Star Wars Jedi: Survivor on BAFTA’s best games of 2023 list

Cal and Merrin in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor - Image courtesy Respawn Entertainment, EA, and Lucasfilm Games
Cal and Merrin in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor - Image courtesy Respawn Entertainment, EA, and Lucasfilm Games /

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor sadly didn’t win big at the Game Awards this year, but that doesn’t mean it’s not getting recognition from other outlets. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, or BAFTA for short, is one of the most prestigious awards in the world. They also honor media outside of film and television, and this year, Jedi: Survivor made their top 60 best video games of 2023.

“The first thing that grabs you when reading a list comprised of the 60 games collected here is that 2023 has set a new high bar in showcasing not just the best of what is technically possible in the medium, but the immense breadth and diversity of incredible games that are delivering experiences at a globally competitive level,” per the BAFTA’s site. “These games represent overwhelming proof of the tremendous creative talent prevalent across the industry, expertly crafting new worlds, ideas and immersion that push the boundaries of our expectations.”

The list is chosen by over 1,200 game industry professionals who are also BAFTA members, according to their website. Also, every game on the list will be considered for voting in 17 different categories for the BAFTAs come January 2024. “The nominations will be announced on Thursday 7 March 2024. Following the nominations, BAFTA’s games members will vote for the winners in Best Game and British Game, and juries will vote for the winners in all other categories.” The BAFTA Game Awards will then be held on April 11.

This means that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor could have more awards on the horizon as the shortlist categories are also listed. It’s being considered for the categories of Animation, Audio Achievement, Best Game, Music, Narrative, Performer in a Leading Role (Cameron Monaghan as Cal Kestis), Performer in a Supporting Role (Debra Wilson as Cere Junda).

Time will tell if Jedi: Survivor will win any awards, but for now, it is a high honor for the game to be considered.