What Game Soundtracks We've Been Listening to This Month?

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I'm pretty sure we can agree that video game is a medium where you could find not only stories, but also some of the best music you can listen to, yes? This post is similar to my previous "What We've Been Playing...", so feel free to tell me in the comment what video game soundtracks you've been listening to lately. 

We know that usually game soundtracks are made in a way that they'll make the player to be more focused instead of distracting our concentration. But many times they also great to listen to when you're outside of the games, simply because they're that great. Here's the OSTs (except for one) I've been listening to a lot lately...



We are bleeding, comrade!

Company of Heroes 2 - Main Theme

The first time I heard this it didn't get into me that much, really, especially before it reached 1:12. I didn't even notice it sometimes. Until that moving violin plays catched my attention at the right time, when I kept losing playing with Soviet and a bit frustrated of how suck I was at this game.

The other soundtracks are as great. Not One Step Back, A Red Army Rising, and Don't Weep, That Time Has Passed, and this one, are my favourite. They really suited to the game, the time it sets in, and plays at the right time too. These musics are so uplifting, heroic, intense, and chill-inducing. Epic. Cris Velasco is epic.


Frédéric Chopin - Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 9 No. 2

Okay, obviously this isn't a game soundtrack, but is played in one level in BioShock Infinite, in Jeremiah Fink's factory area. I've listened to classical music before from my father. Then when I heard this in the game, this was the last push for me to finally want to know and listen to more of classical music, especially to this piece. But don't start asking me about classical music, I know nothing of it! 

A piece known to be so calming sounded so depressing because it played in sync along with the sound of Fink's mechanical gears/machinery or whatever clanking sound that was, sounded like part of the music. Until I looked around and noticed the slaves and those big cogs and realized it's not. Not sure if Fink really into this sort of music or just being an asshole towards his workers, given how bad the sound quality he played loudly.


The Witcher 3 - Hunt or Be Hunted 

I wonder if Cyberpunk 2077 would have more iconic soundtracks like this one, since the composer of the huge and ambitious Cyberpunk 2077 is Marcin Przybyłowicz, the same person who composed The Witcher 3's OSTs. 

His work with The Witcher is awesome and fit well with the theme and the battle. But how would he change the music into something more fitting for cyberpunk genre is something to expect on its own from Cyberpunk 2077. 


Pentakill - Mortal Reminder

At first I was kind of confused of this band called Pentakill. It's a band consists of the 6 League of Legends characters, fictional characters with real metal songs so good they made it to be #1 iTunes metal chart last year, like what the hell? I know there's already one like this, the Gorillaz, but still... This band is more like promoting the cosmetic skin along with the lore behind it in the parallel universe of League of Legends, not promoting the band itself. Yet there they were.

The songs are about nothing but things from the game itself, like the in-game items such as Deathfire Grasp, Rapidfire Cannon, and this one, with some pieces of the lyrics referencing to the in-game's things as well. And they are pretty good, in my opinion. Here's their official website: Pentakill.



My dad would beat the shit out of me if he found this.

Doki Doki Literature Club! - Your Reality

Yeah, after the screaming and the headbang the next minute I listen to this frilly cheerful soundtrack. Pretty much like the game itself I can't get this catchy soundtrack out of my head. This game's development is similar to Undertale, mostly done by one person. And the soundtracks, including this one (the original version, note that this is the piano cover) was composed by Dan Salvato. 

Recently the game got a new update with a note written below it "No new or hidden content added to the game." That's exactly what someone would say when s/he do the opposite. Well then, I guess it's time to make this soundtrack even more attached to my head... .


You're probably kind of disappointed for not seeing some of those catchy (g)old retro games soundtracks here, though. I'm not saying you're old! I meant I'm not that much experienced, which is kinda the same thing. Also, note that I don't own any of these videos. I just share what I listen to to you. The credit for the videos goes to the uploaders. Duh.
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Well, let's start:

I haven't listened to music for music lately. If listing to BGM while playing counts then yeah Final Fantasy IV Battle Theme is stuck in my head this morning:

Chrono Cross: Opening

This is a bit old, the game contains what I consider all time best tracks for me, the opening theme manages to be sad, and uplifiting at the same time:

Well, I have others but if I'd write them I'd rather make it a full post.


Recently the game got a new update with a note written below it "No new or hidden content added to the game." That's exactly what someone would say when s/he do the opposite.

I have played a bit after the update, it must be well hidden... OR maybe the real added content is the friends we made along the way.

Yeah BGM counts too. That Pentakill I mentioned is not even played in the game (League of Legends), and there's Chopin as well, but I throw them in anyway lol. What I meant for the post is music we heard in games of any era. Ugh, I'm having a hard time figuring out the right words for everything.

Man, these kinds of music really take me back to my childhood when I used to go here and there at my friends' places to play games, before I had my own console, especially that FF music, eventhough I've only heard the music before and didn't actually play it.

There's something unique about all the music composed by Nobuo Uematsu, it always fits the places where it's BGM for... But can be enjoyed for long even if you hear it alone.

especially that FF music, eventhough I've only heard the music before and didn't actually play it.

As I gave you the link above, I just learned he's not the same composer of Chrono Cross, but yeah... Final Fantasy music is good.

I simply fell in love with Daughter - Burn it Down from LiS: Before the Storm. It is so nicely depressive song - the lyrics and even the style she's singing it. And yeah, I think even the scene where it is used helped this song to become my favorite. Main theme and other songs from this game are nice as well.

But the most favorite gaming OST of mine of all time is Dragon Age Inquisition Main Theme. I spent a lot of time with this game.

I really liked Dragon Age Inquisition Main Theme as well! Sometimes I look for the metal and piano cover of it too. There's something about the music that evokes the feeling of the first time I played it years ago. But my favourite would be The Dread Wolf OST, it sounds sorrowful yet so majestic.
Goddammit, Solas!

I'll second Bioshock Infinite. Silent Hill soundtrack is a classic. Castlevania Symphony of the Night has to be the tops for me tho.

I'm not saying it's bad, but Silent Hill's soundtracks are as creepy as the game. Or at least some parts of them. Or maybe I just find them that way because I was too scared of that game... Until now, lol.

Hmm am I the only one, that turns down the music in games?
Only since I am streaming, I am listening to it, or at least let it play in the background

In this comment section, yeah I think you're the only one lol. But there's nothing wrong with that, of course. Maybe the music is too distracting for you? I have a friend who complains about soundtrack design in games so much, so I can understand why some people prefer to shut the music.

I used to play while watching TV or movies.
So there was no need for additional music.
Nowadays it is turned of, as it would be annoying for surrounding family members :))

I've recently (which is for a while now) been listening to the soundtrack of Furi.

Make this right matches the person Song and the whole atmosphere very well. (This doesn't just apply to this song in particular, but to the whole game).
A "silent"/"atmospheric" start, but then going into the action of the fight.

Another song from Furi I just can't stop snapping along with is My only chance


The Witcher Soundtrack, you mentioned, too, is also very nice, and almost always runs in the background as atmospheric music, when I'm playing Tabletop RPGs.

I'm very interested in what CD Projekt Red have planned for their music in Cyberpunk 2077.


I also have been listening to the Ending theme of Dishonored, too, which is one of my favourite game (series) of all time.

Oh, Furi! It buried deep in my wishlist. Now that you mention it (and thanks lol), I will... well, not sure if I'll get it right away but I will eventually, because I've been keeping an eye on some games tagged with "Great Soundtrack". But it appears the videos you mentioned are not available. I'll look them up!

Dishonored ending theme was good to listen to when I sat back satisfied with the game's story. It's one of my favourite games as well. But too bad I can't say it's my favourite "series", though. Because my laptop can't handle the second (maybe the third too) game. I'm pretty sure I'll love the sequels. Feelsbadman.

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