Game music of the day: Team Fortress 2

Welcome to GamesRadar's daily blast of all things pertaining to the ever-growing field of game music. Each post will introduce new sounds, games, composers and fan-made remixes of gaming's greatest aural achievements.

June 10, 2010

Game: Team Fortress 2
Song: Faster Than a Speeding Bullet
Composer: Mike Morasky

Above: Faster Than a Speeding Bullet from Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress 2 is now available for Macs via Steam, so we figured it’d be a good excuse to highlight the Scout in today’s edition of Game music of the day. The smack-talking Bostonian seems to be one of the less appreciated classes in the game, which is a shame because he’s so useful. Plus he has an amazing theme song, too!

There’s an element of sneakiness to the driving drum beat at the beginning of “Faster Than a Speeding Bullet,” but you also get a real sense that something dangerous is about to happen as the pace picks up and the tune reaches its crescendo. And that’s part of why we love this theme song so much. It fits perfectly with the brash personality of the Scout and his tricky playstyle.

The Scout is the perfect class for players who know all the ins and outs of every map. His ultra fast speed and ability to capture control points twice as fast, make him perfect for leading the charge towards control points. He’s also the best class to run with the briefcase in capture-the-flag matches. In terms of firepower and health, the Scout is a bit of a lightweight. But his double jump and incredible speed can make him one of the most irritating classes to face in a one-on-one situation. Trying to track a skilled Scout as he dances around the corner of your screen, peppering you with Scattergun blasts, is one of the most infuriating experiences in the game, unless you’re us… playing as the Scout.

“Faster Than a Speeding Bullet” and all the songs on the Team Fortress 2 soundtrack were composed by Mike Morasky. In addition to working on the music for Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2, he also worked on visual effects for The Matrix: Reloaded and the Lord of the Rings films.

Above: The “Meet the Scout” video introduces the most badass Bostonian that ever graced a game

Above: Yeah, it’s old. But this Slap Chop Scout video still cracks us up

Jun 10, 2010

Game music of the day: Super Mario RPG
Booster’s Tower will lift your spirits

Game music of the day: Circle of the Moon
The Sinking Old Sanctuary by Yamane

Game music of the day: Mario Kart 64
Inspiring credits music from Kenta Nagata



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  • AngryScotsman - July 18, 2010 11:14 p.m.

    My favourite piece of TF2 music will always be Intruder Alert:
  • Craza - June 13, 2010 12:18 p.m.

    I never get tired of the TF2 OST. Fun as hell to play on Audiosurf as well. Soldier FTW, though.
  • lukel127 - June 13, 2010 3:08 a.m.

    "If you were from where I was from, you'd be f*ckin dead." Also CH3BURASHKA, did you just say demomnan man?
  • Onepersonwithnoopinion - June 12, 2010 5:25 a.m.

    That Slap-Chop voiceover never gets old. Hell, you guys could put it at the end of every feature, and I would still watch it.
  • BigTuna - June 11, 2010 11:24 a.m.

    Pyro and Scout are my two favorite classes, glad to see some TF2 stuff on Game Music of the Day, its my favorite game.
  • philipshaw - June 11, 2010 10:22 a.m.

    I didn't play much TF2 because I had the PS3 version but I do remember the music being excellent
  • sepirothpk - June 11, 2010 8:12 a.m.

    I personally play as the spy. Difficult beyond belief, but really rewarding
  • LizarDAZZLE - June 10, 2010 11:01 p.m.

    instead of the scout's music, you should have used the Soldier's jazz theme. It's amazing! oh, and are you still planning on the game music of the day for Dungeon Siege 2?
  • BlackElement17 - June 10, 2010 11 p.m.

  • TheVileRedFalcon - June 10, 2010 10:41 p.m.

  • arturus1000 - June 10, 2010 8:39 p.m.

    Sorry for the double post, but awesome repcatcha: Psychopathic kettle
  • arturus1000 - June 10, 2010 8:38 p.m.

    You could've had so much better songs! There've been tonnes of new songs added since recent updates, you can find them in the steamapps directory, under tf2's content. There's the demo's song, the sniper's awesome song.ect
  • RocketPenis - June 10, 2010 8:10 p.m.

    TF2 is a great choice game music of the day
  • Frootaloom - June 10, 2010 8:04 p.m.

    I love the music to TF2. It's what I would imagine they would play while testing contraptions and weapons at the ACME labs before they would ship things off to Daffy Duck and Wile E. Coyote.
  • CH3BURASHKA - June 10, 2010 7:49 p.m.

    This is quite unorthodox: music that's not from the 'nostalgia' period. Still, a great piece. There's already a remix on OCR, though not of this particular track. As for classes, I don't much care for the Scout; I'm much more of a Demoman man myself. Though all the classes are pretty well balanced, the Demoman is the most versatile - he can be both offensive and defensive to an incredible degree, and God hath pity on the soul that encounters a Demoman pro.
  • zigs - June 10, 2010 7:42 p.m.

    Fantastic music, perfectly suited for the Scout!
  • 510BrotherPanda - June 10, 2010 7:42 p.m.

    I don't play shooters, but this is great! The "MY FISTS< THEY ARE MADE OF STEEL" lady, I laughed.
  • RonaldRayGun - June 10, 2010 7:42 p.m.

    Dear god I love this game so much. But the scout music is rad by its own merits, regardless of how good the game is.
  • allthegoodnameswheretaken - June 10, 2010 7:42 p.m.

    My favourite game
  • oufour - June 10, 2010 7:35 p.m.

    "under appreciated" what version were you playing? on the pc version, people fight for the scout class.

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