I don’t know about you, but my Steam library is stuffed with numerous, untouched games. I’m looking at you, Humble Bundle. Although omnipresent through shop and Weekly Deals, it’s still a good thing.
The point is, I listen to the music more often than playing the actual games. Also this leaves me in the awkward spot of talking about music I actually bought.
🔗 Darren Korb: Bastion
Bastion is an artistic masterpiece. Although basically a Hack and Slay, it’s a pretty good one. The story, the narration, the gameplay. Wicked. I’m sorry for those of you who missed or ignored the Humble Indie Bundle V back then.
Great, that the soundtrack even tops that. Downright recommended. Favorite track is Mother, I’m Here (Zulf’s Theme). Oh, dear. Also, one of the few games I actually played through. I’m looking forward to Transistor.
🔗 Floex: Zorya
Not really a soundtrack for a game, but was part of the Humble Amanita Bundle. However, they made the soundtrack for Samorost II and Machinarium.
Harmonious, mystic clarinette tootling. I like it a lot. Best song? Precious Creature.
🔗 Jim Guthrie: Sword & Sworcery LP
A bit of similarity to the Zorya album, it sounds more like a game soundtrack. However, opinions differ on whether Sword & Sworcery LP is even a game anyway.
Pleasent companion for quiet afternoons or weekends. But that may account for all the presented things here. My favorite is Dark Flute. It gets really funky with Com64 from the bonus material.
🔗 Carlo Castellano: The Swapper
This game was recommended from many places because of the soundtrack. I haven’t played the game, but listened through the soundtrack. Confirmed.
Spherical, mystical sounds. Title 6 is one of those fascinating piano tracks: Recreation. Whoever likes these as well should give Oskar Schuster a listen.
🔗 C418: Volume Beta
As if the first soundtrack for Minecraft wasn’t good enough, Daniel Rosenfeld does it again. I even like it a bit more than Volume Alpha. That thing got 140 minutes playing time. Over two hours. Almost one tenth day.
🔗 Tiny & Big: Music To Cut Rocks By
This one steps out of the line. Weird music to a probably even weirder game. It’s a compilation of multiple artists. Favorite is Lusitiana.
I was really impressed by the soundtrack for Gothic II as well. One of my favorite games. Another honorable mention would be the funny and rocky music from Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3. Same goes for Dust: An Elysian Tail. I should give it another try.
From the field of films, most of you will know the big ones like Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, etc. Don’t forget Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain by Yann Tiersen.
Did I forget something? What’s your favorite game tunes? Favorite film music? Favorite music? Favorite whatnot?!