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The Best Video Game Soundtracks 2018 Awesome Mix Tape

As I do every year, I’ve made another awesome mixtape sampling my favourite songs from the best video game soundtracks of 2018. Included is the fully orchestrated soundtrack by Yasunori Nishiki which was composed to reflect the details, personalities, upbringings, and motivations behind all eight characters – as well as music from Shadow of the Tomb Raider by Montreal composer Brian D’Oliveira, who spent three years travelling through dark corners of the Amazon and remote Mexican villages collecting the rare instruments used to compose the soundtrack. Of course, you will also hear music from John Paesano (Spider-Man), Dan Romer (Far Cry 5) and Bear McCreary, responsible for the emotional score for God Of War which features haunting percussion and a deep male choir chanting a series of ominous notes. As always, I try to keep the mixtape just under an hour. You can view the track listing below. I also recommend Antonia’s massive two-part retrospective on the twenty best video game soundtracks of 2018. Enjoy!

Octopath Traveler – “Cyrus, the Scholar” composed by Yasunori Nishiki

Spider-Man clip

Spider-Man Theme performed by John Paesano

Spider-Man clip

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Main Theme “The Flight” composed by Joe Henson and Alexis Smith

Far Cry 5 clip

Far Cry 5 – We Will Rise Again performed by The Hope County Choir

Far Cry 5 – “The World Is Gonna End Tonight” performed by Dan Romer ft. Peter Harper

Red Dead Redemption 2 – Train Heist Theme composed by Woody Jackson

Red Dead Redemption 2 clip

Red Dead Redemption 2 – Lonesome Town composed by Woody Jackson

Guacamelee! 2 Theme by Peter Chapman (aka Coins), Rom Di Prisco and Mariachi Entertainment System

Life is Strange 2 – “Into the Woods” by Syd Matters

Celeste – “Resurrections” composed by Lena Raine

Dead Cells – “Prisoner’s Awakening” by Yoann Laulan

God of War clip

God of War Theme composed by Bear McCreary

Shadow of the Tomb Raider – “One With the Jungle” performed by Brian D’Oliveira

Shadow of the Tomb Raider clip

Delta Rune – “Friendship” performed by Toby Fox

Donut County – “Garbage Day” performed by Daniel Koestner & Ben Esposito

We Happy Few – “You’ll Never Change My Mind” performed by The Make Believes

Sea of Thieves – “Maiden Voyage” composed by Robin Beanland

Sea of Thieves – “We Shall Sail Together” composed by Robin Beanland

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