Submitted by PixelitisBlog 931d ago | opinion piece

Pixelitis Picks: The glorious use of licensed music in games

"We all love videogame music very much, but that’s not to say that licensed music is a detriment to a player’s experience.

In fact, when appropriately used within a game, it can be one of the most standout things someone will take away from playing it. Just ask anybody who’s played the original Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who didn’t remember the iconic inclusion of “Superman” by Goldfinger, or perhaps even “Jerry Was a Racecar Driver” by Primus.

Likewise, games like Brütal Legend can be seen utilizing licensed music during specific cutscenes to heighten the intensity of a scene, like using the triumphant “One Shot at Glory” by Judas Priest when kicking off the game’s first wide-scale Stage Battle."

- Pixelitis Staff (Borderlands, Culture, Far Cry 3, Lollipop Chainsaw, Nintendo DS, Ouendan 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

MagneticDeath2  +   931d ago
Love the music in Saints Row the Third.
Irishguy95  +   931d ago
Final Fantasy


Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Skylanders Superchargers Review | GodisaGeek

4m ago - Dan Naylor: "That you need all three types of vehicle to fully enjoy Superchargers isn’t really a... | PC

Samurai Warriors 4-II Review I Hey Poor Player

4m ago - Hey Poor Player's Adam Foster writes - "This time, Tecmo Koei have made a game that is not a sequ... | PC

Check What Wii U and 3DS Titles are Coming Out in October

Now - Nintendo has a handful of interesting titles on offer across Wii U and 3DS systems for the orange-tinged month of October. Here's some hot picks th... | Promoted post

Stairs - PC Review | Chalgyr's Game Room

4m ago - Chalgyr's Game Room writes: Stairs does an excellent job of setting the stage and creating an... | PC

Final Fantasy X|X-2 Remaster, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix and 2.5 ReMIX Limited Edition discounted

4m ago - Amazon has discounted several JRPG HD collections from Square Enix: Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remast... | PS3

The original Earthworm Jim team ‘would be up’ for a sequel

7m ago - Game designer Nick Bruty reckons the original team behind the classic Sega Genesis platformer sti... | Retro