The Kotaku Mixtape Vol. 3: Jazz In Games

The Kotaku Mixtape Vol. 3: Jazz In Games

Bombastic, orchestral soundtracks are great and all, but they’re not always what’s called for in a game. Sometimes you need something a bit more laid back – a bit more cool.

Sometimes you just need a little jazz.

Today on the Kotaku Mix Tape, we’re listening to some of the best jazz that gaming has to offer. From Godot’s relaxed, arabica-scented theme from Phoenix Wright to the Elsa’s Torched Song from L.A. Noire.

THE PLAYLIST:

Phoenix WrightGodot – The Fragrance of Dark Coffee – Gyakuten Meets Jazz Soul

The Grim Fandango SoundtrackMr. Frustration Man – Peter Mcconnel

Final Fantasy XIIIPulse De Chocobo – Masashi Hanamazu

Halo 3 ODSTRain – Martin O’donnell, Michael Salvatori

Gitaroo ManBee Jam Blues – COIL

Chrono TriggerThe Brink of Time– The Brink of Time

BayonettaThe Gates of Hell – Bayonetta OST

L.A. NoireTorched Song – Claudia Brücken

Oh, and be thankful I didn’t make you listen to the smooth jazz version of the F-Zero theme.

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