GAMEPLAY: God of War

Jul 11, 2020

The cover art for 2018's God of War, featuring main character Kratos and his son Atreus.
Credit By Source, Fair use: Wikipedia entry

  This week on GAMEPLAY, we’ll dive deep into the BAFTA-award winning soundtrack for 2018’s God of War!

 

Composer Bear McCreary’s epic, layered score for the visceral action title uses huge orchestral forces along with Nordic folk instruments and voices to bring vivid emotional life to the deities, giants, and beasts of Norse mythology.

 

This week’s full episode and playlist are available below, along with a video of the game's reveal at E3 2016 with live orchestra, and a behind-the-scenes look at the writing of the main theme with composer Bear McCreary.

Generous support for the music heard on this program comes from the Robert T. and Ruth Haidt Hughes Memorial Acquisitions Fund. Special thanks to Michael Culler for engineering assistance.  Keith Brown is GAMEPLAY’s host and executive producer.

 

 


 

Episode tracklist:

  1. Bear McCreary - God of War (God of War 2018) - Original soundtrack

  2. Bear McCreary - Ashes (God of War 2018) - Original soundtrack

  3. Bear McCreary - Magni and Modi (God of War 2018) - Original soundtrack

  4. Bear McCreary - Mimir (God of War 2018) - Original soundtrack

  5. Bear McCreary - Peaks Pass (God of War 2018) - Original soundtrack

  6. Bear McCreary - Stone Mason (God of War 2018) - Original soundtrack

  7. Bear McCreary - Witch of the Woods (God of War 2018) - Original soundtrack

  8. Bear McCreary - Deliverance (God of War 2018) - Original soundtrack

  9. Bear McCreary - Memories of Mother (God of War 2018) - Original soundtrack

  10.  Bear McCreary - The Healing (God of War 2018) - Original soundtrack

  11.  Bear McCreary - Helheim (God of War 2018) - Original soundtrack

  12. Bear McCreary - Salvation (God of War 2018) - Original soundtrack

 

God of War live reveal at E3 conference 2016:

 God of War: Dissecting the Theme with composer Bear McCreary