Anyone can slap together a great playlist of the current or past greatest hits, but to create something from scratch to bring the world to life is an incredible feat. There were many great original soundtracks this year. Booming and action-packed scores aren’t always the best. Feeling the game itself in the music is where the best lie.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
My favorite game composer, Jeremy Soule, may have had only a bit part in the one song, but the score is fantastic nonetheless and brings back the feeling of Morrowind through and through. With sweeping scores for both exploration and combat, TESO continues the trend of The Elder Scrolls having some of the best video game soundtracks ever written.