For the final day of my Game of the Year 2012 awards, I bring you my favorite soundtrack, my favorite 2011 game that I played in 2012 and my top 10 list of the year. 2012 was a fun year filled with pleasant surprises towards its tail end.
Best Soundtrack of 2012
Winner: Hotline: Miami
Like Shatter, I wouldn’t have picked up Hotline: Miami if it wasn’t for the soundtrack. Hotline: Miami is nothing without its soundtrack. The beats chosen for this game helped define and shape its atmosphere and my approach to the game. It’s not intrinsic to the gameplay like with Rez but I cannot imagine the game without it.
Runner-ups: Journey, Call of Duty: Black Ops II