music

Check Out Sega's Surprise Remix of a Classic Sonic Adventure Tune

Maybe don't get your hopes too high that this means anything, though.

How Queen Latifah Became a Last-Minute Addition to Sayonara Wild Hearts

Developer Simogo tells us how one off-handed suggestion landed them a major celeb.

How Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Battle Music Goes in Unexpected Directions

So long repetitive battle themes, I'll see you in therapy.

No Straight Roads is a Musical Action-Adventure Where You Don't Necessarily Need Good Rhythm

Directed by the lead game designer of Final Fantasy 15, No Straight Roads is a music-driven action-adventure game inspired by all genres.

The Final Fantasy 7 Remake Soundtrack Sounds Different So Far, But in A Good Way

The new orchestral compositions of familiar tunes sound great so far.

Gorgeous Devil May Cry 5 Vinyl Records Collection Will Set You Back $80

Listen to "Devil Trigger" on your nice stereo set.

What's Your Favorite Musical Moment in a Game?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Let's look back on our favorite moments in games with that perfect soundtrack.

Silent Hill 2 Soundtrack Vinyl Release Teased Just in Time for 20th Anniversary

Mondo's long-awaited Silent Hill 2 vinyl release could be soon.

Capcom Replaces Vocalist Accused of Sexual Misconduct on Devil May Cry 5 Song

Vocalist Michael Barr will be replacing him.

Taiko no Tatsujin: Breaking Down the Many Differences Between the PS4 and Switch Versions

Taiko Drum Master is back, but which one is worth directing your attention to?

Gal Metal Feels Like a Spiritual Successor to Wii Music, Only It's Better

Gal Metal on Nintendo Switch is more drum simulator than another light rhythm game.

The Metal Gear Solid and Etrian Odyssey Composers are Arranging the Music From Celeste

Lena Raine is co-producing the new album.

How a Somber Music Cue Defines the Beginning of Red Dead Redemption's Iconic Final Act

A lot of games have great soundtracks, but so few have excellent musical moments.

Final Fantasy Composer Nobuo Uematsu Goes on Hiatus, Cites Health Reasons

Uematsu will be taking the rest of the year off.

2 Milly Says His Dance Used in Fortnite Emote "Basically Stolen," Working With Attorneys to Reach Epic

Popular dance crazes are often used as emotes, and now the musicians themselves are striking back.

Fortnite Composer Scoring Marvel's Upcoming Captain Marvel Film

Pinar Toprak will be the first woman to score a Marvel Cinematic Universe film.

Quavo from Migos Just Rolled into the Met Gala Rocking a Crash Bandicoot Chain

Aku-Aku makes his debut on the most fashionable night of the year.

Some Rock Band Network Songs Are Making a Comeback in Rock Band 4 DLC

Due to licensing issues, not everything's making a comeback though.

Theorizing Gaming's Version of the Rap Beef: Fortnite Battle Royale vs. PUBG

Post Malone is pro PUBG, while Drake and others are pro Fortnite Battle Royale. When will the horror stop?

Download an Exclusive Song From the Indie Hit Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

An exclusive track just for our readers.

Lil B 'The Based God' Thinks Gaming Needs a Black Panther Moment

He says gaming can be improved when developers show deeper spheres of the world.

Listen to the Metal Gear and Etrian Odyssey Composers Rearrange a Dark Souls Theme Into Jazz

Exclusive first clip of GENTLE LOVE's new video game album.

White Day's Quietly Inspirational Horror; Plus, Brand New's Farewell Album

UNPREDICTABLE | Caty plays the cult Korean horror White Day: A Labyrinth Named School, and mourns the loss of Brand New.

Everyone's Favorite Sonic Adventure 2 Rapper Released a New Song In Honor of Sonic Mania

The great emerald's power allows me to feel.

The Most Pop Games

These games are bright, bubbly, and totally get stuck in your head, just like pop music.

Splat! A Splatoon-Inspired Playlist

With Splatoon 2 on the horizon, we made a Splatoon-inspired playlist for you to enjoy.

SoundCloud's Troubles Are a Burden on Independent Video Game Musicians

Video Game musicians weigh in on the SoundCloud news.

Sanjay and Craig Creator and Artist Travis Millard Are Taking Their Satirical Humor and Art to Games

The in-development game features music from Ty Segall, Metz, and Com Truise, in addition to voice actors Nolan North, John DiMaggio, and others.

Monument Valley 2 and the Heartache of Motherhood; Plus Vince Staples' Big Fish Theory

UNPREDICTABLE | Caty plays Monument Valley 2 in its entirety (finally), and listens to Vince Staples' latest and greatest.

Sonic Mania Already Has a Special Vinyl on the Way

Pre-orders for the Sonic-blue record begin in July.

Project Rap Rabbit Finally Shows off a Gameplay Prototype

There are only 10 days left in the Kickstarter. Yikes.

Wipeout Omega Collection Reminds Me of a Series Trapped in Time

A friend in speed is a friend indeed.

Witnessing Your Past Lives in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds; Plus The Intensity of Tricot's Definitive Album 3

Introducing a new weekly, as-of-yet untitled column from Caty, featuring games and whatever else.

Bird World Flies You Through the Melodies of a Video Game That Doesn't Exist

Leon Chang's debut album is a video game soundtrack, without the video game part.

Amazing Chiptunes You've Never Heard: Crazy Comets

Unless you grew up in Britain in the 80s, you're probably unaware of this funky piece of C64 music.

Let Retronauts Fill Your Ears With the Futuristic Sound of FM Synthesis

Jeremy explores one of classic gaming's most popular and iconic audio formats (as seen on TV, via SEGA Genesis!).

Golden Axe I & II Soundtrack Review: All That is Golden Does Not Glitter

Everything about this new game music compilation is great... except, unfortunately, the music itself.

Square-Enix Takes Over Abbey Road With Live Final Fantasy XV Concert Today

Tune in this afternoon (or late this morning if you're on the west coast) to hear some live Final Fantasy XV music courtesy of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

OverClocked ReMix Releases Chronology: A Jazz Tribute to Chrono Trigger

Relax to some smooth JRPG jams with OC Remix's 60th free community arrangement album.

Taito House Band Zuntata Joining the Ranks of Classic Video Game Vinyl

Ship to Shore's first LP of Taito arcade classics include cult favorite Elevator Action II.

Hitman Continues to Invest in Ephemera With Bangkok-Based Episode 4

There's something marvelously zen about how many resources IO Interactive sinks into this game when some parts of it can only be experienced once.

Castlevania Original Soundtrack EP Review: Shoulda Stayed in The Grave

Mondo's first Castlevania music release on vinyl looks great, but these legendary tunes deserve better treatment.

Dancing is Overrated: Ubisoft Reveals Just Sing

Ubisoft makes a new spin-off of its family-friendly best-seller for a world without motion control.

Out Run Soundtrack LP Review: Racing Perfection at a Mere 33rpm

Data Discs delivers an incredible rendition of SEGA's spectacular arcade soundtrack, as perfect a summer sensation as Pokémon Go.

Street Fighter II: The Definitive Soundtrack Review: Cap-com-mand Performance

Brave Wave's long-awaited vinyl box set lives up to its billing.

Streets of Rage II 2LP Soundtrack Review: In the Beat of the Night

The definitive SEGA Genesis soundtrack gets the definitive vinyl reissue it deserves.

Transistor 2LP Soundtrack Review: Future Sounds of Cloudbank

Supergiant's stylish action RPG gets a suitably slick physical soundtrack release.

Mother 2 Soundtrack Reissue Review: It's EarthBound, for The Record

Ship to Shore brings the cult Super NES favorite to vinyl for the first time. Should you care?

SEGA on Vinyl: New Life for Four Classic Game Soundtracks

A closer look at Data Discs' high-end SEGA music releases. Vintage games Streets of Rage, Shenmue, Shinobi III, and Super Hang-On enjoy new life in a vintage format.

A Music-Laced Look Back at the Career of Final Fantasy Composer Nobuo Uematsu

The Retronauts podcast gets musical this week with a survey of Uematsu's career and classic compositions.

Keiji Yamagishi on His Past and Future in Game Music

COVER STORY: The artist behind Ninja Gaiden's NES soundtrack opens up about returning to composing, and his future plans.

Game Music's New Canon: The How and Why of Brave Wave

COVER STORY: A small, fan-driven music label is bringing newfound respect to game music by offering veteran composers a safe haven for the classic tunes they love making.

OC Remix Gives Final Fantasy IX's Soundtrack a Masterful Rearrangement

Worlds Apart celebrates the 15th birthday of FFIX with an amazing, four-disc collection full of new takes on Nobuo Uematsu's classics.

Watch Dogs PS4 Review: Game of Phones

Ubisoft's Watch_Dogs was set to be a next generation launch title, but ended up being delayed at the very last moment. Is it worth the extra six-month wait? Oh yes. Oh yes indeed.

Loud Soft: In Praise of Austin Wintory's Dynamic Monaco Soundtrack

Eurogamer's Chris Donlan shows his appreciation for Wintory's vaudeville violence.

Old PC Classics That Still Deliver an Epic Experience

Many of today's greatest PC games are sequels or spiritual successors to earlier versions that are still hugely fun to play all these years later. We check out the very best of them, and explain why they've become timeless classics.

Inazuma Eleven 3DS Review: Dragon (Foot) Ball Z

This hyperactive sports RPG won't do much for fans of serious soccer sims, but anyone interested in a more lighthearted approach should check it out.

2013 in Review: Our Earliest Video Gaming Memories

We all have plenty of favorite gaming memories. But what about our very earliest one? The team looks way, way back into their childhoods to figure that out.

Welcome to the Fantasy Zone: 3D Space Harrier Review

Get ready! For M2's first-class treatment of Yu Suzuki's arcade classic.

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW Wii U Review

Much as the title would suggest, we find ourselves feeling a little uncertain about the merits of this eccentric but repetitive Gauntlet-alike.

Xbox One vs. PS4: How Useful Are They As Entertainment Systems?

How have the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 fared as shiny new additions to USgamer's entertainment centers? Jaz, Jeremy, and Mike talk about their trials and tribulations with these cutting edge, all-in-one gaming/media machines.

Super Mario 3D World Walkthrough: Find All the Green Stars, Collect Everything, Beat the Game

Playing through Super Mario 3D World and want to find all the green stars and beat the entire game? Our massive, comprehensive walkthrough has everything you need to know! And we mean everything!

The Legend of Zelda and the Road Not Taken

How A Link Between Worlds defines Zelda's future by revisiting (and rewriting) its past.

Forza Motorsport 5 Xbox One Review: Flat-Out Fantastic

Turn 10 delivers a tremendous racing game - that also just happens to be a stunning demonstration of the Xbox One's capabilities.

The Humble Rise of Humble Bundle

Eurogamer's David Owen tells the modest story of an indie icon.

JPgamer: "Better Than Persona?"

In this week's Japanese gaming column, we discuss the recent crop of Japanese role-playing games -- and whether any have truly bettered Atlus' slice-of-life-with-monsters classic.

Road to Next-Gen: On Hard Drives and SkyDrives

Prospective Xbox One owners, this post is for you; let's talk storage.

The USgamer Community Reflects on Sega Genesis

We look back on their Mega Drive memories to celebrate 25 years of Sega's 16-bit wonder.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Yoshida: PVP Creates a “Real, Living Economy”

In a post-launch interview, Mike talks with Naoki Yoshida about PVP, evolving Final Fantasy design, and bringing the East and West together.

Space Hulk Review

Plodding, ponderous and not-quite polished. Space Hulk could have been so good.

How Konami Remade Its Own HD Remake

Digital Foundry's John Linneman explores the drastic effect the recent Zone of the Enders HD patch had on performance.

Indies Did This: Season of Releases

Wondering what the indies have been up to last week? Releasing games, that's what. Lots o'em.

Triple Triad Album Pays Tribute to Final Fantasy VI, VII and VIII

In case you're hungry for more Final Fantasy remixes, UK producer Mykah has the album for you.

Muramasa Rebirth Review

Vanillaware's masterful visuals elevate an otherwise average action game.