What's up music fans?! In case you have been taking cover behind a waist-high wall for the past few weeks, Gameplanet is very excited to be partnering with Pandora to bring you a series of playlists we hope will pump up your gaming experience.

We've hand-picked songs which we feel fit extra-well when paired with upcoming games, but don't worry if you don't have the relevant game to jam alongside these tracks – they are just as good when you are clipping your toenails, doing some yoga, or forming a one-person mosh pit.

Listen to our Gears 4 playlist now

We first dropped the hammer with some Kiwi and Aussie tunes that are a perfect fit for the racing chaos of Forza Horizon 3. Then we threw down a hip-hop mix to celebrate the release of Mafia III. Last week was Battlefield 1's turn, and this week we constructed a lethal playlist with Gears of War 4 – out now! – in mind.

Gears of War 4 is the resurgent new Gears title from Microsoft, and it packs a hell of a punch whether you're after some solo, co-op, or competitive play. Whichever way you play, our Gears 4 playlist will get you pumped up and ready to reclaim Sera from the grip of her enemies. Deadly as a Lancer chainsaw and more explosive than a Boomer strapped to a nuke, this collection of 80+ rock and metal tunes will get your blood pumping and the Swarms' spilling!

Listen to our Gears 4 playlist now

This stuff runs the gamut, from the electro groove of Rob Zombie to the boogie of Pantera to the breakneck speed of Slayer. It's not all completely bogan though: there's stuff in there for you less ruthless rockers, and some lighter (but still kickin') jams to give your adrenal system a break.


So, what are you waiting for? Lock and load, hit play or download the mobile app, and prepare for the assault! Just be sure to check out our other game-themed playlists coming out each week this month thanks to Pandora. Happy listening!

So, what are you waiting for? Lock and load, hit play or download the mobile app, and prepare for the assault!