Titanfall 2 has an unnecessisarily brilliant soundtrack

Titanfall 2 might have one of the best soundtracks about. I’m not just talking games, I’m talking in general.

A work colleague recommended it to me recently. Titanfall 2 was on sale for £7.

Worth a go. Here’s an affiliate link to the game, would you mind clicking here?

You know what? Titanfall 2 is great fun to play.

Wall-running and sliding mechanics alongside the shooting has a really responsive feel. Add on top of this you can bounce into a giant mech along the way.

What more could you ask for?

Overall, Titanfall 2 is fantastic fun.

Titanfall 2
Not pictured: The soundtrack

Another advantage is the campaign is short and sweet, which is what I prefer. Get me in, show me around, and before I become bored; end.

Titanfall 2 does this with great aplomb. It also manages to fit in two of the best levels I’ve played in a while. One has you racing around a giant factory where houses are being built. You know what, I don’t pay attention to the stories in games so I may be completely wrong.

The second of the two top levels has you using some device to jump back and forward in time to solve some mystery. It’s inventive and a blast to play. Several reviews said there should be an entire game made out of this mechanic. They are wrong. The game leaves you wanting more, which is preferable to beating it into the ground.

If you can get a match going the Titanfall 2 multiplayer is decent. As well as playing against human-controlled opponents there are also AI-controlled ones.

The effect is multiplayer makes you think you’re a better player than you are. Again waiting to get a game going is the killer.

Overall: Titanfall 2 – B+

Now the Titanfall 2 soundtrack? A+++++

Titanfall 2 Soundtrack

Here’s the thing, I didn’t even notice there was a soundtrack. I thought it was your usual solid soundtrack.

How wrong I was.

Finished the campaign, the credits were rolling, and I was mucking around on my phone. Probably trying to read messages in my tray while avoiding clicking into it. You know so they still think it’s unseen.

Suddenly I was like what the hell is that sound?

It was the soundtrack.

Specifically, it was this track: Fold Weapon Test

There was a real feeling of dread in the soundtrack. It sounded big, it sounded bombastic. Made my hair stand on end, you know what I mean?

Then it got me thinking, was there amazing music the whole time?

Holy moly, yes there was.

Here’s the thing it was hard to pin down. It felt like a Hollywood score of old, you know with instruments like violins and all? Before everything was a synthetic pulse. Here’s the other thing it still has a modern sound.

I can’t pin it down though.

When I listen to it, I hear Hans Zimmer, Harry Gregson-Williams, Michael Giachino. All the big dogs of film soundtracks but it sounds unique unto itself.

Stephen Barton, the composer, did not have to do as good of a job on the soundtrack.

The soundtrack feels like, how do I put it? Imagine you’re a teacher, you ask the class for 200 hundred words about what happened when Pompei erupted.

Stephen Barton is the kid who comes in with a scale replica fully working volcano. There’s also cross-sections and detailed biographies of the townspeople.

Sincerely, Stephen, it didn’t need to be so good. At the same time, thank you.

The album has become a soundtrack to have on while I write. No vocals, coupled with that ticking clock rhythm has boosted my word count over the last couple of days.


Check out this soundtrack if you like soundtracks for:

  • All of Hans Zimmer’s recent work
  • The Mad Max Fury Road
  • Captain America Winter
  • Star Trek (2009)

Again, this soundtrack is unnecessarily good.

Believe me, I’m grateful for people like Stephen Barton for going the extra mile.


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