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Gustavo Santaolalla's 'The Last Of Us' makes HappyMag '10 best video game soundtracks of the 2010s'

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The Let's face it, despite some inherent mishaps – I'm looking at you microtransactions – the 2010s gave birth to some exceptional games. Nay, incredible games. In fact, some of my favourite games of all time have only existed in the last decade, and on their shoulders have stood some mind-blowing soundtracks. If you're bunkering in, self-isolating, or just gaming for the hell of it, we got you. Here are the 10 best video game soundtracks of the 2010s.

Widely recognised as a masterpiece, Gustavo Santaolalla's haunting soundtrack The Last Of Us (2013) takes no small cut of the cloth. The devastating cello solos, earthy percussion, and nylon plucked guitar lines imbue an emotional potency that should be a requisite for all apocalyptic games. Yet unlike 65daysofstatic, Santaolalla employs a masterful sense of restraint. It's the silence that brings the true sense of terror here. One of the greatest video game soundtracks ever made, let's see if he can top it on the sequel.

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