Annual Game Music Awards 2010: Best Score Winners
We are proud to present the winners of the Annual Game Music Awards 2010. These panel-voted officially recognised awards provide a thorough and wide-reaching recognition of achievement in game music over the last year.
Best Score Japan :: Nier
The portrayal of the desolate world of Nier by Keiichi Okabe's Monaca was both unique in its concept with its focus on experimental vocal pieces rather than instrumental scores and beautiful in its execution.
Final Fantasy XIII
Metroid: Other M
Sengoku Basara 3
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
Best Score North America :: StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Led by Russell Brower, this long-anticipated score portrayed the rich universe of StarCraft II in a convincing and memorable manner while building upon existing cinematic conventions and featuring top-end production values.
|Call of Duty: Black Ops
Lost Planet 2
Medal of Honor
Splinter Cell: Conviction
Best Score Europe :: Alan Wake
Breaking composer Petri Alanko's expansive score for the critically acclaimed Alan Wake captured the hearts of gamers and stand-alone listeners alike with its intimate orchestrations and psychological explorations.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
|Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer
Arcania: Gothic 4
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
James Bond 007: Blood Stone
Two Worlds II
Best Score Contemporary / Alternative :: No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle
Blending tracks from Grasshopper Manufacture's internal team with those of various alternative artists, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle features a superbly produced score filled with style, attitude, and charisma.
Dead Rising 2
Gran Turismo 5
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
Red Dead Redemption
Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype
The King of Fighters XIII
Best Score Retro / Remixed :: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game
By combining memorable new compositions with cheeky nods to various classics, chiptune punk rock band Anamanaguchi certainly offered an entertaining official score for this surprisingly good video game adaptation.
Mega Man 10
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Pokemon Black & White
Shantae: Risky's Revenge
Sonic the Hedgehog 4