The Last Of Us is an action-adventure/survival horror game released by Naughty Dog this year. Players take down zombies, cannibals and other terrifying creatures in this post-apocalyptic venture. The soundtrack, an original score by Gustavo Santaolalla, is a dark-ambient journey combining subtle instrumentation with bleak overtones. The soundtrack to The Last Of Us will be featured on Soundtrack Spotlight all this week.
Chilling guitar playing and steady percussion create a mood of intensity and danger against a Western backdrop on ‘The Hunters’. The song creates a tribal setting through it’s sharp production and minimalist texture. The sparse use of instruments on the track sets the tone for solitude and uneasiness for the game, with the melodies reaching a haunting apex with a poignant gong-hit. The songs simplicity makes for an altogether refined sound, and one that fits the nature of the gameplay impressively.