Notes from Nuge – Gaming Tracks

I know everyone may not agree with this but game soundtracks, whether it’s game trailer  music, in game music or cut scene music, play a very important part in my gaming experience. The more epic and high the stakes in both the gameplay and the story the more a great soundtrack can enhance that.

To honor of some of my fave gaming tracks I’ve chucked in some examples below. I think a few of the games you may just have of heard of.

Mass Effect 2 – Trailer. The reason I picked is it was this piece of music that eventually made me give in and buy the game. I can listen to it over and over again, in fact I can honestly say in the past four months a day doesn’t go by when I don’t listen to this piece of music.

Mass Effect 2 – End Run. This next choice is used very heavily in the climax to Mass Effect 2 (don’t worry I won’t spoil) and it’s use in the final cut scenes had me screaming at the TV screen (in a good way). Gaming…scratch that soundtrack music in any area doesn’t come much finer than this.

These next two choices come from probably my fave game ever Uncharted 2. My love for this game stems from the one simple fact – if you want to do an Indiana Jones video game but you haven’t got Indiana Jones then this is how you do it. Great characters, great gameplay and for the purposes of Notes from Nuge one hell of a soundtrack.

Uncharted 2 – Nate’s Theme. Wherever I am and whatever I’m doing if I hear this piece of music then I know Nathan Drake isn’t far behind. It may not be the Raiders March but it does the same job – to introduce you to one hell of a adventurer. Everyone I give you Nathan Drake.

 

Uncharted 2 – Main theme. If this doesn’t make you think of lost cites, adventure and escapism then turn in your fedora…simply a stunning piece of music.

Heavy Rain – Main Theme. I know some people were split over this game but I enjoyed it and this is one hell of a main theme.

Batman Arkham Asylum – Main Theme. I put this in my holy trinity of games (Uncharted 2 and Mass Effect 2) personally no one piece of music stands out for me but overall the soundtrack does a fantasic job of drawing you into the grim world of the Dark Knight and the madness that is Arkham.

Dark Void – Main Theme. A lot of people say the best thing about Dark Void is the awesome score by Bear Mcreary of BSG and Human Target fame and having playing the game I would be inclined to agree with them.

If you’ve got a fave gaming or any other soundtrack then let us know on the Notes from Nuge discussion thread on Facebook.

See you soon for more Notes from Nuge.

GS Reporter: Nuge

 

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