Monday, 5 January 2009

TWP Awards 08: Best Soundtrack

Soundtracks to games this year have been a bit of a mixed bag, but there were some well put together compilations, and fantastic original scores amongst the overdramatic rubbish or liscenced crud.

Winner: LittleBigPlanet (PS3)

From the moment we saw the first LBP trailer featuring The Go Team, we fell in love with the game. The music throughout perfectly fits with the feel of the game, and the hilarious sound effects laid over the top just add to the experience. The particular stand-out track for us was Jim Noir's "My Patch". Oh and thanks Media Molecule for introducing us to The Go Team!

Runner Up: Grand Theft Auto (PS3)

Rockstar yet again pulled a great mix of songs together for the biggest GTA soundtrack yet, but so much felt like filler. Best track for me was the inclusion of Kanye West's "Flashing Lights", but points knocked off for not enough 80s electro-pop.

Runner Up: WipEout HD (PSN)

WipEout HD also had another great collection of tracks, and we especially love the way the music fades out slightly as if farther away whilst you are in the air after a jump. Nice touches but it is a short list of tracks and that is disappointing.

Runner Up: PixelJunk Eden (PSN)

Eden's amalgamation of various electronic noises really complement the changing design of the stages in the game; the soundtrack album is available now on the PlayStation Store and is well worth a buy.

Runner Up: Mirror's Edge (PS3)

This game's soundtrack is made up of a couple of tracks that meld together to create appropriate backing whether you are being chased or in the clear. The addition of Faith's breathing adds to the immersion.


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