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The Ten Ton Hammer MMOG Decade Awards 2001-2010 - Page 5

Updated Sat, Apr 06, 2013 by B. de la Durantaye



If you're one of those gamers who installs a game and immediately disables the music and sound effects, you could be missing out.

We took a look at several games this decade that really stood out in terms of musical score and sound effects. We wanted to award the winner as one that not only had an emotional, powerful score, but one that would be remembered for years to come.

The winner this year did just that. A powerful musical composition only heightened the experience of the game itself, often becoming an auditory experience that could be likened to a cinematic feature film.

The Best Sound & Score of the Decade goes to...

Best Sound & Score 2001-2010
Guild Wars Logo

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Runners Up:
Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (Funcom)
The Lord of the Rings Online (Turbine)

Guild Wars had such a powerful score it prompted many players to get a copy of the soundtrack on CD. It's no wonder, considering the talent behind the soundtrack. British Academy Award winner Jeremy Soule was able to capture and immortalize the gaming experience behind Guild Wars. The score is appropriately suspenseful in tense combat, and airy, but no less potent in exploration.

Guild Wars is not only able to tell a story well, but the music and sound wins a well-earned spot in the Ten Ton Hammer Decade Awards.


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