The 22 Best Video Game Soundtracks

Even though we may not realize it, game soundtracks can be of critical importance for the integrity of the game. When a soundtrack that fits the atmosphere of the game is included in the game, the pleasure we get from the game increases.

The fascinating stories of the game world come with soundtracks that we will listen to for many years. We have compiled the best video game soundtracks that our gaming experiences have witnessed. Some of these pieces will evoke nostalgic feelings, while others will bring you back to the game series you played years ago.

The Best Video Game Soundtracks

Mass Effect 3 | Leaving Earth – Clint Mansell

The respected name of the music world, Clint Mansell, crowns the Mass Effect series, one of the most gripping trilogy in the history of the game, with his composition Leaving Earth. You will love this piece, which evokes feelings that people are unaware of its existence, and you will appreciate this piece very much, especially after experiencing the series.

Undertale | Death by Glamour – Toby Fox

Undertale, one of the most special productions of the game world and developed by a single person, will continue to sit on the throne in our hearts. The game that developer Toby Fox rolled up his sleeves alone, of course, managed to impress us with its soundtrack. Death by Glamor, played during the encounter with the arch-enemy Mettaton, also proves Toby Fox’s musical abilities.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt | Hunt or Be Hunted – Marcin Przybylowicz

The festive piece of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt causes heartbeats to speed up, hands to tingle, and The Witcher vibes to awaken. This piece, which we will never tire of listening to over and over again in the game in which we brought Geralt to life, was obviously produced by the most talented musicians of the continent.

DOOM Eternal | The Only Thing They Fear is You – Mick Gordon

One of our favorite aspects of the DOOM series, along with the endless demon hunting, has been the soundtrack. This song, which will turn you into an F1 driver when you listen to it in traffic, can also help you do cardio without going to the gym.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim | Dragonborn – Jeremy Soule

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which stands out as one of the most influential games in the history of the game, combines the open-world RPG genre with tremendous formulas and invites unforgettable experiences. The Dragonborn piece composed by Jeremy Soule would suit Skyrim, which has reached such a gigantic size with its influence and its own diameter.

We think that there is no one who does not know this piece, which opens the door to the cold Skyrim realm with its words consisting of an entirely fictional language and its heart-warming tempo.

Dragon Age: Origins | Lelianna’s Song – Inon Zur

The title of Lelianna’s Song, composed by Inon Zur, comes from Lelianna, one of the most beloved faces of the Dragon Age series. We definitely recommend you to listen to this piece, which is almost a lament about the suffering we will witness in the land of Thedas.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon | Blood Dragon Theme (Reprise) – Power Glove

Building a bridge from the past to the future thanks to the synthwave genre, Power Glove invites us to an adventure that we are sure will be absolutely awesome with this piece for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. So much so that we feel that we will fight against neon dragons and cybernetic soldiers that shoot lasers from their mouths only from this piece.

Red Dead Redemption 2 | Unshaken – D’Angelo

Showing how high the narrative power of the stories that games can tell, Red Dead Redemption 2 introduced us to Arthur Morgan. Tired, angry, compassionate and yet cruel, Arthur Morgan called us to a story we will never forget in the last days of the Wild West.

The Last of Us | The Last of Us – Gustavo Santaolalla

Composed by Gustavo Santaolalla and named after the play, this piece takes you to the unforgettable moments of The Last of Us games with its first note. The song, which is absolutely one of the best video game soundtracks of all times, has a dignified structure as if it came from Joel’s guitar.

Ashen | Ashen – Eric Hillman

Composed by Eric Hillman, Ashen soundtracks take the players to a cold, old, desperate but hopeful land. In this world, which exists with the breath of a cosmic being named Ashen, players embark on a quiet but very dangerous adventure most of the time. This piece called Ashen beautifully conveys the story of the entire game with the power of music.

Assassin’s Creed 2 | Ezio’s Family – Jesper Kyd

Ezio’s Family, the most iconic tune of the Assassin’s Creed series, was composed by Jesper Kyd. Although the piece is dedicated to the family of the assassin master named Ezio Auditore da Firenze, over time it has come to represent all the games of the series. Ezio’s Family is among the most popular soundtracks in the gaming world today.

Dark Souls | Gwyn, Lord of Cinder – Motoi Sakuraba

Dark Souls, which is a very special production in every way, puts the player into tests that push the limits of the mind with its purgatory-like world. Gwyn, one of the most famous songs of the game together with the Nameless Song, and Lord of Cinder, is like the screams of an ember flame that is trying hard not to go out.

Hotline Miami | ‘Hydrogen’ – M.O.O.N.

Hotline Miami’s songs that activate your reflexes with their incredibly fast tempo are among the unforgettable songs. The song ‘Hydrogen’ by M.O.O.N. has a structure that matches the essence of Hotline Miami.

The Elder Scrolls V | The Song of the Dragonborn

If you have or are currently aiming not only to play games but also to listen to music when starting Skyrim, we can say that you are not alone. Although the game has dozens of excellent music, this music has a much more special point.

Cyberpunk 2077 | Never Fade Away – P.T. Adamczyk and Olga Jankowska

We can say that Cyberpunk 2077 has pieces that are impressive enough to cover its technical failure. This song, which makes a reference to our entire adventure in the game, especially with the song Never Fade Away, and says to the player, ‘leave a trace’, will make the players who sweat on the streets of Night City think deeply.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm | The Right Way Around – Daughter

The Right Way Around, composed by Daughter, became our favorite in the Life is Strange series, which includes tremendous pieces. This song that plays on the menu takes us to Arcadia Bay along with works such as Obstacles, Spanish Sahara and The Sense of Me and prepares us for a story we will not easily forget.

Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain | Nuclear – Mike Oldfield

Nuclear, signed by Mike Oldfield, appears in Metal Gear Solid, one of the most established series in the game world. This piece, which is bitter, regretful and sometimes angry, is remembered as one of the most precious works in the world of game music. Listening to Nuclear makes you feel like witnessing the destruction of your childhood apartment building.

Crysis 2 | Epilogue – Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer, one of today’s greatest music masters, rolled up his sleeves for Crysis 2. This situation, which we can describe as one of the biggest favors that developer Crytek has done to the game world, resulted in a delicious composition called Epilogue. This piece, which takes the listener to a conflict against aliens in the heart of Manhattan, maximizes the feeling and quality of the music.

World of Warcraft | Arthas My Son

World of Warcraft, one of the first games that comes to mind when it comes to MMORPG, also stands out with its impressive soundtrack. We can say that this plays a big role in ensuring that players spend more time in the game without getting bored.

A Plague Tale: Innocence | Father – Olivier Deriviere

Composed by Olivier Deriviere, Father meets our ears in one of the most impressive sequences of A Plague Tale: Innocence. It’s hard not to get emotional while reliving the bitter memories of the Rune family in this exquisite piece. We recommend you to listen to Father, which is one of the best video game soundtracks with its calm and sometimes moving parts, especially after you experience the game.

Far Cry 5 | We Will Rise Again – Dan Romer

The music prepared by Ubisoft for Far Cry 5 not only reflects the world depicted by the game in a magnificent way, but also remains in our memory as precious pieces that are constantly listened to. Pieces produced by Dan Romer are sung by the citizens of Hope County, which has fallen under the influence of a cult.

The parts spoken by the citizens who are the followers of the sect called Eden’s Gate are heard on the radios and in-car players in the game. At this point, we can say that it is impossible not to respect the effort put into making Far Cry 5’s successful atmosphere realistic.

Portal – ‘Still Alive’

Riding a bike, watching the sunset, and playing Portal are among the things that everyone should definitely do in life. In fact, if you only play Portal, it is appropriate to say that you will be as much as you have done the others. You will be very happy to hear this piece of GlaDOS after you finish Portal, and to listen to one of the most passionate works the game world has ever seen. If you’ve already played Portal, we think you won’t be tired of listening to Still Alive once again.

Written by Sophie Blake


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