Dramatic scores tend to have full orchestration, somber or yearning or powerful or triumphant. Music accompanied by the spoken word/language of a modern culture or society, real or fictitious, is considered a song and therefore not eligible as music. However, original music with ancient Latin or similar vocals is eligible, because the vocals do not function as words in all practicality.

 

AWARDSNOMINEEWINNER
2022-NAVGTR AwardsAs Dusk Falls
2022-NAVGTR AwardsElden RingElden Ring
2022-NAVGTR AwardsEndling: Extinction is Forever
2022-NAVGTR AwardsGhostwire: Tokyo
2022-NAVGTR AwardsGuild Wars 2: End of Dragons
2021-NAVGTR AwardsBright Memory: Infinite
2021-NAVGTR AwardsEldest Souls
2021-NAVGTR AwardsEnder Lilies: Quietus of the Knights
2021-NAVGTR AwardsHonor of Kings
2021-NAVGTR AwardsThe Good Life
2021-NAVGTR AwardsThe MediumThe Medium
2020-NAVGTR AwardsCarrion
2020-NAVGTR AwardsDeliver Us the Moon
2020-NAVGTR AwardsGhost of TsushimaGhost of Tsushima
2020-NAVGTR AwardsImmortals Fenyx Rising
2020-NAVGTR AwardsTell Me Why
2020-NAVGTR AwardsWolcen: Lords of Mayhem
2019-NAVGTR AwardsA Plague Tale: Innocence
2019-NAVGTR AwardsAnthem
2019-NAVGTR AwardsDays Gone
2019-NAVGTR AwardsDeath StrandingDeath Stranding
2019-NAVGTR AwardsSekiro: Shadows Die Twice
2018-NAVGTR AwardsA Way Out
2018-NAVGTR AwardsDauntless
2018-NAVGTR AwardsDetroit: Become HumanDetroit: Become Human
2018-NAVGTR AwardsKingdom Craft
2018-NAVGTR AwardsVampyr
2017-NAVGTR AwardsArena of Valor
2017-NAVGTR AwardsHellblade: Senua’s SacrificeHorizon Zero Dawn
2017-NAVGTR AwardsHorizon Zero Dawn
2017-NAVGTR AwardsLittle Nightmares
2017-NAVGTR AwardsRiME
2016-NAVGTR AwardsSeveredTom Clancy’s The Division
2016-NAVGTR AwardsStellarisTom Clancy’s The Division
2016-NAVGTR AwardsThe Last GuardianTom Clancy’s The Division
2016-NAVGTR AwardsTom Clancy’s The DivisionTom Clancy’s The Division
2016-NAVGTR AwardsVirginiaTom Clancy’s The Division
2015-NAVGTR AwardsBloodborneBloodborne
2015-NAVGTR AwardsEverybody’s Gone To The RaptureBloodborne
2015-NAVGTR AwardsGrey GooBloodborne
2015-NAVGTR AwardsPillars of EternityBloodborne
2015-NAVGTR AwardsThe Order: 1886Bloodborne
2014-NAVGTR AwardsBanner Saga, TheDestiny
2014-NAVGTR AwardsDawngateDestiny
2014-NAVGTR AwardsDestinyDestiny
2014-NAVGTR AwardsTitanfallDestiny
2014-NAVGTR AwardsValiant Hearts: The Great WarDestiny
2014-NAVGTR AwardsWildStarDestiny
2013-NAVGTR AwardsCognition: An Erica Reed ThrillerThe Last of Us
2013-NAVGTR AwardsRemember MeThe Last of Us
2013-NAVGTR AwardsRyse: Son of RomeThe Last of Us
2013-NAVGTR AwardsSoul SacrificeThe Last of Us
2013-NAVGTR AwardsThe Last of UsThe Last of Us
2012-NAVGTR AwardsDear EstherJourney
2012-NAVGTR AwardsJourneyJourney
2012-NAVGTR AwardsMark of the NinjaJourney
2012-NAVGTR AwardsSleeping DogsJourney
2012-NAVGTR AwardsThe Last StoryJourney
2011-NAVGTR AwardsEl Shaddai: Ascension of the MetatronRage
2011-NAVGTR AwardsPayday: The HeistRage
2011-NAVGTR AwardsRageRage
2011-NAVGTR AwardsRise of NightmaresRage
2011-NAVGTR AwardsShadows of the DamnedRage
2010-NAVGTR AwardsAlan WakeAlan Wake
2010-NAVGTR AwardsEnslaved: Odyssey to the WestAlan Wake
2010-NAVGTR AwardsFragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the MoonAlan Wake
2010-NAVGTR AwardsHeavy RainAlan Wake
2010-NAVGTR AwardsNierAlan Wake
2009-NAVGTR AwardsAfro SamuraiUncharted 2: Among Thieves
2009-NAVGTR AwardsCall of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
2009-NAVGTR AwardsDragon Age: OriginsUncharted 2: Among Thieves
2009-NAVGTR AwardsinFamousUncharted 2: Among Thieves
2009-NAVGTR AwardsUncharted 2: Among ThievesUncharted 2: Among Thieves
2008-NAVGTR AwardsCastle CrashersPatapon
2008-NAVGTR AwardsChrono TriggerPatapon
2008-NAVGTR AwardsPataponPatapon
2008-NAVGTR AwardsResistance 2Patapon
2008-NAVGTR AwardsWorld of GooPatapon
2008-NAVGTR AwardsWorld of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich KingPatapon
2007-NAVGTR AwardsBladestormMass Effect
2007-NAVGTR AwardsDead Head FredMass Effect
2007-NAVGTR AwardsLairMass Effect
2007-NAVGTR AwardsMass EffectMass Effect
2007-NAVGTR AwardsUniverse at War: Earth AssaultMass Effect
2006-NAVGTR AwardsCompany of HeroesCompany of Heroes
2006-NAVGTR AwardsDreamfall: The Longest JourneyCompany of Heroes
2006-NAVGTR AwardsElder Scrolls IV: OblivionCompany of Heroes
2006-NAVGTR AwardsFinal Fantasy XIICompany of Heroes
2006-NAVGTR AwardsSuikoden VCompany of Heroes
2005-NAVGTR AwardsAdvent RisingDragon Quest VIII
2005-NAVGTR AwardsDestroy All Humans!Dragon Quest VIII
2005-NAVGTR AwardsDragon Quest VIIIDragon Quest VIII
2005-NAVGTR AwardsJade EmpireDragon Quest VIII
2005-NAVGTR AwardsShadow of the ColossusDragon Quest VIII
2004-NAVGTR AwardsFableHalo 2
2004-NAVGTR AwardsFinal Fantasy Crystal ChroniclesHalo 2
2004-NAVGTR AwardsHalo 2Halo 2
2004-NAVGTR AwardsKatamari DamacyHalo 2
2004-NAVGTR AwardsOnimusha 3: Demon SiegeHalo 2
2003-NAVGTR AwardsLegend of Zelda: Wind WakerSilent Hill 3
2003-NAVGTR AwardsSecret Weapons over NormandySilent Hill 3
2003-NAVGTR AwardsSilent Hill 3Silent Hill 3
2002-NAVGTR AwardsJet Set Radio FutureKingdom Hearts
2002-NAVGTR AwardsKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts
2002-NAVGTR AwardsMedal of Honor: FrontlineKingdom Hearts
2002-NAVGTR AwardsMetroid PrimeKingdom Hearts
2002-NAVGTR AwardsPhantasy Star Online: Episode I & IIKingdom Hearts
2001-NAVGTR AwardsDevil May CryMetal Gear Solid 2
2001-NAVGTR AwardsFinal Fantasy ChroniclesMetal Gear Solid 2
2001-NAVGTR AwardsFinal Fantasy XMetal Gear Solid 2
2001-NAVGTR AwardsMetal Gear Solid 2Metal Gear Solid 2
2001-NAVGTR AwardsOnimusha WarlordsMetal Gear Solid 2