Discover some of the greatest scores and original soundtracks in modern gaming.
From 8-bit chiptunes to phasing sci-fi soundscapes, check out gaming's top synth and midi soundtracks.
Irreverent, oddball and super catchy, Undertale's mish-mash of 8-bit earworms is as charming, delightful and varied as the game itself - the perfect thing to get your moving while your going about your chores.
Top track: Bonetrousle
Charged with all the sass and vigor of the '80s action movies from which the game takes inspiration, The Messenger's addictive soundtrack is a textural tour-de-force of layered synth timbres and lairy melodies.
Top track: Harnessing the Wind
Get chills with bold cinematic scores that ratchet up the tension and emotion in every scene.
Featuring some of the most memorable music in gaming, Nobou Uematsu's original score for Final Fantasy VII remains as melodically masterful in its full orchestral rendition as it did in PlayStation's original 16-bit sound chip.
Top track: Aerith's Theme
With a sound all of its own, the mesmerising soundtrack for NieR: Automata is one of the game's many triumphs, humming with the longing, emptiness and quiet tragedy of Yoko Taro's shattered world.
Top track: Vague Hope (Cold Rain)
Be transported with sweeping soundtracks that paint distant worlds in vivid tones.
A soundtrack to send shivers through your soul, Jessica Curry's suite of choral and orchestral arrangements for Everybody's Gone to the Rapture artfully combines the quiet wonder of rural Britain with a lingering sense of loss.
Top track: All the Earth
The sparse scoring and arrangement for Journey's main soundtrack echoes with a sense of solitude that vividly evokes the core themes of thatgamecompany's award-winning platform puzzler.
Top track: Threshold
Brave an eclectic range of sounds that channel the best contemporary music styles.
With distorted guitars and pounding kick-drums thundering throughout, Mick Gordon's DOOM soundtrack is undoubtedly one of the most brutal on this list and a great way to blow off some steam.
Top track: Rip and Tear
A feather-light synthesis of restrained acoustic guitar, ambient electro and low-fi percussion, Gustavo Santoalalla's groundbreaking soundtrack delivers emotive soundscapes as arresting as they are effective.
Top track: The Last of Us
Sample something a little different, with a range of soundtracks that pull influences from far and wide.
From barbershop quartets to honky-tonk ragtime and big-band jazz, Cuphead's score summons up all the energy and excess of the '20s and '30s with an irresistible charm. A soundtrack that will inject a little fun into even the dreariest of days.
Top track: The King's Court
Though the soundtrack was built around Beat Saber's unique gameplay, Jaroslav Beck's eclectic collection stands alone as an excellent, up-tempo mixture of drum and bass, hiphop, heavy metal and folk.
Top track: Lvl Insane
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