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Batman: Arkham Asylum Wins Best Game Award

Batman Arkham AsylumThe 2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Video Games Award ended on Friday night (March 19) with Batman: Arkham Asylum winning the prize for best game of 2010. Batman beat Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Assassin’s Creed 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, FIFA 10 and Left 4 Dead 2 to win the award.

Uncharted 2, however, bounced back to win four other awards– best action, original score, best story and use of audio. The gamers’ (vote) award, sponsored by high-street store Game, went to Modern Warfare 2 – the biggest selling game of all time due to its 2009 sales record.

The biggest disappointment of the night, however, was Assassin’s Creed 2, which won none the seven categories it was nominated for. The Full List of the 2010 BAFTA Video Games Awards is presented below:

  • Best Game – Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Action – Uncharted 2
  • Gameplay – Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Family and Social – Wii Sports Resort
  • Sports – Fifa 10
  • Story and Character – Uncharted 2
  • Strategy – Empire: Total War
  • Best use of Audio – Uncharted 2
  • New Talent – Shrunk
  • Multiplayer – Left 4 Dead 2
  • Original Score – Uncharted 2
  • Handheld – LittleBigPlanet
  • Artistic Achievement – Flower
  • Use of Online – FIFA 10

Talking Point

Do you agree with the above winners’ list or are they any games you feel do not deserve to be included?

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  1. Kate

    March 28, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Well deserved. The open world was vast. My only problem with the game was my intense desire to beat the Riddlers smug face. Maybe I will get to in AA2.

  2. Battle Guild PC Video Games

    May 11, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Yes, I think Batman: Arkham Asylum deserve to win the best game award. It one of the best game I have play so far.
    .-= Battle Guild PC Video Games´s last blog ..The World of Warcraft Experience – A Beginner’s Review (Part 2) =-.

  3. Faith

    May 19, 2010 at 7:28 am

    It’s no question that Batman-Arkham Asylum won the best game award. I love the game, though I wish the Left 4 Dead won too. I both love the games.
    .-= Faith | You The Designer´s last blog ..30+ Examples of Login Form Designs =-.

  4. Doug

    June 1, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    great post, i’m not really surprised with this, it really took its genre to the next level. the gameplay elements were amazing.

  5. skornik-security

    June 2, 2010 at 8:35 am

    It is one of the best!

  6. Yamaha Clavinova

    July 2, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Hey, vielen Dank für diesen Blog – wirklich unterhaltsam. Ich stöber mal noch ein bisschen weiter und lass nen Gruß da 🙂

  7. Umzugsunternehmen

    July 5, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Very good Game, i have played never a better game before – but i am a really Batman-Fan 🙂

  8. Batman Costumes

    July 7, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    My nephew and eye play this game constantly. I love the family bonding using the dark knight to unite the family. I’m glad it got the award its a great game to have in your collection and I’m getting when it comes out in January man I can’t wait!

  9. Melissa D. Daly

    July 15, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Good to see this game getting it’s just reward. I know the boyfriend plays this game non-stop and it looks great. Wish I could get into actually playing it though.

  10. Thomas

    July 30, 2010 at 5:16 am

    Batman is always a winner regardless of the medium. He is an icon and just never dies. Batman and Robin have been in the lounge room of many generations are now continue in Gotham City with more tricks and antics to save its people.

  11. Label

    August 1, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Well deserved, definitely a very good game and most of all, a legend.

  12. sarah

    September 5, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    It was well deserved, Great Game that fits nicely in with the Film. RIP Heath Ledger.

  13. Megan Carol

    September 8, 2010 at 7:00 am

    Awesome game, it deserved it.

  14. CPR

    November 2, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Well-deserved for Batman. After what, ten years of no good superhero games? This one comes out and blows away the competition.

  15. Joe Angelo

    November 10, 2010 at 12:32 am

    I’m glad Batman Arkham Asylum won the best game award. Growing up I always loved reading all the Batman comics. To me he was the beat of all the superheroes.

  16. Anya

    March 17, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I had no idea that the British Academy of Film and Television Arts had awards for video games, I agree with CPR though, it was time for a good superhero game – and what better the Gothem’s very own Batman. As for your talking point, I feel FIFA should have won best game play, and not Batman. As much as I love Batman, I can’t imagine any game being more fun then playing FIFA with a few friends – and I know I’m not alone in saying this. However, for single player game play I think I can understand the award going to Batman; as fun as FIFA is to play in multi-player, I rarely if ever play it in single player. That’s interesting about Assassin’s Creed 2 though, I had heard some good stuff about that games – I’m shocked to hear it won none of the seven awards.

  17. Marc Rasmussen

    August 9, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I find games that are based on movies extremely addicting. I prefer games that are based on real life such as COD, which was from the WW2 scene. I am just hooked on these kind of games.

  18. Mario

    August 15, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Danke, toller Beitrag. Ich war schon immer Batman-Fan, das Game ist wirklich großartig.

  19. Kevin

    September 9, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    I confirm, this award is well deserved, I love it too.

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