BAFTA nominates Arkham City, L.A. Noire, FIFA 12 for best of 2011

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has released its nominations for the 2012 Video Game Awards, which honors the top games from 2011 as chosen by the charity. The British stand-outs differ from our Yankee choices slightly, stressing the brilliance of Batman: Arkham City, which also made our Top 10 of 2011 list, but also including L.A. Noire, which hit our Best of the Rest, and FIFA 12, which... well. Just because we share a language doesn't automatically mean we share interests.

Check out the entire list below:

Action

Assassin's Creed Revelations
Batman: Arkham City
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Portal 2
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception


Artistic Achievement

Batman: Arkham City
LA Noire
LitteBigPlanet 2
Rayman Origins
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception


Audio Achievement

Batman: Arkham City
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Dead Space 2
The Nightjar
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception


Best Game

Batman: Arkham City
Fifa 12
LA Noire
Portal 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword


Debut Game

Bastion
Eufloria
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
Shadow Planet Productions/Microsoft Studios
LA Noire
Monstermind
RIFT


Design

Batman: Arkham City
LA Noire
LittleBigPlanet 2
Portal 2
Super Mario 3D Land
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim


Family

Dance Central 2
Kinect Sports 2
Leho Pirates of the Caribbean
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
LittleBigPlanet 2
Mario Kart 7


Game Innovation

Bastion
Child of Eden
From Dust
LA Noire
LittleBigPlanet 2
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword


Mobile and Handheld

Dead Space iOS
Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint
Peggle
Quarrel
Super Mario 3D Land
The Nightjar


Online – Browser

Gardens of Time
I Am Playr
Monstermind
Resistance 3
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
The Sims Social


Online-Multiplayer

Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Dark Souls
Gears of War 3
LittleBigPlanet 2


Original Music

Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Batman: Arkham City
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
LA Noire
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception


Performer

Aaron Stanton (Cole Phelps) – LA Noire
Mark Hamill (The Joker) – Batman: Arkham City
Nolan North (Nathan Drake) – Uncharted 3:Drake's Deception
Stephen Fry (Narrator) – LittleBigPlanet 2
Stephen Merchant (Wheatley) – Portal 2
Togo Igawa (Dipolomat, Advisor and Military General) – Total War: Shogun 2

Sports/Fitness

Dance Central 2
DiRT 3
Fl 2011
Fifa 12
Kinect Sports 2
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012


Story

Batman: Arkham City
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
LA Noire
Portal 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception


Strategy

Dark Souls
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Football Manager 2012
From Dust
Ghost Recon Shadow Wars
Total War: Shogun 2


Bafta Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital

Dreamweaver
Joust!
Tick Tock Toys


Game Award of 2011 (voted for by the public)

Batman: Arkham City
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Fifa 12
LA Noire
Minecraft
Portal 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception

This article was originally published on Joystiq.