Last week, I had some fun sharing a bunch of jokey dubstep videos inspired by the new trailer for Far Cry 3.


In doing so, I remembered how much I loved the music from Far Cry 2, and so I'm sharing some of it here. This music, composed by Marc Canham, stands apart from the usual action video game cliches, combining traditional African instruments, strings, drums, and vocals to create an iconic, distinctive sound.

The string and drum music that kicks in every time you're creeping around an outpost is one of my favorite bits of game music of all time, but the main theme (heard above), encapsulates everything I love about Canham's score.