Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers features the best OST released this year and it’s not even close

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, the third expansion for Square Enix’s now very successful MMO, features an amazing soundtrack that you need to give attention to.

Released earlier this month, I’ve been slowing going through Shadowbringers’ story mode and couldn’t help but notice the amazing music being played in the background.

Composed by Masayoshi Soken, who took over the main composition duties from the legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu after Final Fantasy XIV’s relaunch with A Realm Reborn, he has been quite rapidly improving with each expansion. Although working on small projects in the past, with Final Fantasy XIV Soken is hitting his stride and in my opinion is one of the best composers in Japan right now.

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Shadowbringers especially took me by surprise as the diverse and intense soundtrack for the expansion really gets you. Below are some of my favorite tracks from the game:

The transition and how well it works with the boss fight is just amazing.

You’ll lose your track of time while exploring the vast lands of Amh Araeng thanks to this track. NieR vibes anyone?

On the topic of Zone Themes, here’s another one I found pretty great. Shadowbringers has some great relaxing but epic zone themes which make the side-quests quite relaxing to playthrough.

Been a long time since I got so hype up for a mission in an MMO, but this track makes the mission feel like a million bucks.

This is probably my favorite track which you might have recognised from the first trailer for Shadowbringers if you haven’t played the game. Trust me, when this start playing in the game and you understand in what context, you’ll feel goosebumps.

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers features the best OST released this year and it's not even close

What do you think of Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers soundtrack? Let us know in the comments below.

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers is available now on PC and PS4.


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