Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is biggest winner at BAFTA awards, but What Remains of Edith Finch takes top honor
When the full list of nominations for the British Academy Video Game Awards was revealed back in March, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was up for nine categories. The ceremony took place last night, and while Ninja Theory’s action-adventure won five awards, the top honor went to What Remains of Edith Finch.
In addition to its gorgeous looks and sound, Hellblade won reviewers’ praise for the sensitive way it deals with the subject of mental health. It won five of its nominated categories on the night: Best British Game, Artistic Achievement, Best Performer, Audio Achievement, and the new Game Beyond Entertainment category, which recognizes titles that “deliver a transformational experience beyond pure entertainment.”