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Submitted by UltimaEnder 1317d ago | article

Top 10 Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

From the PlanetXbox360.com feature article:

"Music has got to be one of the most overlooked components within video games. They have the power to trigger emotions, generate feelings of nostalgia and enhance gameplay. In order to properly honor the developers who have made the effort to incorporate quality music within their games, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten best video game soundtracks. We hope that this list will give you a new appreciation for the brilliant composers and musicians who have worked hard to enhance our gaming experiences." ( Metroid Prime, Final Fantasy VII, Halo, PC, Portal 2, PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

UltimaEnder  +   1317d ago
The soundtrack can make the game good or GREAT...
dangert12  +   1317d ago
Socom 4 and Gears of War 2 are something else

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Istanbull  +   1317d ago
Metal Gear Solid 1-4
FF6 to FF10
Chrono Trigger+Chrono Cross
The Legend of Dragoon
Shadow of the Colossus
Valkyria Chronicles
Uncharted 1-2
Xenogears
alexcosborn  +   1316d ago
Yeah, I love the MGS4 soundtrack!
Pacman321  +   1316d ago
Im a sucker for good games with good soundtracks :P
Killzone 2 soundtrack was awesome
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Also MGS4
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Assassins creed 2
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Bionic Commando Rearmed
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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limewax  +   1316d ago
Good picks. My favorite picks would not always be amazing games though, these 2 are hidden in flawed games.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Pacman321  +   1316d ago
^ Mirrors edge soundtrack was amazing, hope they make a sequel.
LaurenKB123  +   1317d ago
FF7!
Son_Lee  +   1317d ago
FFVIII and FFIX have the best soundtracks to me personally, but FF7 probably has the best songs of the series. Must say, Symphony of the Night and Chrono Cross NEED to be on this list, pronto.
BinaryMind  +   1316d ago
I still think it's actually a very good list despite the absence of Cross. I wouldn't even change much of the ordering.
Son_Lee  +   1316d ago
The list is very good, and it's spread out among franchises, which is important. But I'll be damned if Chrono Cross isn't the best soundtrack I ever heard for a game.
earbus  +   1317d ago
Katamari has the goods last game had some catchy stuff.
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newleaf  +   1317d ago
Halo, entire series. 2 and 3 especially. Award winning stuff. Martin O'Donnell- nuff said.
thrasherv3  +   1317d ago
I prefer ODST.

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BinaryMind  +   1316d ago
How about this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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thebudgetgamer  +   1317d ago
parappa the rappa.
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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Skateboard  +   1316d ago
These are some of my favorite themes.

Resident Evil 3 Save Room
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

God Hand Ending Credits
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Persona 3 [PSP] - Sun
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Deadly Premonition (Whistle Theme)
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
ZeroChaos  +   1316d ago
Portal 2 nah. It may have some of the unique way of using music/audio with the different gels but so far from the OST released has been a bit poor and only a few tracks have stood out =/

Sorry.
SageHonor  +   1316d ago
Some of my faves include

Mass Effect
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Valkyria Chronicles
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

AC Brotherhood
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Crysis 2
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
alexcosborn  +   1316d ago
Totally agree with Mass Effect!
Vinushka  +   1316d ago
Needs more NIER.
TheWolverine  +   1316d ago
honestly and without doing it on purpose, i started humming pokemon songs while reading this...
alexcosborn  +   1316d ago
totally forgot about those! great music
sonicsidewinder  +   1316d ago
Gitaroo Man had some good shit.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Mario4life  +   1316d ago
mario and zelda music has to be my favorite music in video games, along with the radio stations in grand theft auto
Relientk77  +   1316d ago
I love the music for:

Tactics Ogre
Final Fantasy Tactics
The Legend of Zelda series
Final Fantasy VII, VIII, IX, X
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_Aarix_  +   1316d ago
Loved the boss battle music in lost odyssey. Always got me wired up.
strange1986  +   1313d ago
I would have included Snake Eater instead of MGS. I think Assassin's Creed 2 has an excellent soundtrack as well.

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