God of War wins Best Music and sweeps the board at Bafta Games Awards 2019

5 April 2019, 12:15

God of War at Sony Playstation Event At E3 Conference
God of War at Sony Playstation Event At E3 Conference. Picture: Getty

By Elizabeth Davis

Bear McCreary's Scandinavian-inspired music for the epic Playstation game wins this year’s Bafta for video game music

The Bafta Games Awards took place at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London last night, hosted by Dara O'Briain. God of War was the big winner of the night, winning five awards including Best Game and the Performer award.

The other games nominated for Best Music included Far Cry 5, Celeste and Florence, a puzzle game about two people falling in love – which went on to win the Mobile Game category.

The blockbuster game Red Dead Redemption 2 came away empty handed, despite being one of the biggest games of last year.

Video game music has been steadily gaining recognition over the past few years – Classic FM recently launched a dedicated video game music stream on our app. And in 2013, the Nobuo Uematsu’s music for Final Fantasy was voted the public’s third favourite piece of music in the Classic FM Hall of Fame.

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Here's the full list of winners

Artistic Achievement – Return of the Obra Dinn

Audio Achievement – God of War

Best Game – God of War

British Game – Forza Horizon 4

Debut Game – Yoku's Island Express

Evolving Game – Fortnite

Family – Nintendo Labo

Game Beyond Entertainment – My Child Lebensborn

Game Design – Return of the Obra Dinn

Game Innovation – Nintendo Labo

Mobile Game – Florence

Multiplayer – A Way Out

Music – God of War

Narrative – God of War

Original Property – Into the Breach

Performed – Jeremy Davies

EE Mobile Game of the Year – Old School Runescape