The Golden Joystick Awards are upon us - which means it's time for us to step aside and let you decide who deserves the honor of best… well, just about everything. From Best Visual Design to Best Gaming Moment and even Innovation of the Year, there's plenty of categories to vote on. Let's you and I take a closer look at this year's contenders for Best Audio.
Audio is a tough category. I'm not saying it's the hardest to judge or anything, but it's totally the hardest to judge. For instance, I personally wouldn't give Alien: Isolation any particularly high praise for its musical score (since it's so similar to the one heard in Ridley Scott's film) but its use of environmental sound effects is superb. You constantly feel under assault from not just the alien itself, but the cold and foreboding space station on which you find yourself trapped.
Meanwhile, Bloodborne has a soundtrack that'll get your blood pumping in preparation for some good old monster slaying, as well as some delightfully spooky ambience - you just can't go wrong with a creepy choir. But maybe you like some joyful, chipper music to brighten up your day, in which case the wonderful Ori and the Blind Forest and its light, playful air will serve you well.
Frankly, I'm paralyzed by indecision. But you don't have to be like me. Go vote in The Golden Joystick Awards for which game you think deserves Best Audio and claim your copy of BioShock Infinite for PC!