Annual Game Music Awards 2012: Outstanding Audio Winners

We are proud to present the winners of the Annual Game Music Awards 2012. These panel-voted officially recognised awards provide a thorough and wide-reaching recognition of achievement in game music over the last year.


Outstanding Achievement - Main Theme :: Journey - Nascence

Completing a hat-trick for Austin Wintory, "Nascence" is the exposition of Journey's recurring main theme. Perfectly encapsulating the game itself, the track immerses listeners with its subtle, intimate, and ever beautiful progressions.


Time Travelers - Another Timeline
Gravity Daze - Gravity Daze

Other Nominations

Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Theme from Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier - Future Soldier
Mass Effect 3 - Leaving Earth
Journey - Nascence
Resistance: Burning Skies - Burning Skies
Rhythm Thief & The Emperor's Treasure - Theme of Kaitou R
The Darkness II - The Darkness
XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Our Last Hope


Outstanding Achievement - Vocal Theme :: SoulCalibur V - The Breeze at Dawn

"The Breeze at Dawn" combined the dynamic composition and radiant orchestration of Cris Velasco, with the co-composition, thoughtful lyrics, and angelic vocals of Jillian Aversa. An incredible ending theme for SoulCalibur V and a convincing demonstration that vocal themes can belong in a SoulCalibur title.


Journey - I Was Born For This
Quantum Conundrum - Flip a Switch

Other Nominations

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy - Ballad Moving Towards Hope
Ciel Nosurge - Ahih rei-yah
Dishonored - Honor for All
Guild Wars 2 - Fear Not This Night
Lord of Apocalypse - Shi no Uto
Silent Hill: Book of Memories - Now We're Free
Skullgirls - In a Moment's Time


Outstanding Achievement - Licensed Music :: Forza Horizon

Forza Horizon enhanced its musical festival vibe with a hip, thrilling licensed soundtrack compiled by BBC Radio DJ Rob da Bank. The game features over 60 artists featured across three radio stations: indie, rock, and electro.


SSX Lollipop Chainsaw

Other Nominations

Lumines: Electronic Symphony
Need For Speed: Most Wanted
Sleeping Dogs
The Darkness II
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD
Wipeout 2048


Outstanding Achievement - Sound Design :: Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

Like most of today's big-budget shooters, Ubisoft's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier boasts ultra-realistic sound design. Where it stood out was its dramatic integration of such effects, spanning immersive ambient soundscapes to shattering gun noises.


Halo 4 The Secret World

Other Nominations

Diablo III
Kid Icarus: Uprising
Hitman: Absolution
Need For Speed: Most Wanted
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Uncharted: Golden Abyss


Outstanding Achievement - Voice Dialogue :: Halo 4

The excellent audio of 343 Industries' Halo 4 was wrapped up by some superb voice acting from a mixture of new and returning cast members. Emotional and convincing performances brought a more personal dimension to the series' narrative, especially the love story between Master Chief and Cortana.


Star Wars: The Old Republic Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance

Other Nominations

Borderlands 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Hitman: Absolution
Lollipop Chainsaw
Kid Icarus: Uprising
Resident Evil 6
Sleeping Dogs


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