BioShock, Wii Sports top BAFTAs

Take-Two's undersea actioner crowned game of the year, but Nintendo's plucky minigame compilation wins most trophies at UK's most prestigious gaming awards.

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the winners of its 2007 Video Games Awards at a ceremony in London attended by hundreds of members of the gaming industry. At the Battersea Evolution venue, host Vic Reeves and a throng of minor celebrities including Gareth Gates and Margaret Hodge announced the winners at the illustrious black tie event.

Nintendo's minigame-compilation-turned-cultural-phenomenon Wii Sports cleaned up at the event with a total of six awards, although it didn't manage to score Best Game. That honour went to BioShock, the atmospheric Xbox 360 and PC sci-fi shooter from Take-Two Interactive.

Games released in the UK between October 6, 2006, and December 31, 2007, were eligible for nomination to the awards, but had to be playable by the jury members by September 6 in order to be judged.

The full list of winners and runners-up is as follows:

Action and adventure
Winner: Crackdown (Realtime Worlds)

Gears of War (Epic Games)
God of War 2 (SCE Santa Monica Studio)
Orange Box (Valve)
Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction (SCE Foster City Studio & Insomniac)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo)

Artistic achievement
Winner: Okami (Clover(Capcom))

BioShock (2K Boston/2K Australia)
Heavenly Sword (Ninja Theory)
Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction (SCE Foster City Studio & Insomniac)
Skate (EA Black Box)
Viva Piñata (Rare)

Best game
Winner: BioShock (2K Boston/2K Australia)

Crysis (Crytek)
Gears of War (Epic Games)
Guitar Hero II (Harmonix)
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (Eidos)
Wii Sports (Nintendo)

Casual
Winner: Wii Sports (Nintendo)

SingStar (SCE London Studio)
Big Brain Academy for Wii (Nintendo)
Cake Mania (Digital Embryo)
Guitar Hero II (Harmonix)
More Brain Training (Nintendo)

Gameplay
Winner: Wii Sports (Nintendo)

Crackdown (Realtime Worlds)
Gears of War (Epic Games)
Sega Rally (SEGA Racing Studio)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo)
Warhawk (Incognito)

Innovation
Winner: Wii Sports (Nintendo)

fl0w (SCE Santa Monica Studio/Thatgamecompany)
Okami (Clover(Capcom))
Super Paper Mario (Intelligent Systems)
The Eye of Judgement (SCE Japan Studio)
Trauma Center: Second Opinion (Atlus USA)

Multiplayer
Winner: Wii Sports (Nintendo)

Battlefield 2142 (EA Dice)
Crackdown (Realtime Worlds)
Guitar Hero II (Harmonix)
World in Conflict (Massive Entertainment)
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Blizzard Entertainment)

Original score
Winner: Okami (Clover (Capcom))

Final Fantasy XII (Final Fantasy XII Project Team)
God of War 2 (SCE Santa Monica Studio)
Lair (SCE Foster City Studio & Factor 5)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo)
Viva Piñata (Rare)

Sports
Winner: Wii Sports (Nintendo)

Football Manager 2008 (Sports Interactive)
Colin McRae: DiRT (Codemasters)
FIFA 08 (EA Chicago)
MotorStorm (SCE External Development Studio & Evolution)
Virtua Tennis 3 (Sumo Digital)

Strategy and simulation
Winner: Wii Sports (Nintendo)

Command & Conquer: Tiberium Wars (Electronic Arts LA)
Forza Motorsport 2 (Turn 10) Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms (The Creative Assembly)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas (Ubisoft Studios (Montreal))
World in Conflict (Massive Entertainment)

Story and character
Winner: God of War 2 (SCE Santa Monica Studio)

Final Fantasy XII (Final Fantasy XII Project Team)
Heavenly Sword (Ninja Theory)
Okami (Clover (Capcom))
The Darkness (Starbreeze Studios)
The Simpsons Game (EA)

Technical achievement
Winner: God of War 2 (SCE Santa Monica Studio)

Crackdown (Realtime Worlds)
Gears of War Epic Games)
MotorStorm (SCE External Development Studio/Evolution)
Okami (Clover(Capcom))
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (Naughty Dog)

Use of audio
Winner: Crackdown (Realtime Worlds)

Elite Beat Agents (iNiS)
Gears of War (Epic Games)
God of War 2 (SCE Santa Monica Studio)
Guitar Hero II (Harmonix)
skate (EA Black Box)

BAFTA Ones To Watch Award (in association with Dare to Be Digital)
Winner: Ragnarawk (Voodoo Boogy)

ClimbActic (Carebox)
Bear Go Home (Phoenix Seed)

The PC World Gamers Award (voted for by the public)
Winner: Football Manager 2007 (Sports Interactive)

Dr Kawashima's Brain Training (Nintendo)
FIFA 07 (EA Canada)
Gears of War (Epic Games)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Rockstar Leeds)
Resistance: Fall of Man (Insomniac)
Wii Play (Nintendo)

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