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Original Game Score of the Year Awards


Welcome to our 2020 Original Game Score of the Year Awards.  We reviewed a plethora of Video Game Soundtracks and listed below you'll find the five nominees we've selected, as well as our winner for this year. If you're new to our website and unfamiliar with our awards, we create annual videos showcasing a sample of at least five tracks from our selected nominees. Included in our videos are: related game clips, proper track titles, composers, arrangers, vocalist, release dates and the title of the video game the music was written for on an overlay. We spend an exhausting amount of time properly researching, reviewing and comparing these soundtracks. To be eligible, our criteria is that the soundtracks must be original compositions and not a remix or rearrangement of any type. The soundtracks must also have a release date between October 2019 and October 2020—this gives us time to complete the long editing process in the following months. The video game music world is brimming with talent and we hope we were able to encapsulate the best of it here on our site. We hope you enjoy our Awards and we'll see you back here next year!


Paper Mario: The Origami King

Composed by: Yoshito Sekigawa, Shoh Murakami, Yoshiaki Kimura, Hiroki Morishita & Fumihiro Isobe.

Release date: July 17, 2020.

Arise: A Simple Story

Composed by: David García Díaz.

Release date: December 3, 2019.


Composed by:Various(Click for full list).

Release date: May 27, 2020.


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Original Game Score of the Year


Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Takeru Kanazaki, Hiroki Morishita & Rei Kondoh.

Electronic Track of the Year


Crackdown 3 - Echo

Composed by: Finishing Move Inc.

Release date: February 15, 2019.

Team Sonic Racing - Bingo Party

Composed by: Keiichi Sugiyama / Arranged by TORIENA.

Release date: May 29, 2019.

Photographs - The Journalist, Part 2

Composed by: Ben Prunty.

Release date:April 3, 2019.

Katana ZERO - Full Confessions

Composed by: LudoWic.

Release date: April 18, 2019.

Cadence of Hyrule - Hyrule Castle Dungeon

Composed by: Danny Baranowsky.

Release date: June 13, 2019.


Electronic Track of the Year


Team Sonic Racing - Bingo Party

Keiichi Sugiyama & TORIENA

Vocal Track of the Year


Sea of Solitude - I Picture You Before Me

Composed by: Guy Jackson.

Vocals: Stella Angelika.

Release date: June 28, 2019.

Devil May Cry 5 -Devil Trigger

Composed by: Casey Edwards.

Vocals: Ali Edwards.

Release date: March 20, 2019.

Elsinore - Carry On

Composed by: Adam Gubman.

Vocals: Elizabeth Zharoff.

Release date: July 19, 2019.

Red Dead Redemption 2 - That's The Way It Is

Composed by: Daniel Lanois.

Vocals: Daniel Lanois.

Release date: July 12, 2019.

Code Vein - Human Qua Human

Composed by: Go Shiina.

Vocals: Laura Intravia.

Release date: September 26, 2019.


Vocal Track of the Year


Elsinore - Carry On

Adam Gubman & Elizabeth Zharoff

Rock Track of the Year


Valfaris - Mass Upheaval

Composed by: Curt Victor Bryant.

Release date: October 10, 2019.

Samurai Shodown - Fin of Invincibility(Galford)

Composed by: Naoki Kita.

Release date: June 28, 2019.

Dusk - Keepers of the Gate

Composed by: Andrew Hulshult.

Release date: December 10, 2018.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - 11th Street

Composed by: Shenseai Gakkyoku Zatsugida.

Arrangement Supervisor: Junichi Nakatsuru.

Release date: December 7, 2018.

Daemon X Machina - Overkill

Composed by: Rio Hamamoto.

Release date: September 13, 2019.


Rock Track of the Year


Daemon X Machina - Overkill

Rio Hamamoto

Instrumental Track of the Year


She and the Light Bearer - Rikala

Composed by: Pathetic Experience & Masdito Bachtiar

Release date: January 17, 2019.

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Lonesome Town

Composed by: Ricky Nelson.

Arranged by: Woody Jackson.

Release date: April 10, 2019.

Sea of Thieves - Becalmed

Composed by: Robin Beanland.

Release date:  May 24, 2019.

Borderlands 3 - Sanctuary 3: Moxxi's Interlude 1

Composed by: Mike Jones.

Release date: October 13, 2019.

Planet Zoo - Buffalo Odyssey

Composed by: J.J. Ipsen.

Release date: November 5, 2019.


Instrumental Track of the Year


Sea of Thieves - Becalmed

Robin Beanland

Orchestral Track of the Year


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Battlefield

Composed by: noisycroak Co., Ltd.

Release date: December 7, 2018.

Ghost of a Tail - Tam & Farrow's Theme

Composed by: Mathieu Alvado.

Release date: February 16, 2019.

Greedfall - The Fallen Hope

Composed by: Olivier Deriviere.

Release date: September 3, 2019.

Samurai Showdown - Sturm und Drang (Main Menu)

Composed by: Kensuke Inage.

Release date: June 27, 2019.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne - Succession of Light

Composed by: Yuko Komiyama.

Release date: September 6, 2019.


Orchestral Track of the Year


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Battlefield

noisycroak Co., Ltd.

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