Videogames are primarily a visual medium, which often times leaves the aural components playing second fiddle to whiz-bang graphics. Once in every great while, the collective consciousness of the “gaming community” will recognize a game for having a particularly amazing soundtrack, the caveat usually being that the game is fantastic to begin with. For example, look at the reverence given to Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VII, and Halo – all arguably great games with stellar, memorable soundtracks
Those are known quantities and don’t need another fellating editorial about their greatness. But how many unknown, overlooked, mediocre, or simply bad games contain amazing soundtracks?