There’s a great variety of styles and substance in our list below because 2021 featured various types of games and the music accompanying them. A grand orchestrated ballad and battle music for a returning console hero, the quieter symphonies to accompany an RPG adventure, and the hand-in-hand music and gameplay combo of a galactic rock opera, are just some of this year’s fantastic original soundtracks on show.
Here are our picks for the Best Original Video Game Soundtracks of 2021.
5.) Halo Infinite – Gareth Coker
A lot of the original Halo music here will play on the nostalgia strings of super-fans or impress relative newbies like me. But the music of Halo Infinite in both the single-player and multiplayer portions is excellent stuff. With the former being a mix featuring so many orchestral moments in the open world, I felt they were scripted, but I still can’t be sure they entirely were. The music always knew how to find the moment in those scenes, and in the hallway levels of Halo shooting fans love, it’s all played to a perfect note.
– Dylan Blight