Awesome Music / Hotline Miami
The whole soundtrack deserves to be on this page, but the tracks listed here embody the spirit of Hotline Miami
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
- To start with, there's the three most iconic songs in the game: Hydrogen, Crystals and Paris 2, by M.O.O.N.
- For a pumping synth-y disco beat, "Miami Disco" by Perturbator and "Knock Knock" by Scattle are the ones to go for.
- "Release" by M|O|O|N fits into this as well, with its resemblance to the theme from Blade Runner.
- "Daisuke" by El Huervo is a relaxing track that plays during the Beard's scenes, emphasising his friendly and laid-back personality. In the song, there is some Ominous Latin Chanting in the very beginning. In-game, this only plays on the later shop scenes in which the shop and Beard become much more disturbing. it also plays on the Richter scenes.
- "Miami" by Jasper Byrne plays as the score screen, and it's hard to think of any better choice. Fittingly, the tune also plays on the game's selection screen on the PS3's Xross Media Bar game menu. Nice attract music to lure players into starting it!
- "Turf" by El Huervo, the final level's music. Perfect for the intense showdown that happens.
- "It didn't make it into the game itself, but the trailer music, Vengeance" by Perturbator, is a driving, aggressive stand-out in a fine soundtrack.
- "Silver Lights" by Coconuts plays during your confrontations with the animal masked strangers. It's an off putting, spine chilling tune that really puts you in the unsettling mood the game wants you to be in.
- "Technoir" by Perturbator and "Decade Dance" by Jasper Byrne, for starters. Perfect level of energy for the gameplay.
- One of the first songs in the game, "Blizzard" by Light Club, is so reminiscent of the first game's soundtrack that it immediately sets the tone as a return to the Hotline Miami we know and love.
- "Roller Mobster" by Carpenter Brut plays during Death Wish, and it feels like an injection of pure adrenaline. "Le Perv" - which subsequently appeared in The Crew - counts as well.
- "Remorse" by Scattle foreshadows the mood of the level before the demise of The Henchman.
- "Divide" by Magna helps introducing the intensity of the game just as it begins.
- "Simma Hem" by Riddarna, a great piece of Swedish rock. It's a shame most of it isn't used in-game.note
- "Dust" by M.O.O.N., which plays at the score screen.
- "Bloodline". What may be the most punishingly difficult mid-game level on both normal and hard mode, Dead Ahead, is perfectly encapsulated in a track by Scattle that matches, beat for beat, the intensity of the gauntlet Manny is partaking in.
- "Rust" plays at the intro to Beard's levels, and it sounds suspiciously similar to "Daisuke", the song that plays at his stores in the first game.
- "Hotline Miami Theme" by Benny Smiles. Perfectly encapsulates Hawaiian warfare.
- "The Way Home" by Magic Sword plays during one of the hardest levels of the game, and listening to it just invokes feelings of sadness AND raw determination to fight on towards the end. The Way Home indeed...
- "Richard" by Dubmood and "NARC" by Mega Drive are perfect preludes to the conquest of blood that Richter comes to partake in.
- "New Wave Hookers" by Vestron Vulture is a considerably more subtle and downplayed track that, unlike many of the stage themes that preceded it, is much more melancholy and perplexing in its composition, and it serves as something of a character theme for Evan.
- "Sexualizer" by Perturbator mixes guitar riffs and psychedelic sounds to an awesome effect, albeit playing at one of the worst moments of the game. And then the Fans barge in.
- "Run" by iamthekidyouknowwhatimean plays during the Subway, and it captures Evan's anxiety perfectly.
- "Fahkeet" by Light Club plays during The Son's and the game's final level, picturing the Son's descent into madness induced by drugs. "Gotta get a grip" indeed.