Tag Archives: #MusicMonday

#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: Video Game Music for Studying

Lately I’ve been enjoying instrumental music while working on projects, reading, writing, or just relaxing. Video game music fills this role nicely.

Here’s a massive collection that spans nearly three hours of music. There’s time stamps and a full track list in the comments too, so be sure to check that out.


  • Drew

#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: 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.


  • 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.


  • 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

#MusicMonday: Final Fantasy VII Remake: Battle Theme

Cue the chills. Folks, this remastered, and somewhat remade Battle Theme for Final Fantasy Remake, cannot be ignored. It’s just so triumphant! I honestly could listen to it the way one would listen to Guile’s Theme. It’s so beautifully orchestrated in every sense of the way. Not only is it insanely catchy, but it really is so fitting to even the smallest of battles. I can’t imagine any other tune at this point, and I really think it adds tremendous flair to every battle engagement.

Enjoy at high volume!

  • Will