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Gustavo Santaolalla, Mac Quayle - The Last of Us Part II makes 'COGconnected's Game of the Year Awards 2020: Best Music'

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COGconnected's PAUL SULLIVAN writes......Music is an underappreciated component of games. If it's done really well, it dramatically enhances the experience. The instruments and melodies blend perfectly into the visual design, bringing the whole thing into perfect focus. The beauty is, there's no singular way of doing that. Among our ten favorite video game soundtracks and scores from the past year is 'The Last of Us Part 2' - Composers: Gustavo Santaolalla & Mac Quayle.

Gustavo Santaolalla has won Academy Awards. With that kind of pedigree, you may have guessed that The Last of Us Part 2 would have a great soundtrack. It does. And it's not just the classical guitar main theme, either. Part 2 features some incredible atmospheric soundscapes that further build the immersion of the world. I've also got to shout out Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson for their in game renditions of Future Days and Take on Me. They're both talented singers – do you have any idea how hard it is to sing worse because it's how the character would sing? Well flippin' done.

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