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BAFTA Video Games Awards video games nominations announced

The nominations for the 2011 BAFTA Video Games Awards have been announced, and somewhat predictably Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood is leading the pack with seven nominations. Which is right and just, as it’s an absolute epic of a game. All the other big hits are on the list, only Red Dead Redemption is shockingly missing from most of the categories, being given one measly nod. It didn’t even make the Artistic Achievement category, for God’s sake. An outrage.

Anyway, here’s the list of nominations; try not to have a heart attack with the excitement of it all. The ceremony takes place on 16 March at the London Park Lane Hilton.

Action
  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA/DICE)
  • BioShock 2 (2K Games/2K Marin)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision/Treyarch)
  • God of War III (Sony)
  • Halo: Reach (Microsoft/Bungie)
Artistic Achievement
  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision/Treyarch)
  • God of War III (Sony)
  • Heavy Rain (Sony/Quantic Dream)
  • LIMBO (XBLA/Playdead Games)
  • Mass Effect 2 (EA/BioWare)
Best Game
  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
  • FIFA 11 (EA Sports)
  • Heavy Rain (Sony/Quantic Dream)
  • LIMBO (XBLA/Playdead)
  • Mass Effect 2 (EA/BioWare)
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)
Family
  • Dance Central (Microsoft/MTV/Harmonix)
  • Kinect Adventures (Microsft/Good Science Studio)
  • Kinect Sports (Microsoft/Rare)
  • Kinectimals (Microsoft/Frontier)
  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros/TT Games)
  • Toy Story 3 (Disney/Avalanche Software)
Gameplay
  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
  • God of War III (Sony)
  • Heavy Rain (Sony/Quantic Dream)
  • LIMBO (XBLA/Playdead Games)
  • Mass Effect 2 (EA/BioWare)
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)
Handheld
  • Cut the Rope (Chillingo/Zeptolab)
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta (Sony/Ready at Dawn)
  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros/TT Games)
  • Professor Layton and the Lost Future (Nintendo/Level 5 Games)
  • Sonic Colours (SEGA/Sonic Team)
  • Super Scribblenauts (Warner Bros/5th Cell)
Multiplayer
  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA/DICE)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision Blizzard/Treyarch)
  • Halo: Reach (Microsoft/Bungie)
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (EA/Criterion Games)
  • Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard)
Original Music
  • Alan Wake (Microsoft/Remedy)
  • Fable III (Microsoft/Lionhead)
  • Heavy Rain (Sony/Quantic Dream)
  • James Bond 007: Bloodstone (Activision Blizzard/Bizarre Creations)
  • Mass Effect 2 (EA/BioWare)
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)
Social Network Game
  • Bejeweled Blitz (Popcap)
  • Farmerama (Bigpoint)
  • FIFA Superstars (EA Sports/Playfish)
  • My Empire (Playfish)
  • Zoo Mumba (Bigpoint)
  • Zuma Blitz (PopCap)
Sports
  • F1 2010 (Codemasters)
  • FIFA 11 (EA)
  • Football Manager 2011 (SEGA/Sports Interactive)
  • Gran Turismo 5 (Sony/Polyphony)
  • International Cricket 2010 (Codemasters/Trickstar Games)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (Konami/Winning Eleven Productions)
Story
  • Alan Wake (Microsoft/Remedy)
  • BioShock 2 (2K Games/2K Marin)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision/Treyarch)
  • Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda/Obsidian)
  • Heavy Rain (Sony/Quantic Dream)
  • Mass Effect 2 (EA/BioWare)
Strategy
  • Civilization V (2K Games/Firaxis)
  • Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda/Obsidian)
  • FIFA Manager 11 (EA Sports)
  • Napoleon Total War (SEGA/Creative Assembly)
  • Plants vs. Zombies XBLA (PopCap)
  • Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard)
Technical Innovation
  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision Blizzard/Treyarch)
  • Halo: Reach (Microsoft/Bungie)
  • Heavy Rain (Sony/Quantic Dream)
  • Kinectimals (Microsoft/Frontier)
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)
Use of Audio
  • Alan Wake (Microsoft/Remedy)
  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
  • Battlefield: Bad Company: 2 (EA/DICE)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision/Treyarch)
  • DJ Hero 2 (Activision/Freestylegames)
  • LIMBO (XBLA/Playdead)
BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital
  • Mush (Angry Mango)
  • Sculpty (Team Tickle)
  • Twang (That Game Studio)
GAME Award of 2010
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision/Treyarch)
  • Dance Central (Microsoft/MTV/Harmonix)
  • FIFA 11 (EA Sports)
  • Halo Reach (Microsoft/Bungie)
  • Heavy Rain (Sony/Quantic Dream)
  • Limbo (XBLA/Playdead Games)
  • Mass Effect 2 (EA/BioWare)
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (EA/Criterion)
  • Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar)
  • Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo)

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