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  • 13 March 2014, 16:52

The Last Of Us Dominates At Video Game Baftas

Zombie action adventure game The Last Of Us was the big winner at the British Academy Games Awards, picking up five prizes.

The PlayStation 3 title by American developer Naughty Dog won awards for best game, story, performer and audio achievement at Tobacco Dock in east London.

The apocalyptic game, which is being made into a Hollywood film, also won in the action and adventure category.

It beat off competition from the latest instalment in the controversial Grand Theft Auto series to win the most awards.

GTA V, developed and published by Rockstar, won prizes for best British game, design and multiplayer - and picked up the prestigious Bafta Fellowship.

Rockstar's London-born co-founder and president Sam Houser said the firm's success was down to the "passion for bringing worlds to life" among its 900-strong team.

"Rockstar is a team and family and it has always been our policy to focus on collaboration," he said.

Another British success at the awards was the PS Vita game Tearaway by Guildford-based developer Media Molecule.

The adventure game triumphed in the artistic achievement, family and mobile & handheld categories.

It is about a messenger on a mission to deliver a unique message to the player.

After winning the third prize, lead creator Rex Crowle shrugged and said: "I'm running out of things to say."

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