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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.
Congratulations to #GodofWar, winner of the BAFTA for Music 🎶🎼🏆 #BAFTAGames pic.twitter.com/EbJNoDxXl9— BAFTA Games (@BAFTAGames) April 4, 2019
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.
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