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God of War Ragnarok named GOTY at 2023 BAFTA Games Awards

Santa Monica Studio's acclaimed sequel won six awards on the night.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

March 31, 2023

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Key artwork for God of War Ragnarok

God of War Ragnarok swept the 2023 BAFTA Games Award last night, taking home six awards including the coveted EE Game of the Year prize–which is voted for by the British public.

Santa Monica Studio's acclaimed sequel took home the BAFTA awards for Animation, Audio Achievement, Music, Performer in a Leading Role (Christopher Judge), Performer in a Supporting Role (Laya DeLeon Hayes), and EE Game of the Year.

Other winners on the night included Elden Ring, which won the BAFTAs for Multiplayer and Original Property, and Vampire Survivors, which took home the statues for Best Game and Game Design.

Tunic also managed a double-scoop, grabbing the awards for Artistic Achievement and Debut Game, while Rollerdrome emerged victorious in the British Game category.

The BAFTA Fellowship was also presented to Shuhei Yoshida during the ceremony, with the PlayStation veteran and former SIE boss being honored for driving progress within the game industry and championing the work of indie developers around the world.

Those interested can find a select list of winners below. Visit the BAFTA website for the full rundown.

2023 BAFTA Games Awards winners

  • Animation / God of War Ragnarok (Santa Monica Studio)

  • Artistic Achievement / Tunic (Tunic Team)

  • Audio Achievement / God of War Ragnarok (Santa Monica Studio)

  • Best Game / Vampire Survivors (Poncle)

  • British Game / Rollerdrome (Roll7)

  • Debut Game / Tunic (Tunic Team)

  • Family / Kirby and the Forgotten Land (HAL Laboratory)

  • Game Design / Vampire Survivors (Poncle)

  • Multiplayer / Elden Ring (FromSoftware)

  • Music / God of War Ragnarok (Santa Monica Studio)

  • Narrative / Immortality (Half Mermaid Productions)

  • Original Property / Elden Ring (FromSoftware)

  • Technical Achievement / Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla)

  • EE Game of the Year / God of War Ragnarok (Santa Monica Studio)

About the Author(s)

Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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