Best Soundtrack

Specialty AwardsGenre AwardsPlatform AwardsGame of the Year
Best Soundtrack

Journey
Journey’s score is easily the best crafted all year. It features 18 songs that go from slow and serene to really intense and exciting. Like the game, the soundtrack flows seamlessly from one song to the next and every song fits what’s going on in the game at that time perfectly. When things slow to a crawl, you’ll often hear no music and just get the ambient noise of the world until the pace picks up. Then, you’ll hear music lightly enter the game again before building to a full-on song. If it’s leading to a battle, you’ll be treated to horns blaring, while a new discovery results in a joyful-sounding blend of stringed instruments playing a victorious tune.
Nominees
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