Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is heading up the nominations for the British Academy Video Game Awards this year, which take place in London on 10th March.

The Infinity Ward shooter is nominated for eight BAFTAs, ahead of Grand Theft Auto IV with seven, LittleBigPlanet with six and Fable II with five.

All but LBP will contend for Best Game, alongside other multiple-nominees Fallout 3, Rock Band and Super Mario Galaxy. Guitar Hero World Tour misses that shortlist, but has been put forward for the public GAME Award of 2008 further down.

Other big-hitters include Assassin's Creed, Dead Space and Fallout 3 with four nominations each. Gears of War 2, Rock Band and Super Mario Galaxy all have three shouts.

Action & Adventure

  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Dead Space
  • Fable II
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Prince of Persia
  • Tomb Raider: Underworld

Artistic Achievement

  • Assassin's Creed
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Dead Space
  • Gears of War 2
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Best Game

  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Fable II
  • Fallout 3
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Rock Band
  • Super Mario Galaxy

Casual

  • Boom Blox
  • Buzz! Quiz TV
  • Guitar Hero: World Tour
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • SingStar Vol. 2
  • Wii Fit

Gameplay

  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Mario Kart Wii
  • Rock Band
  • Super Mario Galaxy

Handheld

  • Geometry Wars: Galaxies
  • God of War: Chains of the Olympus
  • The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
  • Patapon
  • Professor Layton and the Curious Village
  • Soul Bubbles

Multiplayer

  • Buzz! Quiz TV
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Gears of War 2
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Mario Kart Wii
  • Rock Band

Original Score

  • Assassin's Creed
  • Dead Space
  • Fable II
  • Fallout 3
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Sports

  • FIFA 09
  • Football Manager 2009
  • Motorstorm Pacific Rift
  • Pure
  • Race Driver: GRID
  • Wii Fit

Strategy

  • Advance Wars: Dark Conflict
  • Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3
  • Ninjatown
  • Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
  • SOCOM: US Navy Seals Tactical Strike
  • Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise

Story and Character

  • Assassin's Creed
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Fable II
  • Fallout 3
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Mass Effect

Technical Achievement

  • Assassin's Creed
  • Fable II
  • Fallout 3
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Spore

Use of Audio

  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Dead Space
  • Gears of War 2
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Super Mario Galaxy

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award (in association with Dare to Be Digital)

  • Boro-Toro
  • Origamee
  • VegeMe

GAME Award of 2008 (the only award to be voted for by the public)

  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Fallout 3
  • Gears of War 2
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Guitar Hero World Tour
  • Left 4 Dead
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Professor Layton and the Curious Village
  • Wii Fit
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

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