Talk about well deserved.

There's a reason we gave the overall sound in Journey a 9.8. And there's a reason it scored that high with very minimal audio effects.

It's because of the amazing score, which features a haunting cello that keeps you riveted in each surreal moment. Now, it has been announced that the game's soundtrack is up for a Grammy Award. Composer Austin Wintory (Grace, Captain Abu Raed) got the nomination in the Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media category in the upcoming 55th annual Grammy Awards. It's the only video game to be nominated this year, and the first game to have a soundtrack nominated. Last year, composer Christopher Tin won the award for the opening song (Baba Yetu) in Civilization IV .

Wintory will be competing against the legendary John Williams for "The Adventures of Tintin," Hans Zimmer for "The Dark Knight," Ludovic Bource for "The Artist," Howard Shore for "Hugo," and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo." …not an easy category to win, obviously. By the way, the Journey soundtrack hit #116 on the Billboard charts and surpassed 4,000 sales in its first week, making it the second-highest charting video game soundtrack to date, just behind 2007's Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock .

Congratulations and good luck, Austin!

Related Game(s): Journey

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556pineapple
556pineapple
8 years ago

Congratulations, Austin! To see the soundtrack for a game (a downloadable one, at that!) go up against blockbuster scores by famous, acclaimed composers makes me happy as both a gamer and an aspiring composer.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

That's totally winnable, the only real competition will be The Artist.

Well done, a transformative game in all respects.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
8 years ago

I have the collection but I have yet to play it!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Then there's no time to lose!

gumbi
gumbi
8 years ago

Well deserved indeed. The score of this game is such a huge part of it's atmosphere. It's instantly recognizable, and my spine tingles every time I scroll by Journey on my games list and hear that cello.

I can't say it enough. Journey, and the geniuses behind it deserve every accolade that can be thrown at them.