Heavy Rain wins 3 gaming BAFTAs


18 Mar 2011

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Heavy Rain has won three awards at this year’s British Academy Video Game Awards.

The awards show, hosted by Irish comedian Dara Ó Briain, celebrated top games from the high-budget console titles to online social games.

The PlayStation 3 title Heavy Rain took three BAFTAs, for story, original music and technical innovation.

BioWare’s action RPG Mass Effect 2 took the Best Game title, with the jury describing it as a “combined achievement of technology, art, design (and) audio … a beautiful complete gaming experience.”

Assassin’s Creed Brother won an award for best action game and Civilization V won best strategy game.

The mobile puzzle game Cut the Rope took the prize for best handheld game and Kinect Sports won a BAFTA for best family game.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 won an award for best gameplay and Facebook game My Empire won the top prize in the social network game category.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit was named the best multiplayer game and F1 2010 won the best sports award.

God of War III won the top prize for artistic achievement and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 won an award for best use of audio.

There was also an award for students who had designed a game prototype under the BAFTA Ones to Watch Award, which was given to That Game Studio, who designed a game called TWANG!.

Peter Molyneux was presented with the Fellowship, the highest honour the academy can bestow. Molyneux is behind popular titles such as the Fable series, Theme Park, Populous and Dungeon Keeper.