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Songs to Listen to While Playing First Person Shooters (FPS) | Part One | Video Games

I have been into video games since I was young. I remember loving the games Contra, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Double Dragon, and Super Mario 3 on the original Nintendo system. When I got older, I asked for a PlayStation One for Christmas, and got really into playing all of the Tomb Raider games.

I eventually graduated to a PlayStation 2, then Playstation 3, and now play games like BioShock, Fallout 4, Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, and The Evil Within 2 on the PlayStation 4. (I also have an Xbox 360, Wii, a PlayStation VR, and an Oculus Rift, just so I'm not missing out on anything ha ha).

If I play any game enough, especially a lengthy game like Fallout 4, I like to listen to music while traveling around, looting, and killing enemies. If you have played a long game many times over, you might get a little bored listening to the game's ambient sounds. I generally play songs whose lyrics are not distracting to me, but match the game's overall mood. I like all types of music, but I mainly listen to rock and pop music.

I have all of these songs on one of my playlists on Spotify. My Spotify user name is angelmc198 and the playlist is called Songs To Listen To While Playing RPG/First Person Shooters. All of the songs on that list are either on my playlists labeled as: Rocklist, Rocklist 2 or Upbeat.

Here are some good songs I found you might like to listen to, separated into categories:

Rock Songs

  • Kansas City by The Mowgli's

  • Feels Like Summer by Weezer

  • Critical Mistakes by 888

  • Last Time by Youngblood Hawke

  • Gold as Gold by A Story Told

  • Grey's Gift (feat. Brennan Taulbee) by The Jon Hill Project

  • Sober by blink-182

  • Anthem by Hit the Lights

  • I'm So Humble (feat. Adam Levine) by The Lonely Island

  • Boom! by Simple Plan

  • Keep Watch by A Story Told

  • Jet Black Heart by 5 Seconds of Summer

  • Revolutions and Executions by Hit the Lights

  • Transmission Home by Yellowcard

  • Midnight City by M83

  • Gravity by Hit the Lights

  • Thin Air by Cartel

  • Walk Over Me by The All-American Rejects

  • Same Old Song (feat. Tilian) by The Jon Hill Project

  • Sympathy by Cartel

  • Wishing Well by blink-182

  • A Place For Us by Fitz & The Tantrums

  • Everything Sucks by Simple Plan

  • Robots & Aliens by Forever the Sickest Kids

  • Yeah Yeah Yeah by New Politics

  • Super Bass by The Downtown Fiction

  • Roll Up (feat. Mod Sun) by The Ready Set

  • Glad You Came by We Came As Romans

  • Love & Drugs by The Maine

  • Float Through Me by Hit the Lights

  • Here I Am Alive by Yellowcard

  • Wonderwall by Cartel

  • Is It Any Wonder? by Keane

  • Starlight by Muse

  • Waiting by Over It

  • Yeah, Whatever by Splender

  • Volcano Girls by Veruca Salt

  • Lycanthrope by +44

  • Ocean Avenue by Yellowcard

Slower Songs

  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody (Resident Evil: Biohazard) by Jordan Reyne & Michael A Levine

  • Material Drive By by A Story Told

  • God's Whisper by Raury

  • You Know You Don't Mind by Iration

  • Break Under Pressure by Jerry's Diner

  • About Us by Dashboard Confessional

  • Belong by Dashboard Confessional and Cash Cash

  • Down by Andrew Belle

  • Dive Deep by Andrew Belle

  • Deleted by Amy Shark

  • Stars and Boulevards by Augustana

  • Your Hand in Mine by Explosions in the Sky

  • Paper Planes by This Century

  • Angel by Massive Attack

  • Closer by Seaway

  • Shine A Light by Spiritualized

  • Drop by Tinfed

  • Vicious Traditions by The Veils

  • Ghouls by We Are Scientists

Upbeat Songs

  • Funky Cold Medina by Tone Loc

  • Hurricane by The Fray

  • Feel So Close by Calvin Harris

  • Rollin' by Kid Ink

  • Cake by Flo Rida & 99 Percent

  • Backbeat by Dagny

  • Delirious (Boneless) by Steve Aoki, Chris Lake & Tujamo feat. Kid Ink

  • Good Feeling by Flo Rida

  • Rollin' With My Homies by Coolio

  • Roundabout by Axe Riverboy

  • Hey Ya by Outkast

  • LED Spirals by Le Castle Vania (John Wick Soundtrack)

  • Shots Fired by Le Castle Vania (John Wick Soundtrack)

  • Fader by The Temper Trap

  • Low Rider by War

  • Rump Shaker by Wrexx-N-Effect

I hope this list has helped you to find some new songs to listen to while playing video games or has reminded you of some songs you already knew and would like to add to your playlist!



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