Mick Gordon (composer)

Mick Gordon
Birth name Michael John Gordon
Born (1985-07-09) 9 July 1985
Mackay, Queensland
Genres Film score, video game score, classical, rock, jazz
Occupation(s) Composer, sound designer
Years active 2002–present
Website mick-gordon.com

Michael John "Mick" Gordon (born 9 July 1985) is an Australian composer and sound designer, composing music primarily for video games.

Video games Gordon has composed range from the 2013 reboot of the fighting game, Killer Instinct to first-person shooters like Wolfenstein: The New Order, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood and the 2016 reboot of the same name, Doom.


Gordon first begun work as a sound designer with Pandemic Studios, where he contributed additional sound design for Destroy All Humans! 2.

In 2013, he scored the first two seasons of the 2013 fighting video game, Killer Instinct, which in itself is a reboot of the 1997 game.

In 2014, he scored the action-adventure first-person shooter, Wolfenstein: The New Order, developed by MachineGames, it is a sequel to the 2009 video game, Wolfenstein. Gordon composed again for the Wolfenstein series, The Old Blood which was a prequel to The New Order.

In 2016, like the Wolfenstein series, he scored the science fiction first-person shooter, Doom, which was a reboot of the 1993 game, developed by id Software.

Gordon will compose the score for the upcoming horror first-person shooter, Prey, developed by Arkane Studios.

Musical style and inspiration

According to Mick Gordon's official website, Gordon "utilizes a broad range of modern musical sound design and traditional composition techniques in order to be unconstrained by any singular genre," and that it is "inspired by the connection between the audience and the experience."[1]

Gordon's work "considers the role of music as a translation of the world in which it exists rather than a simple accompaniment."[1]


Year Title Notes Ref.
2007 Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots N/A [2]
2008 El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera N/A [2]
2009 Need for Speed: Shift Composed with Mark Morgan [2]
2009 Marvel Super Hero Squad N/A [2]
2010 The Last Airbender N/A [2]
2010 Need for Speed: World N/A [2]
2010 Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet N/A [2]
2011 Shift 2 Unleashed Composed with:
2011 Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat N/A [2]
2011 Need for Speed: The Run N/A [3]
2013 ShootMania Storm N/A [2]
2013 Killer Instinct (Season One) N/A [3]
2014 Wolfenstein: The New Order with Fredrik Thordendal [3]
2014 Killer Instinct (Season Two) N/A [3]
2015 Wolfenstein: The Old Blood N/A [4]
2016 Doom N/A [5]
2017 Routine N/A [2]
2017 Prey N/A [6]


  1. 1 2 "About - Mick Gordon". MICK GORDON. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 "Mick Gordon: Credits". mick-gordon.com. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  3. 1 2 3 4 Makuch, Eddie (May 12, 2014). "Guitarist from Swedish metal band Meshuggah working on Wolfenstein: The New Order". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  4. "What's New in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. April 16, 2015. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  5. "Mick Gordon working on soundtrack for new DOOM". VGM Online. June 17, 2015. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  6. https://twitter.com/Mick_Gordon/status/742301752494460928

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