Top ten video games with rock soundtracks (part 2)

Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3 only featured a three-song soundtrack with Diplo and Skrillex having made a strong showing for the small amount of music in-game. Generally, nothing beats that burn down pot fields during a Skrillex drop.

Alan Wake

Bowie is surely the perfect song to end a thrilling survival horror video game. The Space Oddity of David Bowie plays ominously over the credits after completing Alan Wake, along with appearances of Roy Orbison and Depeche Mode at other points. Although the stellar music choices may have led to the game’s demise, it was pulled off shelves for a period of time after the expiration of their music licenses.

Doom

Doom is the only video game on this list that do not attach with an established musical artist. However, the soundtrack could be the strongest out there. That the music is all in MIDI form makes the quality and catchiness more impressive. This soundtrack is just downright metal.

Brütal Legend

Brütal Legend takes place in rock ‘n’ roll dystopia with a song that goes with the vibe perfectly. A wide range of rock icons including Motörhead, Marilyn Manson and Ozzy Osbourne (who also sounds like a character in the play) sets the stage for some fun. Also, Jack Black portrays the protagonist of a video game while sharing some Tenacious D tracks, which is reason enough to try.

Queen: The eYe

Queen provided the full soundtrack for the game Queen: The eYe (in classic MIDI style), offering a stellar backdrop when you save rock ’n’ roll from the all-seeing “the eYe.”

Madden 04

The annual NFL video game franchise always has big names in music, making for strong songs year after year. With pop punk and other rock hits common in the early 2000s, the 2004 Madden program led to bands included such as blink-182, Yellowcard, Alien Ant Farm, Avenged Sevenfold and Jet, making for a solid system.

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