Saturday, July 12, 2008

Great Gaming Music #3: Halo Theme

Halo is fun, to be sure, but between its repetitive level design and poorly-told story it probably wouldn't have been the hit it was, were it not for the stunning orchestral score.

The rendition above is performed by Martin Leung, aka the Video Game Pianist, playing live at what I think is E3. Purists can find the original version by clicking here.

Composer Martin O'Donnell previously worked on the soundtracks to games such as Oni, Myth: The Fallen Lords and Riven, all of which are terrifying excursions into dullness which you should never play even if threatened at gunpoint. Halo and its sequels have been his first real hit.

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