Thursday, 31 October 2013

Music To Roleplay To: Sci-Fi Horror

Happy Hallowe'en! Today is the perfect day for a terrifying instalment of Music To Roleplay To! They say in space no one can hear your PCs scream, but that doesn't mean all of you should be listening to dead silence! The right tense background music can add the perfect level of atmosphere to any Sci-Fi Horror game!

For best listening arrange your playlist by degrees of intensity: from slightly creepy to full blown horror. That way tense scenes that demand a brooding theme laced with dread aren't overblown by sheer terrifying pandemonium, and vice versa.

..ppressss plaaayy...
  • Alien by Jerry Goldsmith
  • Aliens by James Horner
  • Alien 3 by Elliot Goldenthal
  • Alien Resurrection by John Frizzell
  • Cube by Mark Korven
  • The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008) by Tyler Bates
  • Dead Space, Dead Space 2, and Dead Space 3 by Jason Graves
  • Doom 64, Doom & Final Doom for PSX by Aubrey Hodges
  • Event Horizon by Michael Kamen
  • The Fly by Howard Shore
  • From The Depths by Cryobiosis
  • Pandorum by Michl Britsch
  • Prometheus by Marc Streitenfeld
  • Quake by Trent Reznor
  • Sensitive Document by Tillinghast Laboratories
  • Sphere by Elliot Goldenthal
  • System Shock 2 by Eric Brosius
  • The Terminator, and Terminator 2: Judgement Day by Brad Fiedel

RPGs these tunes could work well in:

An Eclipse Phase or CthulhuTech game that focuses heavily on horror would be excellent, along with any generic horror system using a Sci-Fi setting, such as Dread. Other games include Dark Space, Yellow Dawn, Maschine Zeit, Abandon All Hope, Chthonian Stars, and Rapture: End of Days.

Leave a comment if you have any suggestions for additional listening! ;{١