In an announcement that has surprised (and shocked many), Bungie's FPS shooter Destiny has walked away with top honors for Game of the Year at the 2015 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) Games Awards.
Destiny edged out popular titles such as Monument Valley, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Mario Kart 8, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Alien: Isolation, and Monument Valley to claim the coveted Best Game award at the glittering ceremony, which was hosted by comedian Rufus Hound.
"It's always a labour of love that we do because of the passion of the fans. They really are the ones who drive you to put the energy and time into putting the game together," said Harold Ryan, Bungie's president, while accepting the award.
The award for Artistic Achievement went to Lumino City and the best Debut Game award was picked up by Never Alone.
The only games to win two awards were Monument Valley, which snagged the best Mobile & Handheld and British Game honors, and The Last of Us: Left Behind, which took home the awards for Best Story and Best Performer.
Even though Alien: Isolation was nominated in six categories, it only won for Audio Achievement.
The honors for the best Family Game went to Minecraft: Console Editions. The Best Multiplayer award went to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. The Bafta fellowship went to Dave Braben, Elite creator.
Another surprise winner was Roll7's OlliOlii, a low-budget skateboarding game, which edged out FIFA 15 and Forza Horizon 2 to nab the Best Sport game award.
Here's the complete list of winners:
Best Artistic Achievement: Lumino City
Best Game Innovation: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
Best Audio Achievement: Alien: Isolation
Best Mobile/Handheld: Monument Valley
BAFTA Ones To Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital: Chambara, from Overly Kinetic, a design team from the University of Southern Claifornia
Best Multiplayer: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Best British Game: Monument Valley
Best Original IP: Valiant Hearts
Best Game: Destiny
Best Music: Far Cry 4
Best Debut Game: Never Alone
Best Performer: Ashley Johnson
Best Family: Minecraft Console Editions
Best Persistent Game: League of Legends
Fellowship: David Braben, for his "outstanding and exceptional creative contribution to the games industry"
Best Game Design: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Best Sport: OlliOlli
Best Story: The Last of Us: Left Behind