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The Best Video Game Soundtracks 2018 Awesome Mix Tape



The Best Video Game Soundtracks 2018 Awesome Mix Tape

Best Video Game Soundtracks of 2018

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 tracklisting 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

Some people take my heart, others take my shoes, and some take me home. I write, I blog, I podcast, I edit, and I design websites. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Goomba Stomp and Tilt Magazine. Host of the NXpress Nintendo Podcast and the Sordid Cinema Podcast. Former Editor-In-Chief of Sound on Sight. Former host of several other podcasts including the Game of Thrones and Walking Dead shows, as well as Sound On Sight. There is nothing I like more than basketball, travelling, and animals. You can find me online writing about anime, TV, movies, games and so much more.