Use in Video Games

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Nine Inch Nails and Trent Reznor's music has been used in video games, ranging from the first person shooter Quake to music games Guitar Hero and Rock Band.


The Quake Soundtrack was wholly created by Trent Reznor and NIN for use as background and incidental music during gameplay.

  • The NIN logo is present on the ammo box for the Nailgun.

Doom 3

Reznor was originally approached to create sound effects and music for Doom 3, and his pieces were used in the original alpha release. However, the final game didn't contain any music or sounds by Reznor. Chris Vrenna did the job instead.

  • NIN logo is present as easter egg in The Ultimate DOOM level "E4M1: Hell Beneath" designed by American McGee [1].

Tony Hawk's Project 8

The soundtrack for Tony Hawk's Project 8 features "Getting Smaller".

Tap Tap Revenge

The iPhone exclusive game Tap Tap Revenge premiered its first ever special edition version of the game with Tap Tap Revenge: Nine Inch Nails, featuring 13 tracks from Ghosts I-IV and The Slip, hand-picked by Reznor. This is also the first game that was co-designed by Reznor, along with long-time art director Rob Sheridan, highlighting a desire that both have pledged for making a full-blown video game.
The tracks used are:

**These songs also have a specially edited version only playable in the "Extreme" mode in the game

Rock Band

Rock Band features 12 fully playable songs from the NIN catalogue, compatible with all three titles of the main series unless otherwise noted:

From the separately purchasable "Nine Inch Nails Pack 1", released February 26, 2008:

From the separately purchasable "Nine Inch Nails Pack 2", released July 22, 2008:

From the separately purchasable "Pretty Hate Pack 01", released March 1, 2011 and only compatible with Rock Band 3:

Released as a single on November 20, 2012 and only compatible with Rock Band 3:

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock featured "Wish", fully playable.

An expansion pack was released, featuring

Need for Speed: Undercover

The soundtrack for Need for Speed: Undercover features the songs "The Mark Has Been Made" and "The Warning (Stefan Goodchild remix feat. Doudou N'Diaye Rose)".

Midnight Club: Los Angeles

The soundtrack for Midnight Club: Los Angeles features "1,000,000" and "Discipline" (listed under "Hard Rock").

Resistance 2

The videos section of the Alternate Reality Game website "Project Abraham," for the video game "Resistance 2" uses portions of songs from Ghosts I-IV as well as "Corona Radiata". The Project Abraham Alternate Reality Game is rumoured to be created by 42 Entertainment, who also created the Year Zero Experience.

The Darkness II

The Darkness II features "The Mark Has Been Made" in the trailer.

Batman: Arkham Knight

Batman: Arkham Knight features "The Wretched" in the trailer.

Crysis 2

Crysis 2 features "Just Like You Imagined" in the trailer.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops II

Call Of Duty: Black Ops II has an instrumental theme song composed by Reznor.

Dead Island Riptide

Dead Island Riptide features a sample from "Vessel" in the trailer.


The soundtrack for FIFA 14 features "Copy Of A".

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