The music streaming behemoth Spotify has launched a new gaming category – something they’ve needed to do for a long time (at least in my lame opinion).
But while playlists to game to are all well and good, what’s really got me (and should get any nerd worth his/her salt) excited is the absolute treasure trove of original videogame soundtracks that have now been uploaded to Spotify.
In addition to excellent recent soundtracks such as Fallout 4 and No Man’s Sky, you can also go back and listen to the likes of Undertale and The Last of Us – two very different but genuinely fucking great examples of music in videogames.
Oh, and I have to mention the Uncharted soundtrack, if only because ‘Nate’s Theme’ is seriously one of the best pieces of music ever.
Spotify spoke of the variety of songs in a recent blog post:
Whether you’re jumping down tubes as an Italian plumber, battling hordes of evil enemies or playing Barcelona at the Camp Nou, we got you covered with the perfect soundtrack.
Hopefully Spotify can soon strike a deal with SEGA to get the Sonic Adventure soundtracks up. I hate to love that sweet n’ cheesy 90’s pop metal.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.