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PlayStation wins big at Bafta Games 2022 with Returnal taking home best game

Returnal
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PlayStation had a great night at the 2022 Bafta Games Awards (opens in new tab), notching a total of six wins including best game for Housemarque's PS5-exclusive Returnal.

Another PS5 exclusive, Insomniac's Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, took home awards for best animation and technical Achievement. Returnal won a whopping four awards, including audio achievement, music, performer in a leading role, and overall best game. Returnal launched about a year ago to mostly positive reviews, and in November 2021, it took home the breakthrough award at the Golden Joysticks.

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Other winners from tonight's Bafta Games Awards include It Takes Two; Hazelight Studios' uber-charming co-op platformer, which won awards for best original property and best multiplayer game; Hello Games' 2016 survival game No Man's Sky, which rightfully took home the prize for best evolving game; and the 2022 puzzle game Unpacking, which won best narrative and best EE (the public's) game of the year. The gorgeous Forza Horizon 5 won the award for best british game. 

Here's the full list of winners:

Complete list of Bafta Games Awards 2022 winners

  • Best Narrative: Unpacking
  • Best Evolving Game: No Man's Sky
  • Best Original Property: It Takes Two
  • Audio Achievement: Returnal
  • Best British Game: Forza Horizon 5
  • EE Game of the Year: Unpacking
  • Technical Achievement: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Best Debut Game: Toem
  • Best Multiplayer Game: It Takes Two
  • Music: Returnal
  • Game Beyond Entertainment: Before Your Eyes
  • Best Performer in a Supporting Role: Kimberly Brooks (Hollis Forsythe, Psychonauts 2)
  • Best Family Game: Chicory: A Colorful Tale
  • Artistic Achievement: The Artful Escape
  • Best Game Design: Inscryption
  • Best Animation: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Best Performer in a Leading Role: Jane Perry (Selene Vassos, Returnal)
  • Best Game: Returnal

For a full list of great games released just this year, here's how we ranked the best games of 2022 (so far).

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