Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Video Game Soundtracks

Sometimes, people get the urge to integrate music into an RPG campaign. I've already talked about this in one respect. I think music can also be helpful as inspiration (or "mood music") while writing or preparing adventures, and sometimes it can be fun to play ambient music during actual play at the table. Here are some miscellaneous video game soundtracks that might be useful for those who run dark fantasy or horror games and want to incorporate some new music.

Shadow of the Beast

Shadow of the Beast II

Shadow of the Beast III

Chakan: The Forever Man

The Immortal

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

Forbidden Siren

Siren: Blood Curse



Alien Trilogy

Doom (Playstation version)

Final Doom (Playstation version)

Alone in the Dark (1992)

The Binding of Isaac



Dr. Chaos

The 7th Guest

Clock Tower

Splatterhouse (TurboGrafx-16 version)

Splatterhouse 2

Splatterhouse 3




Sweet Home

Yume Nikki

Dark Seed


Tombs & Treasure

Nightmare Creatures


Diablo II


American McGee's Alice

I mostly had D&D, LotFP, and similar games in mind while choosing these. I think Alien Trilogy and Marathon could be useful for Carcosa, Forbidden Siren and Siren: Blood Curse might fit Qelong well, and American McGee's Alice may be good for A Red & Pleasant Land. Of course, not every track is going to be good as background music, and some of the songs won't fit the appropriate tone for a dark fantasy or horror game, but there's definitely some good stuff here, if you ask me.

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