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Call of Duty 4 scoops three BAFTAs

By Matt Martin

Tue 10 Mar 2009 10:38pm GMT / 6:38pm EDT / 3:38pm PDT

New EA titles Dead Space, Spore and Boom Blox also pick up masks at UK awards ceremony

Activision and Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare has picked up three accolades at the BAFTA Video Game Awards.

The game, first released in 2007, picked up the Gameplay, Story & Character and the GAME Award of 2008 – the last voted for by over 60,000 users of the GAME website.

Electronic Arts was also a big winner at the event in London, as new IP Dead Space picked up both awards in the audio categories, Boom Blox was voted best Casual title, and Spore won the Technical Achievement mask.

Nintendo's Mario Galaxy picked up the Best Game award and DS title Professor Layton and the Curious Village took away the Handheld gong.

The critically acclaimed LittleBigPlanet received the Artistic Achievement award, while Fable II took Action & Adventure.

The full list of winners follows:



BEST GAME: Super Mario Galaxy

CASUAL: Boom Blox

GAMEPLAY: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

HANDHELD: Professor Layton and the Curious Village



SPORTS: Race Driver: GRID

STRATEGY: Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution

STORY AND CHARACTER: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare


USE OF AUDIO: Dead Space

BAFTA ONE'S TO WATCH AWARD in association with Dare to Be Digital: Boro-Toro

GAME Award of 2008: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

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James Lee

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I'm really glad to see Left 4 Dead took the multiplayer award. It's a great game.

Posted:7 years ago


Matt Martin Editor,

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Nice to see GRID take the sports award, it's Codemasters at its best. CoD4 no surprises, and well-deserved. I will get round to playing Fable II some day.

Posted:7 years ago


Phil Elliott Project Lead, Collective; Head of Community (London), Square Enix

186 58 0.3
Actually I think it's a pretty good spread overall. I'm a bit surprised that GTA IV didn't take Best Game, and that it therefore missed out completely, and my gut feeling is that while COD 4 featured a great sense of progression (notably on the multi-player side as well, let's not forget), I might not have picked that one myself for Story -

But the rest I'd not argue with - a nice mix.

Posted:7 years ago


Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.

2,522 3,225 1.3
Easily one of the better award spreads I've seen in a long while.

Posted:7 years ago


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