11 of the Best Alt Rock Video Game Soundtracks Ever

July 11, 2019

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Video game soundtracks are just as important as the visuals and gameplay. (Fun fact: I have seen Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy more than once, and it is glorious.) We've gone from the nostalgic bleeps and bloops of the arcade era to carefully curated playlists full of current artists, and this list claims to have 11 of the best that feature alternative rock. Madden and Grand Theft Auto are represented; so are Halo and Call of Duty. I'm grateful that Trent Reznor's contribution to Quake gets a nod:

I'll also throw an honorable mention to the SSX soundtrack from 2012 - Foster the People, Two Door Cinema Club, The Naked and Famous and a lot more. Let me know your faves on Twitter and check out the full list of soundtracks here!