Guide: Best PS4 Music of October 2017

As we head into the holiday season, big name game releases are on the rise like every year, which also means some major soundtracks are going to accompany these games. October offered a lot of quality music, most of it courtesy of the big budget, but in any month, if you dig deep enough, you can find music for anyone. And we’re going to review some of the best deals.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War

The Lord of the Rings as a property is no stranger to quality music. Howard Shore’s scores for the Peter Jackson trilogy represent three of the greatest motion picture scores ever made. So it’s no wonder Monolith’s latest LOTR game has an outstanding soundtrack. Coming from Garry Schyman – best known for his incredible work on the Bioshock games, and the first Middle-earth title – it offers another high-quality take on an already impressive portfolio. Capturing the overall epic, alongside the lighter beauty of Shore’s scores, Shadow of War delivers an absolutely stunning soundtrack.

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Assassin’s Creed Origins Creed

Assassins Creed 2 was arguably the high point for many – if not most – elements of Ubisoft’s pseudo-historical series on the Templars and Assassins. Until Austin Wintory’s score for Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, this was also true for the music. Thankfully, the quality boost that Origins provides players isn’t simply tied to gameplay, as Sarah Schachner’s score for the Egyptian set title is comparable in quality – but vastly different in sound – to that of the previous entry. in the series. The theme song in particular is one of the most interesting we’ve heard in a long time.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Mick Gordon has been contributing music to Bethesda titles for some time now – most notably with 2016’s DOOM – and the music provided is consistently quality and often provides a huge boost to Bethesda’s slate of consistently impressive releases. Wolfenstein II is no exception, as the score again is phenomenal, but the highlight of the first title was actually the **** versions of pop songs, which imitated bands through the decades, such as The Monkees, The Beatles, and some more. The game invented what those bands might have sounded like if they had been raised under the supervision of the Reich. These songs also return, but as far as we know, there is only one new song in this style. But the main score of the game is, however, a knockout.

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The evil within 2

Yet another title this month courtesy of Bethesda, Tango Gameworks’ horror sequel looks to be a much better game on all fronts. Horror games generally have a very specific sound. Dissonant, nerve-wracking sounds and a generally disturbing feeling brought about by music can usually be expected. And while The Evil Within 2 isn’t completely devoid of this, composer Masatoshi Yanagi packs other elements into the fantastic title music. Much of the music evokes a feeling of helplessness and melancholy rather than fear, giving much of the title music a striking beauty.

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A hat in time

This platformer published by Humble Bundle is completely at odds with the sound and feel of the other featured soundtracks of the month, but that doesn’t mean the music is any less good. Courtesy of Pascal Michael Stiefel, the upbeat music blends a cosmic sound that wouldn’t be out of place in Buzz Lightyear: Star Command with the utterly charming style of music that accompanied 3D platformers in their heyday. However, instead of feeling like a throwback to a bygone era, the title music is absolutely infectious, making it hard to put down even outside of the game.

As we dive deeper into the holiday season there will naturally be more great music on the way, but October already offered an incredible slate of music. Anything you would have liked to see mentioned? Shout out to us in the comments.

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