God of War III (PS3)
Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360, PC)
Red Dead Redemption (Xbox 360, PS3)
Music in video games has really come along way. In a time where we use to have bleeps and bloops we now have full theatrical scores that make some blockbuster movies seem weak. A powerful musical score can truly enhance the experience of a video game, which is why it is important to have a Best Musical Score category. If you want to read more about music and video games, check out my past article here.
The 2010 Gameslave Award for Best Musical Score goes to Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360, PC). There is no doubt that Mass Effect 2 has some powerful and dramatic scenes. These moments would not have seemed as intense with a weak soundtrack behind it. These moments really get you heart beating thanks to the exceptional musical score that underlies Mass Effect 2.