ZOMBIE SMASH VIDEOGAME The Last of Us won five awards at the Bafta Games gongs on Wednesday, beating its closest rivals by two trophies.
The Last of Us is a Playstation exclusive, and a Playstation 3 (PS3) exclusive at that. Next closest rivals were Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5) and Tearaway, both of which picked up three awards each. Tearaway is another Sony Playstation exclusive, and features on its pocket Playstation Vita. GTA developer Rockstar also picked up a Bafta Fellowship.
The Last of Us took home awards for Story, Performer, Game, Audio achievement and Best Action and Adventure.
Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto took home Best British Game, Best Multiplayer and Best Game Design gongs. Tearaway got trophies for Artistic Achievement, Mobile and Handheld, and Family.
Cult bureaucracy game Papers Please won best Strategy and Simulation and the Best Debut Game was Gone Home, a non-violent house exploration story.
While the Sony exclusive The Last of Us dominated the awards, Rockstar was lauded with plaudits for its multi-platform work.
In the runup to the awards Bafta praised Rockstar and its games Red Dead Redemption and the entire Grand Theft Auto canon.
"It is Rockstar Games' revolutionary approach to games that helped bring the medium to the masses, particularly with Grand Theft Auto, one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful game series of all time," said Bafta.
"It was the Grand Theft Auto series' shift into 3D with Grand Theft Auto III [GTA 3] that raised the bar for game-making, as players were immersed in a highly detailed, open world where they could explore gritty urban locations and follow the game's narrative at their own pace. The game's resounding success earned the company global recognition." µ
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