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BAFTA names Mass Effect 2 as game of the year, reveals all winners for 2011


Ah, yes, the BAFTAs. The annual UK awards gala aimed at showcasing the game industry's many talented developers by giving them mounted gold masks. Aside from Lionhead Studio's Peter Molyneux receiving a Fellowship this year, BioWare's sci-fi opus Mass Effect 2 took home top honors as "Best Game," while Super Mario Galaxy 2 snagged the award for gameplay.

Like last month's IGF awards ceremony, Cut the Rope once again beat out competition in the "Best Handheld" category, while Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit somehow beat out Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for "Best Multiplayer." Can we demand a recount? Because we totally do.

Check out the full list of winners after the break.

2011 BAFTA Video Game Awards Winners

Best Action Game
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Ubisoft Montreal

Artistic Achievement
God of War 3, SCE Santa Monica Studio

Best Game
Mass Effect 2, BioWare

Best Family & Social Game
Kinect Sports, Rare

Best Gameplay
Super Mario Galaxy 2, Nintendo

Best Handheld Game
Cut the Rope, Zeptolab

Best Multiplayer Game
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Criterion Games

Best Original Score
Heavy Rain, Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe

Best Social Network Game
My Empire, Playfish

Best Sports Game
F1 2010, Codemasters Birmingham

Best Story
Heavy Rain, Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe

Best Strategy Game
Civilization V, Firaxis

Technical Innovation
Heavy Rain, Quantic Dream and XDev Studio Europe

GAME Award of 2010 (Best game as voted by public poll)
Call of Duty: Black Ops, Treyarch

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