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Super Mario Galaxy scoops BAFTA "Best Game"

Posted by Anthony Dickens

More awards for Mario but on the whole not a fantastic night for Nintendo and the Wii

The GAME British Academy Video Games Awards which took place at the London Hilton on Park Lane, were hosted by games aficionado Dara O'Briain who described these times as a 'Golden Age' for video games. Consoles like the Wii, and handheld devices like the PSP, DS and iPhone have revolutionised the gaming world and made games accessible to all ages, making what was once described as a rather solitary hobby for teenage boys into a very social and stimulating leisure pursuit for the whole family. This year's winners certainly showcase the creative innovation taking place in the games sector.

Ahem, and the winners are:

Best Game

  • SUPER MARIO GALAXY
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Fable II
  • Fallout 3
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Rock Band

Action & Adventue

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

Artist Achievement

  • LITTLEBIGPLANET
  • Assasin's Creed
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Dead Space
  • Gears of War 2
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Partriots

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

  • PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE CURIOUS VILLAGE
  • Geometry Wars: Galaxies
  • God of War: Chains of the Olympus
  • The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
  • Patapon
  • Soul Bubbles

Multiplayer

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

Sports

  • RACE DRIVER: GRID
  • Fifa 09
  • Football Manager 2009
  • Motorstorm Pacific Rift
  • Pure
  • Wii Fit

Strategy

  • SID MEIER'S CIVILIZATION REVOLUTION
  • Advance Wars: Dark Conflict
  • Red Alert 3
  • Ninjatown
  • Socom: US Navy Seals Tactical Strike
  • Viva Inata: Pocket Paradise

Original Score

  • DEAD SPACE

Story / Character

  • CALL OF DUTY 4: MODERN WARFARE

Technical Achievement

  • SPORE

Use of Audio

  • DEAD SPACE

One to Watch

  • BORO-TORO

GAME Award of 2008

  • CALL OF DUTY 4: MODERN WARFARE

Another set of awards, another win for the fantastic Mario Galaxy but it's actually Call of Duty that dominates everything else. Until next year..

[via bafta.org]

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User Comments (4)

Kaeobais

#1

Kaeobais said:

I actually didn't care for super mario galaxy as much as others did. I preferred Sunshine. Galaxy was far too easy.

James

#2

James said:

I know there's been some outrage about this, but I have to say that Super Mario Galaxy is probably (and I say this through gritted teeth) the greatest game I have ever played. Stunning textures and colours, astonishing music and quite simply the cleverest level design I've ever seen in a platform game.

And when that comes from a hardcore Sonic fan, you know it must be true.

Cthuloops

#3

Cthuloops said:

Loved SMG(lol). It was probably the best Mario game I've ever played, just beating out Super Mario World.

Neomega

#4

Neomega said:

I wish we had some Zelda (not PH) to combat that.
Metroid even.

BUT SMG is a great game. Never would've thought the Brits liked it that much.

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