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Take a look at our guide to Jack Wall's soundtrack for the new Call Of Duty video game, Black Ops II. Recorded in Abbey Road Studios and featuring theme music composed by Trent Reznor, it's one of the most anticipated video game soundtracks of the year.
The soundtrack for Call Of Duty: Black Ops II is composed by Jack Wall, a veteran of video games soundtracks. Wall has also composed the soundtracks for Splinter Cell and Mass Effect, as well as working as an engineer for artists like John Cale and Patti Smith.
Recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, the soundtrack features over 40 tracks of intense orchestral music.
Trent Reznor, frontman of legendary industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, has composed the main theme for Black Ops II.
The soundtrack's composer. Jack Wall, has also featured in live concerts of video game music as part of the 'Video Games Live' strand.
The game's hero is Alex Mason, here taking his part in the Cold War. The 2025-set section of the game features Mason's son David as its protagonist.
The story of the game takes place in two separate eras - the 1970s/80s and in the year 2025.
The game features intense first-person war scenarios, with a soundtrack to match.
The iconic, moody artwork for the game's various instalments has become its calling-card in the games industry.
Zombies make a slightly incongruous but pleasingly gory appearance in the game, with several dedicated missions to complete with an army of the undead as your enemy.
Another screenshot of combat action from Black Ops II.
Trent Reznor, who provides the theme for Black Ops II, has previous form in movie compositions - he won an Academy Award for the soundtrack to The Social Network.
A helicopter takes off in one of many elaborate scenes from Black Ops II.
Protagonist Alex Mason prepares to take on the militant hordes in Black Ops II.
A scene from the futuristic setting of 2025 in Black Ops II.