Red Dead Redemption 2 soundtrack streaming is now available on all major music platforms. A collaboration between Rockstar Games and Lakeshore Records composed by Woody Jackson (L.A. Noire, Max Payne 3, Grand Theft Auto 5), The Music Of Red Dead Redemption 2: Original Score — to give the release its full name — features contributions from a wide range of top-tier artists. Whether you prefer Apple Music or Spotify, you can now listen to all of their work outside of one of 2018’s best video games.
Much like the game itself, Red Dead Redemption 2‘s soundtrack received high praise from players and critics alike. Diverse, evocative, and emotional, the original score featuring contributions from musicians such as Arca, Colin Stetson, David Ferguson, Jon Theodore, Senyawa, and more is the perfect Western-themed complement to a game set during 1899 in the American southwest and featuring some particularly heavy story beats. Now, it can be the perfect accompaniment to your day, bringing back fond memories of time well-spent with protagonist Arthur Morgan regardless of what you might be up to.
At the 2018 Game Awards hosted by Geoff Keighley, several tracks from the game were performed live for a captivated audience in attendance and streaming the event from around the world. Later that night, along with receiving awards for Best Performance and Best Narrative, Red Dead Redemption 2 was also honored as the winner of Best Audio Design and Best Score/Soundtrack. If you didn’t play the game and haven’t yet heard it, the OST’s widespread streaming availability now offers the perfect chance to find out why it received so much praise.
Rockstar Games parent company Take-Two earlier this summer said that sequels to Rockstar titles would become a more frequent occurrence. With heavy-hitters like Grand Theft Auto, Bully, Max Payne, Red Dead Redemption, and more among its stable, it seems that there are plenty more great games and soundtracks for us all to look forward to in the future.