The British Academy Games Awards (BAFTA) has announced this year's nominations, and Returnal and It Takes Two lead the charge. Taking eight nominations each, that was closely followed by Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart at seven, Forza Horizon 5 and Psychonauts 2 took six, while Deathloop picked up five.
Announcing 16 different categories - including Best British game, Best Debut, and Best Animation - we're missing Best Performer and Best Supporting Performer currently. However, BAFTA did reveal the prestigious Best Game nominees . That includes Deathloop, Forza Horizon 5, Inscryption, It Takes Two, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.
BAFTA Games Awards 2022: Returnal and It Takes Two Lead the Nominations
Surprisingly, Metroid Dread only picked up a nomination for the EE Game of the Year award, which is voted on by the public. Otherwise, Nintendo saw nominations for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Mario Party Superstars, and Game Builder Garage, across the Evolving Game, Family and Game Beyond Entertainment categories respectively.
You can find the full list of 2022's nominations above. The BAFTA Game Awards 2022 takes place next week on March 7, 2022, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. For anyone looking to catch it online, it'll be available via YouTube, Twitch or Facebook.