I’m an OST fanatic.
Many of my favourite games (Earthbound, Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne and Majora’s Mask, for example) are on that list largely due to the emotional connection I have to their soundtracks. I’ll always appreciate a great OST and have played great games that I wish had paid more attention to their sonical value (ahem, Bravely Default. The same boss theme for every boss. Really?)
So it was to my obvious delight that earlier this month, Spotify launched a new Gaming category! There, you’ll find various gaming playlists created by the Spotify community, such as Dark Souls III, Assassins Creed and Guitar Hero Live. Spotify has also created its own selection of gaming playlists, such mixes include Electronic Gaming, Hip Hop Gaming and Retro Gaming.
The highlight of this new Gaming category for me, however, are the original soundtracks; located at the bottom of the section on the mobile app, or the middle tab on the Spotify Gaming site.
I had previously made a Video Game OST playlist using the normal search, but it currently only contains Sonic Adventure 2 and Jet Set Radio’s soundtracks. By using the Spotify Gaming search, I could sort the music alphabetically ad have a proper trawl through the tracks to see what else I could add to my playlist.
Here are a few of my favourite finds on Spotify Gaming so far: