2012′s best Playstation soundtracks – the finest game music of the year


Assassin’s Creed 3

Whatever your opinion of the game itself, Assassin’s Creed 3’s soundtrack is a genuine masterpiece. Mild digital distortion sins aside, the epic string motifs and multiple pounding drum sections make just sitting on the main menu an aural explosion. Crescendo chases are suitably intense, the quieter free roam exploratory moments are filled with plinky atmosphere – yes, that’s a technical term – and there are even recognisable branches into Christopher Nolan style staccato strings. One of 2012’s best, even if it doesn’t quite reach the dizzying heights of Assassin’s Creed 2, which still holds the platinum trophy for best OST in the series.