While the missing DOOM Eternal soundtrack has been pretty bad news for fans of great gaming music, there's also some good news in the audio department today — the entire Half-Life soundtrack is now available for streaming.
The soundtracks from the following games are now available on multiple streaming services as reported by ResetEra:
- Half-Life 2
- Half-Life 2: Episode 1
- Half-Life 2: Episode 2
As noted on ResetEra, these soundtracks were the phenomenal work of the composer Kelly Bailey. Aside from the Half-Life games (Decay, Uplink, and Lost Coast included), Mr. Bailey also provided the soundtrack for Portal and worked as a sound designer for Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2.
Mr. Bailey's final contribution to music at Valve (and indeed, the gaming world at large) was composing the music for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. CS:GO has consistently been in the top ten played games on Steam and currently holds the #1 position at the time of writing, beating out the second-place DotA 2 by nearly 300,000 current players.
One notable absence is the soundtrack for the upcoming game Half-Life: Alyx. It's understandable that it hasn't been added yet as the game isn't out, but one hopes that it will be added to this collection sooner rather than later.
Where Can You Listen to the Half-Life Soundtrack?
Here is a list of places where you can listen to the soundtrack from the Half-Life games right now:
- Apple Music
- Spotify *
- Tidal (Half-Life, Half-Life 2)
- YouTube Music
Do note that while an artist's entry has been created for Valve on Spotify, the soundtracks were not yet available there at the time of writing.
Of course, you can also grab the Half-Life soundtrack and Half-Life 2 soundtrack on Steam if you'd prefer to download them. Regardless of which platform you choose, you'll be able to enjoy these kickin' tunes from one of gaming's greatest shooters without spending a penny.
What do you think of the soundtracks for Half-Life and Half-Life 2 finally coming to streaming services? What's your favorite song from the Half-Life games? Let us know in the comments below!