Hades cleans up at the 2021 BAFTA Games Awards

Charon, wielding his ferryman's pole
(Image credit: Supergiant Games)
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Supergiant's Hades (opens in new tab) was the big winner at this year's BAFTA Games Awards (opens in new tab), winning not only Best Game but also the awards for Artistic Achievement, Game Design, Narrative, and Performer in a Supporting Role—which went to Logan Cunningham who portrays Hades as well as Achilles, Poseidon, Asterius, the Storyteller, and all those expressive groans of Charon's.

The other winners of note to PC players were Debut Game winner Carrion (opens in new tab), Evolving Game winner Sea of Thieves (opens in new tab), and Kentucky Route Zero (opens in new tab), which won the award for Original Property. To take home Best Game, Hades beat Half-Life: Alyx, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Ghost of Tsushima, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and The Last of Part 2, which won the only publicly voted category, EE Game of the Year.

Here's a full list of the awards and their winners.

  • Animation - The Last of Us Part 2
  • Artistic Achievement - Hades
  • Audio Achievement - Ghost of Tsushima
  • Best Game - Hades
  • British Game - Sackboy: A Big Adventure
  • Debut Game - Carrion
  • Evolving Game - Sea of Thieves
  • Family - Sackboy: A Big Adventure
  • Game Design - Hades
  • Game Beyond Entertainment - Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Multiplayer - Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Original Property - Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
  • Performer in a Leading Role - Laura Bailey
  • Performer in a Supporting Role - Logan Cunningham
  • Technical Achievement - Dreams
  • EE Game of the Year, publicly voted - The Last of Us Part 2 
Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.