Issue 3 of our frequent music feature comes alongside an abnormally strong June slate of releases. Between some massive games, and some long dormant familiar faces poking their heads out for us to fall in love with all over again, June had a lot to love. These games also brought with them some great soundtracks, and these are just a few of the best ones.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Okay, so this one’s technically three games, and the music isn’t exactly new, but Crash Bandicoot has some of the most iconic audio from that era of games, and it’d be a crime for us not to give it just a little bit more attention to the remastered versions of the series’ scores. The music’s just so damn cheerful given how wondrously infuriating the games can be. Although, when you die 200 times on the same level, having a nice song to listen to can be all the difference between throwing your controller at the TV or not.

Elite Dangerous

After having hung out on PC and Xbox for a number of years, Frontier’s space adventure game makes its way over the PS4. Not only does the title offer a wide array of things to do in the vastness of space, alongside an ever-changing landscape, but Erasmus Talbot’s music for the title is absolutely sublime.

Get Even

While we weren’t high on Get Even in our review, one area that did manage to shine was in the soundtrack. At its peak, Olivier Deriviere’s score evoked Phillip Glass’ work on the experimental film Koyaanisqatsi, which apart from being entirely unexpected in a game, is rather high praise. Koyaanisqatsi happens to have one of the best film scores ever made, so even being remotely in the same playing field is rather impressive.

Nex Machina

Another Housemarque title brings with it another incredible soundtrack. Ari Pulkkinen’s synth-filled, adrenaline-pumping score accompanies the incredible top-down shooter from the masters of the genre. The audio is sure to get the blood pumping, and you’ll need it.

Were there any releases recently that caught your fancy? Any game soundtracks we should have mentioned? Give us a shout in the comments section below.