Portal 2 Wins Best Game At BAFTA Video Game Awards

Portal 2, along with Battlefield 3, turned out to be the big winners at the BAFTA Video Game Awards for 2011.

However, it was Portal 2 which was voted the Best Game of 2011, taking the baton from Mass Effect 2, last year's winner. Portal 2 also snagged the awards for Design and Story.

Battlefield 3 secured a triplet of accolades, winning Best Online Multiplayer, Audio Achievement, and the coveted GAME Award of 2011. The latter is the only one which is voted on by the public, with some 230,000 votes placed this time around, deciding that EA's war shooter outstrips the Modern Warfare series.

Indeed, Modern Warfare 3 went home without a single award to its name, and it wasn't the only big selling title to do so. Skyrim also failed to pick up an accolade, as did FIFA 12.

The Sports/Fitness category was won by Kinect Sports 2, with Batman: Arkham City scooping the Best Action award. LittleBigPlanet 2 also performed well, grabbing two awards for Game Innovation and Best Family title.

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet won Best Debut game, with puzzle game Peggle HD taking the Best Mobile/Handheld category.

The Special Award for outstanding contribution went to developer Markus Persson, the creative force behind Minecraft. Persson said: "When I first heard that I would receive a BAFTA Special Award, I was blown away and deeply humbled."