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AC: Brotherhood, Mass Effect 2, Black Ops lead BAFTA game nominations

Awards arriving on Wednesday March 16

The nominations for the 2011 BAFTA Video Games Awards have been announced.

Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood leads the way with seven nominations - as 44 games are in with a chance of picking up a gong.

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops, Mass Effect 2, Limbo and Heavy Rain are also all up for multiple awards.

The ceremony will take place at the London Park Lane Hilton on Wednesday, March 16. The full list of nominees are:



Action
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA/DICE)

BioShock 2 (2K Games/2K Marin)

Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision/Treyarch)

God of War III (Sony)

Halo: Reach (Microsoft/Bungie)

Artistic Achievement
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)

Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision/Treyarch)
God of War III (Sony)

Heavy Rain (Sony/Quantic Dream)

LIMBO (XBLA/Playdead Games)

Mass Effect 2 (EA/BioWare)

Best Game
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)

FIFA 11 (EA Sports)

Heavy Rain (Sony/Quantic Dream)

LIMBO (XBLA/Playdead)

Mass Effect 2 (EA/BioWare)

Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)

Family
Dance Central (Microsoft/MTV/Harmonix)

Kinect Adventures (Microsft/Good Science Studio)

Kinect Sports (Microsoft/Rare)

Kinectimals (Microsoft/Frontier)

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros/TT Games)

Toy Story 3 (Disney/Avalanche Software)

Gameplay
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)

God of War III (Sony)

Heavy Rain (Sony/Quantic Dream)

LIMBO (XBLA/Playdead Games)

Mass Effect 2 (EA/BioWare)

Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)

Handheld
Cut the Rope (Chillingo/Zeptolab)

God of War: Ghost of Sparta (Sony/Ready at Dawn)

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros/TT Games)

Professor Layton and the Lost Future (Nintendo/Level 5 Games)

Sonic Colours (SEGA/Sonic Team)

Super Scribblenauts (Warner Bros/5th Cell)

Multiplayer
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA/DICE)

Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision Blizzard/Treyarch)

Halo: Reach (Microsoft/Bungie)

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (EA/Criterion Games)

Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard)

Original Music
Alan Wake (Microsoft/Remedy)

Fable III (Microsoft/Lionhead)

Heavy Rain (Sony/Quantic Dream)

James Bond 007: Bloodstone (Activision Blizzard/Bizarre Creations)

Mass Effect 2 (EA/BioWare)

Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)

Social Network Game
Bejeweled Blitz (Popcap)

Farmerama (Bigpoint)

FIFA Superstars (EA Sports/Playfish)

My Empire (Playfish)

Zoo Mumba (Bigpoint)

Zuma Blitz (PopCap)

Sports

F1 2010 (Codemasters)

FIFA 11 (EA)

Football Manager 2011 (SEGA/Sports Interactive)

Gran Turismo 5 (Sony/Polyphony)

International Cricket 2010 (Codemasters/Trickstar Games)

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (Konami/Winning Eleven Productions)

Story
Alan Wake (Microsoft/Remedy)

BioShock 2 (2K Games/2K Marin)

Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision/Treyarch)

Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda/Obsidian)

Heavy Rain (Sony/Quantic Dream)

Mass Effect 2 (EA/BioWare)

Strategy

Civilization V (2K Games/Firaxis)

Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda/Obsidian)

FIFA Manager 11 (EA Sports)

Napoleon Total War (SEGA/Creative Assembly)

Plants vs. Zombies XBLA (PopCap)

Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard)

Technical Innovation
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)

Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision Blizzard/Treyarch)

Halo: Reach (Microsoft/Bungie)

Heavy Rain (Sony/Quantic Dream)

Kinectimals (Microsoft/Frontier)

Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)

Use of Audio
Alan Wake (Microsoft/Remedy)

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)

Battlefield: Bad Company: 2 (EA/DICE)

Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision/Treyarch)

DJ Hero 2 (Activision/Freestylegames)

LIMBO (XBLA/Playdead)

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital
Mush (Angry Mango)

Sculpty (Team Tickle)

Twang (That Game Studio)

GAME Award of 2010
(The only award to be voted for by the public)

Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision/Treyarch)

Dance Central (Microsoft/MTV/Harmonix)

FIFA 11 (EA Sports)

Halo Reach (Microsoft/Bungie)

Heavy Rain (Sony/Quantic Dream)

Limbo (XBLA/Playdead Games)

Mass Effect 2 (EA/BioWare)

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (EA/Criterion)

Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar)

Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo)

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