The soundtrack can play an integral role in enhancing any gaming experience. It's something we tend to forget if we predominantly play games on mobile, particularly when playing on the go. Having the sound turned up in public isn't too polite, and even when we're wearing headphones we usually opt for our own music or a podcast, leaving the game volume switched off.

In many ways, that's a shame. There are plenty of great mobile games out there with stellar soundtracks going unheard. For the most part, though, developers know most players aren't playing with the volume up, so understandably don't spend as much time working on the music or effects.
But that's a conversation for another day. Right now, we're going to talk about five Xbox Game Pass titles that boast fantastic soundtracks you don't want to miss out on because they bring so much to the experience. Whether it's adding a sombre tone to a melancholy scene or making an epic battle feel even more monumental, the right music can elevate a game to greatness.

Hit the big blue button below to check out our picks.