The eighth instalment of mythology-based hack and slash game, God of War, was named the best game during the 15th Bafta Games Awards. There are many other platforms granting game-related prizes, but the London-held Bafta annual ceremony is regarded as one of the most prestigious in the field.
It shows that in the era of the dominance of multiplayer games, story-driven single-player masterpieces like God of War don’t lose relevance. Together with the Best Game, it also scooped prizes for the Music and Audio Achievement.
Surprisingly, Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption II didn’t win any prize, despite being highly praised at its launch in October 2018 and receiving several nominations.
Apart from Fortnite being named the best evolving game and Nintendo Labo's winning two awards – best family game and innovation, many indie titles won prizes. The Return of the Obra Dinn won for its game design and artistic achievement, Into the Breach won the prize for the original concept, Florence was named the best mobile game and Yoku's Island Express won the award for the best debuting title.