Days Gone is an exclusive PlayStation game that has a lot of mixed reviews, but I've missed one thing down the line: the awesome soundtrack. It's worth listening to, even if you do not play the game.
I've played through the main story of the game and completed it, spending many hours with it. But it was not until I wanted to hear something new while working that I realized how great the score of the game is. I often enjoy playing mainly instrumental music, and game scores (especially for any song I'm playing right now) are quite often used in this mix.
So I've fueled the score on Google Play Music to have something in the music background. It was not long before I was stunned and how incredibly intense and emotional the music is. It helped me unconsciously associate the music with specific moments in the game, but even without them (certain tracks are not tied to a specific event), most tracks stand alone to the point where they make themselves felt Attention more than once.
When I work, music generally becomes something that plays in the background ̵
While I was working (on a Days Gone editorial that's being published) In short, there were several times when I was "shocked" by my focus state because something in the music was an emotional one Reaction triggered. I only listened passively, but it was enough to trigger a feeling that caught my attention. This happened several times.
I particularly like the tracks "I Remember" and "Promises and Regrets" because they are incredibly powerful compositions. The latter is followed by "You're Safe Now", an intense and motivating track that follows the passion in "Promises and Regrets" exceptionally well. The tracks that follow – "What did you do?", "Drifting Away," "Sarah's theme," and "Light One Candle" – combine to tell a fantastic and inspiring story without uttering a single word.
The work that Nathan Whitehead has done on the score is truly incredible. I listened to many, many scores – both movies and games – and working on the music in Days Gone is the best I've ever heard. It is without question the most underrated part of the game.
The score ends with a short soundtrack section – a handful of tracks from other artists featured in the game. It's such a nice touch at the end of a powerful score. These tracks are likely to be "more meaningful" to anyone who has played the game, but it looks like they are all outstanding tracks worthy of your time.
Unfortunately, the score / soundtrack itself is still fantastic. If you like powerful, motivating and emotional music, I recommend listening to them – even if you do not feel like playing the game.
You can listen to them on all popular streaming networks: Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music and YouTube Music