Some of the strongest gaming memories come from iconic in-game music. And as games have grown to have full-on soundtracks, customized gaming playlists have become the norm for a lot of people.
So if you want something to drown out the noises of your games or help you get in the zone, we picked a bunch of playlists and organized them according to different game genres.
Whether you're more into rock, hip hop, electronic, or something else, at least one of these playlists should fit your style (and your games).
Playlists for Action/RPG Games
Nothing's more well-suited to action/RPG games than hard rock and heavy metal.
The blistering solos pounding in your ears will help push you along as you blast enemies in the face.
These playlists are perfect for Call of Duty, DOOM, or Fallout.
These lists are filled with classics from artists like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Metallica, as well as newer bands.
Heavy Metal Classics
Hard Rock '90s and 2000s
Playlists for Sports/Racing Games
There's no better way to focus in on your favorite sports and racing games than with a great beat pumping in the background.
Hip hop is perfectly suited to games like Madden, FIFA, Rocket League, and Forza.
'90s and 2000S Hip Hop Classics
2010s Hip Hop Royalty
150 Best Hip Hop Songs of 2020
Playlists for Open World Gaming
If you're not into sports or actions games, and instead just want to chill out completing long side quests, these indie playlists should do the trick.
These indie playlists will help you conquer open world maps in Red Dead Redemption 2, Skyrim, The Witcher III, or even GTA V (just be sure to turn off the in-game radio).
Alternative Indie Rock
Playlists for MMORPG
If you want something to play while you plan your squad's next attack, these EDM playlists are the way to go.
EDM has the right kind of beats and bass lines to help you focus on a singular task at hand. These playlists work perfectly with games like Dota 2, League of Legends, Overwatch, and Blade and Soul.
UKF Drum & Bass Top 50
All the EDM you could ever want or need
Classic EDM from the '80s to 2000s
More Gaming Playlists
And if those weren't enough, here's even more music to jam deep into your eardrums as you shirk all other responsibilities and continue playing video games.