Music to My Ears: Gate of Steiner


We’ve talked several other times on this site about the magnificence of Steins;Gate, but there hasn’t been much mention of the music. Time to change that.

Between the visual novel and the anime, Steins;Gate features several tracks that leave a lasting impact, along with an assortment of background music that complements scenes without being too noticeable (or memorable). Perhaps the most well known track is the aptly named Gate of Steiner, which is used as the main menu theme in the game.

I’m not going to be able to do this song justice — it’s a powerful, moving piece no matter which version you happen to hear. Instead, I’m going to post five versions of it and let you decide for yourself which is the best. This is kind of a throwback to when the MtME series used to pick the five best songs from a game or series.

One of these videos I actually put together myself, ripping the track from gameplay footage, looping it and then uploading it to YouTube because I couldn’t find a version on there already — although I did after I put my own video together. Whoops. That’s from the recent Steam game Phantom Breaker, a cutesy, 8-bit brawler that featured Makise Kurisu as a downloadable character (and a game that I might do as a mini let’s play sometime soon). That track is at bottom. The others, in order, are the original Gate of Steiner, a piano version, an orchestral cover, a different Phantom Breaker version, and then my own addition.

Personally, I love the orchestral version the most because of the emotions it invokes, but you should pick your own favorite and then love it forever. El Psy Congroo.

Steins;Gate (PC) – Gate of Steiner

Music to My Ears covers soundtracks or individual songs from video games. You can view all posts in the series by clicking here.

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