Destiny Wins BAFTA Best Game Award

Destiny beats out Monument Valley, Mario Kart 8, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Alien: Isolation for the Best Game award.

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Bungie's sci-fi shooter Destiny has been granted the Best Game Award at this year's British Academy Games Awards, hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

The British Academy Games Awards showcases and rewards "the very best games of the past 12 months," and saw over 51 games nominated across 17 categories. Other nominees in the best game category included Monument Valley, Mario Kart 8, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Alien: Isolation. Previous winners of the Best Game award include The Last of Us (2014), Dishonored (2013), Portal 2 (2012), and Mass Effect 2 (2011).

Destiny also picked up nominations for the Game Design, Multiplayer, and Persistent Game awards. This isn't the first time the game has been nominated for the Game of the Year award, as it received a nomination for the same category at this year's Game Developers Choice Awards as well as at the D.I.C.E. Awards.

Here's the full list of winners for each category at this year's BAFTA awards.

Best Game

Destiny

Artistic Achievement

Lumino City

Game Innovation

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Audio Achievement

Alien: Isolation

Mobile & Handheld

Monument Valley

Ones To Watch

Chambara

Multiplayer

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Music

Far Cry 4

British Game

Monument Valley

Debut Game

Never Alone

Original Property

Valiant Hearts

Family

Minecraft: Console Editions

Performer

Ashley Johnson as Ellie in The Last of Us: Left Behind

Persistent Game

League of Legends

Game Design

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Sport

OlliOlli

Story

The Last of Us: Left Behind

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