Posted by Dale Wright on Feb 20, 2016
Top 7 Tracks Featured in Games
Not all games are carried down the path to success by their innovative graphics or ground breaking story lines, sometimes it’s the un-sung heroes of the games world that enhance and levitate the game above its competitors, the soundtrack. I have been thinking about game soundtracks a lot and for quite a while. One of them in particular, which is featured in the top 5, inspired me to ask the questions “was that song just lying around or did they make it especially for the game?”, well some of these were indeed created especially for the title. Lets jump straight in: 7. Superman – Goldfinger (Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater) I remember playing Tony Hawks Pro Skater on my Playstation and being engulfed by an amazing soundtrack. The very first time I played, ‘Superman’ burst into my ears and brought a smile to my face. It was amazing to have a game that had real and awesome music featured in it. Music and skateboarding have always gone hand in hand, but I remember this being one of the first games when I thought the soundtrack could possibly be better than the actual game. All of the games in the franchise had amazing soundtracks (the 2nd instalment stands out most) and in my opinion held the title until GTA Vice City came along. 6. Beauty of Annihilation – Elena Siegman (World at War) Back in the days when I did nothing but play Call of Duty I remember playing the 3rd zombie map for World at War, der reise. I played it constantly and believed I was pretty good at it too! We were a 4 man squad (well, one was my sister) and we would constantly fight to reach round 50. Once alerted to the easter egg it became an obsession. We would play just to simply hit the 3 green jars and then sit there listening to the track (whilst we had a crawler on the other side of the map – we weren’t noobs!). After hearing the track dozens of times, we would trigger the song and then RAMPAGE. As with the whole list, this is my preference, but it was truely amazing to slay zombies whilst listening to this. 5. Short Change Hero – The Heavy (Borderlands 2) Borderlands (the original) was a...