BioWare Gives Away Mass Effect 3: Citadel Soundtrack

BioWare Gives Away Mass Effect 3: Citadel Soundtrack

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The surprisingly beefy Mass Effect 3: Citadel soundtrack is now available as a free download.

Mass Effect 3 may not have had the Best Ending Ever, but BioWare is certainly going all-out to make up for it with Citadel, the last hurrah for Commander Shepard and the gang. By all reports the DLC is huge and excellent, a truly memorable send-off for one of the most impressive game trilogies ever, and now BioWare is giving away a souvenir of that fond farewell in the form of a full-on soundtrack

And we're not talking about just four or five remixes here. The Mass Effect 3: Citadel soundtrack features 20 brand new tracks by Sam Hulick, Cris Velasco and Sascha Dikiciyan, who "came together to compose an emotional and powerful score for this personal journey."

The Citadel soundtrack is available as a direct, DRM-free download from the BioWare Social Network - just download it, unzip it and fire it up with your media player of choice. This is a seriously solid move by BioWare, and given how good the Mass Effect score has been across the entirety of the franchise, it's one freebie that no fan of videogame music should pass up.

Source: BioWare Social Network

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Oh I am so happy about this. The soundtrack for Citadel was incredible, I was really hoping they would release it. I'm honestly surprised it's free though... not that I'm complaining.

It might be worth mentioning that the soundtrack is only available to people who own a registered copy of Mass Effect 3.

y'know, after seeing andy's avatar, i can only assume he pulled a harbinger on EA's leash

"i'm assuming direct control of this form, I will direct this personally"

good on them though, downloading it before it becomes part of some dlc pack on origin.

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Tank207:
Oh I am so happy about this. The soundtrack for Citadel was incredible, I was really hoping they would release it. I'm honestly surprised it's free though... not that I'm complaining.

I was going to say. I don't own Mass Effect 3. :(

This is nice and all, but I still haven't gotten my soundtrack from the Collector's Edition.

got the sountrack with the collectors edition, looking forward to this one as well :)

Haven't bought the expansions yet though, waiting on my latest ME character to get to ME 3

soren7550:
This is nice and all, but I still haven't gotten my soundtrack from the Collector's Edition.

I can't rightly remember cause it did it ages ago, but i think you have to register you ME3 collectors edition with your account, it takes some forum searching... try browsing your my games selection and hitting the register updating selection... the option should be hidden away in there

Sweet. Even though I haven't got round to getting the Citadel DLC yet, going to download this just now, as I definitely found the Collector's Edition soundtrack to be excellent, so I'm assuming this is to the same level of quality.

chiefohara:

soren7550:
This is nice and all, but I still haven't gotten my soundtrack from the Collector's Edition.

I can't rightly remember cause it did it ages ago, but i think you have to register you ME3 collectors edition with your account, it takes some forum searching... try browsing your my games selection and hitting the register updating selection... the option should be hidden away in there

Eh, it might just be Bioware being lazy as well.

Dragon Age 2 had that "Pre Order" fiasco wherein they refused to print out enough redemption codes to fill every limited edition "pre order" copy, and instead simply told the retailers to have customers contact support instead.

It took them more than 4-5 days JUST to get me the codes for the black market shop dlc and the additional party member, and when I had mentioned that I was still missing the soundtrack all they kept telling me was "check your account page it should be there".

chiefohara:

soren7550:
This is nice and all, but I still haven't gotten my soundtrack from the Collector's Edition.

I can't rightly remember cause it did it ages ago, but i think you have to register you ME3 collectors edition with your account, it takes some forum searching... try browsing your my games selection and hitting the register updating selection... the option should be hidden away in there

I did, and wasn't able to get it. The boyfriend tried and he wasn't able to get it.

This title is kind of misleading, I was getting excited thinking that I could download what is by all means and awesome soundtrack. I was going to praise Bioware and EA for doing something nice with no strings attached.

What I actually found though was that I can't download it because I don't have an origin account. Not what I expected from you Mister Chalk.

kailus13:
This title is kind of misleading, I was getting excited thinking that I could download what is by all means and awesome soundtrack. I was going to praise Bioware and EA for doing something nice with no strings attached.

What I actually found though was that I can't download it because I don't have an origin account. Not what I expected from you Mister Chalk.

Do you have a BioWare account? Because that's actually an origin/EA account. If you've registered the game and have bought DLC for either Mass Effect 2 or 3 you should more than likely have one.

It does suck though that it's only available to people with registered copies of the game. And here I thought they were giving it away to everyone. It's actually kind of a pointless restriction.

Now let's wait and see how many posts it takes before someone says "TOO LITTLE TOO LATE BIOWARE" or something to that effect.

More free soundtracks? Yay! Since Leviathan and this (and Omega, too? Did that have a unique soundtrack?) have had their soundtracks released for free I hope this is becoming common practice for BioWare.

No matter what bioware games always deliver musically I still listen to my ME3 soundtrack and an end once and for all is such an emotional song. Question for those that got this as my internet is all but capped for the month, is Tali's song included?

Yeah, yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah!

So happy about this, I can add it to my other 60+ hours of Mass Effect music!

*Sees new soundtrack available for free*

"Oh GOODY!"

*Spends ten minutes trying to remember Origin password after more than a year of disuse*

*Successfully logs in*

Fantastic. The soundtrack was pretty good. And I was just starting to rip the music out of the game so I could listen to it on my own time. So now I don't have to sort through music and thousands of sound effects.

By all reports the DLC is huge and excellent, a truly memorable send-off for one of the most impressive game trilogies ever

I've already given my own sendoff to Bioware and its Mass Effect trilogy. I don't need another one.

Say what you like about Mass Effect, but the series does have a gorgeous soundtrack. Hell, Bioware games in general do.

Boo at Escapist, I might give you and EA a free pass for saying that the soundtrack is free, if it only required an Origin account (I wouldn't like that either, but technically it would be true). But if you are required to buy the game too, then it is not free anymore.

I'm not sure why anyone who wasn't interested enough in Mass Effect 3 to buy it would want to listen to the soundtrack.

/pass Pssst, hey Bioware. All your game soundtracks have always been free. Yarrrr.

Though frankly, it is a wonder that a digital download of the music doesn't just come with the game itself like GOG does. You bought the game. The music is just a series of files therein. It really should just come with.

 

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