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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Will and I have been all about RPGs lately, and this week’s #MusicMonday is no different. Here are some exceptional acoustic guitar renditions of the battle themes for eight of the Final Fantasy games. If you like fingerstyle guitar, this will make your day.
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.
Mick Gordon became a VGM Household Name with the Doom 2016 soundtrack, but he’s also responsible for the excellent Killer Instinct 2013 soundtrack too. Here’s his amazing version of “The Instinct”, a remix of the classic start screen track from the original game.