FACT Magazine – The 10 best video game soundtracks of 2018

“Tetsuya Mizuguchi’s work has always oscillated between thrilling futurism and cheesy new age. If 2001’s Rez felt like the former, then Tetris Effect gently tips the balance towards the latter. Euphoria finds expression in every element of the Japanese designer’s latest title, from the cooing dolphins and dazzling fireworks decorating the screen, to the musical blocks that produce sound as they’re rotated. Noboru Mutoh’s soundtrack races through a variety of styles including Villalobos-esque needling techno and piano-led jazz that could have come from Ryuichi Sakamoto’s fingertips. The major key melodies of trance are frequently deployed, helping cement Tetris Effect as 2018’s most endorphin-filled experience.”