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Shinobi-Neo
Shinobi-Neo

No matter in which era, Tekken always rocks.

Freboy
Freboy

So, 2012 may not have been the best year for games, but at least it was a fantastic year for game music.

USAPATRIOT21
USAPATRIOT21

I've never played Journey before but from fan reaction, I assume it is a fantastic game. The one negative I will say about it is that the trailers for the gameplay of Journey look pretty boring. Congrats to the developers for making (what I assume) is a fantastic game but on the flip side, the promotional people didn't string anything interesting together to entice me to buy it.

julianozuca
julianozuca

Wonderful choices. Cheers, Toyad. :)

jemoedr
jemoedr

It's still a shame that they didn't bring gravity rush to PS3, the platform it was originaly meant for.

seethrough89
seethrough89

stop stealing ideas from others GAMESPOT and create your own articles. thank you.

RayzerTag
RayzerTag

The soundtracks from FEZ, Kid Icarus, and Katawa Shoujo were jawdropping at times.

rafael017xx
rafael017xx

that advertistement of contre jour its really starting to piss me off -.-

avatarIVN
avatarIVN

This is a good collection of videogame songs.

 

jpm1276
jpm1276

Max Payne 3 is my soundtrack of the year.

LatinproX
LatinproX

The ME3 soundtrack reminds me  of Lost.

LatinproX
LatinproX

Damn some of those tunes almost put me to sleep!LOL

Carpface
Carpface

Sound Shapes had some killer tunes.

entregan
entregan

I would have been better if it would've been like "Cinametechu!" at the beginning :)  Man ... G4, you went down...

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

The Black Mesa Mod had the best music

elbauto
elbauto

 Jonathan Toyad's voice annoys me

TBear7130
TBear7130

Applause for all the composers featured. Enjoyable to see the sometimes overlooked or under-appreciated parts of games highlighted.

 

Admittedly, I usually turn down music and do not get to appreciate that portion of the games.

 

Kudos.

shinobi62676
shinobi62676

WHY THE HELL DOES NO ONE EVER MENTION STARHAWK? C'mon it was different, it felt epic, and even though some tracks sounded repetitive it still always got me hyped when I was driving, flying and fighting in it's universe.

Alexk91
Alexk91

An End Once and For All is such a beautifully somber piece.

AndCarlsen
AndCarlsen

Some really great songs. I love Hydrogen from Hotline Miami. I've listened to that song so many times, it's really good.

evil_m3nace
evil_m3nace

FTL has some great music, Farcry 3, Xcom, they all have some great tracts that put the mood right for the game, Journey is great, ME3 has some really touching music,  the ending of Xcom was somewhat emotional because of all the stress and work put into Ironman mode, also because of attachment to a certain character that just wouldn't die!

suffering-evil
suffering-evil

Tears from the max payne soundtrack is one of 2012's best. definetly a top 10 track

shanethewolf
shanethewolf

A few nice tracks in there, but it's mostly very generic and sounds the same.

d_khan
d_khan

Great stuff Jonathan, thanks for adding music from Darksiders 2. EPIC!!

pathosfire
pathosfire

Cool mesh-up.  I like it Gamespot, nice to see all the great tunes this year in one video.

LucasArts-
LucasArts-

None of them is charming this year

Baelath
Baelath

How can they not have "I'm Proud of You" from the ME3 soundtrack. The closing song is great, but it's the music where SPOILER SPOILER "with the view" that is probably the most emphatic and emotional.

AlmityGuitarist
AlmityGuitarist

Hotline Miami wins in terms of overall soundtrack. Not once was there a piece of music that didn't seem to fit the game.And why is Faster Than Light not on here?! 

Zelda99
Zelda99

For FF XIII-2, should have used Noel's theme- Final Journey or New Bodhum or even other songs. there are far better selections than the Run. And no Halo 4? the Halo franchises have always been a staple for video game soundtracks, it should be on the list with Legacy or Arrival as its song

khai1238
khai1238

I don't get why Assassins Creed 3 main theme is missing. I mean that could be the best soundtrack of this year. Don't get me wrong, I like the soundtracks of the games posted in this video but shame on you Gamespot for missing AC3's main theme. Seriously guys go listen to it on Youtube or something because it is absolutely awesome. Gamespot I am deeply disappointed. 

Mehfuz
Mehfuz

Diablo 3

Gravity Rush

The Last Story

Journey

Skullgirls

Ys: FOC

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Max Payne 3

Fez

The Secret world

Darksiders 2

Hotline Miami 

FF XIII-2

Double Dragon Neon

Dust: An Elysian Tail

Endless Space

Mass Effect 3

Hitman: Absolution

Anarchy Reigns

Kid Icarus: Uprising

Dragon's Dogma

 

Awesome list, HM would be my personal fav but all these deserve place here.

Sunuva22
Sunuva22

the fact that I played most of those games makes me kind of happy :D

RRDB
RRDB staff

 @TBear7130 Haha! Tell me about it! Featuring the almost 100 composers/performers might be a nightmare but they definitively deserve it!

iempire68
iempire68

 Agreed. I love the music in the airport scene. Set the mood perfectly.

Kevin-V
Kevin-V moderator staff

 @khai1238 Assassin's Creed III doesn't get close to AC2's soundtrack in my mind; I can recall multiple tracks from AC2 in my mind right now, but can't really recall AC3's, even though I played it much more recently. 

 

In any case, not including a game in this video is not a slight; this happens to be a compilation of some of our favorites, but it not meant to be a complete list.