2016 in Video Game Music

A year-in-review musical medley created by Ryan Hamann for the Sound of Play podcast featuring some of the outstanding music from the games of 2016. Please check out Sound of Play for weekly collections of excellent videogame music. See how many of the tracks you can identify on your own.

0:00 Hyper Light Drifter

0:32 ClusterTruck

1:02 Star Fox Zero

1:18 Dead or Alive Xtreme 3

1:34 Grow Up

1:46 Pony Island

2:10 The Jackbox Party Pack 3

2:30 Thumper

2:42 Amplitude

3:08 DOOM (2016)

3:21 Four Sided Fantasy

3:49 Mafia III

4:25 Death Road Canada

4:49 The Witness

5:09 DEADBOLT

5:40 American Truck Simulator

5:56 Battleborn

6:40 Accounting

7:44 Stellaris

8:13 Rabi-Ribi

8:38 SpeedRunners

9:35 Tap My Katamari

10:21 Just Dance 2017

10:40 Layers of Fear

11:19 Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma

11:54 Superhot

11:55 Obliteracers

12:28 Azure Striker Gunvolt 2

12:44 Candice DeBébé's Incredibly Trick Lifestyle

13:04 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

13:36 Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE

13:55 Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X

14:05 Killing Floor 2

14:25 The King of Fighters XIV

14:29 Let It Die

14:50 Job Simulator

16:01 Hitman

16:20 Batman - The Telltale Series

16:58 Abzu

17:43 Burly Men at Sea

18:19 Bound

18:44 Alienation

19:15 Overwatch

19:41 Street Fighter V

20:04 Rez Infinite

20:48 Overcooked!

21:34 No Man's Sky

22:37 NeuroVoider

23:34 Oxenfree

24:00 Pac-Man Championship Edition 2

24:06 Shantae: 1/2 Genie Hero

24:35 Trackmania Turbo

25:06 Watch_Dogs 2

25:22 Style Savvy: Fashion Forward

25:38 Pro Evolution Soccer 2017

26:04 Crashlands

26:21 Frog Fractions 2

26:51 Hidden my game by mom!

27:18 Pakka Pets

27:56 Lovely Planet Arcade

28:29 My Twin Brother Made Me Crossdress as Him and Now I Have to Deal with a Geeky Stalker and a Domme Beauty Who Want Me in a Bind!! or, Ladykiller in a Bind

29:29 Kentucky Route Zero: Act III

30:37 Planet Coaster

31:10 Starbound

31:50 Seasons after Fall

32:24 Pokémon GO

32:40 Pokémon Sun & Moon

33:38 The Lion's Song

34:37 Battlefield One

35:19 Sid Meier's Civilization VI

35:31 Human Fall Flat

36:06 Furi

36:41 Headlander

36:56 I Am Setsuna

37:54 Stephen's Sausage Roll

38:19 Toukiden 2

39:10 Paper Mario Color Splash

39:36 AM2R

39:52 Hue

40:25 Kirby Planet Robobot

40:38 LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

40:44 Miitomo

41:10 Dragon Quest Builders

41:40 Etrian Odyssey V

42:13 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice

42:53 VOEZ

44:12 Dead Rising 4

44:49 Enter the Gungeon

45:07 Forza Horizon 3

45:29 FNAF World

45:43 HunieCam Studio

45:50 Mekazoo

46:07 Super Mario Run

46:15 Samorost 3

46:28 Fairune2

46:44 Ultimate Chicken Horse

47:27 BOXBOXBOY!

47:45 Dark Souls III

49:00 Song of the Deep

49:39 Chase: Cold Case Investigations

49:47 Orwell

49:48 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

50:12 Deus Ex GO

50:39 Devil Daggers

50:41 Anatomy

51:30 The Witcher III: Blood & Wine

52:21 GoNNER

52:30 Dead by Daylight

53:04 Fire Emblem Fates

53:33 Gears of War 4

54:25 This Is the Police

54:40 Dishonored 2

54:47 INSIDE

55:22 Tyranny

55:52 Titanfall 2

56:59 FRU

57:18 Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk

58:09 Culdcept Revolt

58:37 Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

59:20 Unbox

59:47 Owlboy

1:00:19 Ratchet & Clank (2016)

1:00:52 Umbrella Corps

1:01:06 Inversus

1:01:32 Odin Sphere Leifthrasir

1:02:26 Unravel

1:03:07 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

1:03:34 Shadow Warrior 2

1:04:10 Slain

1:04:21 The Caligula Effect

1:04:48 Yo-Kai Watch 3

1:05:10 Yakuza Kiwami

1:05:27 Bravely Second: End Layer

1:06:03 Reigns: Her Majesty

1:06:49 Don't Starve Together

1:07:06 FINAL FANTASY XV

1:07:36 Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

1:07:52 Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

1:07:59 Dangerous Golf

1:08:12 Mirror's Edge Catalyst

1:09:25 Stardew Valley

1:09:38 That Dragon Cancer

1:10:12 Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse

1:10:24 Steredenn

1:10:55 Obduction

1:11:09 Attack on Titan

1:11:23 Arena of Valor

1:12:04 Beholder

1:12:16 Salt and Sanctuary

1:12:32 Quantum Break

1:12:35 Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location

1:12:51 Metroid Prime Federation Force

1:13:16 Tom Clancy's The Division

1:14:31 The Flame in the Flood

1:15:38 VA-11 HALL-A

1:15:55 Tricky Towers

1:16:07 Event[0]

1:17:10 Virginia

1:17:12 Firewatch

1:17:43 Far Cry Primal

1:18:08 Assassin's Creed Chrinicles: India

1:18:43 The Banner Saga 2

1:19:19 ReCore

1:19:52 Severed

1:20:50 Skylanders: Imaginators

1:21:04 XCOM 2

1:21:19 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

1:22:04 Black Desert Online

1:23:09 Dragon Quest Heroes II

1:23:43 Mario Party Star Rush

1:23:58 Screencheat

1:24:10 Sniper Elite 4

1:24:42 Batman Arkham VR

1:24:58 Monster Hunter Stories

1:25:39 Might No. 9

1:26:07 World of Final Fantasy

1:26:36 Quadrilateral Cowboy

1:26:58 The Last Guardian

1:28:36 Minecraft Story Mode

1:28:50 World of WarCraft: Legion

1:29:43 Worms W.M.D.

1:30:17 Aragami

1:30:31 Darkest Dungeon

1:31:44 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

1:31:58 Warhammer End Times: Vermintide

1:32:18 Through the Woods

1:33:12 Captain Forever Remix

1:33:41 Tales of Berseria

1:34:21 I Expect You to Die


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