The best video game soundtracks of 2012

Inside are GamesBeat’s choices for the best soundtracks of 2012. It’s an eclectic mix of indie, dubstep, and classical composition that aptly reflects this year’s dynamic music scene.

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darkronin2291673d ago

Good choices! Max Payne 3 and Journey were my personal favorites of the year.

NagaSotuva1673d ago

The Mars mission from Mass Effect 3 has awesome music.

360ICE1673d ago (Edited 1673d ago )

If Gravity Rush is not on the list, you haven't played Gravity Rush. That's how simple that is.

Just to clarify a little bit, I'm aware Gravity Rush is in fact on the list. Just saying that it definitely needs to be there. So thank you.

EDIT: Wait, it's honorable mentions?

Bimkoblerutso1673d ago

Can't believe Hotline Miami didn't even get mentioned.

Caligula1673d ago

Hotline Miami's soundtrack is very one-note. It is "good" but it isn't exactly memorable outside of the game.

Bimkoblerutso1672d ago (Edited 1672d ago )

I've never understood that sentiment. You have to figure in how the music works in conjunction with the game, otherwise it would just be a "best albums of 2012" list.

You won't hear anyone humming the music for the Exorcist out in public, and yet it was one of the most endearing, influential soundtracks ever recorded.

"Make it catchy" should never be a prerequisite for making a soundtrack that is written expressly to be performed while playing a game.

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