God of War's McCreary wins at BAFTA Games Awards

Updated: Jul 20, 2020

Sadly, the BAFTA Games Awards don't conjure up as much of a buzz as the BAFTAs, but that doesn't mean we should overlook Bear McCreary's incredible win for his score for Best Game winner, God of War.


Last Thursday was a big night for the game industry - it was the British Academy Game Awards and one game in particular outshone the rest. Cory Barlog's journey across Scandinavia fighting Gods and monsters, God of War proved highly popular at the awards, winning Best Narrative, Audio Achievement and Best Game.

But more importantly (in our eyes, anyway), the Norse mythological PlayStation 4 game won Best Music, thanks to its soundtrack by American composer Bear McCreary. You may know McCreary for his scores for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013-), The Walking Dead (2010-), Black Mirror (2016) and 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016).

Whether it's the rich string tones, bass-heavy mix or the cinematic nature of the emotive melodies, the ominous music of God of War beat tough competition from Celeste, Far Cry 5, Florence, Gris and Tetris Effect. This is McCreary's first BAFTA win but we're sure it won't be his last.

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