10th February 2011, 12:38 Quote
If CODBLOPS wins we will no longer have to wait for the zombie apocalypse. It's already begun. Resistance was apparently futile.
Th3Maverick 10th February 2011, 12:43 Quote
Black ops is going to win. The sheep will vote, and they will vote poorly.
skipperoo 10th February 2011, 13:18 Quote
If it goes to any game other than Red Dead or ME2 we can safely say the decline in gaming culture has hit an all time low. Worst bit is, I know Cod or Halo is going to win.
Instagib 10th February 2011, 13:26 Quote

EA get three nominations as do MS. There really is a lack of competition these days.
Skiddywinks 10th February 2011, 14:19 Quote
MS only got two. And one of them is half and half.

So more like one and a half really.
SpAceman 10th February 2011, 14:29 Quote
For some reason they forgot Minecraft...
TWeaK 10th February 2011, 15:03 Quote
@SpAceman: Exactly! I could come up with at least a dozen titles that would be more worth of recognition. Sadly, the mainstream will only recognise box office sales from brick and morter shops, rather than look at truly innovative, yet also hugely successfuly titles.
Instagib 10th February 2011, 15:23 Quote
Originally Posted by Skiddywinks
MS only got two. And one of them is half and half.

So more like one and a half really.

Xbox live Arcade. Isn't that owned by MS?
Kiytan 10th February 2011, 16:11 Quote
Mass effect 2. No competition imo
greigaitken 10th February 2011, 16:20 Quote
i looked at the list and thought - aww crap, please guys ONLY buy decent games, stop paying for mediocre games cause at end of year this is what happens.
sotu1 10th February 2011, 16:27 Quote
niro 10th February 2011, 16:29 Quote
I hope COD does not win (even though that is the only game that I have from that list), purely because it is a major rip-off and a shoddy product. By shoddy I mean it was rushed into release with problems and these problems are taking months to sort out (which is a trademark of Treyarch).

But sadly like last year when MW2 won, black ops will probably do the same, and only reason is that it sold a ton more units than any other game and as such will have a load more people (or sheep as others have referred to them) voting for it

Always take awards done via public voting with a lorry full pinch of salt
Woodspoon 10th February 2011, 16:51 Quote
Nothing there worth voting for.
Although CODBLOPS will probably win because of the sheep factor.
2bdetermine 10th February 2011, 19:19 Quote
If there is a nomination for bad publisher award, Activision would take the top spot.
Sloth 10th February 2011, 19:46 Quote
I have to wonder how many people voting have even played more than one of the games on the list.

I've never played Blops nor ME2. In fact, the only game I've ever played off that list is RDR and a couple hours of Hot Pursuit. I don't know how good ME2 could be, or Blops for that matter, or any of the other nominees. It'd be just as sheepish to vote for the only game I know to be good (RDR) just because the internet says Blops is for filthy casual consoles because my frame of reference is far to small to make an informed decision. I suspect that many of those trash talking Blops have never played it either and are just sheep reading the opinions of their game review and forum shepherds.
Cleggmeister 10th February 2011, 20:05 Quote
Where's BFBC2?
Ficky Pucker 10th February 2011, 20:39 Quote
from that list is mass effect 2 is the best game by far, but i'm expecting most popular game (call of duty) to win this award.
Eiffie 10th February 2011, 20:56 Quote
If I had to pick from that list I would have to say my first would be Mass Effect 2, second would be Heavy Rain and third place would be taken by Limbo. Wish there were a better selection of games to pick from though.
VaLkyR-Assassin 10th February 2011, 22:23 Quote
I voted for Mass Effect 2, but tbh, that's the only game out of that list I have played.
Amsalpedalb 11th February 2011, 10:46 Quote
Heh, I haven't played any of them.
SMIFFYDUDE 11th February 2011, 17:12 Quote
Not played any either. ME2 is the only one I want to play from the list, having played the original.
Ph4ZeD 12th February 2011, 09:29 Quote
No Starcraft 2?
red4our 13th February 2011, 07:01 Quote
Who and how the hell do they come up with these short-lists??
dactone 14th February 2011, 04:03 Quote
damn farming simulator didn't make it ! can't believe it.......
SMIFFYDUDE 14th February 2011, 10:05 Quote
Amnesia should have been included
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