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PlayStation action adventure title Uncharted 4 has won best game at the industry’s Bafta awards.

Pokemon Go, the record-breaking augmented reality app, was named best mobile game at the ceremony in London.

The app set download records in the UK and around the world when it was released last summer.

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The best game victory was a fifth Bafta for the hugely popular Uncharted series, with all four previous wins coming for 2010’s Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.

It held off competition from popular multiplayer title Overwatch and Electronic Arts (EA) franchise Titanfall 2 to pick up the award.

2D puzzle game INSIDE was the biggest winner on the night, picking up four awards in total for artistic achievement, game design, narrative and original property.

The game follows a young boy trapped in a dystopian world who solves puzzles while trying to avoid death.

Makers Playdead were also behind 2010’s critically acclaimed puzzle game Limbo.

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Best British game went to cartoon food prep simulation Overcooked, which also won best family game.

First-person mystery adventure game Firewatch also picked up two awards, with makers Campo Santo collecting the debut game award and best performer going to Cissy Jones, who plays the game’s female lead Delilah.

Powerful autobiographical adventure game That Dragon, Cancer won the game innovation award.

It tells the true story of creators Ryan and Amy Green and their son Joel, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer at the age of one.

The point-and-click game follows the highs and lows of the Greens’ experience with Joel during his treatment and up to his death four years later.

Someone playing PlayStation VR
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There were also wins on the night for racing-football hybrid game Rocket League for evolving game, Overwatch for best multiplayer and action-adventure title The Last Guardian for audio achievement.

Developer Brenda Romero was also honoured with a special award for her creative contribution to the gaming industry, which has seen her work on several well-known franchises including Dungeons and Dragons.

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