No Man's Sky: Music for an Infinite Universe [Original Video Game Soundtrack] Image
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  • Summary: The soundtrack from the British post-rock band features six tracks of soundscapes along with 10 originals for the first-person survival video game released on Playstation 4 and Windows PC in August.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 85
    They haven’t let the game dictate what they can and can’t do and, in the end, have produced an album that can proudly sit alongside the rest of their discography. Not just as an unusual curio, but as a solid piece of work of that will leave any budding space-explorer wide-eyed with wonder.
  2. Aug 1, 2016
    80
    Apocalyptic, transcendental and drenched in a sense of pure epic-ness, here we get that wonderful rarity of a soundtrack that doesn’t just match the artist’s usual output but one that stands as some of its best. Grab your space boots and take the ride.
  3. Kerrang!
    Aug 1, 2016
    80
    It's an album best-judged as its monumental whole: the sound of endless possibilities. [18 Jun 2016, p.52]
  4. Magnet
    Aug 9, 2016
    80
    Sounding like a cross between Explosions In The Sky and Blade Runner’s director cut, No Man’s Sky may be the backing track to an untenable make-believe world, but it’s also an example of the vast and powerful reach of well-placed series of notes. [No. 133, p.61]
  5. Aug 11, 2016
    80
    At nearly two hours, these two discs are an embarrassment of riches for the 65daysofstatic devotee and most likely sufficient for anyone casually interested in the band behind No Man’s Sky.
  6. Uncut
    Aug 1, 2016
    70
    65daysofstatic's soundtrack to the highly anticipated No Man's Sky Game loads up on pile-driving guitar sequences reminiscent of Mogwai, but it's industrial-sized programming, moments of tranquility and chilling electronica confirm the Sheffield quartet's visionary ambitions. [Jul 2016, p.67]
  7. Aug 18, 2016
    70
    65daysofstatic have captured the sound of space as one of excitement and exhilaration: whether you experience it in isolation or as part of the game it is certainly one worth listening to.
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  1. Aug 6, 2016
    10
    It's not just a soundtrack, it's a whole new album. 65dos made beautiful album where they mixed up everything they do best. Best explanationIt's not just a soundtrack, it's a whole new album. 65dos made beautiful album where they mixed up everything they do best. Best explanation for fans: imagine One Time For All Times + We Were Exploding Anyway + new ideas and sound and you will get this. It's interesting, fresh and complicated music which is easy to listen apart from game. Wild Light was just a beginning of new style. Expand
  2. Aug 12, 2016
    10
    65DOS have always been one of my favorite post bands, and this soundtrack shows exactly what the developers were going for with No Mans Sky.65DOS have always been one of my favorite post bands, and this soundtrack shows exactly what the developers were going for with No Mans Sky. Ethereal, relaxing, intense, and emotional are all words that describe this album and the music of NMS. Expand
  3. Aug 9, 2016
    10
    Music, atmosphere, sense of accomplishment from exploring... this game is just such a masterpiece. It truly lives up to the hype. Talk aboutMusic, atmosphere, sense of accomplishment from exploring... this game is just such a masterpiece. It truly lives up to the hype. Talk about leaving reality and living in another universe. There are so many details, so many awesome things to discover... words can't do it justice. Play it. Expand
  4. Aug 10, 2016
    9
    To be quite honest, I wasn't sure at first. but a few hours in and this long awaited GAMING ART PIECE IS warming to my liking at quite a fastTo be quite honest, I wasn't sure at first. but a few hours in and this long awaited GAMING ART PIECE IS warming to my liking at quite a fast pace. A Good choice mood setting music together with a good colour palate and likeable characters and a well thought up looting system all blend together to make this one of the best space exploration games on console. As long as it can provide a continuous variety of things to do and explore and DOES NOT FALL INTO THE TOO REPETITIVE CLASS LIKE SO MANY NEXT GEN GAMES than this could quite well turn into a MASTERPIECE. ONLY 1 PROBLEM >>> Will I live to the ripe old age of 350 so I can finish & make my way to the centre of the universe? I can at least dream :) Expand
  5. Feb 25, 2017
    8
    Unlike the game, music is good, If you care to check my No Mans Sky review, you will see why I hated this game. I think this music is awesome,Unlike the game, music is good, If you care to check my No Mans Sky review, you will see why I hated this game. I think this music is awesome, I really like it, no need to hate on soundtrack just because it came from a trashy game. Expand