Jon Hamlin: Music. It’s one of the most universal forms of expression that exists. As a former student of music theory and composition I tend to pay special attention to the music in a video game, and I’ll bet that I’m not the only one. 2012 was a strange year for gamers. We got a lot of unfinished games, were treated to some truly revelatory bits of news, and Kinect games still didn’t work. Although, I suppose that last bit isn’t really all that strange, is it? The music we were treated to this year was far from mediocre. In fact, the last couple of years have been great years for music in games, and 2012 continued the trend of offering up some epic, awe-inspiring, and genuinely moving soundtracks. Here are my picks for the Top Ten Video Game Soundtracks of 2012.