Alan Wake 2, Baldur’s Gate 3 neck and neck in BAFTA longlist

12.14.2023
By Brian Crecente, Contributor
Alan Wake 2 and Baldur’s Gate 3 are nearly tied for the most categories in the BAFTA longlist. Baldur’s Gate 3 is listed 15 times, while Alan Wake 2 is listed 14. The third most-listed is Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 with 10.

For the first time in its 20-year history, BAFTA Games today unveiled its list of the best games of the year.

The ultimate winners of the 2024 BAFTA Game Awards will be drawn from this “longlist,” which is made up of 60 titles selected by more than 1,200 BAFTA members.

“For 20 years, BAFTA has celebrated great talent in the games industry with the annual BAFTA Games Awards,” said Jane Millichip, BAFTA CEO. “This year, we hope to amplify that celebration by publishing our Best Games of 2023 list—the longlist for next year’s Awards, as voted for by games industry professionals—just in time to inspire some festive gameplay.”

The judges drew these selections from the 257 games that were entered for consideration this year. To be eligible, the games needed to be released between Dec. 10, 2022 and Nov. 24, 2023.
Alan Wake 2 Baldur S Gate 3 Neck And Neck In Bafta Longlist Noms Mask
The next phase of the judging has BAFTA juries, who have expertise in each particular category, selecting the final nominees. That will be announced on March 7. The winners will be announced at the 2024 BAFTA Games Awards on April 11.

Speaking with Epic Games Store earlier this month, Tara Saunders, chair of BAFTA’s Games Committee, noted that while the BAFTA Games Awards continue to evolve, its focus remains centered on celebrating the craft of making games and the names behind that creative work.

You can read the full story here, and check out BAFTA’s list of the 60 best games of the year (longlist), in alphabetical order below:

Alan Wake 2 (Animation, Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Best Game, Game Design, Music, Narrative, Technical Achievement, Performer in a Leading Role, Performer in a Supporting Role)
Assassin’s Creed Mirage (Animation, Audio Achievement, Music)
Atomic Heart (Debut Game)
Baldur’s Gate 3 (Animation, Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Best Game, Game Design, Multiplayer, Music, Narrative, Technical Achievement, Performer in a Leading Role, Performer in a Supporting Role)
Battlefield 2042 (Evolving Game)
Bluey: The Videogame (Family)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III (Audio Achievement, Multiplayer, Technical Achievement)
Cassette Beasts (British Game)
Chants of Sennaar (Game Beyond Entertainment, New Intellectual Property)
COCOON (Artistic Achievement, Best Game, Debut Game, Family, Game Design, New Intellectual Property)
Cyberpunk 2077 (Evolving Game, Performer in a Supporting Role)
DAVE THE DIVER (Best Game, Debut Game, Family, Game Design, Narrative, New Intellectual Property)
Dead Island 2 (British Game)
Deliver Us Mars (Game Beyond Entertainment)
Diablo IV (Artistic Achievement, Multiplayer, Music, Narrative)
Disney Illusion Island (British Game, Family, Multiplayer)
DREDGE (Best Game, Debut Game, Game Design, Narrative, New Intellectual Property)
EA SPORTS FC 24 (Family, Multiplayer)
EA SPORTS WRC (British Game)
En Garde! (Debut Game)
F1 23 (British Game)
Final Fantasy XIV: Online (Evolving Game)
FINAL FANTASY XVI (Animation, Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Music, Narrative, Technical Achievement, Performer in a Leading Role, Performer in a Supporting Role)
Football Manager 2024 (British Game)
Fortnite (Evolving Game)
Forza Horizon 5 (Evolving Game)
Forza Motorsport (Multiplayer)
Genshin Impact (Evolving Game)
Goodbye Volcano High (Game Beyond Entertainment)
Hi-Fi RUSH (Animation, Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Family, Music, New Intellectual Property)
Hogwarts Legacy (Animation, Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Best Game, Family, Game Design, Music, Narrative, Technical Achievement)
Horizon Call of the Mountain (Technical Achievement)
Jusant (Game Beyond Entertainment, New Intellectual Property)
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Animation, Artistic Achievement, Audio
Achievement, Best Game, Game Design, Music, Narrative, Technical Achievement)
LEGO 2K Drive (Family, Multiplayer)
Lies of P (New Intellectual Property)
Lords of the Fallen (Debut Game)
The Making of Karateka (Game Beyond Entertainment)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Evolving Game)
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Animation, Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Best Game, Game Design, Music, Technical Achievement, Performer in a Leading Role, Performer in a Supporting Role)
Mortal Kombat 1 (Multiplayer)
No Man’s Sky (Evolving Game)
Party Animals (Multiplayer)
Planet of Lana (Debut Game)
POWERWASH SIMULATOR (Evolving Game)
Sea of Stars (New Intellectual Property)
Sea of Thieves (Evolving Game)
Sonic Superstars (Family)
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (Animation, Audio Achievement, Best Game, Music, Narrative, Performer in a Leading Role, Performer in a Supporting Role)
Starfield (Narrative, New Intellectual Property, Technical Achievement)
Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical (Debut Game)
Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Animation, Artistic Achievement, Best Game, Family, Game Design, Multiplayer)
Tchia (Game Beyond Entertainment)
Terra Nil (Game Beyond Entertainment)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (British Game)
Thirsty Suitors (Game Beyond Entertainment)
Tron: Identity (British Game)
Venba (Debut Game, Game Beyond Entertainment)
Viewfinder (British Game, Debut Game, Game Beyond Entertainment, Game Design, New Intellectual Property, Technical Achievement)
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin (British Game)