Long after a movie, TV show, or even a video game it’s sometimes relaxing to sit back and listen to the musical stylings of a soundtrack. It’s important to appreciate the music as its own entity. Other times a soundtrack hits so hard that it’s worth using as workout music or releasing frustrations while driving home from work music. Either way, if you’re a fan of video game soundtracks then it might be worth picking up the soundtrack to Call of Duty: Black Ops.
Releasing November 9th along with the many different retail versions of the game, the soundtrack will be available for anyone to pick up on iTunes or anywhere digital music is sold. Black Ops’ soundtrack is composed by Sean Murray whose previous work includes the soundtracks for World at War and True Crime: New York City. Currently it is only known that there will be 30 tracks on the soundtrack but the titles of those songs has yet to be revealed, most likely to avoid spoilers.
With a game like Black Ops that takes gamers into a time period many might not have lived through, but know enough to be familiar with, most gamers should find something they can connect with in the game. Mega rock band The Rolling Stones even added one of their classic songs to the game’s launch trailer so perhaps we can expect to get some orchestral pieces that feel reminiscent of their sound.
Any piece of Black Ops related media is certain to move more than a few units just based on the incredible anticipation that exists for the game. Soundtracks might be low on the list of must-haves for gamers, but fans of what goes into creating the entire mood of a game experience are sure to be happy. Long after we’ve gone deep under cover and completed our mission there will still be the sounds of the game to haunt our nightmares.
Will you be picking up the Black Ops soundtrack to help call back the awesome moments from the game? Are you a fan of video game soundtracks to the point you go out and buy them?
Call of Duty: Black Ops releases November 9th for the PS3, Xbox 360, PC, and Wii.