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 Posted:   Dec 27, 2012 - 5:38 PM   
 By:   losher22   (Member)

While it's been known for quite a while that Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, Babel) signed on to be the composer for May 2013's PS3-exclusive video game The Last of Us, it was only announced recently that all preorders of the game will include the digital download of the upcoming musical score. Apparently this preorder bonus is available everywhere, as part of the "Sights & Sounds Pack," whereas Gamestop preorders will also include the "Survival Pack," which doesn't appear to contain any music-related material.

The following is Santaolalla's theme for the game; included below that are reference links and background info on the game itself. Sounds interesting!



http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-12-13-the-last-of-us-scored-by-oscar-winner-gustavo-santaolalla

http://us.playstation.com/community/thelastofuspreorder.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_of_Us

 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2012 - 6:03 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Thanks for sharing this. It sounds like it will fit the game very well.

 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2012 - 7:21 PM   
 By:   losher22   (Member)

Thanks for sharing this. It sounds like it will fit the game very well.

You're welcome, my friend!

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2013 - 7:25 PM   
 By:   losher22   (Member)

The game release has been delayed to June 14th, a deferral of five weeks.

 
 Posted:   May 2, 2013 - 9:42 AM   
 By:   losher22   (Member)

This is a surprise! Apparently a 30-track CD version of the score is coming out also:

http://www.amazon.com/Last-Us-Video-Game-Soundtrack/dp/B00CDSIMI4/ref=sr_1_40?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1367512773&sr=1-40

Not sure if this will differ from the digital soundtrack being offered with the game via preorder...

 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2013 - 7:01 AM   
 By:   losher22   (Member)

I ended up cancelling my preorder for the game - don't have as much time these days. But the CD soundtrack comes out next Tuesday and is shipping imminently!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2013 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   MASONICA   (Member)

I ended up cancelling my preorder for the game - don't have as much time these days. But the CD soundtrack comes out next Tuesday and is shipping imminently!

Have only played just over an hour of this game and I've got to say it's going to take some doing to knock this serious game of the year contender out of the running.

Soundtrack is very low key but effective.

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2013 - 2:51 PM   
 By:   losher22   (Member)

Soundtrack is very low key but effective.

Exactly what I'm looking forward to! Thanks for the feedback sir!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 2:12 AM   
 By:   zachip   (Member)

I've listened to the all score and it's very recommend. i didn't really cared for his previous effort
but this soundtrack is amazingly atmospheric and lyrical.
it works perfect with the game.

Santaolalla plays his Charango (small guitar) and there are more exotic instruments that creates unusual
sound-scape and minimalistic low key melodies. there are percussion, cellos, guitars.

the main theme is really hunting! this score is perfect to the game, but will really be appreciate more in the context of the game, so to really enjoy it, one must play the game.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 8:40 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

There is a main theme?

I listened to it about half way through before turning it off. A bit too atmospheric for my tastes.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 11:51 AM   
 By:   stay-puft   (Member)

it's quite mundane. So understated that I sometimes wondered if I accidentally muted my speakers.
There are some lovely moments though but too far in between

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 10:11 PM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

There are several distinct musical themes in this work. They work to convey the games emotional characters, in a humble fashion. I find the music is never intrusive, my favourite game music to date.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)

A game doing its best impression of "The Road" (with zombies! of course cuz it ain't post apocalyse without dem zombies!)

with a composer doing his best impression of "The Road" score by Nick Cave.

And it's hailed as "Citizen Kane of games."

 
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