Best Game Soundtracks of the Decade

Created Jun 21, 2018 by Tzeelim
I pay great attention to the game music. It sometimes creates the atmosphere and the immersion effect better than visuals. This list is based on different ratings and gaming magazines' awards - together with my personal opinion. There's so much great music in games - if you have your own "best soundtrack of the year" nominee, please, share it in comments!
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      2016DisasterpeaceThe music for Hyper Light Drifter was written by American composer Disasterpeace, whose real name is Richard Vreeland. There is a reference to him in the game. In one of the scenes he…
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        2013Jamie ChristophersonAccording to Jamie Christopherson, he tried to express the characters' feelings and emotions both in texts and the music of the songs he wrote. He tried to create music that wo…
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          2010Bill Elm and Woody JacksonThe music of RDR was intended to imitate soundtracks of 1960s Western films, such as Ennio Morricone's work on the Dollars Trilogy. The entire soundtrack was recorded usi…
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            2014Darren Korb
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              2015Marcin Przybyłowicz, Mikolai Stroinski, and PercivalAs for me, the sound design and music in The Witcher 3 is a masterpiece. It's different for every location, and greatly supports the atmosphere …
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                2012Austin WintoryJourney is a very meditative game where there's almost no action - that's why the music has to be excellent. Some of Journey melodies sound like dances, the others combine electronic…
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                  2009Jesper KydJesper Kyd is best known as the award-winning composer of numerous video games, including the Hitman and Assassin's Creed series. The music in ACII perfectly shows the atmosphere of Rena…
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                    2017Keiichi Okabe, Keigo HoashiNieR:Automata original soundtrack was composed by Keiichi Okabe and the Monaca team, with Emi Evans and Nami Nakagawa on vocals, Takanori Goto on guitar, and additional …
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                      2014Jake KaufmanShovel Knight is a tiny indie pixel art platformer, and the music, written by Jake Kaufman along with contributions from Mega Man composer Manami Matsumae complements it perfectly. Kau…
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                        2011Jeremy SouleJeremy Soule previously worked on music for Morrowind and Oblivion. "Dragonborn", the game's main theme, was recorded with a choir of over thirty people, singing in the fictional drago…
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                          2008Inon ZurThe Fallout 3 soundtrack comprises two main elements: the ambient soundtrack composed by Inon Zur and songs and other musical works which are played by the various radio stations. Accord…
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