Music loved by games with us.
- Static-X – The Only (Need for Speed Underground)
- Gorillaz 19-2000 (Soulchild remix) (FIFA 2002)
- Goldfinger – Superman (Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater)
- Dragonforce – Through Fire and Flames (Guitar Hero 3)
- The Offspring – All I Want (Crazy Taxi)
- Tears for Fears – Mad World (Gears of War 3)
- The Ink Spots – I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire (Fallout 3)
- Snoop Dogg feat. The Doors – Riders on the Storm (Need for Speed Underground 2)
- Blur – Song 2 (Saints Row IV, FIFA 1998, NFL 11, and lots of music games)
- Cutting Crew – (I Just) Died in Your Arms (Grand Theft Auto: Vice City)
- +1 Pigeon John – The Bomb (Dead Island 2 trailer)
When The Only sounds from Static-X, we immediately see cars racing, and when Through Fire and Flames sounds, our fingers twitch. FIFA from 2002 to Vice City, from Tony Hawk to Gears of War 3, there were a number of games over time whose inserts we listened to for a long time outside of the game.
I probably wouldn’t know Static-X if I didn’t hear The Only in Need for Speed Underground. For some reason, I really liked this song, so I started listening to the band and then spun their records for a long time. Gorillaz’s 19-2000 went through my head for years, but I didn’t know the title, I just remembered hearing it in one of the FIFA games and it was “sluggish” in it. In the GTA games, I turned on the radio while driving, heard a familiar tune, and drove at the speed limit so I wouldn’t get to the mission site before the music ended. Do you know the feeling? You can see a few songs on our subjective list that have been deeply ingrained in our memory thanks to games, but we would like you to add some songs that are dear to you.
Static-X – The Only (Need for Speed Underground)
I mentioned it twice, let’s start with that. Need for Speed Underground can be memorable for a number of reasons, we all know how one the game was (or how we felt that way, in part because of the sense of sharpness portrayed in the Deadly Pace movies), and the musical lineup probably played a part in its success. Part of this is why we mentioned the singer’s death. Interestingly, in the in-game version, the words “my heaven, your hell” have been replaced with “I’m winning, you’re losing.” And now you’re probably starting to hum in yourself, let’s listen to it together.
Incidentally, it was also heard in True Crime: Streets of LA.
Gorillaz 19-2000 (Soulchild remix) (FIFA 2002)
Around 2001, I started getting acquainted with EA Sports games, including the current part of the FIFA series at the time. 19-2000 was on the menu for this and it was very deeply ingrained in my brain. I thought for a couple of years I was trying to find it somehow, neither the artist nor the song title jumped in, but then I just found the search term “shoeshine FIFA”. Let’s just say it also helped that not a single video gets “Get the cool shoeshine” as the title.
Goldfinger – Superman (Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater)
Since it’s very rare at idle in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games when there’s no music playing in any part, you’re sure to remember a song or two, if not your artist and title, your melody. I have Superman left, but I could say Guerilla Radio (Rage Against the Machine) in the second part, Ace of Spades (Motorhead) in the third part, and Drunken Lullabies (Flogging Molly) in the fourth part. Sejj, but there were also some good times when the series did not consist of functional, downright enjoyable games.
Goldfinger has added songs to many other games anyway, including songs on the soundtrack of SSX On Tour, Shaun White Snowboarding, Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec, Burnout Legends and Burnout Revenge.
Dragonforce – Through Fire and Flames (Guitar Hero 3)
The beast. The monster. Everyone’s felt. Invincible, killer, Guitar Hero songs Dark Souls. Dragonforce power metal music has become legendary among GH3 players because it’s so hard to play that even if you succeed, you’ll break your arm. I’ve seen heroes who perform above 95 percent expertly, but they must have climbed the Mount of Doom, sacrificed a goat, and offered their firstborn child to Activision in advance. It was later included in the Brütal Legend, you could write about the music of that game separately, but let’s be brief here now, I have to practice.
The Offspring – All I Want (Crazy Taxi)
It’s only better to run through a city in a crazy way if All I Want is meanwhile. Hopefully everyone played with Crazy Taxi, the unusual idea gave birth to a brilliant game that really, literally offers enjoyment. The Sega Dreamcast version, by the way, had a total of seven songs, three of which were The Offspring and four were Bad Religion.
Tears for Fears – Mad World (Gears of War 3)
Mad World is known to many by many, but for gamers, an iconic moment in the Gears of War series is also attached to it. Anyone who has played the third part knows which one it is, who doesn’t want to, I don’t want to spoil the experience, so now it’s a bit of an interlocking element. The acoustic version was heard in the game, but the first part in the award-winning trailer (as well as the Ultimate Edition video) features Gary Jules ’reworking.
The Ink Spots – I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire (Fallout 3)
The songs from The Ink Spots were favored by Bethesda, Maybe was the opening song of Fallout, and Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall was heard on Galaxy News Radio along with I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire. The latter became iconic, appearing several times during the release of Fallout 4. The band’s work has also appeared in BioShock 1-2, Mafia II and LA Noire.
Snoop Dogg feat. The Doors – Riders on the Storm (Need for Speed Underground 2)
NFSU2 has brought its predecessor to the level of both gaming and music. The Doors ’1971 Riders on the Storm was reworked by Snoop Dogg specifically to make it one of the game’s inserts. Of all the songs, this was perhaps the most memorable, but if you have anything else, tell me in a comment.
Blur – Song 2 (Saints Row IV, FIFA 1998, NFL 11, and lots of music games)
Whoops, numbness numbness numbness numbness, etc. – Blur Song 2 is easy to recognize. Guitar Hero and Rock Band players alike could meet him, but he was featured in FIFA: Road to World Cup 98, NFL 11, and most recently Saints Row IV. In Blur, not exactly how much ziccer missed.
Cutting Crew – (I Just) Died in Your Arms (Grand Theft Auto: Vice City)
Probably everyone else would be caught up to asking (and asking anyway) which of your favorite music you’ve heard in parts of the Grand Theft Auto series. Rockstar has a legendary selection, and Vice City has struck a striking match between the era and the atmosphere of the city, as well as the insert songs. Billy Jean, In the Getto, and Africa from Toto deserve to be mentioned here as well as (I Just) Died in Your Arms, but I hear the pink and purple neon lights, the blue Hawaiian shirts, and the helicopter mission.
+1 Pigeon John – The Bomb (Dead Island 2 trailer)
We don’t know if there will ever be anything from Dead Island 2, but a percussion trailer has come together. In the first video of the game, in which a runner turns into a pretty slow-moving zombie, The Bomb is played, and you’ve probably heard it before, you just might not know where. Well, here.
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