Valve's Portal 2 hogged the limelight with three big awards for Best Game, Design and Story at Friday's British Academy Video Game Awards (Bafta).
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim turned out the unlucky loser, even as Portal 2 stood the clear winner, sweeping maximum awards. Quite bafflingly, Bethesda's immensely popular RPG failed to make the final cut despite being nominated across five award categories.
Other major titles that lost out include Uncharted 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
In fact, EA goes one step ahead of Activision with Battlefield 3 winning the Game Award of 2011, as voted by the gaming public. DICE's FPS franchise also wins best Online Multiplayer and Audio Achievement awards.
Elsewhere, Arkham City wins best Action game, Shogun 2 takes home best Strategy game, LittleBigPlanet 2 secured best Family game, while Kinect Sports Season Two snatched best Sports and Fitness (somehow beating FIFA).
Watch the Bafta coverage of the awards here.
Check out the complete list of Bafta winners:
- Action: Batman: Arkham City
- Artistic Achievement: Rayman Origins
- Audio Achievement: Battlefield 3
- Best Game: Portal 2
- Debut Game: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
- Design: Portal 2
- Family: LittleBigPlanet 2
- Game Innovation: LittleBigPlanet 2
- Mobile & Handheld: Peggle HD
- Online - Browser: Monstermind
- Online - Multiplayer: Battlefield 3
- Original Music: LA Noire
- Performer: Mark Hamill, for The Joker in Batman: Arkham City
- Sports/Fitness: Kinect Sports 2
- Story: Portal 2
- Strategy: Total War: Shogun 2
- BAFTA Ones to Watch Award: Tick Tock Toys
- GAME Award of 2011: Battlefield 3
The biggest shock of the event is neither Skyrim nor Modern Warfare 3 fetched any awards, despite being in spotlight across gaming circles. Besides, Kinect Sports Season Two thumping FIFA 12 and Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet hammering Bastion are among biggest surprises of BAFTA this year.
Watch the Portal 2 Demo - Gameplay Video below: