Music has always been an integral part of the gaming experience, helping to enhance the mood and create a more immersive atmosphere. Whether you’re playing a first-person shooter or a racing game, the right music can make all the difference.

But this list isn’t just any ordinary collection of tracks. These are specifically selected to enhance your experience, whether it’s music for playing online with friends or offline playing solo. 

We understand the importance of having the right kind of music when you’re trying to get hyped up. It needs to be motivating, engaging and, most importantly, not too distracting. So, without further ado, let’s dive into our list of 10 music tracks to get you pumped for gaming!

1. Two Steps From Hell – Victory

“Victory” by Two Steps From Hell is a powerful and epic orchestral track that’s perfect for getting you ready for battle. The opening notes immediately set the tone for an intense and exhilarating gaming experience as the music builds and swells to a crescendo of heroic proportions. 

With its pounding percussion, soaring strings and triumphant horns, this track is a true anthem of victory that will have you feeling like a hero as you battle your way through your favorite game. Check out the rest of Two Steps From Hell’s discography as well, as there are several other tracks that are sure to get any gamer’s blood pumping.

2. Linkin Park – Enth E Nd

We could have chosen many of Linkin Park’s greatest hits for this list, but “Enth E Nd” is a unique, high-energy rap-metal track that’s often overlooked. This Kutmaster Kurt remix takes the original track and adds even more intensity to it, with driving beats that will have you headbanging along as you play. 

The lyrics, which are all about standing up for yourself and fighting for what you believe in, are also perfect for getting into the mindset of a gamer who is ready to take on any challenge.

3. Wardruna – Kvitravn (White Raven)

If you’re looking for something a little different to get you pumped up for gaming, look no further than “Kvitravn” by Wardruna: a haunting and atmospheric piece of Viking music featuring shamans and war drums. 

The deep vocals and unique sounds of traditional Nordic instruments, such as the talharpa and the goat horn, create an otherworldly atmosphere that is perfect for immersing yourself in the world of your favorite game.

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4. Zedd – The Legend of Zelda

For gamers who grew up with the classic Nintendo game The Legend of Zelda, this track by Zedd is sure to get you pumped up and feeling nostalgic. The remix takes the iconic theme song from the game and adds a modern, electronic twist to it.

This is the perfect track for getting you in the mood for an epic adventure. With its driving beats and soaring synths, Zedd’s masterpiece is the ideal accompaniment to any quest through a strange land.

5. Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound

“Greyhound” by Swedish House Mafia is a high-energy dance track that almost compels you to be energetic and keep moving. The opening synth riff immediately grabs your attention, and the hard beat ensures the energy stays high throughout the entire track, whether you’re playing a racing game or an action-packed shooter.

6. Nero – Satisfy

“Satisfy” is a dark and intense track. The brooding bassline and haunting vocals create an atmosphere of tension and suspense that will have you on the edge of your seat right before the beat comes in like a hurricane. 

As the track builds and the beat drops, you’ll feel a surge of energy that will have you ready to take on any challenge. Like most of the songs on this list, “Satisfy” is great for any activity where you need a bit of motivation, not just gaming.

7. Drowning Pool – Bodies

For gamers who love a good rock anthem, “Bodies” is sure to get you pumped up and ready to rock. The heavy guitars and pounding drums create a high-energy atmosphere, and the vocals will put you in the mood for an intense battle or showdown. 

The aggressive and defiant lyrics are easy to remember, and soon you’ll be chanting along in your head, ready to take on anyone and anything standing in your way.

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8. Mick Gordon – The Only Thing They Fear Is You

“The Only Thing They Fear Is You,” from the Doom Eternal Original Game Soundtrack, is an intense and brutal track that will get you hyped for some hardcore action. The heavy guitars and pounding drums create a sense of unstoppable force and aggression.

“Command and Control,” “Rip & Tear,” and “BFG Division” are three other Mick Gordon tracks from the earlier 2016 Doom Original Game Soundtrack that are equally intense and energetic, with heavy guitars and driving beats that will have you feeling like an unstoppable force of destruction.

9. Zack Hemsey – The Way

“The Way” by Zack Hemsey is a powerful and emotional track that will make you feel like you’re ready to take on the world. The soaring vocals and orchestral arrangement create a sense of grandeur and epicness that’s sure to inspire you to push yourself to the limit.

“See what I’ve Become” and “Vengeance” are other powerful and emotional tracks by Zack Hemsey. In fact, most of the artists and music groups featured here have more than just one hit, so have a look at the rest of their songs to fill up your pumped playlist.

10. Imagine Dragons – Friction

“Friction” is a sonic rush that will jolt any gamer out of their seat and into the heart of the action. This powerhouse track is a driving force that fuels the mind, body and soul, getting you amped up and ready to tackle any gaming challenge. 

With a captivating hook and an infectious beat that takes over your senses, “Friction” delivers an unbeatable boost of excitement and anticipation. From high-speed chases to epic boss battles, “Friction” is the ultimate battle cry that will keep you charging forward.