To say June was a big month for Playstation is a bit of an understatement, given that sequel The Last of Us: Part II at long last graced PlayStation 4. But that’s not where Sony’s big exclusives ended, no sir. July also happened to have a certain open-world samurai title from Sucker Punch with quite a bit of hype behind it too. So let’s take a peek at which games from July had some truly great soundtracks!
Okay, so this isn’t exactly a new game, but it is new to Playstation. And it’d be downright criminal to not at least mention Cuphead’s absolutely incredible score. With a stunning, instantly recognizable art style, the game absolutely nails its presentation. And the music plays a big part in realizing the world that StudioMDHR has crafted for all of us. Kristofer Maddigan’s era-appropriate score is just divine.
Creaks is a downright stunning puzzle game from Amanita Design. Senior Staff Writer Liam Croft loved Creaks when he reviewed it, drawing special attention to the music’s masterful juggling act of tones. With an eclectic mix of sounds that can change mood at the drop of a hat, composer Joe Acheson (performing here under “Hidden Orchestra”) delivers an erratic, exquisite musical experience.
To the surprise of none, Ghost of Tsushima’s vibrant, incredible open world packs a strong soundtrack. With a score every bit up to the task of supporting the amazing world that Jin Sakai inhabits. Every sonic tidbit from Ilan Eshkeri & Shigeru Umebayashi is a treat to be savored, and makes for easily one of the best soundtracks of the year.
Rhythm games are a pure joy when it comes to PlayStation VR, offering up incredible music that provides the backbone of the gameplay experience. If the music isn’t good, or at least not a good match for the gameplay being presented, the results can be catastrophic. This is why Cloudhead Games' music selections for their rail shooter rhythm game help to cement the game as a classic. An impressive array of electronic music with easy to follow drum beats, Pistol Whip is a special experience.
That's another month in the bag then. Anything you've been listening to lately that doesn't show up on here? Let us know in the comments below.