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TESTIMONIALS | REVIEWS | AWARDS


"ROM DELIVERS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE AND BEYOND MY HIGHEST EXPECTATIONS"

Rom's musical abilities seem limitless. Orchestral, western, techno, industrial, ambient, horror - no matter what I need, Rom delivers ahead of schedule and beyond my highest expectations. Tracks by Rom are cutting-edge music that refuse to simply be regarded as "background music", the kind of thing that can only come from someone truly passionate about their work.

Hands down he's the most talented and creative songwriter I've ever worked with, and I've relied on his services for more than 10 years.

Mike Larson | Audio Director | Epic Games
Unreal / Gears of War Franchises




"ROM IS THAT RARE BREED OF PROFESSIONAL"

Rom is that rare breed of professional who equally combines talent, technical prowess, and passion to create exceptional results that not only exceed our internal quality bar - but actually inspire our employees to challenge their creative limits.

Cord Smith | Project Director | Pseudo Interactive
Full Auto Franchise




"THE TYPE OF GUY YOU'D WANT ON YOUR SIDE IN A TOUGH SITUATION"

Rom Di Prisco is an inspiring person to work with. His ability to capture the feel of a game in his songwriting, and sculpt amazing soundscapes has left a lasting impression on many people at Electronic Arts. The high quality of Rom's music has had a big impact on the future of music in games, and how seriously it is being treated now.

He's the type of guy you'd want on your side in a tough situation. He's like the Swiss Army Knife of electronic music.

John Morgan | Music Director | Electronic Arts
SSX Franchise




"A GREAT ATTITUDE, A GREAT MUSICIAN, AND VERY EASY TO WORK WITH"

Working with Rom is how hiring an outside resource is SUPPOSED to work. A true professional who delivers on time and can translate verbal descriptions into a client's musical vision. A great attitude, a great musician, and very easy to work with...I can't recommend him more highly.

Paul Lackey | Audio Manager | Rockstar Games San Diego




"HIS MUSIC KICKS ASS!"

Having worked with Rom on a number of titles, I can easily say his professional attitude, level of creativity and ability to read specific musical requirements for each project are unparalleled. Plus his music kicks ass!

Jeff Mair | Audio Director | EA Sports
NHL / NBA Franchises




"HIS PASSION, HIS TALENT AND PROFESSIONAL INTEGRITY WILL NEVER CEASE TO INSPIRE ME"

Rom is pure gold. I have worked with him closely on two, rather intense projects, for the Xbox 360 and PS3. His passion, his talent and professional integrity will never cease to inspire me.

Michelle Frey | Audio Director | Pseudo Interactive
Full Auto Franchise




"ALWAYS DELIVERS TOP NOTCH MUSIC"

Rom has contributed to many of our driving games over the years, and always delivers top notch music and sound effects, right on schedule, and with great end results.

Hanno Lemke | Executive Producer | Electronic Arts
Need for Speed Franchise




"A SHEER JOY TO COLLABORATE WITH"

Rom Di Prisco is a consummate video game sound professional. He is equally adept in creative and technical realms. His diverse past emboldens him to define the future of game sound. He is confident, yet humble, and a sheer joy to collaborate with.

Rom seems to think he can sleep when he’s dead, and he’ll prove it to you.

William Ho | Game Director | Pseudo Interactive
Full Auto Franchise




REVIEWS | TESTIMONIALS | AWARDS


GUACAMELEE! SUPER TURBO CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION

PURE XBOX ONLINE REVIEW
"The soundtrack is so outstanding that it deserves a special mention. Fusing mariachi with electronic/hip-hop, the songs are so infectious and absorbing that they really do work to close the gap between you and your TV screen. When switching from the land of the living to that of the dead, the effects and changes present in the music are instrumental in making the transition feel like a dynamic one. Songs that were prominent and boisterous will sound like they're seeping in from a distant place and buried in a bit of sorrow. When we say that this is a top-notch production in every regard, we mean it."


USGAMER ONLINE REVIEW
"Guacamelee's soundtrack offers excellent mood and ambience."


ZTGD.COM REVIEW
"That, along with the wonderful art style and fantastic soundtrack, makes it a very good deal for only $15."




GUACAMELEE!

THE GAMER WITH KIDS ONLINE REVIEW
"What's even more amazing is the soundtrack. There are many games out there where after a few minutes, you literally want to go into the settings and just turn off the music completely. This isn't one of those games. Again, the music here is very Mexican oriented. The music never feels like it gets in the way of enjoyment and instead, it enhances it and makes an already impressive game even more impressive. It could probably be argued as to which is better, the music or the art and that might be why the Guacamelee! Bundle Fantástico also includes the complete soundtrack to the game for those who just want to enjoy the music."


DESTRUCTOID.COM REVIEW
"The music is similarly high fructose while maintaining a serious sense of top-notch craftmanship."


THE VITA LOUNGE ONLINE REVIEW
"The audio in this title is actually quite superb; and that's saying something coming from me. I tend not to enjoy soundtracks unless they're proper scores or filled with licensed bands and artists, but Guacamelee's Mexican themed music actually had me turning up the volume on a platformer for once. The change of music for different areas and events perfectly suits the mood and style of the game, helping to pull you into the mindset of the luchadore."


GAMEZONE ONLINE REVIEW
"...one heck of a ride, rife with incredible art, awesome music, and funny references."


GIANT BOMB ONLINE REVIEW
"The soundtrack is, unsurprisingly, rooted in Latin music and mariachi, but it's all exceptionally well-produced and lines up beautifully with the game's visual presentation."


HOOKED GAMERS ONLINE REVIEW
"This is helped by a great soundtrack that infuses electronica with simple guitar tracks to create a combination of old style mariachi bands and modern day techno. It doesn't sound like it should work, but it does, and wonderfully so. Honestly, the music and color are the best parts of the game for me, as it is refreshing to see a game that is not afraid to try something unexpected with its aesthetic."


CONSOLE MONSTER ONLINE REVIEW
"Guacamelee boasts one of the most immersive worlds this genre has seen for a while and that is in no small part due to the game's great music and sound effects."




UNREAL TOURNAMENT 3

ACEGAMEZ.CO.UK REVIEW
"...cutting edge visuals and a range of excellent, meaty sound effects, along with one of the best game soundtracks ever. Each level has its own tune, a range of fast-paced tunes with a techno or rock flavour, and a few with a more dramatic orchestral or Oriental theme, sounding suitably futuristic as the beat pulses and the harmonies kick in, adding to the intensity of the experience. Sound 10/10"


MUSIC4GAMES ONLINE REVIEW
"Sumthing Else Records has released the soundtrack to Epic's long awaited Unreal Tournament 3, featuring the combined works of Rom Di Prisco and Jesper Kyd. It's a full 75 minutes of pulsing electronica by the current masters of the genre who have set their sights on setting the mood for bloody fragfests, epic capture the flags, and other tense FPS trappings. ...it's turned into one of my favorite discs (alongside Wipeout Pure and Hitman: Blood Money) to pop in my car for driving. It sounds great in a good system and makes you feel just a tad cooler than everyone else who clearly aren't listening to UT3 as they hustle down the expressway."


TOTALPLAYSTATION.COM REVIEW
"Not only does the game sport most of the usual effects that you've come to love from the series...but what's truly impressive is the music in the game. From the update to the traditional theme to the way themes from Japanese and industrial themes were worked in the soundtrack, Jesper Kyd, Rom Di Prisco and Kevin Riepl did an absolutely killer job..."


WORTHPLAYING.COM REVIEW
"The Unreal Tournament III soundtrack is already available as an album, and it fits in that rather small window of video game soundtracks worth owning. So, obviously, the in-game music is excellent. All of it leans very much to electronica, of course well suiting this type of game, but there is enough variety within the musical genre to keep it interesting, from the electrifying 122.3 BPM variety to the more subdued and ambient."




DEAD MAN'S HAND

GAMERS DEPOT ONLINE REVIEW
"Sounds are good, but the music for the game is better. Picture a blend of Ennio Morricone's memorable scores for Sergio Leone Westerns (the ones with Clint Eastwood in them) and the hip funky tracks from the "Pulp Fiction" soundtrack. The music stands out as matching moods for the game perfectly."


TEAMXBOX.COM REVIEW
"The one area in which Dead Man's Hand scores a Royal Flush is in the audio department. It isn't the easiest task bringing alive the sounds of a two century old gun fight, but it sure seems a simple task after hearing how easily the sound effects have been executed in Dead Man's Hand."


GAMER FEED ONLINE REVIEW
"The game features a stellar soundtrack, right out of the Sergio Leone spaghetti westerns."




SPYHUNTER 2

MYGAMER.COM REVIEW
"The music, once again influenced by the now-legendary 'Peter Gunn' theme, is a solid modern mix of rock, techno and heavy-thumping beats. In particular, the final boss theme is a forcefully pounding work of crunching guitars and electronic blasts. The soundtrack is reminiscent of a James Bond movie with a harder edge. The audio is solid and the soundtrack keeps true to its roots while remaining fresh."


IGN.COM REVIEW
"The sleek mixture of techno and hard rock works perfectly. The explosions sound superb too. Vanessa Carlton? Whatever."


GAMER FEED ONLINE REVIEW
"The in-game music and sound effects rock...The techno music provided in the in-game levels is awesome, and the sound effects boom through your speakers with full-on authority."




RUNE: HALLS OF VALHALLA


GAMES DOMAIN ONLINE REVIEW
"Excellent music evokes the right mood. The soundtrack, which like the game's visuals seems influenced by the Conan the Barbarian films, helps establish the grim fantasy mood. Martial, hypnotic drumming; rhythmic metallic clanks reminiscent of hammers striking anvils; and minor-key male choruses call to mind brutal, remorseless battle."




RUNE: VIKING WARLORD

THE ADRENALINE VAULT REVIEW
"Lyrical and beautiful, the musical score for Rune: Viking Warlord manages to stand out from the other criteria due to its excellent composition and implementation. The haunting melody of the woodwinds makes up much of the action, and older instruments like the lyre and mandolin make appearances to spice up the heavier scenes. Conveniently, the music swells accordingly when combat is impending, maintains a frantic pace throughout most of the battle, and then subsides into peaceful lyricism as the carnage slows."


IGN.COM REVIEW
"There's also a suitably momentous score to accompany the limb-rending, lots of ominous Wagnerian bass rumbling down there in the lower register, and the bad guys scream satisfyingly when their souls depart for Niflheim. Whatever problems this game may have, none of them are with the soundtrack."




BLAIR WITCH: THE LEGEND OF COFFIN ROCK

GAMEZONE ONLINE REVIEW
"The sound is the best of any horror series to date. The creepy sounds of the forest and ghosts make your skin crawl with fright. The best way to really enjoy this game is to turn off the lights and turn up the sound. If you turn off the sound...the game would fail miserably." 


GAME RAIDERS ONLINE REVIEW
"The sounds are perhaps the best I have heard and they add a true feeling of tension to the game. Very realistic rendering of wind and rustling in the trees helps to take you into the woods. Very realistic sound depth helps give you cues of when to be on guard. Overall excellent sound quality and realism."


GAMEPRO.COM REVIEW
"Sound is once again the highlight of the game, with the eerie noises creating a spooky atmosphere, particularly in the woods, where crunching footsteps and strange rattling noises will make your skin crawl."


ARMCHAIREMPIRE.COM REVIEW
"At least the game maintains a scary persona and the audio is one of the main components lending to this. The sound effects are excellent with the whispering incoherent voices of children in the background sometimes, to the eerie silence, or the sound of an enemy, but the player not knowing where it is. Aurally the game is fabulous."


GAMING-AGE.COM REVIEW
"Heck, the sound was enough to even give me slight goosebumps as I was playing through it before night fell. Make sure you have a decent sound system to experience the game, or at least pop on some headphones, and the sound will have you feeling like you're actually tromping through the woods of Burkitsville in no time."




SSX

IGN.COM REVIEW
"SSX has pretty much revolutionized the way that sound is used in videogames. Not only is the music some of the best that you'll ever hear while playing a game, but it actually changes based on what's going on in the race."


GAMESPOT ONLINE REVIEW
"The sound effects can actually convey a sense of texture, and the music will have you fighting out the best way to hook your PS2 up to your computer to record the soundtrack."




NHL 2001

IGN.COM REVIEW
"The music, the menu sounds and the in-game audio package is quality stuff, through and through. Super tunage, ample samples and a nice mix in post-production account for a game that sounds like the real thing."




NEED FOR SPEED: HIGH STAKES

IGN.COM REVIEW
"The range of house music and techno is superb in this game. It's not stereotypical by any means and on occasion, I simply hung out at the menu screens and listened to the music. You know the music is good when this happens. If you have your PlayStation hooked up to a stereo, I would advise cranking it up."


GAME CENTER ONLINE REVIEW
"But as good as the graphics are, the audio is even better. The solid techno soundtrack is perfectly suited to the game's fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping action."




SLED STORM

PLAYSTATION MUSIC ONLINE REVIEW
"Someone in charge of music production at EA is doing a damn fine job at going out and getting some music gamers really...and I mean really want to listen to. I'd venture to say that anything Rom Di Prisco and Saki Kaskas touch turns into gold..."




REBEL MOON RISING

GAMES DOMAIN ONLINE REVIEW
"Probably the best aspect of the game is sound, which it absolutely excels in. Sound effects are loud and clear, and the music rocks. If only the graphics were this impressive."




AWARDS | TESTIMONIALS | REVIEWS


GUACAMELEE!

Indie Game Soundtrack of the Year
Game Music Online

Best Indie Game
Canadian Videogame Awards

Best Downloadable Game
Canadian Videogame Awards

Best Digital Release
PlayStation.Blog

Best PlayStation Vita Game
IGN

Game of the Year
(Nominee)
Destructoid




UNREAL ENGINE

Best of E3: Best Tech
Game Informer

Best of E3: Coolest Tech
IGN

E3 Important Stuff Awards: Best Taste of Next-Gen
GamesRadar

Best Game Engine
Develop Industry Excellence Awards




INFINITY BLADE: DUNGEONS

Best of E3: Best Mobile Game
IGN

Best of E3: Best Handheld/Mobile Game (Nominee)
Game Critics Award




FULL AUTO

Best of E3 Editor's Choice Award
GameSpy

E3 Best Xbox 360 Game
GameSpot

E3 Best of Show: Racing
DailyGame.net

Best Racing Game
(Nominee)
Game Critics Award

Best Racing Game
(Runner-up)
1UP.com




RUNE

Best PC Action Title of the Year
Game Revolution

One of the top Action Games of the Year
GamePower

Action Game of the Year
(Runner-up)
Access Magazine

Action Game of the Year
(Runner-up)
Stomped.com

Action Game of the Year
(Runner-up)
GameSpot UK

Editor's Choice
Gamesmania.com




SSX

Console Game of the Year
Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences

Racing Game of the Year
Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences

Sports Game of the Year
Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences




NEED FOR SPEED: HOT PURSUIT 2

Console Racing Game of the Year
Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences

Best Racing Game
GamePro Magazine Readers Choice Awards




NEED FOR SPEED: HIGH STAKES

Racing Game of the Year
CGW Gameblast Awards

Game of the Year
GA Sports




NEED FOR SPEED III

Top 20 Games of All Time
Playstation Magazine

Driving Game of the Year
GameSpot

Racing Game of the Year
Gameover.net

Arcade Game of the Year
Gamezilla.com

Best Driving Game
CGW Premiere Awards