Michael Giacchino

Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction (Original Soundtrack)

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To its credit, it's virtually impossible to differentiate Michael Giacchino and Chris Tilton's score for the video game Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction from the big-budget Hollywood action epics it emulates. An aggressively bombastic effort distinguished by memorable melodies and imaginative arrangements, it boasts a scope and complexity absent from the average game soundtrack. With its ingratiating five-note motif, the main theme proves well matched to a variety of contexts and genres, and to its credit, the score explores a number of approaches rare to the game format. From the heartfelt "For the Motherland" to the delicate "Hidden Valley Bunker," Mercenaries possesses an emotional depth that truly enhances the visceral intensity that defines the lion's share of the music.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction, video game soundtrack
1 04:13 Amazon
2 03:39 Amazon
3 03:24 Amazon
4 05:41 Amazon
5 02:05 Amazon
6 02:33 Amazon
7 03:04 Amazon
8 02:06 Amazon
9 03:28 Amazon
10 04:55 Amazon
11 02:17 Amazon
12 03:05 Amazon
13 02:07 Amazon
14 02:04 Amazon
15 02:27 Amazon
16 01:05 Amazon
17 01:53 Amazon
18 02:13 Amazon
19 03:07 Amazon
20 01:09 Amazon
21 01:54 Amazon
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