Choicest VGM - VGM #306 - Marathon 2: Durandal - Main Theme

Screenshot from Marathon 2: Durandal

Theme composed by: Paul Sebastien (Power of Seven)

And now for something completely different... a track that features in a game originally developed for the Mac. "WHAAAAT?" some of you probably wonder. "You can actually play games on the Mac?" Okay, I'm being a bit facetious here but the Mac was never renowned for being a gaming platform like the IBM PC (at least not during the 90s - the late 70s and 80s was a different story). However, there was one game series that weren't only half bad but potentially superior to its DOS/Windows competition: The Marathon Trilogy. Developed in the mid 1990s by a small developer known as Bungie, this studio would eventually jump ship and work with Microsoft on the highly successful Halo franchise, and the rest is history.

Anyway, back to the Marathon games, I only dabbled with them a little bit whenever I was at a friend's place who owned a Mac - although the theme to this game particularly blew me away - maybe because the track epitomised 90s dance music or maybe it was the fact the game was just so different to other FPS games like Doom. Whatever the case, I hope you enjoy the main theme to Marathon 2: Durandal

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