Top 10 Indie Game Soundtracks of 2016 - Page 2

Taking a look back at some of the best indie game soundtracks of 2016.
January 1, 2016 2:40 PM by Morgan Shaver

8. Thumper

Thumper by developer Drool is described as a "rhythm violence" game. Occupying the role of a metallic beetle, players are hurdled through space to the tunes of some seriously heavy industrial beats. Thumper is an excellent example of a video game soundtrack that helps set the tone of the game as a whole. In fact, many players say they felt distinctly unsettled during their initial playthrough of Thumper, no doubt due in part to the game's dramatic musical score. 

7. Shadow Warrior 2

Shadow Warrior 2 by developer Flying Wild Hog is a fantastic successor to the original title. In addition to its memorable protagonist Lo Wang, Shadow Warrior 2 is complemented by a fantastic hard rock score. Composed by Michal Cielecki, Krzysztof Wierzynkiewicz, and Adam Skorupa, the game's music will instantly make you feel as badass as Lo Wang. 

6. Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley by developer Eric Barone is one of 2016's most beloved indie titles. Not only will you fall in love with the act of farming, NPC interaction, and welcoming art design, you'll also come to adore the game's music as well. Barone spent over four years on the project doing everything from programming, to creating the game's signature pixel art, right down to the musical composition. With warm, cheerful music that reminds us a bit of The Secret of Monkey Island, it's not hard to see why so many people flock to this game.

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