Audio Settings: Songs to prepare you for The Last of Us Part II

The Last of Us Part II

The Last of Us Part II is almost upon us (finally!). One of the most anticipated video games of the last seven years, it promises to take the story of Ellie and Joel in an entirely new direction. Its soundtrack features licensed tracks from folk acts like Crooked Still and Shawn James, but the main musical attraction is the return of composer Gustavo Santaolalla.

Santaolalla’s soundtrack for the original game has become every bit as iconic as the game it suffused. The title track, with its fluttering acoustic guitar, creates hope and dread in equal measure.

We think the following playlist will help get you in the mood for the game’s launch next week. It’s packed with raw and real tracks from Birdmask, The Morrisons, Jose Gonzalez, and more. Give it a listen below.

This is the first installment in a new series we’re calling Audio Settings. Inspired by the biggest games of the moment, we’re excited to bring you hand-picked playlists across a variety of genres to get you hype for your next digital adventure.

We received our review code for The Last of Us Part II last week and our full review goes live at 5:01pm Friday, June 10. Thanks to PlayStation for hooking us up with that sweet, sweet early access.

The Last of Us Part II launches June 15, 2020 exclusively on PlayStation 4.

David Smith

David Smith is the former games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.