Hotline Miami is a game that I almost didn't finish, largely due to its difficulty. It wasn't until I replayed the game on PlayStation Vita with my headphones on that I was able to press on and complete it. Like the game's protagonist, once I put that speaker to my ear, I was hypnotized.
The Hotline Miami soundtrack is fifty shades of suspenseful, charged with adrenaline, mystery, and dread. While the tunes are repetitive at times, the repetition is just enough to drive home the game's sense of madness.