A Break in the Road is a unique game that puts you in the role of a DJ recording sounds throughout the city to mix into a one minute song. An amazingly well-produced cut scene, complete with top-notch voice acting talent, introduces the back story and drops you right into it.
Why we picked it: A Break in the Road offers a break from the typical music-oriented gameplay by creating something a bit more urban and artistically sound. Explore a city teeming with sounds, song, and rhythm to find and record samples to your minidisc for later sequencing in the game's virtual studio. High production values are evident within the elaborate introductory animation sequence, voice acting, and virtual studio interface, as well as within the underlying gameplay that not only facilitates but encourages creativity from the player. All this adds up to a game deserving to be among the Best of 2006.