Best Original Music Score of 2018 - ArticleTaneli Palola , posted on 06 January 2019 / 1,203 Views
One of the best things about video game music is that no matter how much of it I listen to, year after year there's at least one score that still manages to take me by surprise. Whether it's from a small indie game or from one of the year's biggest blockbuster titles, the world of video game music never ceases to amaze me. That's not just in terms of the quality of the music, either, but because of the sheer variety and breadth of styles that are on display every single year. Each of the following five games exemplified this quality, boasting exceptional scores with very different musical styles and approaches.
God of War
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
God of War
Undoubtedly one of the year's most impressive and varied scores comes from God of War. Composer Bear McCreary created a wonderfully diverse soundtrack that doesn't get stuck in any one specific style, but rather it constantly takes the player to new places and emotions. From the bombast of the game's main theme to more subdued, contemplative pieces, such as the beautiful 'The Summit', the score for God of War is an absolute masterpiece, well deserving the win for the Best Original Score of 2018.