This was one of the toughest to judge. Sensational sounds would accompany our favorites. A big shout out to all our nominees this year. Strong efforts in the musical department.
God of War (PS4)
The Messenger (PC, Switch)
Octopath Traveler (Switch)
Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4, XO)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch)
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“Octopath Traveler’s soundtrack, like it’s art style, is a modernized re-imagination of the 16-bit influences the game wears confidently on its sleeve. It features fully orchestrated compositions by Yasunori Nishiki that bring to life not only the 8 different protagonists but also the many varied locales found in the game world. Not only does the score humanize stylized sprites, the music seeps deep into your mind and stays with you long after you turn it off. Both atmospheric and emotive, Octopath Traveler’s soundtrack is always memorable and adds a layer of magic that this epic journey deserves.” -Zombie Zac