Monday, January 23, 2012

Another Note on Video Game Music

I know I mentioned it briefly in "Unsung Heroes" but I think it deserves further elaboration on just how amazing the Halo soundtrack really is.

With an amazingly written orchestral theme, drumming and the use of Gregorian chanting, Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori have created, throughout the suite of games, a fantastic atmosphere and just truly stunning music using real instruments and synthesized sounds.

Also, probably unintentionally as it's meant for an adventuring, game-based atmosphere, the music is exceptional to work to. Seriously, give it a try.



  1. Here's a scary thought: Halo is 11 years old.

  2. I know, isn't that terrifying? Well, this year it's 11. Last year they released the 10th Anniversary edition of the first Halo by putting it through the modern graphics engines - pretty nifty!
    Except that it's no longer 4 player on the same console in that edition. No, I don't know why.