5 video game vinyls you need in your collection

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video game vinyls soundtrack final fantasy vii 7 remake

Whether it’s the sweet melodies of Journey, the soaring orchestras of The Legend of Zelda, or the pumping electronica of REZ, for many gamers, the music of video games has become the soundtrack to our lives.

And for any serious lover of music, the ultimate way to enjoy those incredible compositions is on vinyl.

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Whether it’s the sweet melodies of Journey, the soaring orchestras of The Legend of Zelda, or the pumping electronica of REZ, for many gamers, the music of video games has become the soundtrack to our lives.

And for any serious lover of music, the ultimate way to enjoy those incredible compositions is on vinyl.

With the rise in popularity of the analogue format, many publishers have stepped up to the plate to provide our favourite soundtracks in LP-form, many of them presented in beautiful collector’s editions. Here are our favourite game soundtrack vinyls that we think any collector should proudly display on their shelf.

Doom Soundtrack – Limited Slayer Edition

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In the run-up to the launch of Doom Eternal, Bethesda have blessed the ears of gamers everywhere by re-releasing the incredible Slayer Edition of the 2016 hit’s soundtrack. The album, produced by Mick Gordon, is any metalhead’s blood-soaked dream, featuring pounding guitar-riffs, funky bass grooves, and some thumping techno breaks for good measure.

This adrenaline-packed record is presented in a beautiful boxed set, with sleeves adorned with dramatic art from the game. The set also comes complete with a keycard USB drive, so you can feel like the Doom Slayer every time you transfer your files.

Final Fantasy VII Remake + Original Soundtracks

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When it comes to game music, there isn’t a series with a much higher pedigree than Final Fantasy. Composed by virtuoso Nobuo Uematsu, the soundtrack to Final Fantasy VII beautifully evoked the melancholy vibe of the steampunk-inspired world. Now you can get the original OST as well as the soundtrack for next year’s Remake in one gorgeous package. The gate-fold case is styled like Cloud’s iconic Buster Sword, and houses two picture discs with art from the original game and the Remake.

No Man’s Sky: Music for an Infinite Universe

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One of our favourite things about exploring No Man’s Sky’s vast procedurally generated universe is enjoying its lush soundscapes produced by alternative band 65daysofstatic. These otherworldly tracks are perfect to throw on while studying or reading an intense science-fiction novel. This collector’s edition looks fantastic, featuring original cover art from Daft Punk collaborator Caspar Newbolt. This is one you’ll want to proudly display.

The Last Guardian Vinyl Soundtrack

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Accompanying its moving storyline, The Last Guardian boasts a lavish orchestral score, composed by Takeshi Furukawa. Iam8bit’s LP features a stunning tri-fold exterior, with everyone’s favourite giant bird-dog-cat, Trico. The discs also look fantastic, sporting a monochromatic design that fits right in with the game’s gorgeous visual style.

Hotline Miami Deluxe Triple Vinyl

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Devolver Digital’s breakout success Hotline Miami presented a gorgeously grim ‘80s-inspired slasher narrative, driven by the pumping basslines of its neon-soaked electronica soundtrack. This soundtrack is sure to get your blood pumping, featuring 22 tracks of rhythmic techno with influences from alternative rock, 8-bit chiptunes, and everything in between. Laced Record’s vibrant collector’s edition is unfortunately sold out at the moment, but given the enduring love for this indie classic, it may get another release in the future.

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