Sound Byte: Free game music download

Want to try before you buy? Come check out tunes from Fable, Gears of War, Halo, and more in this video game music sampler.

Not a big update from me today, but I did want to share with you this link, where you can download tunes from some of your favorite games. (Sorry, you have to be in the US and you also need to sign up to download, but hey, it's free!) If you like, you can also purchase the soundtracks from the site (there's a sale), so start clicking! Did you know Danny Elfman worked on Fable? You can check out his main theme as well for free along with tracks from Jesper Kyd and Martin O'Donnell.

For past Sound Byte features on Jesper Kyd and Martin O'Donnell, click over their names and it'll take you to their respective interviews. Enjoy! And as always, let me know what you think in the comment section below.

Sound Byte is GameSpot's game music blog, which covers every aspect of music in games, including interviews with top game music composers and discussions of new and classic game soundtracks. Have a question or suggestion? Leave us a comment below. For a list of previous Sound Byte features, click here.

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34 comments
CaliG123
CaliG123

Have to be in the US, what a load of crud

Riprock
Riprock

I am severely disappointed and frustrated that I can't access this free download merely because I live 25 miles north of the 49th parallel. Yes, I'm Canadian. Apparently free trade doesn't mean equal access. And I can't find anywhere else where I can get this. Any suggestions? Anyone?

WafflePrime
WafflePrime

thanks for setting us up with free tunes

The-Longshot
The-Longshot

Awesome Thanks!!! It would be cool if a soundtrack disc was just included with some games. It's always one of my favorite parts of a collectors edition (when they include it of course) but in general I am supportive of making game music more readily available to those who want to listen theres so much great stuff out there.

kwanzudood
kwanzudood

Most of these are already available on torrent sites...we buy the game for $60 and they charge us for the soundtrack that's already on the disc? There should be a way to play the soundtrack if you already have the game.

Lenighma
Lenighma

Also...heh...I'm a part of ShockHound already! BOOYAH!

Lenighma
Lenighma

...Whoa. I DIDN'T know Mr. Elfman worked on Fable! I love his music!

Foxdies
Foxdies

US only? figures..its 360 tunes afterall..

Coolpix56
Coolpix56

Free things are amazing. Thank you Sophia and GameSpot!

EpicFail37
EpicFail37

why does Australia keep getting left out......

Harv3y
Harv3y

Australia once again is left out. :(

element22ag
element22ag

Awesome, thank you! I'm loving these sound-byte blogs!

julianozuca
julianozuca

@Sophia: What a shame... Thanks for caring anyway, Sophia! ;)

Sophia
Sophia

@julianozuca - I asked about this too, but it appears that shockhound, which is Hot Topic's community is a US based retailer only.

julianozuca
julianozuca

I would really like to know why one must live in the US to make a download. If Steam/GOG would act that way they would close ther virtual doors...

alert0
alert0

Umm, Grooveshark, anyone?

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

Nooo! I live in Sweden! It's so unfair! :cry:

icebox98
icebox98

'An Appetizer without the main meal,' thats what this is when u dont live in the U.S.A......

GATX131Calamity
GATX131Calamity

@Sophia - It's alright. It's pretty cool for anyone who can download them. I've got enough game soundtracks to keep me busy anyways so it's all good. :)

amkalfus
amkalfus

love video game music!! thank you!

lim_ak
lim_ak

I was about to say this was awesome as well except for the not being in the US thing. Sigh. Oh well thanks for the post anyway!

Sophia
Sophia

@GATX131Calamity - ack, I didn't know that, sorry :(

TheWarpLynx
TheWarpLynx

This is so great! I've always wanted to have the Mass Effect and Halo soundtracks. Wasn't sure where to get them. I think we should have more access to video game soundtracks. I would love to have the "Lost Odyssey" soundtrack for example. Thanks Sophia.

GATX131Calamity
GATX131Calamity

That sucks, you have to live in the US to download them. Oh well, thanks anyways!