'Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice' was the big winner at the BAFTA Game Awards in London on Thursday night (12.04.18).

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

The action-adventure game claimed five gongs in total, including the coveted British Game prize, Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Best Performer and Game Beyond Entertainment, which was a new category for this year's ceremony.

The title focuses on a warrior who suffers with mental health problems that are triggered by traumatic events, and Tameem Antoniades, the game's director, explained how it reflects a wide trend in the industry.

Speaking to the BBC, he shared: "Right now in gaming, there's a big movement towards making games that are more meaningful in nature, that reflect our human experience.

"We wanted to tackle something real that affects a lot of people ... to actually give a taste of what that feels like."

Other notable winners on the night included 'What Remains of Edith Finch', which upset the odds to claim the all-important Best Game award.

'Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice' has been tipped to win that gong, too, but ultimately, the prize went to the first-person mystery adventure game.

And this year's fellowship was handed to Tim Schafer, who founded Double Fine Productions, the company responsible for producing hits such as 'The Secret of Monkey Island' and 'Day of the Tentacle'.

Upon collecting his award, he said: "My career has had so many near-death experiences where it almost ended."

Tim added that he hoped his success would encourage other people within the industry to take more risks.

He explained: "We really want those new voices, new perspectives to come and shake things up. To come from groups that have not been represented in games so far, and to tell new stories."

BAFTA Game Awards winners:

Best Game:

'What Remains of Edith Finch'

Original Property:

'Horizon Zero Dawn'



Game Design:

'Super Mario Odyssey'

Evolving Game:



'Night In The Woods'

Game Beyond Entertainment:

'Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice'

Debut Game:



'Super Mario Odyssey'

Mobile Game:

'Golf Clash'

Artistic Achievement:

'Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice'


'Divinity: Original Sin 2'

Audio Achievement:

'Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice'

Game Innovation:

'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild'

British Game:

'Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice'


Melina Juergens as Senua in 'Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice'