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.


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