Why you should listen to video game soundtracks at work

What does listening to music do to your brain?

There is a plethora of research out there that examines how and why music impacts the brain.

Why is video game music particularly beneficial?

The music in video games is specifically designed to motivate players while staying in the background. It sets the mood and the tone of the game, keeps up a good rhythm, but never distracts from the game’s objectives. It fosters a sense of achievement while motivating players to reach the next level and keep moving forward.

Top video game soundtracks for getting things done

If you’re not sure where to start or which soundtracks to listen to, here’s a starter list of video games with exceptional accompanying music:

HALO

Reddit user danceswithronin suggests HALO:

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door

Micah Bond, SEO Team Lead at Geek Powered Studios, says Paper Mario boosts creativity and makes mundane tasks less boring:

FTL: Faster Than Light

Reddit user ZePlatyguy recommends FTL when you need to focus:

Legend of Zelda: 25th Anniversary Orchestra

Brandon Carter, Senior Content Manager at SquareFoot, listens to Legend of Zelda when he’s writing or trying to get inspired:

Animal Crossing

Reddit user Lady-Desdemona says listening to Animal Crossing helps her with tasks that require patience and focus:

Megaman

Reddit user SubcommanderShran suggests Megaman:

Video game soundtracks just aren’t for you?

Listening to music you enjoy is key to a positive impact on productivity, so it’s OK if video game soundtracks aren’t your thing. Find something else that you like and that makes you happy.

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