What’s one more month but another excuse to talk about game music? And in what’s becoming one of the only happy trends of 2020, we have another month absolutely crammed full of great game music! This is a particularly unique month in that we have three games to talk about, each of which has released in some form before these versions. How about that?
The first time Mafia released, the game already had a pretty great soundtrack, which is why it’s a particularly fascinating occurrence to not only have redone the entire score for this Mafia remake but have it get even better. Jesse Harlin absolutely kills it here, delivering an impressively versatile soundtrack that offers one knockout punch after another.
Crysis is a game that never really left the public lexicon on account of the sheer volume of memes pertaining to its visual fidelity. While the new remaster of the game doesn't do a particularly good job of carrying that legacy forward, one thing that remains stellar and tends to not get very much attention is the music. Crysis has a fantastic soundtrack and Inon Zur's music was and is one of the title's strongest assets.
How could this not be here? The Tony Hawk skateboarding series is absolutely legendary for a lot of reasons, and of the biggest ones is its licensed soundtrack. Packed to the gills with tracks that defined an entire generation of gaming, most of these tracks make a return on one of the better top-to-bottom remakes of the generation. And if that wasn't enough, the game features a slew of new tracks to round out what was already an impressively robust tracklist.
A rather interesting list, this. Games from the past brought back to the present to wildly different degrees, and wildly different levels of success as well. There’s never been a better time to look to the past though, with a certain little console getting ready to come out soon! Which soundtrack was your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.