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I often listen to music to make studying more enjoyable, or to help immerse myself in my writing. But, I need music that isn’t intrusive. That’s why I usually listen to video game soundtracks. Games require a lot of concentration, so video game music is made to not distract you while playing. For this reason, video game tracks are some of the best you can listen to while working or studying. Here are some of the top soundtracks!

1.Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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It’s dangerous out there, take this with you!

Breath of the Wild is the latest installment in the Legend of Zelda series, and is now fighting with Ocarina of Time for the title of the best LOZ game ever! There has been some criticism about BOTW’s music for being too downbeat and not as epic as people expected, but that’s exactly what I’m looking for when I’m studying. BOTW is filled with gentle melodies and non-intrusive sounds, creating a calming atmosphere which doesn’t distract you from your work.

2.Cuphead

Get ready to SWING!

Cuphead is a game that focuses on many, many boss battles. So you can expect high-energy fighting music, with 30’s/40’s-inspired music. Swing jazz and ragtime are the primary sounds, the best to bop along to! Get ready to snap your fingers and make those pens dance across the page along to these snazzy tunes, and remember not to mess with King Dice!

3.Yoshi’s Woolly World

Yoshi’s Woolly World was visually-appealing, fun, and surprisingly difficult, featuring a lovely soundtrack. The music is light-hearted and airy, almost childish, but that’s what I liked about it. It’s perfect to listen to when you’re on the brink of a chemistry-induced meltdown.

4.Final Fantasy VI

Who wants to go on an adventure?!

No, not you. You haven’t finished your work yet.

Nevertheless, if you want to feel like you’re on an adventure, there’s no better option than Final Fantasy VI. It’s epic and fun, with music for every occasion, from masquerades to massacres. Perfect if you want something more exciting to listen while you work!

5.Transistor

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zA1jRmAYfU&t=2126s

Transistor is set in a cyberpunk world with an art nouveau look, and the music perfectly reflects the look in sound. It’s ethereal, dark, and beautiful, with a nice chill vibe.

That’s it for now! Stay tuned for part 2, which should come out soon.

What do you think? Any suggestions?

Did you listen to any of these soundtracks before? What would you recommend for part 2? Let me know in the comments below!