Music to our ears: The most epic soundtracks in gaming

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Much like in movies, television, and even theater, music plays an integral role in video games. It sets the mood; it can help scare us, make our eyes fill with tears, or even pump us up for a massive action sequence.

If it weren't for the soundtracks composed by the very talented minds behind them, our gameplay experiences wouldn't be as emotionally satisfying. Thanks to the music featured in the following titles, the spectacle of these games are elevated tenfold into grandiose epics that will be remembered throughout gaming history. 

Image source: The Stately Harold

Published Aug. 23rd 2015
  • Jo-likes
    This is pretty awesome. Music can make it or break it, imo! (:
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    I'm partial to the Journey soundtrack.

    Just amazing music on it's own, without context. Where I think Halo, and a few others (even if I love em) need to be with the game (or you have played the game) to really feel special.

    Journey... what a game... I think the only game I'm happy to call perfect. It does what it needs to, with no fluff, nothing more nothing less.
  • katlaborde
    Featured Contributor
    Unfortunately, I have never played Journey. I do understand what you mean by music still being special outside of its context. There are a few scores from games and film that have the same effect on me.
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    if you have a PS3 or 4 I'd suggest getting Journey.
  • GameSkinny Staff
    Great list, but the Transistor and Bastion soundtracks are still my absolute favorites - Super Giant Games and Darren Korb absolutely nail it.

    Transistor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9O2Rjn1azc
    Bastion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8cELTdtw6U
  • katlaborde
    Featured Contributor
    Wow! These are pretty awesome.

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