Ex: "Video games are usually distinguished by their graphics or gameplay, and, unfortunately, seldom do critics appreciate the game's soundtrack as being an equally integral component in its design and presentation. Whether its the sweeping orchestral score of a Final Fantasy game or the adrenaline pumping guitar riffs of Devil May Cry, a game's music helps define it. It underlies every gunshot, every explosion and every cast spell, creating immersive atmospheres and accentuating emotionally powerful scenes.
Fans, developers and other music enthusiasts, however, recognize the value of music in video games. So much, in fact, that many of them have dedicated their time and talent to remaking some of the most iconic video game tunes, imbuing them with an individual, artistic twist and a ridiculous amount of creativity.
Here are 10 video game music remixes and covers that, for a lack of better words, totally kick ass. Please note this list is by no means comprehensive (in fact, entries are limited to only one per franchise). In the inevitable event that your favorite remix was criminally overlooked, feel free to share it in the comment box so it can be included in a future list. There's entire albums of brilliant and gorgeous remixes and covers of popular video game songs available for free on the Internet, just waiting to be discovered."