2003 BAFTA Games Awards nominations

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts releases a list of the nominations for its inaugural Games Awards.

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has released a list of the nominations for its inaugural Games Awards, which will be given to the winning titles in no fewer than 17 different categories. A number of games have received multiple nominations awards. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City received the most nominations with a total of six, while EyeToy: Play and TimeSplitters 2 each received five nominations.

The nominations for the 2003 BAFTA Games Awards are as follows:

Strategy
Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising - Nintendo, Intelligent Systems
Call of Duty - Activision
Command & Conquer Generals - Electronic Arts
Rise of Nations - Microsoft
URU: Ages Beyond Myst - Ubisoft
Worms 3D - Sega, Team 17

Racing
Burnout 2 - Acclaim, Criterion Games
Formula One 2003 - SCEE
Moto GP2 - THQ, Climax
Need for Speed Underground - Electronic Arts
Project Gotham Racing 2 - Microsoft
WRC II Extreme - SCEE, Evolution Studios

Adventure
James Bond 007: NightFire - Electronic Arts, Eurocom
Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon - THQ, Revolution Software
Dark Chronicle - SCEE, Level 5
Dog's Life - SCEE, Frontier Developments
Jak II: Renegade - SCEE, Naughty Dog
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - Nintendo

Action
Amplitude - SCEE, Harmonix
EyeToy: Play - SCEE, London Studios
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - Rockstar Games
Metroid Prime - Nintendo, Retro Studios
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance - Midway Games
Ratchet & Clank - SCEE, Insomniac Games

Sport
F1 Career Challenge - Electronic Arts
FIFA 2004 - Electronic Arts
Formula One 2003 - SCEE
Tony Hawk's Underground - Activision, Neversoft
WWE SmackDown! Here Comes The Pain - THQ, Yukes
WWE Wrestlemania XIX - THQ, Yukes

Children's
Disney Sports: Football - Konami, Disney Interactive
Dog's Life - SCEE, Frontier Developments
EyeToy: Play - SCEE, London Studio
Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire - Nintendo, Game Freak
Sly Raccoon - SCEE, Sucker Punch
Wallace and Gromit in Project Zoo - Acclaim, Bam, Aardman

Multiplayer
Battlefield 1942 - Electronic Arts
EyeToy: Play - SCEE, London Studio
Moto GP2 - THQ, Climax
Neverwinter Nights - Atari, Bioware
Project Gotham Racing 2 - Microsoft
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory - Activision, id, Splash Damage

Sound
Amplitude - SCEE, Harmonix
Command & Conquer: Generals - Electronic Arts
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - Rockstar Games
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Electronic Arts
Metroid Prime - Nintendo, Retro Studios
Timesplitters 2 - Eidos, Free Radical

Music
Command & Conquer: Generals - Electronic Arts
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Electronic Arts
Primal - SCEE
Republic: The Revolution - Eidos, Elixir Studios
Timesplitters 2 - Eidos, Free Radical
Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War - Activision, id

Animation or Intro
Big Mutha Truckers - Empire Interactive, Eutechnyx
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - Rockstar Games
Primal - SCEE
Soul Calibur II - Namco, Electronic Arts
Tekken 4 - SCEE, Namco
Viewtiful Joe - Capcom

Design
Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon - THQ, Revolution Software
EyeToy: Play - SCEE, London Studio
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - Rockstar Games
Jak II: Renegade - SCEE, Naughty Dog
Soul Calibur II - Namco, Electronic Arts
Viewtiful Joe - Capcom

Xbox
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - Electronic Arts
Project Gotham Racing 2 - Microsoft
Soul Calibur II - Namco, Electronic Arts
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Activision, Bioware
Timesplitters 2 - Eidos, Free Radical
Top Spin - Microsoft

Mobile
FIFA 2004 Mobile International Edition - Digital Bridges, Distinctive Developments
Yum Yum - Under Offer, Masters, Ackroyd, Jackson & Wright
Hello Kitty - THQ Wireless, Cybiko
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater - Nokia, Neversoft Entertainment, Ideaworks3D Ltd
Ministry of Sound Dance Nation - THQ Wireless, Cybiko
Weakest Link - Digital Bridges

PlayStation 2
Amplitude - SCEE, Harmonix
EyeToy: Play - SCEE, London Studio
Ghosthunter - SCEE, Studio Cambridge
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - Rockstar Games
Jak II: Renegade - SCEE, Naughty Dog
TimeSplitters 2 - Eidos, Free Radical

GameCube
Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg - Sega Europe, Sonic Team
Metroid Prime - Nintendo, Retro Studios
Soul Calibur II - Namco, Nintendo
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - Nintendo
TimeSplitters 2 - Eidos, Free Radical
Viewtiful Joe - Capcom

Game Boy Advance
Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising - Nintendo, Intelligent Systems
Finding Nemo - THQ, Vicarious Visions
Golden Sun 2: The Lost Age - Nintendo, Camelot
Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire - Nintendo, Game Freak
Super Mario Advance 4 - Nintendo
WarioWare Inc: Mega MicroGame$ - Nintendo

PC
Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon - THQ, Revolution Software
Call of Duty - Activision
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - Rockstar Games
Halo - Microsoft, Bungie
Medal of Honor Allied Assult - Electronic Arts
Rise of Nations - Microsoft

The winners of the BAFTA Games Awards will be announced at a ceremony in February 2004. For more information on any of the games nominated, check out our previous coverage using the links above.

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