Nothing enhances a gaming experience quite like a stirring musical score can. In the past two decades, game soundtracks have evolved from simple series of digitized beeps into moving, professional compositions. The best of these are created specifically to enhance particular scenes in their respective games. Here is the winner of Best Music of 2001:
Developer: PopTop Software
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Developer PopTop Software had already made something of a name for itself with its economic strategy game Railroad Tycoon II, which lets you build a railroad empire to the tune of classic Kentucky bluegrass music. The company then moved on to develop Tropico, this year's surprisingly engaging strategy management game, which lets you play as the dictator of a small Caribbean island. And as with Railroad Tycoon II, one of the most memorable things about Tropico is its excellent soundtrack, which features upbeat Caribbean and Latin themes that perfectly suit the game's distinctive setting and quirky sense of humor and which adds a lot of personality to an already original game.
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