The famed role-playing game Fallout 4 resulted triumphant following the 2016 Bafta Game Awards when it took home the Best Game Award. The independent game titles such as Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Her Story, and Rocket League stole the night’s spotlight winning three awards each.

This year’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts Game Awards gave fans plenty to discuss, as this event serves as a preview of what is yet to come in the gaming world. Considering the success of Fallout 4 since it was released last year, it comes as no surprise for fans to watch the famous title take home the award for Best Game.

2016 Bafta Game Awards
The location for the 2014 BAFTA Game Awards held at the venue on Tobacco dock. Credit: YGD

The role-playing game (RPG) is set in a post-apocalyptic world, where there’s an infinite amount of missions, quests, and locations to explore while being entertained. The Fallout franchise has gained worldwide recognition due to its open-world feature that allows players to play online in the same post-apocalyptic world, where everything revolves around the player’s vault to be safe from danger.

Nevertheless, this year’s Bafta Games Awards took everyone by surprise as three game titles exceeded to audience expectations when they beat blockbusters in several categories. For instance, the game title Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – which is currently planning its transition towards PC – managed to take home the award in the Audio Achievement category.

In addition, the game also won the Music Award as a result of the impressive musical resources compiled in the game. And as two awards didn’t seem enough for Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, the actor who portrayed the game’s protagonist Kate Collins took home the award for best performer thanks to her role in the game.

Independent titles rocked this year’s Bafta Game Awards

On the other hand, the British game title Her Story had a pretty good night as well in this year’s Bafta Game Awards ceremony. Her Story took three awards, including Debut Game and the award for Mobile and Handheld Game.

This title offers gamers an investigative game where the user tries to determine the solution of a case while watching videos of a murder suspect. Still, the game also won the Game Innovation Award for its unusual approach of a detective drama game. Impressively enough for independent titles, Rocket League also took the Bafta Game Awards by storm, winning three awards as well alongside Her Story and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. The multiplayer sports game combining football with motor racing managed to take home the Family Award and the Multiplayer Award.

This came as no surprise considering the way the game is built, letting anyone enjoy the game as it features an easy game mode suitable for all audiences. Rocket League also took home the Best Sports Game Award, surprisingly winning over famed titles like Destiny and Fifa 16.

Click here to see the full list of winners at this year’s Bafta Game Awards.

Source: The Guardian