Which Games Have the Best Soundtrack?
If you are a music lover, then you will know that absolutely everything is made better with a good song playing in the background, and games are no different. The list below has been carefully curated for music lovers to showcase games that have the very best soundtrack.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher 3 is a highly respected action role-playing game that was based on a series of fantasy novels written by Andrzej Sapkowski. The Witcher 3 received universal acclaim for everything from its immersive world to character details; however, an aspect of the game that has not quite received enough attention is its fantastic soundtrack. This soundtrack includes a mixture of folk music and battle hymns that feature authentic medieval instruments. The soundtrack works to create a hugely immersive experience.
Launched in 2012, Journey is an atmospheric video game where players explore an ancient and mysterious world. Journey is also the first video game ever to have had its soundtrack nominated for a Grammy Award. The soundtrack, composed by Austin Wintory, features a cello as the main instrument but mixes in other instruments as the player makes their way through the game. Journey showcase the power of music as an interactive medium to heighten and influence a player’s experience of the game.
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Hotline Miami was one of the most popular games of 2012, and it is safe to say that its soundtrack definitely contributed to the success of the game. The soundtrack was created by nine artists, all working in one style. The tracks featured are all techno-inspired and combine a touch of minimalism and ambient sound. The soundtrack is so impressive that it was actually launched as a stand-alone album before the game was released.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Elder Scrolls V soundtrack has been carefully curated to enhance the epic, immersive open-world game. The main theme has lyrics written in the game’s dragon language and was recorded with a 30-man choir. Every track in the 3.6-hour soundtrack carefully combines epic rousing climaxes with relaxing tones to perfectly compliment the playing experience.
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest was launched by Nintendo in 1995. The soundtrack, created by the composer David Wise, features five hours of mesmerizing jungle beats and island anthems. This game might seem like a strange addition to this list, after all, the soundtrack does, very much, sound like video game music. However, the music in this and many of the other early games in the Donkey Kong series were so influential that it actually inspired the creation of a whole genre of music called chiptune.