I was thinking back to an old video game this morning: Bioshock 2. Not that old, granted, but it seems like a lifetime ago that I played through it. The first Bioshock game was great but the sequel really pulled out all the stops and made for a really immersive (pardon the pun), creepy experience.
The underwater setting and steampunk visuals made it quite unique and I don’t feel that the follow up, Bioshock: Infinite lives up to it. The confines of the undersea setting made the game what it was. It also features Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer herself) playing the voice of a random side character.
One of the best things about the game was its sound design; such a rich palette of effects that really brought the place to life. Running alongside that was a wonderful soundtrack, made otherworldly by its utter removal from all things modern.
Here are a couple of my favourite tunes from the game, both of which had the power to be deeply unsettling in the context of the gameplay from time to time.
Hope you enjoyed that. I’ll be back next week something from somewhere else.
Thanks for reading and listening.
If you feel like some more music, then please check out some of my other Monday Music posts. They’re packed with great examples of music from movies, TV and other places.
All the best,