One of my favorite computer games when I was a child was Quake. Everyone knows I was a huge Doom fan, but Quake was something different. It felt like the next generation leap to full 3D, and with it it brought actual CD-quality music thanks to Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails.
I would regularly pop the game disc into my CD player, skip track 1 (data track) and just listen to the rest of the album. The title track, heard here, is probably my favorite.
Thanks to Tyler for reminding me how awesome this soundtrack is!
Flying over Skyrim’s world on a dragon is now possible, well, by listening to this track and diving into your wildest imaginations. Skyrim is a spectacular experience, and Jeremy Soule’s work on the soundtrack is nothing short of amazing. Wind Guide You is one that sort of sneaks up on you when you listen to the score in order. I feel it encapsulates everything that is grand about Skyrim’s world. It’s triumphant, it’s sad, its harmonious, and it’s deeply moving.
Today, I am posting something a little different than usual. My SoundCloud! There are no video games soundtracks here, but you will find video gamey tracks created by yours truly. Here’s one of my latest, “Selection Screen”.
Man. I sort of forgot how special this game is, and more importantly how special the soundtrack is to Gris. I really love this track because of the way it builds and has this epic crescendo with the trumpets and horns. Gris’ soundtrack is ethereal and haunting, yet touching, and beautiful. It’s something special, folks. Give it a listen!
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.
#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.
#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.
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!
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.