The British Academy Games Awards are presented annually to recognise, honour and reward outstanding creative achievement in Games. The awards categories reflect the wealth and diversity of the games sector.The awards started in 2004 and are presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). For parents, they are a great way of discovering brilliant games to play in their family. The games included here are from the:
This list includes 12 games from the last 12 years, with 84 likes. They come from a range of different genres and play-styles and are all good games if you want to play BAFTA nominated games.
Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE
Release Date: 28/08/2018
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Genres: Action and Sports
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 6 players online
Drive futuristic cars to score goals with an oversized football. It’s another game that sounds ridiculous but is actually a huge amount of fun to play and requires a lot of expertise. What’s not obvious from the start is the level of control that...
Super Mario Maker
Release Date: 10/09/2015
Platforms: Nintendo 2DS|3DS, Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Wii U
Genres: Action, Creative and Platform
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online
Super Mario Maker is a game-making system. It’s simpler than tools like Dreams or Roblox, but still offers a huge array of ways to create running and jumping platform games that can then be shared online. You can play hundreds of games that other...
Release Date: 07/08/2018, updated in 2018
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Genres: Action and Puzzle
Overcooked, Overcooked 2 and Overcooked! All You Can Eat are collaborative cooking games for up to 4 players. You must keep talking to other players to coordinate the various elements of the dishes. It starts simply enough but soon gets more complicated...
Release Date: 14/12/2015, updated in 2018
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Narrative, Open World and Puzzle
Players: This is a single player game
The Witness combines maze puzzles in an abandoned world with its own mythology, secrets, themes and story. It’s a game with puzzles at the core, but the real mystery is solving what has happened in the world you find yourself in.
Just Dance 2021
Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+
Release Date: 17/11/2009, updated in 2020
Platforms: Android, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Stadia, Web Browser, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Physically Active and Rhythm
Players: You can play with 6 players in the same room and up to 64 players online
Dancing in front of each other isn’t something we often do in families. Just Dance is released with new songs and features each year. It gets parents, carers, children and even grandparents off the couch and dancing along with the on-screen moves....
Release Date: 14/02/2018, updated in 2020
Platforms: Android, Nintendo Switch and iOS
This is a little puzzle game that tells the story of a relationship, following the usual stages of loneliness, meeting, dating, falling for and moving in with another person. At first, the puzzle interactions seem trivial and the game doesn’t change...
Untitled Goose Game
Release Date: 03/10/2019
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room
This is another silly and funny game but with a dastardly vibe. You play a mean goose who is intent on ruining the day of the inhabitants of a sleeping English village. By stealing items, squawking and otherwise making a nuisance of yourself you slowly...
Teach Your Monster To Read
Release Date: 10/03/2014, updated in 2020
Platforms: Android and iOS
Genres: Platform and Puzzle
Teach Your Monster to Read is a game about phonics, letters and reading. Children create a monster for a journey through three games. The combination of colourful well-animated characters and proper reading learning is both fun and powerful.
Release Date: 11/06/2019
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Genres: Open World and Puzzle
Wattam is an absurd adventure where characters are everyday objects with problems to solve and fun interactions to enjoy. You play as The Mayor and start on your own. As you complete simple tasks you populate the world with other strange characters.
Baba is You
Release Date: 13/03/2019
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch and PC
Baba is You requires some lateral thinking. Each level is controlled by rules written on the screen, such as ‘Lava is Hot’, ‘Wall is Stop’ and ‘Flag is Move’. By moving the words around with your pixilated character, you subvert the...
Release Date: 11/05/2018
Monument Valley and Monument Valley 2 are puzzle mazes made from optical illusions. You interact with each level to change the pathway and get your character to the exit. Its striking, calm visual theme is used to build atmosphere and slowly reveal a...
That Dragon, Cancer
Release Date: 12/01/2016, updated in 2016
Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS
Genres: Adventure and Narrative
A game about a family with a young son who has terminal brain cancer. It sounds off-putting and morbid but this living biography invites you to join the family and find hope, faith and love in the face of an insurmountable challenge. It’s a unique...
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