Alex M.’s Favourite Music Of Last-Gen

I won’t make a painfully long intro describing just how much a good soundtrack can change a game, you know this, I’m sure of it. But I’m a big music fan, I listen to it while I travel, work, and play games. So let’s get into the meat of this and go over my favorite music of the last generation.

Keep in mind that this list in no particular order.

Catherine OST:

Holy cow, man. I loved this soundtrack. From the calming tones while you relax at your local bar, to the gnawing classical remixes that push you forward during the most intense moments on the game.

You’ll find yourself feeling… almost claustrophobic as you’re trying to move those blocks as fast as you can while also being very precise. This is, in part, due to the great soundtrack that definitely creates an atmosphere while you listen.

Catherine’s soundtrack is one to be remembered and adored.

Halo 4 OST:

A clever mix of old and new. 343 actually took some of the older games music and mixed it into their own. It sounds familiar, but moves forward, much like how Halo 4 is moving on from what Bungie left behind. It’s just another aspect where 343 showed their immense respect for this franchise and catered to their fans.

This is one of my favorite soundtracks of all time, and 343 got every song at the right point. I never once felt that the song did not match what was happening on screen. The high points in gameplay were only uplifted by the orchestra behind your on-screen performance.

Hats-off to everyone involved with Halo 4’s soundtrack.

Nier OST:

There’s not much to say about this. The only word that comes to mind is… wow. You have to listen for yourself.

Doesn’t hurt that I also though Nier was a real hidden gem this generation. If you haven’t tried it, I suggest you do. You can likely find Nier for pretty cheap.

Max Payne 3 OST:

Rockstar hired Health to create the entire soundtrack for Max Payne 3, and man, did they ever create the soundtrack to beat.

I was a little mixed on Max Payne 3, but there’s no denying how great it felt to blast through the airport level in the game to Tears. The whole thing is great, but it was just so empowering right at that moment. That’s not something a lot of games have ever captured.

Hotline Miami OST:

This whole game feels like some weird trip, but it’s one of the best you’ll ever be on. The soundtrack to Hotline Miami isn’t only great, but is completely, and I mean completely, essential. The game does not feel the same without it at all.

The artists who came together and made every track for this game should pat themselves on the back for sure.
We’re going to move away from entire soundtracks and into some solo songs that really stuck out for me.

That concludes my list of best music for the past generation. This doesn’t mean I didn’t like any other music, these are just some of my personal favourites.

What about you, what tunes and tracks rocked your world when you heard them? Or even the opposite, what were your least favourite? Go ahead and comment down below.