GAMING LIFE

That soundtrackđź‘Ś

Headphones at the ready, these games are worth a listen.

You may have seen that “headphones recommended” message when on all sorts of games. But these picks really do warrant following the instruction.

These five games must be experienced with the sound up – and when you’re not playing, you can listen to their official soundtracks on Apple Music.

VOEZ

This rhythm game has you tapping the screen in time to all kinds of tunes, from whimsical indie to trance to dubstep.

And with its manga-style interludes, it looks just as good as it sounds.

    VOEZ

    Chained to the rhythm

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Reigns: Her Majesty

Ruling the kingdom in Reigns is all about swiping your way through moral quandries and, well, trying to not die.

The jaunty soundtrack underpins it all perfectly, adding a cheeky pre-French revolution vibe to all the swiping.

    Reigns: Her Majesty

    Swipe and be the Queen!

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HoPiKo

As you bounce between deadly dangers with timed taps, this frantic retro arcade game has a frantic retro soundtrack to match.

And believe it or not, all of these chiptunes were made on a Game Boy.

    HoPiKo

    Lightning-Fast Platform Action

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Last Voyage

We’ve got the feeling Last Voyage creator Semidome is a big fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

This epic, abstract space adventure is constantly surprising us with shifts in play, while its soundscapes are moody and magnificent throughout.

    Last Voyage

    Journey Beyond The Stars

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Framed

This game’s panel-based puzzles have a distinctive silhouetted film noir look – and the soundtrack is just as pleasing.

It’s like a series of James Bond incidentals played by a lounge jazz act. Break out the sax!

    FRAMED

    Comic Concept Genius

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