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    Call of Duty: Black Ops has missed out in the Best Game category, but it and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood have picked up six nominations each after the full list of nominees was unveiled for the BAFTA Video Games Awards.
    A total of 44 titles have made the short-list, with the awards due to be presented at the London Hilton on Park Lane Wednesday, March 16.
    Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood leads the Best Game category, but interestingly Black Ops missed out completely. However, it is up for Best Action Game.
    Here are the nominations in full:

    ACTION
    Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
    Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal
    Battlefield: Bad Company 2
    Alan Kertz, Kristoffer Bergqvist?Electronic Arts/DICE
    BioShock 2
    Jordan Thomas, Zak McClendon
    2K Games/2K Marin
    Call of Duty: Black Ops
    Adam Rosas, Scott Bean, Dom Drozdz
    Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
    God of War III
    Stig Asmussen, Todd Papy, Steve Caterson?Sony Computer Entertainment/SCE Santa Monica Studio
    Halo: Reach
    Microsoft Games Studios/Bungie

    ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT
    Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
    Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal
    Call of Duty: Black Ops
    Adam Rosas, Scott Bean, Dom Drozdz
    Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
    God of War III
    Stig Asmussen, Ken Feldman, Cecil Kim?
    Sony Computer Entertainment/SCE Santa Monica Studio
    Heavy Rain?
    David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
    Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
    LIMBO
    Xbox Live Arcade/Playdead Games
    Mass Effect 2
    Electronic Arts/BioWare

    BEST GAME
    Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
    Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal
    FIFA 11
    Electronic Arts/ Electronic Arts Canada?
    Heavy Rain?
    David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
    Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
    LIMBO?
    Xbox Live Arcade/Playdead Games
    Mass Effect 2
    Electronic Arts/BioWare
    Super Mario Galaxy 2
    Koichi Hayashida, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Takashi Tezuka
    Nintendo/Nintendo

    FAMILY
    Dance Central
    Microsoft Games Studios & MTV Games/MTV & Harmonix
    Kinect Adventures
    Microsoft Games Studios/Good Science Studio
    Kinect Sports
    Microsoft Games Studios/Rare
    Kinectimals?
    Microsoft Games Studios/Frontier Developments Ltd
    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4?
    Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment/TT Games
    Toy Story 3?
    John Blackburn, Jonathan Warner, Jeff Bunker
    Disney Interactive Studios/Avalanche Software
    GAMEPLAY
    Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
    Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal
    God of War III
    Stig Asmussen, Todd Papy, Adam Puhl?
    Sony Computer Entertainment/SCE Santa Monica Studio
    Heavy Rain
    David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
    Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
    LIMBO
    Xbox Live Arcade/Playdead Games
    Mass Effect 2
    Electronic Arts/BioWare
    Super Mario Galaxy 2
    Koichi Hayashida, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Takashi Tezuka
    Nintendo/Nintendo
    HANDHELD
    Cut the Rope?
    Chillingo/Zeptolab
    God of War: Ghost of Sparta?
    Sony Computer Entertainment/Ready at Dawn & SCE Santa Monica Studio
    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4?
    Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment/TT Games
    Professor Layton and the Lost Future
    Akihiro Hino
    Nintendo/Level 5 Games
    Sonic Colours
    SEGA/Sonic Team
    Super Scribblenauts
    Joseph M Tringali, Marius Fahlbusch, Jeremiah Slaczka
    Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment/5th Cell
    MULTIPLAYER
    Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
    Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal
    Battlefield: Bad Company 2
    Alan Kertz, Kristoffer Bergqvist
    Electronic Arts/DICE
    Call of Duty: Black Ops
    Adam Rosas, Scott Bean, Dom Drozdz
    Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
    Halo: Reach
    Microsoft Games Studios/Bungie
    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
    Electronic Arts/Criterion Games
    Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
    Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment
    ORIGINAL MUSIC
    Alan Wake?
    Petri Alanko
    Microsoft Games Studios/Remedy
    Fable III
    Russell Shaw
    Microsoft Games Studios/Lionhead Studios
    Heavy Rain
    Normand Corbeil
    Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
    James Bond 007: Bloodstone
    Richard Jacques
    Activision Blizzard UK/ Bizarre Creations?
    Mass Effect 2
    Jack Wall
    Electronic Arts/BioWare
    Super Mario Galaxy 2
    Koji Kondo
    Nintendo/Nintendo
    SOCIAL NETWORK GAME
    Bejeweled Blitz?
    Jon David, Heather Hazen, Jason Kapalka
    Popcap Games/Popcap Games
    Farmerama?
    Tobias Reisberger, Jan-Michel Saaksmeier, Marten Schröder
    Bigpoint/Bigpoint
    FIFA Superstars
    EA Sports/Playfish
    My Empire
    Playfish/Playfish
    Zoo Mumba
    Tobias Reisberger, Eduard Röhrich, Jan-Michel Saaksmeier?Bigpoint GMBH/Bigpoint GMBH
    Zuma Blitz
    Isaac Aubrey, Jon David, Jason Kapalka
    PopCap Games/PopCap Games
    SPORTS
    F1 2010
    Codemasters/Codemasters Birmingham
    FIFA 11
    Electronic Arts/ Electronic Arts Canada
    Football Manager 2011
    SEGA/Sports Interactive
    Gran Turismo 5
    Sony Computer Entertainment/Polyphony Digital Inc
    International Cricket 2010
    Codemasters/Trickstar Games
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2011
    Shingo Takatsuka, Naoya Hatsumi, Jon Murphy
    Konami/Winning Eleven Productions

    STORY
    Alan Wake
    Microsoft Games Studios/Remedy
    BioShock 2
    Jordan Thomas, Zak McClendon
    2K Games/2K Marin
    Call of Duty: Black Ops
    Adam Rosas, Scott Bean, Dom Drozdz
    Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
    Fallout: New Vegas
    John Gonzalez, Eric Fenstermaker, Travis Stout
    Bethesda Softworks/Obsidian Entertainment
    Heavy Rain
    David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
    Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
    Mass Effect 2
    Electronic Arts/BioWare
    STRATEGY
    Civilization V
    Jon Shafer, Dorian Newcomb, Brian Wade
    2K Games/Firaxis
    Fallout: New Vegas
    Josh Sawyer, Frank Kowalkowski, Justin Reynard
    Bethesda Softworks/Obsidian Entertainment
    FIFA Manager 11
    EA Sports/Bright Future
    Napoleon Total War?
    SEGA/Creative Assembly
    Plants vs. Zombies XBLA
    George Fan, Matt Lee Johnston, Ty Roberts?PopCap Games/PopCap Games
    Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
    Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment

    TECHNICAL INNOVATION
    Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
    Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal
    Call of Duty: Black Ops
    Adam Rosas, Scott Bean, Dom Drozdz
    Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
    Halo: Reach
    Microsoft Games Studios/Bungie
    Heavy Rain
    David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
    Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
    Kinectimals
    Microsoft Games Studios/Frontier Developments Ltd
    Super Mario Galaxy 2
    Koichi Hayashida, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Takashi Tezuka
    Nintendo/Nintendo
    USE OF AUDIO
    Alan Wake
    Microsoft Games Studios/Remedy/14.05.10
    Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
    Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal/19.11.10
    Battlefield: Bad Company: 2
    Stefan Strandberg?Electronic Arts/DICE/05.03.10
    Call of Duty: Black Ops
    Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch/ 09.11.10
    DJ Hero 2
    Activision Blizzard UK LTD/Freestylegames/22.10.10
    LIMBO
    Xbox Live Arcade/Playdead Games/21.07.10
    BAFTA ONES TO WATCH AWARD in association with Dare to Be Digital
    Mush
    Henry Hoffman, Ahmed Zaman, Matthew Dennis, Katherine Killick, Greg O’Brien
    (Angry Mango)
    Sculpty
    Druhin Mukherjee, Fabien Roussot, James Long, Fraser Littlejohn, Ronan Suess
    (Team Tickle)
    Twang
    Jocce Marklund, Annette Nielsen, Linus Nordgren, Marcus Heder, Thomas Finlay
    (That Game Studio)

    GAME AWARD OF 2010
    (The only award to be voted for by the public)
    Call of Duty: Black Ops
    Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
    Dance Central
    Microsoft Games Studios & MTV Games/MTV & Harmonix
    FIFA 11
    Electronic Arts/ Electronic Arts Canada
    Halo Reach
    Microsoft Games Studios/Bungie
    Heavy Rain
    Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
    Limbo
    Xbox Live Arcade/Playdead Games
    Mass Effect 2
    Electronic Arts/BioWare
    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
    Electronic Arts/Criterion Games
    Red Dead Redemption
    Rockstar Games/Rockstar San Diego
    Super Mario Galaxy 2
    Nintendo/Nintendo

    Paul Younger
    Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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