- For the game soundtracks available in the Music Player, see Category:Soundtracks.
The Music Player is a gameplay mode that has been featured in various Ace Combat games. It allows players to listen to the game's soundtrack (either partially or fully) within the game's menus. In most featured games, players unlock the Music Player after completing the campaign at least once.
The first in-game Music Player was featured in the first game of the franchise, Air Combat. Since then, most console Ace Combat games have featured a Music Player.
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is the first game to offer the Music Player as downloadable content. Players must purchase the Season Pass in order to use the Music Player; it is not available for standalone purchase.
The Music Player is available in the following games:
|Ace Combat 2||Complete the campaign with a rank of First Lieutenant or higher|
|Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere||see § Ace Combat 3|
|Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies||Complete the campaign|
|Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War|| Complete the campaign|
Complete Arcade Mode to unlock the Arcade music
|Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War||Complete the campaign|
|Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation||Complete the campaign|
|Ace Combat: Joint Assault||Complete the campaign|
|Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy||Complete the campaign|
|Ace Combat Infinity||see § Infinity|
|Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown||Purchase the Season Pass|
Ace Combat 3
Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere had different Music Players depending on the region.
The Japanese version of the game did not include a normally-accessible Music Player. It required a separate purchase of the Direct Audio with AppenDisc. However, a hidden bonus menu in Disc 1 accessible through cheats also includes a Music Player that can only play most music from Disc 1.
The international release of the game includes an in-game Music Player with visuals of aircraft in combat.
Ace Combat Infinity did not feature a full Music Player interface. Certain emblems featured snippets of music tracks from Infinity and previous Ace Combat games. Starting on May 13, 2015, as part of Update 2.05, players could listen to an emblem's music snippets at any time in the Hangar after earning the MVP title 20 times with that emblem equipped.