Top 5 Video Games With Amazing Soundtracks

Updated on November 23, 2017
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I have been gaming since 2002 when I was 8 years old and got my first PC. Now I review games, make lists, and explore fantasy worlds.

Sound design is a very important part of game production and creation, and in this article we will look at my selection of the top five video game soundtracks. I have played or watched full walkthroughs of all these games and their soundtracks remained with me even after the game had been completed.

Table of Contents

  1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  2. The Last of Us
  3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  4. Transistor
  5. World of Warcraft

Witcher 3 Wallpaper
Witcher 3 Wallpaper

1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of those rare gems that appears once in a while. It is one of the best games to ever grace this world. From its engaging story to its incredible graphics, and from its satisfying gameplay to the small details in the world of the game, everything about this title is well put together, and the music is on par with the game's high creative standard as well.

Every time there is a fight, the music begins and simply immerses you in the game's amazing story. Whether the music is epic, sad, adventurous, or eerie, The Witcher 3's soundtrack has the ability to evoke a variety of emotions that help enhance the gaming experience.

The soundtrack was composed by Marcin Przybyłowicz, Mikolai Stroinski, and Percival, and consists of 35 tracks with a total running time of approximately 81 minutes and 7 seconds.

My favorite song from this game is "Silver for Monsters." This song transformed a lot of random fights into epic moments for me as a player. I invite you to give it a listen below.

The Last of Us
The Last of Us

2. The Last of Us

The Last of Us is another gem in the gaming industry. It is a story-driven game set in a post-apocalyptic world and it follows the story of Joel and Ellie. Although I did not have a chance to play it myself (as I do not own a PlayStation console), I did watch walkthroughs of the game multiple times on YouTube and I absolutely love this game.

The story is amazing, the characters are so well-crafted that you can actually invest your feelings in them, and the graphics, level designs, and sound design are simply stellar.

The soundtrack is amazingly well done and it is present throughout the entire game. During cut-scenes and major moments, the soundtrack provides those instances with a lot of power and emotional charge.

My favorite song is the "Main Theme" of the game because it simply gives me shivers.

Skyrim
Skyrim

3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Skyrim is one of those games that everyone has heard about because it was so popular when it was released and it is also one of the few games that is still being regularly played many years after its initial launch. Skyrim still has an amazing mod community which launches new mods every day and even the base game has a lot of things in it to guarantee you will be playing it a minimum of 100 hours if you want to see everything there is to see. Skyrim also has an amazing soundtrack along with its graphics, gameplay, and huge immersive world. The soundtrack was perfectly created and it is, in my humble opinion, one of the best soundtracks ever created and that is why it has earned a spot on this list.

My favorite song from the Skyrim soundtrack would have to be the main theme which is titled “The Song of the Dragonborn.” Dovahkiin, Dovahkiin, naal ok zin los vahriin!

Transistor
Transistor

4. Transistor

Transistor is a sci-fi-themed action RPG from indie developer Supergiant Games. This game is not a triple A title, but that does not mean it's not amazingly well done. The artwork combined with a compelling story draws you in from the beginning and the gameplay mechanics are intuitive, while still requiring a lot of thoughtful consideration.

The first thing that hooked me on this game was the soundtrack. The song "We All Become" was featured in the announcement trailer for Transistor and the song alone got me interested in the game.

Below you will find the reveal trailer from E3 2013, which is the trailer that got this game on my radar.

World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft

5. World of Warcraft

In the end I can not help but give a spot on this list to World of Warcraft. This game has an amazing soundtrack for each and every expansion. It had amazing music from the start and it maintained the same level of quality over the years as well.

Some of the most iconics songs for me are those that play in Elwynn Forest, Goldshire Inn, and the Alliance capital city, Stormwind. These are the songs to which I made a lot of good memories while starting out as a new player, making friends, and role-playing.

My favorite zone-music would be the "Grizzly Hills" track which is simply amazing in my opinion. I remember leveling up in Grizzly Hills and hearing the music for the first time just got me to stop and listen while I admired the surrounding landscape.

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