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Best Original Music Score of 2019

Best Original Music Score of 2019 - Article

by Taneli Palola , posted on 04 January 2020 / 1,518 Views

When used properly, music in video games can play nearly any role and be used to achieve almost any desired effect. Great music can enhance a good game into an unforgettable masterpiece, but just as easily bad music can ruin an otherwise enjoyable experience. Yet, the power of music in video games is often overlooked or even forgotten, but as the following 2019 releases demonstrate it can have a massive impact on the overall experience.


The Shortlist:


Fire Emblem: Three Houses


Kingdom Hearts III


Death Stranding


A Plague Tale: Innocence


Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince


The Winner:

Death Stranding

Hideo Kojima's most recent offering has been more than just a little divisive among both critics and audiences, with some calling it the best game of the whole year, while others absolutely loathed it, and often for the exact same reasons. However, the one aspect that has drawn near-universal praise from people is the game's exceptional score, created by Ludvig Forssell.

Forssell has become something of a go-to person for Kojima in recent years when it comes to music in his games, Death Stranding being the pair's fourth collaboration since 2014, and features arguably his finest work to date. It is an excellent score from beginning to end and more than deserving of the Best Original Score of 2019 Award.

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Luke888 (on 04 January 2020)

Nobody paid attention to the Astral Chain OST η_η

Xeon (on 04 January 2020)

Nice! I liked how music links were added!

Leynos (on 04 January 2020)

Astral Chain dammit!

khotboat (on 05 January 2020)

Death Stranding's score was just incredible.

ARamdomGamer (on 04 January 2020)

From this year, Little Town Hero and Pokemon Sword/Shield hit the hardest for me, developed quite an emotional attachment for both already. Luigi's Mansion 3 was also pretty incredible and varied. And Atelier Lulua continued the tradition of music excellence from the studio.

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John2290 (on 04 January 2020)

Finally one that makes sense.