Heavy Rain bags three BAFTAs

PlayStation 3-exclusive thriller Heavy Rain scooped up an impressive three gongs at last night’s GAME British Academy Video Game Awards.

The Quantic Dream-developed title bagged BAFTAs for Original Music, Technical Innovation and Story.

BioWare walked home with its head held high, though, with the Best Game gong going to its sprawling sci-fi RPG, Mass Effect 2.

Other highlights include Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood nabbing the Action BAFTA, while Civilization scooped up the Strategy award. Kinect Sports scored the gong for the Family category, Super Mario Galaxy 2 won the Gameplay BAFTA, and Cut the Rope bagged the BAFTA for Handheld.

Elsewhere, F1 2010 picked up the award for the Sports category, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit nabbed the Multiplayer award, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 claimed Use of Audio, while PS3-exclusive actioner God of War III claimed the BAFTA for Artistic Achievement.

Hosted by comedian Dara ‘O Briain, the ceremony also saw Sir Ben Kingsley present Lionhead legend Peter Molyneux with the prestigious Fellowship honour.

Meanwhile, Call of Duty: Black Ops bagged the GAME Award of 2010 gong, which is the only award at the event to be voted for by the public.