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


Artistic Achievement

Lumino City

Game Innovation

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Audio Achievement

Alien: Isolation

Mobile & Handheld

Monument Valley

Ones To Watch



Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft


Far Cry 4

British Game

Monument Valley

Debut Game

Never Alone

Original Property

Valiant Hearts


Minecraft: Console Editions


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

Persistent Game

League of Legends

Game Design

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor




The Last of Us: Left Behind

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Well deserved award for such a fun game.

My opinion.

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Best game ever!!

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Worst news ever for PC losers.

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I heard alot of trash talk about this game, but i finally got to play it for myself, and it's actually pretty fun

i can see where the issues are in the game. but they don't really detach me from the multiplayer experience as a whole.

i enjoyed doing raids with my friends and their friends. and the mix of fantasy and a scifi element.

pretty decent game, is it perfect no? but did i have fun? yes and honestly that is all the matters
same things goes for anything

movies: Is avengers a better movie than godfather? no but did i enjoy Avengers? yes

Music: is kendrick Lamar a better rapper than Tupac? no btu do I enjoy Kendrick? yes.

etc. etc.

its just about what YOU enjoy. don't let others opinions be yours.

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Destiny might not be all that bad, but best game it is not. Glad to see Shadow of Mordor getting a game design award. Also fun to see that Minecraft continues to stalk the news, not just in the top-ten charts, but now also award shows, years after it was first released.

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And this proves how paid off and bias gaming journalism truly is.

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I just took a dump, I bet it could get an award also.

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Oh that's where the 500mill went....

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Shouldn't gamers award game awards? Y' know, the people that actually play them?

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Here we go again Destiny haters come here to cry WHY GOD WHY? LOL.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Here we go again, white knights come here to suck d*** to try to look "mature" LOL

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> HAHAHAHA Are you your mad little boy? You just joined Gamespot to say that. You need help badly.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Obvious tr0ll with an alternate account is obvious.

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Did those guys even play the game or did they just watch the trailers?

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b-b-b-but there is no corruption in gaming

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Let me guess, The Order 1886 is GOTY next year?

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This is some kind of joke, right? Like a British Games Academy?

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The power of money.

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BAFTA is one of the most respected awards, so like it or not, they recognized the great things Bungie have accomplished. Talking shyt about Destiny only proves your ignorance about the game because millions of players around the world love it for a good reason and not because it was overhyped or overmarketed..

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" because millions of players around the world love it"

Lol Bungie wishes they had millions of players still.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I played it,it's super boring.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I played it too. Yup! Its dumb.

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Should have won the award for most online bugs & errors. I have not been able to sign in for a week!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> AC:Unity took that award.

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Literally laughed out loud. Really puts into perspective how pointless it is to think even for a second about what's going on in the establishment.

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Delusions of grandeur indeed.

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Way to completely destroy your credibility, BAFTA.

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Did everyone suddenly lose their minds?

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Destiny is not a bad game, but it is not GOTY -_-

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Destiny is great fun, but does not deserve the best game award.. Although, there weren't many good titles in 2014, so i guess i'm kinda agree but don't agree cuz ya know, Destiny is great and all but it friggin sucks. F#ck Bungie i can't make up my mind....its a great game but not a great game...deserves the best game reward but it doesn't.....They must of hired a psychologist or some $hit...

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HAHAHA, kinda makes me embarrassed to be British

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Is this Gamespot or the Onion? Im serious.

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Well, now we can see where a chunk of the 500 million budget went.

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Aaaaaand, people are retarded.

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Destiny being GOTY is very odd, indeed. There were much better, more loved games released in 2014. BAFTA, really?

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It definitely deserves it. It's the only game which I love enough to have spent 500 hours in (and more to come). Many people talk about it without even playing it and don't understand it. Many others stopped playing it after they finished the campaign missions, when in fact, that's only where the real game begins. Yeah, it has flaws but the positives outweigh the negatives. People talk about it being repetitive but they love doing repetitive fetch quests in other games. Frak logic, right ?

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Destiny better than dragon age inquisition or Bayonetta 2? Come on, let's be serious here

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I don't know. I just know that I've spent 500 hours in Destiny in only 80 hours in Dragon Age Inquisition. I could've spent 200 but I got bored after 80. If we're talking story, it's Dragon Age hands down. If we're talking online multiplayer nothing beats Destiny. Nothing compares to that feeling when you and your team beat a raid for the first time.

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Key word "first" time

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I've had fun in raids for months after playing them for the first time. And even if the key word is first time, that first time is still the most amazing experience you will ever have in an online shooter. Not to even mention that if you don't look up tutorials it will take you over 10 hours to beat one raid for the first time.

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And I'm glad your still enjoying, nothing wrong with that. I just don't think this game is GOTY quality. Average to good, just not GOTY

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<< LINK REMOVED >> And why is your opinion more valid than mine ?

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Did I say mine was? I said it was what I thought and that regardless I'm happy that your still enjoying it as you purchased it, how did you miss that?

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Must be a practical joke

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<< LINK REMOVED >> April Fools is certainly very early this year. Pushing Destiny as a good game when its really bad is low, even for Gamespot.