I can’t think of a game that doesn’t have audio.
You’d expect music isn’t a big point to consider in a game. The soundtrack sets the game’s environment properly and makes it more aura-ific! Games are waaay more fun with a good BGM. They have to be the right music as well. I mean, imagine if the Dragonborn fought dragons with the Tetris background music. Or, what if Geralt killed monsters with Celine Dion’s voice as a soundtrack? I wouldn’t have played Wild Hunt then.
Now, what if your soundtrack sucks?
1. Use External media players
You can set up external players for the job. Examples of these are Windows Media Player and VLC Media Player. They can run in the background. This makes them a viable option when there is a good, long playlist available. No need to switch around and Tab-out: simply click the shuffle button, and you’re good to go.
2. In-game radio uploads
There are certain games such as the Grand Theft Auto series that allow the gamer to point to a certain folder in the computer, and the game will pick up all of the sound files inside. These sound files will be integrated with the rest of the soundtrack of the game. This option is good because sometimes some games allow “Smart Volume” settings where setting game volume is as easy as putting the switch to auto.
3. Launcher Add-ons
Some games, such as those that run on Steam and Uplay, can have their game launcher to include a set of soundtracks, similar to the above mentioned in item number 2. However, this is better in some cases because there isn’t a bigger dependence on the game itself. The playlist will also apply even in other games, so long as they are available for the launcher in question. (Steam games in Steam, Uplay games in Uplay, etc.)
If you’re really desperate, you can put another pair of earphones under your gaming headset.
It might just work…
-Metamudkip goes to the gym and listens to overly manly death metal, but still cries like a baby during that part where Mufasah dies in Lion King