Surprising many and beating out favourite to win, Alien: Isolation, Bungie’s Destiny took the Best Game award at the 2015 British Academy Game Awards held in London. When the winner was announced, the was an obvious audible reaction of surprise throughout the audience.
Taking over hosting duty from usual host Dara Ó Briain, Rufus Hound played host this year.
Destiny takes Halo (sometimes large chunks of it (Guilty Spark vs Ghost, Didact Ship vs The Traveller etc.) and added an MMO aspect but split critics opinions as it failed to deliver in some key MMO areas like cross player trading.
Some titles that were expected to win something didn’t take home an award including Assassin’s Creed Unity, Mario Kart 8 and Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
The full list of winners from the award ceremony are:
|Best game||Destiny (Bungie)|
|British game||Monument Valley (UsTwo)|
|Debut game||Never Alone (Upper One Games)|
|Story||The Last of Us: Left Behind (Naughty Dog)|
|Performer||Ashley Johnson for The Last of Us: Left Behind|
|Artistic achievement||Lumino City (State of Play)|
|Audio achievement||Alien Isolation (The Creative Assembly)|
|Family game||Minecraft: Console Editions (Mojang/4J Studios)|
|Game design||Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions)|
|Game innovation||The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (The Astronauts)|
|Mobile and handheld game||Monument Valley (UsTwo)|
|Multiplayer game||Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)|
|Music||Far Cry 4 (Cliff Martinez, Tony Gronick and Jerome Angelot)|
|Original property||Valiant Hearts (Ubisoft Studios)|
|Persistent game||League of Legends (Riot Games)|
|Sport game||OlliOlli (Roll7)|
|Ones to watch||Chambara (Overly Kinetic)|
|Bafta fellowship||David Braben (Frontier Developments)|