Mass Effect 2 Takes 'Best Game' Award at BAFTAs

Bioware's Mass Effect 2 has been honoured with the Best Game of 2010 award at the BAFTA Video Games Awards.

Alongside the top honour for Mass Effect 2, Call of Duty:Black Ops was named the best video game voted for by the public, at the BAFTA games awards held at the Hilton Park Lane on March 16th.

Heavy Rain, the detective thriller for PS3, was the most decorated game at the BAFTA ceremony being the only video game to win three awards. Heavy Rain was given awards in the Story, Original Music, and Technical Innovation categories.

Meanwhile, Assassin's Creed:Brotherhood took home the best action game award while God of War III received the Artistic Achievement award. The best multiplayer game award went to Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and first person shooter Bad Company 2 was given the best use of audio award.

Celebrity Dara O Briain, who presented the awards, said before the ceremony began, “I'm intrigued to see if Heavy Rain will be awarded for the narrative leap it made away from the obvious blockbusters. And it will be interesting to see if Limbo will be awarded for gameplay that you couldn't sustain over 40 hours of play.”

A special BAFTA fellowship was awarded to Peter Molyneux, for his contribution to the games industry over two decades with blockbusters such as Populous and Fable 3.