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Submitted by Pozzle 1167d ago | opinion piece

Top 10 Video Game Songs

BloodyDisgusting: I've mentioned it before, but I'll say it again: I'm a huge fan of a good video game. What's better than easing back into a couch with some snacks and a couple of drinks and getting lost in some fantastic world that couldn't possibly be real? Not much I tell you...not much. So, because of my love of gaming, I decided to list out 10 of my favorite video game songs. Heads up: some of you younger gamers might have no clue about a few of these games. If that is the case, go and play them and see what you've been missing all along. (Castlevania, Culture, Dead Island, Lunar: The Silver Star, Mega Man 2 (VC), Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty, Mortal Kombat, PC, PS2, PS3, Retro, Secret of Mana, Silent Hill 2, The Legend of Zelda, Xbox 360)

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The Matrix  +   1167d ago
Here are some of my favorites.

The Best is Yet to Come (Metal Gear Solid) ( http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Armored prayer (Gears 2)
The Barbarian King Returns (God of War 2) ( http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Snake Eater (MGS 3)
Painful Memories (Heavy Rain)
Maenam (Braid)
Ezio's Family (Assassin's Creed 2)
Rage of Sparta (God of War 3)
Enter the Web Head (Spidey Shattered Dimensions)
Main Theme (Elder Scrolls Morrowind)
Before the Storm (Hitman Blood Money)
The Chase (Heavy Rain)
Apocalypse (Hitman Blood Money)
Battlefield 1942 Main Theme ( http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Bully Main Theme (Bully) ( http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Walking Tune (Bully) ( http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Army Men RTS Main Theme ( http://www.youtube.com/watc...
On Veldin (Ratchet and Clank) ( http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Impossible Creatures Theme ( http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Every Age of Mythology song (ex: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Age of Empires 2 Main Theme ( http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Lego Racers Menu Music ( http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Carnivores Ice Age Music ( http://www.youtube.com/watc...
47 Attacks (Hitman: Blood Money) ( http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Death Toll (Left 4 Dead) ( http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Gekko (MGS 4) ( http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Zeus Wrath Divine (God of War) ( http://www.youtube.com/watc...
#1 (Edited 1167d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(3) | Report | Reply
The Matrix  +   1167d ago
My editing time ran out...meh!
MintBerryCrunch  +   1167d ago
GODDAMN MAN!!!

now that is dedication
Bolts  +   1167d ago
WTF!? Take a break man, you're working too hard.
CrimsonEngage  +   1167d ago
Mortal Kombat all damn day son!
LOOK_AT_THIS_I  +   1166d ago
The VIDEOGAME music yes...that shitty techno music is just god awful. How anyone likes that is beyond me.
CrimsonEngage  +   1165d ago
MK theme needs to be re-mad with dubstep
Information Minister  +   1167d ago
#3 on that list made me nostalgic.

I'm seriously getting old.(sigh)
bessy67  +   1167d ago
Portal "Still Alive" is easily my favorite video game song.
Ace_Man_6  +   1167d ago
This is an awful list
BlackFalcon  +   1167d ago
Some good ones on there, but not all.

For these "best video game song" lists, it's essential that you take into account only the music and not the context surrounding it. Therefore, you leave as much personal bias out as you can along with the special connection you have with the game.

That being said, I'd remove:
- Silent Hill 2 - Take the premise of a horror survival out of the context, and the music alone is just weird.
- Dead Island - Again, take the video and screams away and listen only to the music, and there's not enough of a climax for it to stand on its own. If anyone heard just the song and knew nothing about this Dead Island trailer, they'd forget about it the next day.
- Secret of Mana: Fear Of The Heavens - Good, but not a Top 10.
- Phantasmagoria 2 - duuunnhh duuunnnnhh.... duuuunnh duuunnnhh duuuunnnhhhhhhh... Repeat. That's it? Sorry, that's not a song.
- Mortal Kombat - Don't get me wrong, this is a great song, but it's from the movie, not the video game.
- Lunar the Silver Star - I understand the author's love for the game, but the music sounds like what the orchestra would play in the background while reviewing nominations for a movie award.

...and replace them with:

- "To Zanarkand" from Final Fantasy X - Nobuo Uematsu is without a doubt one of the best composers for video games. He doesn't do many piano pieces, but this one stands alone. ( http://www.youtube.com/watc...
- "Time's Scar" from Chrono Cross - Great game, great intro, and great song. ( http://www.youtube.com/watc...

I don't have the time to give more thought to make a complete Top 10, but these 2 have always been at the top of my list.

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