God Of War wins five BAFTAs including Best Game of 2018

Sony’s PS4 exclusive has cleaned up at yet another awards ceremony, as Return Of The Obra Dinn and Nintendo Labo win two BAFTAs each.

It’s become a familiar story from almost every major awards event of the last few months, with God Of War picking up not just Game of the Year but several other major awards.

The British Academy Games Awards 2019 is the one of the last big awards shows of the season and in the gala event on Thursday night Dara Ó Briain was on hand to announce five wins for God Of War and not a single one for arch rival Red Dead Redemption II.

God Of War won not just Best Game but also awards for Narrative, Audio Achievement, Music, and Performer – for Jeremy Davies as The Stranger.

One of the other big winners of the night was detective game Return Of The Obra Dinn, which won for Game Design and Artistic Achievement.

Despite not really being a video game per se Nintendo Labo also won the Game Innovation and Family awards.

Into The Breach won a well-deserved award for Original Property, while the excellent Yoku’s Island Express picked up a BAFTA for Debut Game.

Forza Horizon 4 won for best British Game, while flawed but interesting co-op game A Way Out won the multiplayer award.

Meanwhile, Fortnite won for Evolving Game – BAFTA’s new award for ongoing and games as a service titles.

Finally, Florence won best Mobile Game, the story-driven mobile title My Child Lebensborn won the Game Beyond Entertainment award, and Old School Runescape won the EE Mobile Game of the Year award – the only one voted on by the public.

It’s a generally well-deserved set of winners, that agrees with a lot of our own Top 20 of 2018, and cements God Of War as one of the most critically-acclaimed video games of the generation.

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