18Jan

Game Soundtracks

Kotaku has a list of the best game soundtracks from last year. I think it’s always worth highlighting some of these, as they make for excellent writing music (especially the Destiny game, which they highlighted). I’ve written a couple of lists myself over the years, largely film-based, but I’ve recently been enjoying a mix of old and new computer game soundtracks.

The Elder Scrolls IV and V (Oblivion and Skyrim) are absolutely superb for writing fantasy fiction, as is the Dead Space franchise and Dragon Age. Assassins Creed knock out tons of soundtracks, but can feel a bit same-y after a while. Some of the old World of Warcraft soundtracks can be fun as well.

Anything good I’m missing out on?

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Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.

2 comments

  1. A really great game soundtrack (and game) is Kingdoms of Amalur:Reckoning. Grant Kirkhope orchestrated the music and it truly is great for reading/writing.

  2. Thanks, Dennis – I’ll make sure to check that out!