Music
February 2018

Simon Gruber (Quay)

What better music to accompany a truly mad boss level than the cheesiest cock-rock music known to man? Matt Gardner looks at one of Die Hard Trilogy’s little-heard tracks.

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Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
SonyPlayStation
February 2018

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

Matt Gardner remembers how an early brush with piracy led to a Resident Evil 3 experience like no other – at least, for a British gamer.

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Gaius in Shadow of the Colossus.
Music
February 2018

The End of the Battle

The most beautiful piece of music in Shadow of the Colossus is one of the shortest – and, as the game develops, saddest – on the soundtrack, says Matt Gardner.

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St Francis' Folly, which featured "A Friend Since Gone"
Music
January 2018

A Friend Since Gone (St Francis’ Folly)

Music is at the heart of meaningful gaming experiences, but as Tomb Raider proved, you didn’t need a long tune to make a huge mark.

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Mickey Mouse in Toyland.
Music
December 2017

Toyland Part 1

Toyland’s marching music pushed gamers to overcome the level’s climbing challenge – and it also helped Matt Gardner overcome a personal test.

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Bust a Groove's character selection screen featuring Gas-O, whose track is Chemical Love
Music
December 2017

Chemical Love

Matt Gardner learns that doing some research into a banging tune can often lead to it becoming a little unpalatable.

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Gare d'Europa, the best place to listen to Body in Motion by CoLD SToRAGE.
Music
December 2017

Body in Motion

PS1 game demos didn’t offer you much freedom of choice. But as Matt Gardner says, Wipeout 2097’s demo made the best choice for you.

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Music
November 2017

Target (Mechanical Man)

Frank Klepacki’s insistence on diversity in his soundtracks made one particular black-sheep song a C&C classic, argues Matt Gardner.

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What Anaconda looks like, basically
Music
November 2017

Anaconda

The music in TimeSplitters 2 was as incredibly good as the overall game, but its best track was only found by the eagle-eyed.

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Rainbow Road on the N64.
Music
November 2017

Rainbow Road (N64)

With Mario Kart 64’s soundtrack, the best thing came to those who waited – and it’s this finality that gives Rainbow Road its core motif.

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