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1:00 AM on 04.16.2014

Addiction allegory Spate's soundtrack is available now

Spate made a bit of a stir with its release last month, if not for its attempt to tackle themes more mature than shooting bullets at beefy dudes, then for its dated representation of absinthe as it exists and is understood to...

Darren Nakamura


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Silent Horror soundtrack is back from the dead and ready to download photo
Silent Horror soundtrack is back from the dead and ready to download
by Darren Nakamura

Back in 2005, a small team made Silent Horror, an independent film homage to survival horror, with obvious nods to the legendary Silent Hill franchise. Before he was Destructoid's Editor-in-Chief, Dale North composed the soundtrack for the film, and almost ten years later, it has finally been made widely available to the public.

Since we have the hookup, we are able to offer the Silent Horror Main Theme for free on our SoundCloud. Stream or download it there, or just listen to it below. If you want to hear more, head over to the soundtrack's Bandcamp or Loudr pages. It should provide you with a spooky soundtrack suitable for your day today.

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7:30 PM on 03.27.2014

Final Fantasy XV: Omnis Lacrima track available to purchase

Forget fated children and anxious hearts. Final Fantasy XV is on the horizon, and for a game this big, you have to know there's going to be some equally big music to accompany it. Enter "Omnis Lacrima," a sweeping orchestral...

Brittany Vincent



Here, have a free track from the Monarch Arrangements photo
Here, have a free track from the Monarch Arrangements
by Darren Nakamura

Dale already told you about the soundtrack for Monarch: Heroes of a New Age by Goomin Nam. He even casually mentioned that he worked on a track for the Arrangements & Variations album. You lucky, music-loving Destructoid readers can now have that track, free of charge. Stream it below, or go straight to the Destructoid Soundcloud to download it.

"The Merry Village" is a variation of the original "Seaside Village." It has a smoother feel to it than the source material, and it sounds a bit brighter, despite having nearly identical instrumentation, with a focus on piano and strings. Check it out.

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12:30 PM on 02.20.2014

Monarch: Heroes of a New Age soundtrack out now

Korean fantasy MMORPG Monarch: Heroes of a New Age features beautiful orchestral music by composer Goomin "Nauts" Nam. Nam's previous works include the drink mixing sim series (no, really!), Bar Oasis, currentl...

Dale North

10:30 AM on 02.04.2014

Chrono Trigger Symphony Volume 3 is out now

Last year, Blake Robinson announced that he would be working on a three-part tribute to the legendary Square role-playing game, Chrono Trigger. Volume One of the Chrono Trigger Symphony released in August and Volum...

Darren Nakamura



Download a free track from the Dragon Fantasy Book II OST photo
Download a free track from the Dragon Fantasy Book II OST
by Darren Nakamura

Dragon Fantasy Book II released last year for PS3 and Vita, improving on Dragon Fantasy Book I with 16-bit graphics and a more fully realized soundtrack. What you may not know is that the soundtrack was composed by our very own corgi-loving Editor-in-Chief, Dale North. What you also may not know is that the soundtrack has debuted at MAGFest and will be going on sale on January 6.

It does a fantastic job of evoking SNES-era role-playing game soundtracks, with tracks ranging from sweeping orchestral pieces fit for untold adventures to funk bass infused tunes appropriate for exploring the more disreputable locations of the fantasy world. And I'm not just saying that because Dale could fire me at a moment's notice! Ha ha ha. Ha. No really, it's good, I promise.

In case you want a free sample, check out "Hypothecary" below or download it from Destructoid's SoundCloud.

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Top ten game music tracks to get you pumped for the gym photo
Top ten game music tracks to get you pumped for the gym
by Jayson Napolitano

Like our last issue of The Sound Card, which focused on music to sleep to, this has also been on my back burner for some time. I have over 300 tracks on my exercise playlist in iTunes, and a lot of that is game music. I thought to myself, what better way to bring in the New Year with people hitting the gym to meet those weight loss goals than provide a list of ten tracks that I wouldn't be caught without at the gym!

Admittedly, putting this list together has been the hardest one yet. I had 33 tracks set aside to consider, and I had to make some excruciating cuts, but hey, maybe that leaves the door open to more lists like this in the future. Also, I only stuck to original soundtrack versions of tracks, as opening it up to arrangements (as much as I love them for the gym) would make the task even harder.

Count down with us our top ten picks for tracks to take to the gym, and, as always, chime in with some of your own personal favorites... if you're one of those weirdos who bring game music to the gym!

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6:00 AM on 12.26.2013

Ragnarok Online Elemental Tunes delivers large music fix

After our look at the Ragnarok Online 10th Anniversary Package last week, I wanted to turn my attention to this year’s special release, dedicated entirely to the music of Ragnarok Online. Elemental Tunes features f...

Jayson Napolitano

3:00 PM on 12.24.2013

The winner of Destructoid's best of 2013 soundtrack

A great soundtrack can help make a great game legendary, and can even make a mediocre title memorable. In recent years, more emphasis has been put into crafting a noteworthy and fitting soundtrack for a game, and more compose...

Darren Nakamura

8:00 AM on 12.22.2013

A former Square Enix composer worked on Puzzle & Dragons

So what’s the big stink about Puzzle & Dragons? I was fascinated by the title before it blew up into a huge success for Japanese publisher GungHo, mainly because of Romancing SaGa/Culdcept composer Kenji Ito’s...

Jayson Napolitano





12:00 PM on 12.20.2013

Nominees for Destructoid's best of 2013 soundtrack

Though it is often de-emphasized in favor of graphics and gameplay, a great soundtrack can help elevate a game to legendary status, and is often the most fondly remembered element of a game when reminisced on years down the l...

Darren Nakamura

6:00 AM on 12.19.2013

Ragnarok Online 10th anniversary box has lots to look at

We just featured an issue of Note Worthy last week, but I thought the elaborate packaging and contents that GungHo put into the Ragnarok Online 10th Anniversary Package last year deserved its own moment in the spotlight. It i...

Jayson Napolitano



So much great game music was released this past month photo
So much great game music was released this past month
by Jayson Napolitano

You know the drill: another month, ten more game soundtracks to review. We usually have a pick of the month, but there was so much great music released this time around, I decided to recognize four separate releases as our top picks: Square Enix's Cure SQ and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Nintendo Famicom Music, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.

But that's not all, we have some other fun stuff, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Jake Kaufman's Ultionus, and Square Enix's Christmas album. All of this and more, complete with samples, below! 

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8:00 PM on 12.08.2013

Take a look at Final Fantasy VII Vinyls

After the beautiful Final Fantasy Vinyls collection released last year, Square Enix is putting together a special two vinyl collection of music dedicated solely to Final Fantasy VII, printed on what they're calling "picture v...

Jayson Napolitano



Here are your favorite songs and soundtracks of 2013! photo
Here are your favorite songs and soundtracks of 2013!
by Mr Andy Dixon

All week, we've been asking you to sound off on some gaming-related topics for our end of the year recap. Many of you took the time to chime in on our favorite and least favorite character posts, and the same rang true for our favorite songs or soundtracks call as well! BECAUSE MUSIC!

Our eardrums were rocked with some killer songs and OSTs in 2013, so let's crank up our speakers and take a listen to some of your favorites! If I were you, I'd also go ahead and bookmark this post for later, because there is a TON of awesome gaming music about to hit your face...

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