Press Play: Game Soundtracks to Study To | CityBlock

Man, studying can be a real drag sometimes. Not always – sometimes you get your nose buried in an awesome book and you’re set for the whole evening. But sometimes… Well, sometimes doing absolutely anything except studying can seem like a great idea. Suddenly that dirty laundry that’s been piling up for weeks becomes urgent; you discover just how exciting professional paint-drying watching can be; and you wish you could just get on the Xbox or PlayStation and game the night away.


But hey, studying is pretty important, right? That’s why we go to uni. So if you’re craving a games sesh, but really need to crack on with your work then why not kill two birds with one stone (not literally though, that’ll get you into big-time trouble with the police, the RSPCA and your own conscience)? Listening to music can be pretty beneficial to some when studying – it keeps the mind focussed. But roll over, Beethoven – we’re going to list the best video game soundtracks to study to, starting with…


The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Ocarina of Time is considered by just about everybody as one of the best Zelda titles out there. No surprise, then, that the soundtrack is also one of the best out there. That’s what you’d expect from composer, Koji Kondo, who’s scored tons of classic Nintendo games, from Super Mario to Star Fox.


Assassin’s Creed II

Travel back to Renaissance Italy while studying your psychoanalytical texts with the Assassin’s Creed II OST. Befitting a game that’s set in both the present and the past, Jesper Kyd’s epic and emotional composition takes full advantage of a 35-piece orchestra, choral vocals, and even electric guitars.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Whether you play Call of Duty or not, there’s no denying that the frantic, fast-paced soundtrack perfectly captures the gameplay. We have uber-maestro Hans Zimmer to thank for that. When that ominous deadline’s approaching, few soundtracks will get you pumped the way this does!


Literally Any Final Fantasy

There’s a pretty strong argument to be made that video game soundtracks are today’s classical music. If that’s true – and it is – then never is it more true than with the work of Nobuo Uematsu, who’s scored most of the Final Fantasy games, and renders pretty much every emotion anyone has ever experienced. Even when the game series lost its way, the music has remained strong. Sure, if we had to pick one for studying, we’d choose Final Fantasy VII. But they’re all great.


So now you’re ready to study – and you can relive all your favourite video game moments at the same time! And if you still haven’t found the ideal student accommodation in Lancaster to study in, then we’ve got you covered. For more info on our available accommodation, just go ahead and contact us on 01524 541 251 and our staff will be delighted to help.

Posted on March 16th, 2015