Modern games have become a real animated movie, almost more realistic of the real world.
In this scenario, the music has a central role: it contributes to create an immersive environment where the player can feel a part of.
In most cases, the games have their own soundtrack created specially for it, but it is not unusual to find games that take advantage of commercial music for their soundtracks or even games that revolve precisely around this music.
A first example is the one of the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004). For the creation of the trailer used the song Welcome to the Jungle Guns N’ Roses.
Lost Odyssey: White Rabbit Jefferson Airplane
Gears of War: Mad World by Gary Jules
Gears of War 2: Last Day of Devotchka
Halo 3: Raindrop of Chopin
In 2019, the sixteenth game of Dance Dance Revolution, called A20, contains tracks of artists world-famous:
Alone - Marshmello
Clarity - Zedd
New Rules - Dua Lipa (full text and translation)
No Tears Left to Cry - Ariana Grande
Play Hard - David Guetta