Remembering David Bowie - a list of video game performances

Today the world lost a rock icon. In honor of David Bowie we've made a list of his notable works in the gaming industry.

January 11th, 2016 - Today the world lost another idol. After a half century of influencing the very genre of rock, David Bowie died at age 69 from an ongoing battle with cancer. Releasing 25 albums throughout his career, this loss will have rippling effects across the music industry. 

In honor of David, we've amassed a list of all of his notable works in the gaming industry. His music has themed our adventures for years even if we might not have known it.

Making his video game debut in 1999 with Omikron: The Nomad Soul, Bowie has had featured music in countless titles of all genres. If we miss any on our list, be sure to let us know in the comments section!

  • 1999 - Omikron: The Nomad Soul

Writer/Performer:  "Thursday's Child", "Something In The Air", "Survive", "Seven", "We All Go Through", "The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell, "Omikron (New Angels of Promise), "The Dreamers"

  • 2003 - Amplitude

Writer/Performer: "Everyone Says Hi" (Metro Remix).

  • 2004 - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Writer (as David Robert Jones): "Somebody Up There Likes Me"; Performer: "Somebody Up There Likes Me"

  • 2004 - Karaoke Revolution Volume 3

Writer: "Under Pressure"

  • 2005 - Guitar Hero

Writer: "Ziggy Stardust"

  • 2006 - Elite Beat Agents

Writer: "Let's Dance"

  • 2007 - Rock Band 

Writer/Performer: "Suffragette City"

  • 2007 - Rock Band Downloadable Content

Writer/Performer: "Heroes", "Moonage Daydream", "Queen Bitch"

  • 2007 - Skate

Writer/Performer: "Queen Bitch"

  • 2007 - SingStar Amped

Writer/Performer: "Changes"

  • 2008 - Grand Theft Auto IV

Writer (as D. Jones): "Fascination"; Performer: "Fascination"

  • 2009 - Guitar Hero 5

Writer/Performer: "Fame", "Under Pressure"

  • 2009 - Band Hero

Writer/Performer: "Let's Dance"

  • 2009 - Karaoke Revolution

Writer (as David Robert Jones): "Space Oddity"; Performer: "Space Oddity"

  • 2010 - Alan Wake

Writer (as David Robert Jones): "Space Oddity"; Performer: "Space Oddity"

  • 2011 - Kinect Sports: Season Two

Writer: "Ice Ice Baby", "Let's Dance", Performer: "Let's Dance"

  • 2011 - Rock Band Downloadable Content

Writer/Performer: "Blue Jean", "Fame", "Modern Love", "Young Americans", "Ziggy Stardust"

  • 2015 - Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Writer: "The Man Who Sold The World"


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Published Jan. 11th 2016

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