The Edge Awards 2012: best audio design

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Format 360, PC, PS3 Publisher Bethesda Developer Arkane Studios

Dunwall’s atmosphere clings like a cold sweat, due in no small part to Dishonored’s audio. The zither strum of its alert signal; the faint swirling yowl of the Heart; tight echoes in its dank, scabby alleys; fluttering moths; the wet lapping of the river that carries the city’s lifeblood. Here, music is incidental, and it’s all the more powerful for it.