Top 7 Best PS3 Soundtracks
Below are some of the games that have left lasting impressions, sometimes even more so than the gameplay itself.
Rhythm games, such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band, are not included as their gameplay revolves around music, and let’s face it, we already know how awesome their soundtracks are.
For a game that only has a single song as its soundtrack, it sure does make a lasting impression. “Still Alive” by Lisa Miskovsky was first featured in a trailer for Mirror’s Edge and ever since then, it has become a hit. The song has that feel good vibe to it and fits well with the openness of the city environment. If you have yet to hear it, the song is available on the PSN, free of charge.
The game is rapid, futuristic, racing filled with explosions and gunfire. As you zip around the tracks, you can’t help but hear the thumping techno soundtrack that complements the environment around you. To get the full experience of the music, Zone Mode is the perfect choice. As you progress through the laps, gaining momentum and precision, the music follows suit. More beats are added, the tempo increases; the music becomes as chaotic as what you are seeing on the screen. Attempting to reach Zone 75 for the Zone Zeus trophy never sounded so fun. Of course, you could always listen to custom music off your HDD but there is no real reason to.
Before the game was even released, the music was wildly talked about. Due to the inclusion of Arabic-language lines from the Qur’an, the game was delayed. This still doesn’t take away from the amazing soundtrack that can be heard throughout its multiple worlds. The soundtrack is playful and upbeat; enjoyable for both kids and adults. It fits hand in hand with Media Molecule’s Play, Create, Share theme and is instantly recognizable.
Sidhe teamed up with Module to bring us this amazing retro-remix themed soundtrack to an equally awesome game. From Electro to Glam Rock, the soundtrack covers a variety of genres and features guitar solos, rich base lines, and so much more. Simply playing the game is not enough to capture the full experience of this album as many tracks last longer than a level. The Shatter soundtrack is the result of over a year’s worth of work and dedication; fully emerging the player into the hypnotic gameplay present.
Devil May Cry 4
The Devil May Cry series has always been known for its hard rock/heavy metal thrasher music. It wasn’t until the trailer for Devil May Cry 4 featuring Shall Never Surrender did the game look stunning. The intense action, combined with the emotion of Nero, make it one of the top trailers too, despite the game being as mediocre as it is. We’ll let the video speak for itself.
Bionic Commando Rearmed
The soundtrack for the original Bionic Commando on the NES was good, but when Rearmed came out with a remixed soundtrack, it became exceptional. The music remained the same yet got a complete overhaul. Classic gamers who played through the original will reminisce of the olden days while newcomers to the series will immediately be attracted to it. Either way, it’s a win-win for gamers.
No other soundtrack captures the mood of the game more than Bioshock. Featuring orchestral melodies depicting the 30s, 40s, and 50s; the city of Rapture is captured brilliantly. In addition to the original score, the ability to listen to 30 officially licensed songs from around the same era makes the player felt like they are truly in 1960. If you’re a sucker for the classics, Bioshock is the way to go.