GB's GotY coverage will be up soon but before then I wanted to know what video game music people enjoyed the most in 2012. It's been a terrific year for VGM, with both indie and AAA titles producing some amazing soundtracks. Here are my favourites:
Dustforce - Lifeformed Never got round to playing this game but I did listen to the soundtrack. A lot of game soundtracks need to heard in-game for them to work but the Dustforce OST stood out because all the tracks were great on their own. (My favourite track is no. 10.) Available from Bandcamp.
Max Payne 3 - HEALTHIf I had to pick a favourite song from a video game then it would Tears, the track below. Available from iTunes / Amazon.
FTL: Faster Than Light - Ben PruntyOne of the more overlooked soundtrack from this year, although I remember it being mentioned on the Bombcast. Available from Bandcamp.
Hotline Miami - Various ArtistsI've avoided putting any licensed soundtracks but this is just too good to miss out. There doesn't seem to be a place to purchase the full soundtrack but the game's composer, Jasper Byrne, has put an EP with 4 tracks on Bandcamp.
Those are my picks but I could always do with more VGM so tell me you favourites!