Three Songs From Dead Island Soundtrack Released

By Mark Delaney, 7 years ago
Part of what made the cinematic trailer for Dead Island so effective was the brilliant, moving musical score that accompanied the visuals. Anyone who has seen the trailer can probably hum the song in their head. An often overlooked element to a game is the music that accompanies it, but when a development team gets it right (see: Alan Wake), the end results can help further the atmosphere of an already worthwhile game.

The developers at Techland are hoping to achieve that sense of atmosphere in next month's Dead Island. Today, they have released three songs, in their entirety, to help set the mood for their open-world zombie title. They are titled:

Main Theme:

Zombie Uprising:

and Surrounded by Zombies:

While the score for the cinematic trailer was composed by Giles Lamb, the game's score is composed by Pawel Blaszczak, who previously composed the music for The Witcher, and all three games in the Call of Juarez series. Fans who may have been worried that the gameplay wouldn't be as somber and serious as the initial trailer can take note in these songs. They illicit a sense of urgency, despair, and violence that should reflect the gameplay. Combining elements of multiple, varying genres including first-person, RPG, open-world, and co-op, Dead Island has set the bar high for itself.

After a long, delayed development cycle, Dead Island finally releases next month, September 6th in North America, and September 9th everywhere else (except for the Island of Banoi).
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancée and son. He almost never writes in the third person.