The Many Musical Tributes To Mass Effect

No doubt about it: the Mass Effect games had some great music. Over the run of the trilogy, a collection of composers and songwriters came together to create an iconic, unmistakable sonic identity. (Sometimes, they even hid their music in the game itself.) But just as remarkable as the music in the games has been the music created about the games.

Year after year, musically inclined fans gave musical tribute to Mass Effect. Sometimes the songs were funny, sometimes energizing. Sometimes they were beautiful and sad.

As the final post of Mass Effect week, I thought it'd be fitting to round up some of the best musical tributes from over the years. They're below, in no particular order, with links to download the tunes in question.

"Those Minerals" by Litoshq

Download it here.

"Palaven Burning" by Shiryu

You can download it here.

"Mass Effect Epic Rap" by Dan Bull

Download it here.

"To Hide To Seek" by Comaduster

Shared by Achlysonyx.

"Shepard of the Galaxy" By Mass Effect co-composer Jimmy Hinson

Download it here.

"Commander Shepard" by Miracle of Sound

Download it here.

"Crucible" by Miracle of Sound

Download it here.

"Surrender Shepard!" by DJ Harbinger

Download it here.

"Mordin's in the House" by Adam Warrock

Download it here.

"Old Machines" by Rig

Download it here. (It's made out of Reaper sound effects!)

"Like John" by Random Encounters

Download it here.

"Reignite" by Malukah

Download it here.

"A Reason to Breathe" - Mass Effect Fan Tribute

That tribute video, by Dmli1023, seems like a fitting note to go out on. The list is by no means complete, so if you know of a great tune that I left off, feel free to post it in the comments.

And that'll do it for Mass Effect week. It was the first time we've ever tried something like this, though it almost surely won't be the last. We had a lot of fun, and hope you did too. Thanks for reading along!

With the release of the final piece of DLC, the Mass Effect trilogy has finally concluded. And so we've decided to spend a week taking a look back: It's Mass Effect Week at Kotaku. All week long, we'll be revisiting the last five and a half years of galaxy-saving heroism, cross-species romance, and awkward dancing with new articles and some classics from years past. You can follow along here.