VGChartz's Taneli Palola: "Music has always played an integral role in my personal enjoyment of any video game. A great soundtrack can elevate a game from being just another average or forgettable gameplay experience into something genuinely excellent, while a poor soundtrack can just as easily ruin what would otherwise be a perfectly acceptable game. Fortunately, 2017 has been a very good year for video game music, as we've seen more than just a few wonderful original scores come out of this year's video game releases.
Not only do some of the best scores of the year come familiar franchises - oftentimes trying out something quite different with their music and succeeding in the process - but a lot of them also come from entirely new places. However, as is always the case, only a few games can be fully recognised in these awards, and the following four games received the most votes to make it into this year's shortlist for the best original music score."