Action role-playing game Hades has been awarded Best Game by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), the BBC reported. The other big winner at this year’s BAFTA Games Awards was The Last of Us Part II – voted as EE Game of the Year by audience members.
Set in mythological Greece and sporting a unique art style, Hades was released in 2020 to almost universal acclaim. On Metacritic, the game’s cumulative review score sits at 93 for both PC and Switch versions.
That’s a mighty impressive feat for Supergiant Games, the indie developer of the game, which completed game development through the COVID-19 pandemic.
We will always be grateful for this.
Congratulations to our fellow nominees, whose work has long inspired us. It's an honor to be in the same category.
Huge congratulations to everyone, past and present, at @SupergiantGames.
Thanks so much to our partners, friends, and family. https://t.co/zipTwNCTOK
— Supergiant Games (@SupergiantGames) March 25, 2021
Hades also won the BAFTAs for Game Design, Narrative, and Artistic Achievement. Almost matching that was The Last of Us Part II, which took home the awards for Animation and Performer in a Leading Role (Laura Bailey as Abby) – in addition to being the audience-voted game of the year.
The Naughty Dog game previously won Game of the Year at last year’s Games Awards. While it remains deeply polarising because its plot and characters, it’s obviously beloved by industry insiders and a significant section of gamers.
You can find the full list of BAFTA winners here.