BAFTA 2007 Winners Announced

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced the winners of its 2007 British Academy Video Games Awards.

Wii Sports took home the largest number of wins this year, with awards in six categories, including Gameplay and Innovation. Bioshock won Best Game while Crackdown won for both Action and Adventure and Use of Audio. Okami won for Artistic Achievement and Original Score and God of War II took home awards for Story and Character as well as Technical Achievement.

The full list of nominees for the 2007 BAFTA Game Awards is as follows:

Action and Adventure:
Crackdown (Xbox 360) (winner)
Gears of War (Xbox 360)
God of War II (PS2)
The Orange Box (PS3)
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (PS3)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)

Artistic Achievement:
Okami (PS2) (winner)
Bioshock (Xbox 360)
Heavenly Sword (PS3)
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (PS3)
Skate (PS3)
Viva Pinata (Xbox 360)

Best Game:
Bioshock (Xbox 360) (winner)
Crysis (PC)
Gears of War (Xbox 360)
Guitar Hero II (PS2)
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (Xbox 360)
Wii Sports (Wii)

Casual:
Wii Sports (Wii) (winner)
Big Brain Academy for Wii (Wii)
Cake Mania (DS)
Guitar Hero II (PS2)
More Brain Training (DS)
SingStar (PS3)

Gameplay:
Wii Sports (Wii) (winner)
Crackdown (Xbox 360)
Gears of War (Xbox 360)
Sega Rally (PS3)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)
Warhawk (PS3)

Innovation:
Wii Sports (Wii) (winner)
flOw (PSN)
Okami (PS2)
Super Paper Mario (Wii)
The Eye of Judgement (PS3)
Trauma Center: Second Opinion (Wii)

Multiplayer:
Wii Sports (Wii) (winner)
Battlefield 2142 (PC)
Crackdown (Xbox 360)
Guitar Hero II (PS2)
World in Conflict (PC)
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (PC)

Original Score:
Okami (PS2) (winner)
Final Fantasy XII (PS2)
God of War II (PS2)
Lair (PS3)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)
Viva Pinata (Xbox 360)

Sports:
Wii Sports (Wii) (winner)
Football Manager 2008 (PC)
Colin McRae: DiRT (Xbox 360)
FIFA 08 (PS3)
MotorStorm (PS3)
Virtua Tennis 3 (Xbox 360)

Strategy and Simulation:
Wii Sports (Wii) (winner)
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars (Xbox 360)
Forza Motorsport 2 (Xbox 360)
Medieval II: Total War - Kingdoms (PC)
Rainbow Six: Vegas (Xbox 360)
World in Conflict (PC)

Story and Character:
God of War II (PS2) (winner)
Final Fantasy XII (PS2)
Heavenly Sword (PS3)
Okami (PS2)
The Darkness (Xbox 360)
The Simpsons Game (Xbox 360)

Technical Achievement:
God of War II (PS2) (winner)
Crackdown (Xbox 360)
Gears of War (Xbox 360)
MotorStorm (PS3)
Okami (PS2)
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3)

Use of Audio:
Crackdown (Xbox 360) (winner)
Elite Beat Agents (DS)
Gears of War (Xbox 360)
God of War II (PS2)
Guitar Hero II (PS2)
Skate (PS3)

BAFTA Ones To Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital:
Ragnarawk (winner)
ClimbActic
Bear Go Home

The PC World Gamers Award:
Football Manager 2007 (PC) (winner)
Dr Kawashima's Brain Training (DS)
FIFA 07 (PS2)
Gears of War (Xbox 360)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (PSP)
Resistance: Fall of Man (PS3)
Wii Play (Wii)

Nominations for this year's awards were entered by both developers and publishers, and then shortlisted by BAFTA games members and a number of industry experts via a secure website. A short list was then divided into released and unreleased titles, with each BAFTA game juror playing either the finished game or pre-release code.

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