2017

Original Game Score of the Year Awards

Welcome to our 2017 Original Game Score of the Year Awards.  We've reviewed over 50 Video Game Soundtracks released throughout this year and listed below you'll find the five nominees we've selected, as well as our winner for this year. Once again, we created our annual video showcasing a sample of at least five tracks from our selected nominees. Included in our videos are related video clips, proper track titles, composers, release date and the title of the video game the music was written for on an overlay. It's a lot of work putting these together each year but when all is said and done, seeing it finished is worth it. We hope every year to give video game music, it's composers, vocalists and musicians, the recognition they deserve.

It's also worth noting that for the first time this year, we've added the categories of Vocal Track of the Year, Electronic Track of the Year and lastly Rock Track of the Year. We wanted to find a way to honor some of the tracks that may not have made it into our selection for Original Game Score of the Year but stand out among their own genre. We created a video for each category following the same creation processes as our Original Game Score of the Year video; sample of the chosen tracks, display video clips from the featured video game, place proper credits on the overlays, and the winner is revealed at the end of the video. If you wish to simply see our nominees and winners, scroll-down beneath each video to find them. The video game world is brimming with stand-out music each year and we hope we were able to encapsulate the best of it here on our site. Hope you enjoy our Awards!

Nominees

RIME

Composed by: David Garcia Diaz.

Release date: May 26, 2017.

NieR: Automata

Composed by: Keiichi Okabe.

Release date: March 29, 2017.

CUPHEAD

Composed by: Kristofer Maddigan.

Release date: November 15, 2017.

Destiny 2

Composed by: Michael Salvatori, C Paul Johnson, Skye Lewin, Rotem Moav & Pieter Schlosser.

Release date: September 6, 2017.

Gravity Rush 2

Composed by: Kohei Tanaka.

Release date: February 22, 2017.

Winner

Original Game Score of the Year

 

NieR: Automata

Keiichi Okabe, Keigo Hoashi, Kuniyuki Takahashi & Kakeru Ishihama.

Electronic Track of the Year

Nominees

RUINER - Disapear

Composed by: Sidewalks and Skeletons.

Release date: September 26, 2017.

SONIC MANIA - Steel Cortex (Titanic Monarch Act 2)

Composed by: Tee Lopes.

Release date: September 9, 2017.

TEKKEN 7 - Arctic Snowfall 2nd

Composed by: Keiichi Okabe.

Release date:  WW June 2, 2017.  JP March 18, 2015.

SONIC FORCES - Arsenal Pyramid-Interior

Composed by: SEGA & Tomoya Ohtani.

Release date: November 7, 2017.

REDOUT - On My Own (feat. Daniel Giagnori)

Composed by: Aram Shahbazian.

Release date: October 6, 2017.

Winner

Electronic Track of the Year

 

REDOUT - On My Own

Aram Shahbazian

Vocal Track of the Year

Nominees

Life is Strange - Burn it Down

Composed by: Daughter.

Vocals: Elena Tonra.

Release date: August 31, 2017.

RESIDENT EVIL VII - Go Tell Aunt Rhody -Resident Evil VII-

Composed by: Michael A Levine.

Vocals: Jordan Reyne.

Release date: January 24, 2017.

Super Mario Odyssey - Jump Up, Super Star!

Composed by: Naoto Kubo & Rob Tunstall.

Vocals: Kate Davis.

Release date: October 27, 2017.

NeiR: Automata - Weight of the World the End of YoRHa

Composed by: Keiichi Okabe.

Vocals: YorHa.

Release date: March 29, 2017.

The Evil Within 2 - Ordinary World

Composed by: Hit House.

Vocals: Hit House.

Release date: October 13, 2017.

Winner

Vocal Track of the Year

 

Super Mario Odyssey - Jump Up, Super Star!

Naoto Kubo & Rob Tunstall

Kate Davis

Rock Track of the Year

Nominees

ARMS - Grand Prix Hedlok Battle

Composed by: Atsuko Asashi & Yasauki Iwata.

Release date: June 16, 2017.

FORZA MOTORSPORT 7 - Snaps

Composed by: Kaveh Cohen & Michael Nielson.

                Release date: October 3, 2017.

Tales of Berseria - Daemon's Assault

Composed by: Motoi Sakuraba.

Release date:  JP August 16, 2016.   WW January 27, 2017.

YAKUZA 0 - Debt Cleanup

Composed by: ZENTA.

Release date: JP March 12, 2015.  WW January 24, 2017.

Sonic Forces - Fist Bump

Composed by: Tomoya Ohtani.

Release date: November 7, 2017.

Winner

Rock Track of the Year

 

YAKUZA 0 - Debt Cleanup

ZENTA

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