Eidos Interactive and Ion Storm have announced that their recently released role-playing game Deus Ex has been named PC Game of the Year by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The British Academy has been in existence for more than 50 years. Unlike the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization behind the Academy Awards, the British Academy promotes and rewards achievements in interactive media and television as well as film.
Awards for interactive media were first presented in 1998, and this year is the first time the PC games category has been included. The other nominees in the category were both strategy games: Sierra Studios' Ground Control and Electronic Arts' Shogun: Total War.