If like me, you’ve gained a few pounds during the lockdown and don’t like the idea of hearing your thighs rub together as you try to become the person you once were, then this list is for you! Here are our 10 best video game music tracks to boost your run game and shed those calories.
Big Blue Super Smash Bros Melee
We’re starting off strong, with this heart-pounding number from Super Smash Bros. Melee. With its rockesque sound and fast beat, Don’t be surprised if you start sounding like Captain Falcon as you’re running past people… just don’t Falcon punch anyone.
Mute City- Super Smash Bros. Melee
Yes I know, two tracks from the same game, HOW DARE I. But I had to include Mute City. It’s perfect for either starting your run or time it to kick in just as you’re heading up the final hill, giving you a much-needed adrenaline boost.
The Pursuit- Assassin’s Creed Revelations
We couldn’t have a list like this without including a track from the game where you are running most of the time, albeit without the hidden blades and rooftop chases unless of course, you’re doing parkour. This track starts from the off, seemingly getting faster and faster, never relenting until the climax at the end. But by then you’ll be on a slow down.
Sonic Heroes Main Theme- Sonic Heroes
Okay, hear us out. Yes, this is from Sonic Heroes, a somewhat mediocre entry in the Sonic franchise, HOWEVER, The main theme song is a genuine bob and will most definitely help you keep your pace and stamina up as you pretend to be running through the Green Hill Zone.
Blow Me Away- Halo 2
Oh Halo 2, how the gaming community fondly remembers you. With your dual-wielding, excellent story and magnificent multiplayer, now we can add this track to our memories of you. Perfect for pace keeping, Blow Me Away keeps you on track as you carve up the miles. Not to mention the upbeat lyrics will keep you motivated enough to carry on.
Hell March 2- Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
One of my all time favourite games, gifts us this brilliant track. Perfect for pavement pounding, not to mention the first 30 seconds or so are brilliant if you are just setting off and getting to pace, we won’t judge you if you start shouting ‘Kirov reporting’ as you fly past bewildered onlookers.
Sons of Liberty Theme- Metal Gear Solid 2
The best theme in the Metal Gear Solid Series hands down definitely gains a position here on this list. With its frequent change in tempo and beat, its perfect music track for interval training.
Main Theme: Elder Scrolls V Skyrim
If you find yourself lagging halfway through your run, then this music track will definitely give you the uplift you need. With its choral chanting and high energy, you’ll believe yourself to be the Dragonborn as you easily conquer those hills/ other runners.
Pressing Pursuit- Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney
OBJECTION!! You’re not running fast enough! You soon will be when this 8-bit music track kicks in. High energy until the very end, its enough to keep you putting one foot in front of the other until the end.
Theme Song- Mortal Kombat
And finally, one to keep you going all the way to the very end. If you join in and keep shouting ‘MORTAL KOMBAT!’ It’ll be enough to raise your spirits and keep the adrenaline pumping.
So there you have it. 10 decent video game music tracks to up your running game and shed the lockdown weight. Leave a comment below if you have any other suggestions for tracks or other lists you want to see!
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