Shout out to Hades for getting Masahiro Aoki and Daisuke Kurosawa for the most Guilty Gear-ass boss theme I’ve ever heard… outside of Guilty Gear.
Granblue Fantasy: Versus has a collection of some of the best video game music of the last 5 years tucked away throughout various modes. For “new” stuff my standout is a pretty good version of an original Uematsu theme; though it has the Fighting Game problem of… the best part is like two minutes in and the match might already be over. They were also kind enough to throw the Emi Evans version into RPG mode.
Persona 5 Royal had a handful of new music, including a new battle theme that may or may not be as good as Last Surprise.
Genshin Impact might be the best orchestral soundtrack that nobody seems to really talk about that much?
Destiny 2 for the “best song and best moment” combination award.
Doom Eternal was still good, albeit maybe not as consistent or memorable as 2016.
Ultrakill had similar moments except more dubsteppy.
Anyways it feels like it’s cheating but the Final Fantasy 7 Remake soundtrack wins for almost making me cry like seven different times. The quality isn’t just nostalgia driven at this point, it’s just an all-time score.