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Returnal wins best game at BAFTA 2022

It Takes Two, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Unpacking each won two awards

Housemarque's Returnal won big at the BAFTA Games Awards last night, bringing home four trophies including best game.

Jane Perry won best performer in a leading role for her portrayal of Returnal's protagonist Selene Vassos, with the Sony-published title also winning the audio achievement and best music awards.

It Takes Two and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart won two awards each, for best multiplayer game and best original property for the former, and for animation and technical achievement for the latter.

Witch Beam's Unpacking won the EE Game of the Year, which is the only award voted for by the public, as well as best narrative.

The best debut game award went to Something We Made's Toem.

Here are all the winners from the BAFTA Games Awards 2022:

ANIMATION: Rachet & Clank: Rift Apart - Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT: The Artful Escape - Beethoven & Dinosaur/Annapurna Interactive

AUDIO ACHIEVEMENT: Returnal - Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

BEST GAME: Returnal - Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

BRITISH GAME: Forza Horizon 5 - Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios

DEBUT GAME: Toem - Something We Made

EVOLVING GAME: No Man's Sky - Hello Games

FAMILY: Chicory: A Colorful Tale - Greg Lobanov, A Shell in the Pit, Madeline Berger, Alexis Dean-Jones, Lena Raine/Finji

GAME BEYOND ENTERTAINMENT: Before Your Eyes - GoodbyeWorld Games/Skybound Games

GAME DESIGN: Inscryption - Daniel Mullins Games/Devolver Digital

MULTIPLAYER: It Takes Two - Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

MUSIC: Returnal, by Bobby Krlic, Joe Thwaites, Harry Krueger - Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

NARRATIVE: Unpacking, by Wren Brier, Tim Dawson, Annie VanderMeer - Witch Beam/Humble Games

ORIGINAL PROPERTY: It Takes Two - Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

PERFORMER IN A LEADING ROLE: Jane Perry as Selene Vassos in Returnal

PERFORMER IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Kimberly Brooks as Hollis Forsythe in Psychonauts 2

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart - Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment

EE GAME OF THE YEAR (voted for by the public): Unpacking - Witch Beam/Humble Games

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Marie Dealessandri: Marie joined in 2019 to head its Academy section. A journalist since 2012, she started in games in 2016. She can be found (rarely) tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate and the Dead Cells soundtrack. GI resident Moomins expert.
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