Good games have several things in common. They have interesting characters, a good plot, stellar graphics, and engaging gameplay mechanics. What often gets lost in the discussion is how much a good soundtrack contributes to making a game awesome.
Video game soundtracks are what make the whole experience come alive. With that being said, here are six of the best PC game soundtracks of all time that you can hear for yourself on the best gaming laptops from Sager Notebook:
Dragon Age is a game so obviously inspired by Baldur’s Gate, even the sound. The score was composed by the amazing Inon Zur. The soundtrack was grand and prolific to fit the game’s massive world while still being able to be intimate for the emotional moments of the game.
Baldur’s Gate II
As one of the titles that inspired the RPG genre, Baldur’s Gate’s influence can still be felt (such as with the previously mentioned Dragon Age). Running the classic Infinity Engine, Michael Hoenig composed a beautiful combination of choral and brass for the main theme that’s etched itself in our memories.
Left 4 Dead
In a world of gloom and doom, filled with the dead and ruin of civilization, you’re stuck with three other strangers. Other than a lot of guns, what else is it that you need? You need a badass soundtrack that’s what. The score for L4D and L4D 2 were composed by Valve’s own Mike Morasky.
You might think that the soundtrack from LA Noire is just licensed stuff from other artists, but everything is 100% originally made for the game. LA Noire has the period-appropriate soul jazz of the 40s. But if you listen carefully, composers Andrew and Simon Hale put in a bit of anachronistic cool jazz and post-bebop.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
A massive open-world game filled with giants, dragons, Viking-inspired people, and architecture needs the right music to make the world come alive. Thank goodness Jeremy Soule had the perfect score that makes use of horns, timpanis, and a Viking choir that gives the game its epic feel.
Medal of Honor
Michael Giacchino has an incredible resume. Composing scores for films and TV shows such as the Incredibles, Star Trek, Lost, and Mission Impossible III, he definitely has the talent to make good scores. But before he made music for those shows, Michael is best known for making the score for the Medal of Honor games. MoH: Allied Assault, in particular, is a beauty that matches the gravity of the events that will unfold in the game.