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Far Cry 3 and The Walking Dead also take home awards as celebrated PC titles

Dishonored takes top award at Bafta Games Awards

Bethesda’s stealth-and-slash title Dishonored has been named Best Game at this year’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts games awards.

Taking to the stage, the game’s publisher apologised to the British crowd for its spelling of the highly-acclaimed title.

Meanwhile, fellow first-person title Far Cry 3 got the nod for Best Action game, whilst 2k Games’ XCOM: Enemy Unknown took home the Best Strategy award.

It was a big night for PC success story The Walking Dead, which fought off fierce competition to win both the Best Mobile & Handheld and Best Story categories.

Telltale Games’ episodic spin-off of the popular graphic novel and TV series was reward for its deeply interactive stroyline, which saw users forge their own way through the game as a result of the personal decisions they make.

Most critics praised the title’s ability to warrant emotional responses from players as they progressed through the storyline and witnessed the fates of its key characters.

The evening saw Valve founder Gabe Newell honoured with an Academy Fellowship for his contribution to games, particularly the influence that titles including Half Life and Portal have had on the industry.

"On behalf of everyone at Valve, and all of the gamers who have gone with us on this adventure over the last few years – thank you very much," said Newell when accepting the award.

The full list of winners can be seen below:

Action – Far Cry 3
Dan Hay, Patrick Plourde, Patrik Methé
Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

Artistic Achievement – Journey
That Game Company/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Audio Achievement – Journey
Steve Johnson, Austin Wintory, Keith Leary
That Game Company/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Best Game – Dishonored
Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks

British Game – The Room
Fireproof Games/Fireproof Games

Debut Game – The Unfinished Swan
Ian Dallas, Nathan Gary
Giant Sparrow/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Family – LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
Jon Burton, Jonathan Smith, John Hodskinson
TT Games/Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment

Game Design – Journey
That Game Company/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Game Innovation – The Unfinished Swan
Ian Dallas, Nathan Gary
Giant Sparrow/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Mobile & Handheld – The Walking Dead
Dan Connors, Kevin Bruner, Kevin Boyle
Telltale Games/Telltale

Online (Browser) – SongPop
Olivier Michon, Thibaut Crenn, Daouna Jeong
FreshPlanet/FreshPlanet

Online-Multiplayer – Journey
That Game Company/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Original Music – Journey
Austin Wintory, Keith Leary, Mony Mudd
That Game Company/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Performer – Danny Wallace
(The Narrator) Thomas Was Alone

Sports/Fitness – New Star Soccer
Simon Read
New Star Games/New Star Games

Story – The Walking Dead
Telltale Games/Telltale

Strategy – XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Firaxis/2K Games

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital – Starcrossed
Kimi Sulopuisto, Vili Viitaniemi, Minttu Meriläinen, Petri Liuska, Andrew MacLean (Kind of a Big Deal)

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