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There are seven Mass Effect 2 Soundtracks, the Mass Effect 2 Original Videogame Score (and its Digital Deluxe version) and six supplemental albums: Mass Effect 2: Atmospheric, Mass Effect 2: Combat, Mass Effect 2: Kasumi's Stolen Memory, Mass Effect 2: Overlord, Mass Effect 2: Lair of the Shadow Broker, and Arrival.


Mass Effect 2 Original Videogame Score[]

Jack Wall's score for Mass Effect 2 perfectly blends classic sci-fi inspired sounds with unique arrangements to achieve an emotionally charged complement to the dramatic, action-packed gameplay.

— Dr. Ray Muzyka, BioWare Co-Founder

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Mass Effect 2 Original Videogame Score was released on January 18, 2010 and is the main soundtrack for the Mass Effect 2 video game.

Jack Wall, as lead composer of his audio production team "Wall of Sound", is credited for the composition and production of the Mass Effect 2 score. Team members included Sam Hulick, David Kates, Jimmy Hinson; and additional music, editing, and implementation was made by Brian DiDomenico. Wall, Hulick and Kates returned to work on the Mass Effect 2 video game score after having also worked on the original Mass Effect video game score, and ultimately the first Mass Effect Soundtrack.

In May 2021, BioWare released this soundtrack in a free bonus content download, also featuring items from Deluxe versions of Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3. It is only available until July 31, 2021 or until download limit is reached. It consists of all the listed songs below, with track numbers adjusted to account for the inclusion of Mass Effect Original Soundtrack and Mass Effect 3 Soundtrack.

Tracklisting[]

Disc 1

# Title Composer Length
1 The Illusive Man Jack Wall 2:23
2 Humans Are Disappearing Jack Wall 2:00
3 The Attack Jack Wall 5:13
4 The Lazarus Project Jack Wall 1:10
5 A Rude Awakening Jimmy Hinson 1:39
6 The Normandy Reborn Jimmy Hinson 2:06
7 Miranda David Kates 5:22
8 Jacob Sam Hulick 6:02
9 Freedom's Progress Jack Wall 5:41
10 Thane Jack Wall & David Kates 9:19
11 Garrus David Kates 6:04
12 An Unknown Enemy Jack Wall 2:41
13 Samara Jimmy Hinson 8:53


Disc 2

# Title Composer Length
1 Grunt Jimmy Hinson 5:25
2 Horizon Jack Wall 2:56
3 Tali Jimmy Hinson 5:57
4 Mordin David Kates 6:27
5 The Normandy Attacked Sam Hulick & Jack Wall 2:11
6 Jack Sam Hulick 6:28
7 Legion Sam Hulick 6:22
8 Jump Drive Jack Wall 2:16
9 Crash Landing Jack Wall 3:43
10 The Collector Base Jack Wall & Brian DiDomenico 3:52
11 The End Run Jack Wall 2:57
12 Suicide Mission Jack Wall 4:45
13 New Worlds Sam Hulick & Jack Wall 2:29
14 Reflections Jack Wall 1:19

Mass Effect 2: Digital Deluxe Edition[]

The Digital Deluxe Edition of Mass Effect 2 includes 12 tracks from the Mass Effect 2 Original Videogame Score, These include:

# Title Composer Length
1 Humans Are Disappearing Jack Wall 2:00
2 The Attack Jack Wall 5:13
3 The Lazarus Project Jack Wall 1:10
4 A Rude Awakening Jimmy Hinson 1:39
5 The Normandy Reborn Jimmy Hinson 2:06
6 Freedom's Progress Jack Wall 5:41
7 An Unknown Enemy Jack Wall 2:41
8 Horizon Jack Wall 2:56
9 The Normandy Attacked Sam Hulick & Jack Wall 2:11
10 Jump Drive Jack Wall 2:16
11 Crash Landing Jack Wall 3:43
12 The Collector Base Jack Wall & Brian DiDomenico 3:52

Additional Videogame Scores[]

Starting in September 2010 EA began releasing Additional Videogame Scores for Mass Effect 2. These albums include tracks that were not included as part of the Mass Effect 2 Original Videogame Score.

Mass Effect 2: Atmospheric[]

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On September 8, 2010, EA released Mass Effect 2: Atmospheric. It is a smaller soundtrack of ambient and atmospheric music from Mass Effect 2 that were missing from the original soundtrack. It is available through iTunes, Amazon and Rhapsody.

# Title Composer Length
1 What the Future Holds Jack Wall 2:41
2 Charges of Treason Jimmy Hinson 1:35
3 Shuttle Ride Jimmy Hinson 1:09
4 Finding Samara Jimmy Hinson 4:05
5 Facial Reconstruction Jack Wall 1:34
6 Chatting With Mordin David Kates 1:48
7 Finding Archangel David Kates 2:44
8 Negotiating With Miranda David Kates 1:48
9 Pure Krogan Jimmy Hinson 3:19

Mass Effect 2: Combat[]

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On October 5, 2010, EA released a second companion album to the Mass Effect 2 Original Videogame Score titled Mass Effect 2: Combat. It features mostly action and combat cues that were missing from the original score, however it does feature music from some cutscenes, most notably the ending. It is available through Amazon, iTunes, and Rhapsody.

# Title Composer Length
1 Gunship Battle Jimmy Hinson 2:40
2 Gathering Charges Jimmy Hinson 2:11
3 Mother vs. Daughter Jimmy Hinson 1:31
4 Collector Fever Jimmy Hinson 2:37
5 Testing Memories Jimmy Hinson 2:55
6 Infiltration Jimmy Hinson 3:52
7 Delivering the Cure David Kates 3:03
8 Escape from Omega David Kates 1:57
9 Convincing Jack Sam Hulick 1:54
10 Grunt Awakens Jimmy Hinson 2:08
11 The Long Walk Jimmy Hinson 4:15
12 The Human Reaper Jack Wall 1:31
13 The Swarms / Shepard's End Jack Wall 1:22
14 The Final Reckoning Jack Wall & Jimmy Hinson 1:10

Mass Effect 2: Kasumi's Stolen Memory[]

On November 30, 2010, the first score from Mass Effect 2 downloadable content was released, showcasing music from Kasumi - Stolen Memory. This score was composed by Sascha Dikiciyan and Cris Velasco.

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# Title Length
1 Death From Above 2:59
2 Making Our Escape 2:43
3 Infiltration 2:35
4 Party Music 2:03

Mass Effect 2: Overlord[]

On December 14, 2010, the score for the Mass Effect 2 DLC pack Overlord was released. The score was composed by Christopher Lennertz.

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# Title Length
1 Final Conversation 1:37
2 Boss Combat 1:39
3 Tension Rising 1:39
4 Combat Troops 1:32

Mass Effect 2: Lair of the Shadow Broker[]

On December 14, 2010, the score for the Mass Effect 2 DLC pack Lair of the Shadow Broker was released. The score was composed by Christopher Lennertz.

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# Title Length
1 As They Enter 1:14
2 Building Explosion 1:39
3 Agent Combat 1:06
4 Double Cross 1:12
5 Vasir Combat 3:26
6 Shadow Broker 1:10
7 Final Combat 2:44

Arrival[]

The Soundtrack for Arrival is unreleased for download but can be streamed, and was composed by Sascha Dikiciyan and Cris Velasco

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# Title Length
1 Mission Kenson 1:08
2 Captured! 1:52
3 Base Escape 1:42
4 Base Escape 2 1:40
5 The Mass Relay 1:34
6 The Beginning of the End 1:36

Club Music[]

Several tracks featured in the game that are not included on the official soundtrack are the tracks that play in the various clubs and bars found in the game, these include:

Location Title Artist Length
Upper Afterlife "Callista" Saki Kaskas 4:57
Lower Afterlife Techno Madness Jesse Allen 2:17
Dark Star Lounge Happiness John Morgan 5:51
Eternity Bar To Hide To Seek Comaduster 3:57

These tracks were not created specifically for Mass Effect 2, but rather for other Electronic Arts titles such as Total Club Manager 2004[1] and Need for Speed: High Stakes[2]. However, some of these songs never actually made it to their respective games, being scrapped in favour of other tracks[3].

Availability[]

References[]

  1. John Morgan (username johnnymorgan999) explains in a Youtube video's comment the origin of the track "Full Throttle", also known as "Happiness".
  2. Saki Kaskas' Soundcloud page for the song "Callista".
  3. "Lo-Fi Epic" composer Jesse James Allen explains the story behind the track. Link to the archived Youtube video and a blog citing the whole description box's content.

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