Gaming with good speakers can transform your experience. The rich sounds of today's games really come alive when you have a speaker system that can recreate the full dynamic range. From the booming explosions of action games to emotional musical scores, high-quality speakers let you hear every detail. In this article, we'll highlight 10 of the best games to play with speakers that will truly immerse you in their worlds.
1. Doom: Eternal
Doom: Eternal is a pulse-pounding first-person shooter that begs to be played at full volume. This adrenaline-fueled sequel to the Doom reboot is just as intense and metal as the first game. Rip and tear demons to shreds in increasingly over-the-top battles set to a hardcore industrial metal soundtrack. Doom: Eternal is all about frantic action, big guns, and demons dying in the hundreds. Crank your speakers up and let the relentless combat and thundering music wash over you. You'll feel like you're right there in the midst of the gory demon-slaying mayhem.
Returnal utilizes immersive 3D audio to make you feel like you're lost in its haunting alien world. This PlayStation 5 exclusive is a third-person shooter roguelike where you explore an ever-changing, ominously beautiful landscape on a strange extraterrestrial planet. It uses the PS5's Tempest 3D audio engine to surround you with spatialized sounds. Every shot you fire, piece of debris that clatters around you, and distant sound echoes in the vast landscape occur in a fully realized soundscape. Turn your speakers up to get completely lost in Returnal's atmospheric planet.
3. God of War Ragnarök
The hotly anticipated entry in Sony's rebooted God of War series arrived in 2022, and as expected, it sounded incredible on high-end speakers. 2018's God of War already used sound strategically to punctuate the action. But God of War Ragnarök was brought to the next level with the power of the PS5 hardware. State of the art audio design will make you feel like you're journeying alongside Kratos and Atreus yourself. Every axe swing, shield bash, and exertion of godly power will come thundering to life around you.
4. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice stands out for its masterful use of binaural audio to simulate voices inside your head. Played with headphones or a surround sound system, Hellblade recreates disturbing auditory hallucinations and voices that sound like they're coming from different positions. This complements the game's sensitive portrayal of mental illness. Hellblade's innovative use of sound is part of what makes it such a unique and moving experience. The Mars Pro with its dual driver system and bass radiator adds an extra layer of immersion to Senua's deeply personal journey.
5. Destiny 2
As a competitive multiplayer first-person shooter, Destiny 2 relies heavily on precise spatialized sound to inform your play. Being able to accurately hear where gunshots and enemies are coming from gives you a distinct tactical advantage. With a solid speaker setup, you can pinpoint enemy positions based on subtle audio cues in the game's complex maps. Whether you're raiding with your clan or battling it out with others in PvP, Destiny 2's refined soundscape gives you the edge you need to come out on top.
6. Call of Duty Series
The Call of Duty series has been rocking powerful speakers for years with its bombastic war action. Gigantic explosions, raging gunfire, roaring jet engines, and battleground chaos are integral parts of the playing experience. The latest entry, Modern Warfare 2, cranks these adrenaline-fueled effects up dramatically through immersive 3D audio on PS5 consoles. Sounds occur all around you, fully placing you in the heat of firefights. Across Call of Duty games, excellent speaker audio adds to the immersion and improves your reaction times with directional cues.
7. Forza Horizon 5
Few things are as satisfying as the throaty roar of a powerful engine as you race through the vibrant open world of Forza Horizon 5. The latest entry in Xbox's premier racing series makes its luscious environments come alive through impressive sound design. Each car engine packs a unique auditory punch. Sitting in the driver's seat surrounded by speakers makes you feel like you're actually controlling these incredible vehicles as you speed through cities and lush natural landscapes. Forza Horizon 5's eclectic soundtrack complements the tire-squealing action perfectly as well.
8. Resident Evil Village
Capcom's legendary Resident Evil series has always used audio effectively to cultivate tension and fear. But Village takes things to new heights by embracing advanced 3D spatial audio. Sounds echo and travel realistically around you as you cautiously explore the game's creepy villages and castles. You can pinpoint things moving out of sight based on subtle audio cues, keeping you tense and alert. Turn the lights off and let Village's eerie soundscape envelop you through a premium speaker like the Mars Pro, a robot speaker with its powerful dual-driver system. Its cutting-edge design and RGB lighting create an immersive audiovisual experience that will make you feel totally immersed in Village's scares.
9. Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077's lavish open world looks incredible, but it may sound even better. The dystopian metropolis of Night City comes alive through immaculately produced ambient sound design. Neon-bathed streets bustle with people, vehicles, and holographic advertisements via advanced 3D audio techniques. Exploration reveals hidden spaces packed with distinctive sounds to discover. Cyberpunk 2077 sells the illusion that Night City never sleeps through its intricate environmental audio. Make sure your speaker setup can do justice to its ambitious acoustic environment.
10. Elden Ring
Like the Dark Souls games that preceded it, Elden Ring relies heavily on subtle audio cues during combat and exploration. Knowing an enemy's position without seeing them grants a huge tactical advantage. Elden Ring's melancholic open world is haunting yet beautiful, and a robust speaker system fills out its loneliness with life. The orchestral score alternates between lush arrangements and pounding boss battle themes. Elden Ring deserves speakers that can keep up with its demanding combat and expansive open world. A good system makes its land feel truly alive.
The Bottom Line
There you have it - 10 games primed to give your speakers a serious workout. These selections really amp up the immersion with spatialized 3D audio, directional sound cues, bombastic effects, and more. Any speaker system will benefit from the excellent sound design of these games. Just don't forget to take breaks to give your ears a rest from all that sweet high-fidelity audio.
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