Best Sound Design

Best Sound Design

Sound often gets the short shrift compared to its big brother vision. XBN applauds the hard work of aural artists everywhere. Sound off!

Winner: Halo 2

Microsoft // Bungie

Halo 2’s cacophonous howls combine with an awe-inspiring martial score to make for a thoroughly engrossing aural assault. Whether they are heightening the tension of a firefight or emphasizing the grandeur of some wide-open outdoor terrain, the score and sound effects manage to perfectly capture a mood and set a scene.

Copyright © 2005 Ziff Davis Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. Originally appearing in Xbox Nation.