Tag Archives: Video Game Music

#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: Command & Conquer – Act on Instinct

Arguably the most identifiable track in C&C history, Act on Instinct is the first song you hear when you load up the game and start playing. It’s this weird mix of techno rock and fits the mood of the game perfectly. Easily one of my favorite tracks from composer Frank Klepacki.

  • DK

#MusicMonday: Metal Gear Solid: Intruder 2

Hey Folks! Music Monday is back with a track from one of my most beloved franchises. “Intruder”, from the original Metal Gear Solid, I personally think defines the atmosphere, perfectly. High Hat shimmers, cricket sounds, bass-y themes, and dramatic sound effects. I honestly think it’s very difficult to describe the ambient tracks for this game. With that said, enjoy the track for yourself! Snaaaaaaakkkkeeee!!!!

  • Will

#MusicMonday: Ori and the Blind Forest – “Climbing the Ginso Tree “

I have yet to have the pleasure of playing Ori and the Blind Forest (it’s in my backlog as a must-play), but I heard the soundtrack was absolutely breathtaking, so I had to check it out.

They weren’t wrong – Gareth Coker’s soundscape seems perfect for the game, but this track in particular captured me in a different way – and actually gave me chills.

It still does every time I hear it. I hope it moves you in the same way it moves me.