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Fallout 4 takes top prize at the video game BAFTAs

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Fallout 4 has won the award for Best Game at the video game BAFTAs on Thursday night.

Bethesda’s blockbuster post-apocalyptic RPG won out over the heavily-tipped Everyone’s Gone to the Rapture and The Witcher 3. Rocket League, Life is Strange and Metal Gear Solid V were also in the running for the top award.

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Elsewhere, Batman: Arkham Knight from Rocksteady Studios scooped the award for Best British Game. The final part of the Arkham trilogy was a big success on next-gen consoles, but endured a troublesome launch on PC, with the game pulled for months due to a myriad of technical issues.

The legendary John Carmack, who created classics like Doom, Wolfenstein and Quake was awarded a BAFTA fellowship during the event.

Everyone’s Gone to the Rapture, the game set in a fictitious town in rural Shropshire, ended up with 3 awards from a total of 10 nominations. It won for Music and Audio Achievement and the Best Performer for Merle Dandridge, who also played Marlene in The Last of Us and Alyx Vance in Half-Life 2.

The first person adventure game, developed by The Chinese Room and SCE Santa Monica arrived on the PS4 late last year and earned praise for its immersive story and beautifully presented countryside images.

In other categories, Rocket League captured an impressive trio of awards for Family, Multiplayer and Sport games. Her Story also scooped three awards for Game Innovation, Best Mobile or Handheld Game and Best Debut Game.

The BAFTA for Best Original Property went to Until Dawn. Bloodborne won Best Game Design, while the eSports Audience Award went to Smite.

Check out the full list of winners on the BAFTA Games website.

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