Category Archives: Music Monday

#MusicMonday: Ellie – “Take On Me” (from The Last of Us Part II)

I’m not entirely sure if this qualifies as “Video Game Music,” but it’s one of my favorite music moments in a video game ever. In “The Last of Us 2,” Ellie and Dina find a music store, and Ellie picks up the guitar…

I hope this makes you feel things the way it made me feel things.

  • Drew

#MusicMonday: Ghost Of Tsushima – Tsushima Suite “Seiiki”

#MusicMonday returns with Ghost Of Tsushima. The moment I heard this track for the first time, I knew I would fall in love with the soundtrack. It reminds me of The Last Samurai, one of my favorite movies. It encapsulates feudal Japan, and the beauty Tsushima offers. I hope this track moves you to blubbering like a baby like it did to me.

Enjoy!

  • Will

#MusicMonday: Assassin’s Creed 3 – “Modern Assassin” – Lorne Balfe

#MusicMonday returns with Assassin’s Creed 3. “Modern Assassin” is no slouch in the soundtrack department for the AC series, as I’d argue that the AC3 soundtrack is one of the best. Cascading drums and soaring strings is what you’ll find here, thanks to Lorne’s ability to capture to action and essence of the American Revolution.

Enjoy at a high volume!

  • Will

#MusicMonday: Dragon’s Crown – World Map Theme Extended

What a track we have here, folks. Ethereal, mysterious, enchanting, and spiritual all wrapped into one big dose of musical magic. I have Dragon’s Crown Pro, and have not played it yet, but I discovered the soundtrack many years ago and this track really caught my attention. It reminds me of a slow motion sequence of a Lord Of The Rings Battle. I hope it bring you some peace to your week!

  • Will

#MusicMonday: Frank Klepacki and the Tiberian Sons – Command & Conquer Medley

I’ve shared this song before, but never this performance, and with Command & Conquer Remastered taking most of my gaming time, it’s hard not to recommend a song from C&C composer Frank Klepacki’s live performance with The Tiberian Sons at 2019’s MAGFest.

If you think this sounds good, I’ve got some great news for you – they rerecorded these tracks for the Remaster, and they sound incredible.

Hope you dig it, and be sure to check out the full concert!

#MusicMonday: Metal Gear Solid 2: “Shell 2 Air Purification Room”

#MusicMonday returns once again, with this fine installment from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty. There are some really unique tracks from this game’s soundtrack, and this one cannot be overlooked. A lot of the music from the Big Shell area is so mysterious and haunting. It encapsulates the intrigue and espionage of the mission at hand while searching for answers of the global elite. It really makes me want to revisit the entire series.

Enjoy!

– Will

#MusicMonday: The Last of Us Theme Song by Gustavo SantAOlalla

I have been thoroughly enjoying my time with The Last of Us, but I don’t think it would be nearly as effective without the incredible soundtrack from Gustavo Santaolalla. His acoustic finger-style guitar gives the game a feeling of isolation and desolation that I haven’t heard in a game soundtrack in years.

This is a great game, but the soundtrack makes it that much better.

Enjoy!

  • Drew

#MusicMonday: Deus Ex: Human Revolution – “Everybody Lies” (Michael McCann)

This soundtrack. THIS soundtrack, is so, freaking, good. This track in particular is chock-a-block full of unique, and interesting sounds. It represents mystery, stealth, action, sadness, and just…all the feels! It really captures the intrigue, and curiosity this game exudes at it’s pores. The end of the track concludes, with I can only describe as what you’d hear if you uncovered the world’s biggest secrets, and conspiracies. Perfect for studying or driving.

Enjoy!

  • Will

#MusicMonday: Into The Breach – “Old War Machines”

Into the Breach is one of my favorite strategy games of the past few years, and the soundtrack is a significant part of that experience. It fits the tone of the game perfectly – serious, somber, epic, distinct. Every single track has a place. Every note matters.

Ben Prunty kocked it out of the park with the FTL soundtrack, but this shows what the talented composer is really capable of.

Old War Machines is one of my favorite tracks from the soundtrack, but it’s difficult to choose just one. Find the soundtrack on your favorite music service and listen with headphones – you won’t regret it!

  • Drew