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Music has always played an important part in various types of entertainment, whether it’s films, TV or other forms. That includes games. Music adds atmosphere, contributes to engagement and immerses the participant in the game. It can even help to tell the story or important elements of the plot.

In slot games, it’s even possible to play slots that have the music of specific bands as a theme. In the world of video games, some songs and other pieces of music have become associated with a particular game. Below is a look at some of the most popular songs of 2023 for gaming, how to get into the games that feature them and also how to get into casino gaming.

Casino gaming

If you’re starting out in casino gaming, whether online at Bally’s Casino UK or elsewhere, or in a physical establishment, slot gaming is a good place to start. Slots are uncomplicated, entertaining and often have terrific music.

It’s important to learn how the game works before playing it, however, so you can get the best out of your gaming. You can watch others play the slot or other casino games, make the most of demos and free lessons and also read about games before attempting them.

When you’ve learned slots, you can move up to different casino games. Roulette, which is also uncomplicated, is a good next step and introduction to table games. Note that whichever game you play, you should always decide how much you’re prepared to spend and walk away if or when you reach that limit. Good bankroll management is essential.

Popular gaming music in 2023

Game makers have blessed games with some outstanding music that has become a real hit with players and helped the games themselves to also become even more recognizable. For instance, the tune “Pjanoo,” by Eric Prydz, features on the soundtrack of the game “Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony” and, as well as being a popular song in its own right, has become associated with the game. Below are some further soundtracks that are making it on to the Spotify playlists of gamers in 2023.


Mick Gordon is the composer — and some gamers and music fans would say genius —behind the DOOM soundtrack and has laden it heavily with an industrial music sound. This has made it ideal for destroying demons while the player plays, and some gamers have even found it makes for good workout music too! If you want to hear more music by Mick Gordon, you’ll find it on the games “Doom Eternal,” “Killer Instinct” and “Wolfenstein,” to name but a few.

Beginning to play “Doom” is relatively straightforward. Once you have chosen your platform, you can play the games in any order you wish because the stories are only loosely connected. It’s worth noting that Doom (2016) is a reboot of the original 1993 version. Gordon has remastered the music from the original for the 21st century version.

Tetris Effect

“Tetris Effect” is more than a game. That’s because of its fabulous visuals and beat-based gameplay. Add the soundtrack to this and you have a highly entertaining game. The immersive power of the music is so strong it’s almost as if the game is transporting you to another dimension. It’s incredibly blissful.

“Tetris Effect” is available on PC, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, later versions of the PlayStation and on some online gaming platforms. A good way to begin playing is by familiarizing yourself with the different stacking strategies, such as 9-0 stacking, clean stacking and freestyle stacking.

Red Dead Redemption 2

In the form of “Red Dead Redemption 2,” Rockstar Games haven’t just created a game that rewards players with beautiful moments, either randomly or through the story. They’ve equipped the game with a killer soundtrack that comprises original and licensed tracks. The timing of the tracks is immaculate and helps to weave the game narrative together. Tracks such as “The Way It Is” and “American Venom” earn a rightful place on Spotify playlists.

One of the enjoyable things about “Red Dead Redemption 2” is that it doesn’t explain everything, leaving you to figure it out. If you’re not familiar with the series, you may find this hard, so just take your time to get comfortable with the game when starting out. It’s always a good idea to loot whenever you can in the game, so that you’re never short of money, ammunition and supplies. When conducting any criminal activity in the game, use a bandana so you can hide your identity and stop any bounty hunters coming after you.

Video games and casino games feature some fantastic music. Other games of which you might wish to add the soundtracks to your Spotify playlist if you’re a keen gamer include “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt,” “Outer Wilds” and “Hi-Fi Rush”.