In the early days of video games, the soundtrack was usually focused on a pixelated game-like type of music. Although there have been a number of iconic music coming out from this like Mario, there are other games that have broken this record.
Who could forget the Mario soundtrack. However, the focus of this article isn’t really on games with the best original score but rather a good selection of music that really added to the game’s quality. Using modern and actual songs in video games started happening as technology advanced and in the early 2010s, this started a trend.
Here are 3 games with the best soundtrack ever
- Need for Speed Most Wanted
What’s really amazing about the song choice of this game is that it took an unexpected turn that really worked. When people think of fast cars, this is usually related to Hip Hop, RNB, and other genres. However, the game decided to utilize a rock, metal, and nu metal playlist.
Due to the interesting mix, the game became even more memorable and it also added to the aggression of the game. Instead of a chill and flowey soundtrack, the soundtrack went really hard when players had to drift up the edges or overtake enemies in extremely risky situations.
- GTA: San Andreas
The good thing about GTA: San Andreas is that it had a really flexible playlist with the use of a radio-like selection. Players could choose between country, pop, techno, rock, and even a radio station focused on ads.
GTA: San Andreas has been transformed by its soundtrack taking players from a gangster like feel to a tokyo drift feel all the way to a cowboy like feel. With a switch of the radio station, players could experience a totally different game.
- Monument Valley 2
This is the latest game on the list as it just released in 2017. The thing that makes this game different from the rest is although it does not have a soundtrack, the background music puts players in some type of zen mode through ambient music.
The game itself is meant to be a game to help the player relax and the music really does its part at helping with it. The ambient music in the game mixed with the simple gameplay make up a zen-type game.
There are two other games that could have been in this list since they also have the best soundtracks in the game but were left out due to them being quite modern. GTA V and Red Dead Redemption are two modern games that have pretty good soundtracks.
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