BAFTA Game nominations announced

AC: Brotherhood, Mario, COD slug it out.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops dominate this year's BAFTA Game nominations, released today.

Assassin's Creed has the most nods with six, followed by Black Ops and Galaxy 2 with five each. Kudos to indie underdog LIMBO for picking up four.

Wondering why GOTY contender Red Dead Redemption doesn't feature more prominently? Developer Rockstar Games decided not to enter it into competition.

The winners will be announced on 16th March at the London Park Lane Hilton.

Here's the full list, as revealed on the official BAFTA site:

Action

  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA/DICE)
  • BioShock 2 (2K)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision/Treyarch)
  • God of War III (SCE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Halo: Reach (Bungie)

Best Game

  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
  • FIFA 11 (Electronic Arts)
  • Heavy Rain (Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe)
  • LIMBO (Playdead Games)
  • Mass Effect 2 (EA/BioWare)
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)
  • Toy Story 3 (Disney/Avalanche Software)

Gameplay

  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
  • God of War III (SCE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Heavy Rain (Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe)
  • LIMBO (Playdead Games)
  • Mass Effect 2 (EA/BioWare)
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)

Multiplayer

  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA/DICE)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision/Treyarch)
  • Halo: Reach (Bungie)
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (EA/Criterion Games)
  • Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard Entertainment)

Original Music

  • Alan Wake (Petri Alanko, Remedy)
  • Fable III (Russell Shaw, Lionhead Studios)
  • Heavy Rain (Normand Corbeil, Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe)
  • James Bond 007: Bloodstone (Richard Jacques, Bizarre Creations)
  • Mass Effect 2 (Jack Wall, BioWare)
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Koji Kondo, Nintendo)

Technical Innovation

  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision/Treyarch)
  • Halo: Reach (Bungie)
  • Heavy Rain (Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe)
  • Kinectimals (Frontier Developments Ltd)
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)

Artistic Achievement

  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision Blizzard/Treyarch)
  • God of War III (Sony Computer Entertainment/SCE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Heavy Rain (Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe)
  • LIMBO (Playdead Games)
  • Mass Effect 2 (Electronic Arts/BioWare)

Family

  • Dance Central (MTV & Harmonix)
  • Kinect Adventures (Microsoft Games Studios/Good Science Studio)
  • Kinect Sports (Microsoft Games Studios/Rare)
  • Kinectimals (Microsoft Games Studios/Frontier Developments)
  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment/TT Games)
  • Toy Story 3 (Disney Interactive Studios/Avalanche Software)

Handheld

  • Cut the Rope (Chillingo/Zeptolab)
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta (Sony Computer Entertainment/Ready at Dawn)
  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment/TT Games)
  • Professor Layton and the Lost Future (Nintendo/Level 5 Games)
  • Sonic Colours (SEGA/Sonic Team)
  • Super Scribblenauts (Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment/5th Cell)

Social Network Game

  • Bejeweled Blitz (PopCap Games)
  • Farmerama (Bigpoint)
  • FIFA Superstars (EA Sports/Playfish)
  • My Empire (Playfish)
  • Zoo Mumba (Bigpoint)
  • Zuma Blitz (PopCap Games)

Sports

  • F1 2010 (Codemasters)
  • FIFA 11 (Electronic Arts)
  • Football Manager 2011 (SEGA/Sports Interactive)
  • Gran Turismo 5 (Sony Computer Entertainment/Polyphony Digital)
  • International Cricket 2010 (Codemasters/Trickstar Games)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (Konami/Winning Eleven Productions)

Strategy

  • Civilization V (2K Games/Firaxis)
  • Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda Softworks/Obsidian Entertainment)
  • FIFA Manager 11 (EA Sports/Bright Future)
  • Napoleon: Total War (SEGA/Creative Assembly)
  • Plants vs. Zombies XBLA (PopCap Games)
  • Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard Entertainment)

BAFTA Ones To Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital

  • Mush - Henry Hoffman, Ahmed Zaman, Matthew Dennis, Katherine Killick, Greg O'Brien (Angry Mango)
  • Sculpty - Druhin Mukherjee, Fabien Roussot, James Long, Fraser Littlejohn, Ronan Suess (Team Tickle)
  • Twang! - Jocce Marklund, Annette Nielsen, Linus Nordgren, Marcus Heder, Thomas Finlay (That Game Studio)

GAME Award of 2010

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision Blizzard/Treyarch)
  • Dance Central (MTV/Harmonix)
  • FIFA 11 (Electronic Arts)
  • Halo Reach (Microsoft Games Studios/Bungie)
  • Heavy Rain Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe)
  • LIMBO (Playdead Games)
  • Mass Effect 2 (Electronic Arts/BioWare)
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (Electronic Arts/Criterion Games)
  • Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar Games/Rockstar San Diego)
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo/Nintendo)

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