May was a rather sparse month when it comes to noteworthy soundtracks. Sure, June probably has a surefire masterpiece in Gustavo Santaolalla‘s score for The Last of Us: Part II, but what about the here and now? Well, we have a soundtrack from one of gaming’s most prolific and supremely talented composers, but not very much else. Check out our picks for May’s best game music!
Push Square favourite Austin Wintory provides the music for Bithell Games’ neon-soaked John Wick title. An interesting cross-section of rock and synth music, John Wick Hex hits a bit harder than we’re used to hearing from Wintory’s music. And the results are, quite frankly, spectacular.
The other entry on the list is a very old-school game in Ion Fury. Built using a 20-year-old engine and tons of fun, Ion Fury has an appropriately retro-sounding score from Jarkko Rotsten. Lots of interesting synth beats and heavy-hitting rock tunes serve as the backdrop to a lot of brilliant old-fashioned gunplay, and the end result is a soundtrack that helps to remind us just how shooters used to be back in the day.
And that does it for May. Pretty slim pickings, but Sony’s got a few of its heavy hitters on the way in the next couple of months. So be sure to keep your eyes peeled for what are sure to be some pretty fantastic soundtracks! Until next month, let us know your favourites in the comments below.