260°
Submitted by UltimaEnder 1222d 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  +   1222d ago
The soundtrack can make the game good or GREAT...
dangert12  +   1222d ago
Socom 4 and Gears of War 2 are something else

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Istanbull  +   1222d 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  +   1221d ago
Yeah, I love the MGS4 soundtrack!
Pacman321  +   1222d 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...
#1.3 (Edited 1222d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
limewax  +   1221d 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  +   1221d ago
^ Mirrors edge soundtrack was amazing, hope they make a sequel.
LaurenKB123  +   1222d ago
FF7!
Son_Lee  +   1222d 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  +   1221d 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  +   1221d 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  +   1222d ago
Katamari has the goods last game had some catchy stuff.
#4 (Edited 1222d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
newleaf  +   1222d ago
Halo, entire series. 2 and 3 especially. Award winning stuff. Martin O'Donnell- nuff said.
thrasherv3  +   1222d ago
I prefer ODST.

Related video
BinaryMind  +   1221d ago
How about this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
#5.2 (Edited 1221d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
thebudgetgamer  +   1222d ago
parappa the rappa.
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
#6 (Edited 1222d ago ) | Agree(4) | Disagree(2) | Report | Reply
Skateboard  +   1222d 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  +   1222d 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  +   1222d 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  +   1221d ago
Totally agree with Mass Effect!
Vinushka  +   1222d ago
Needs more NIER.
TheWolverine  +   1222d ago
honestly and without doing it on purpose, i started humming pokemon songs while reading this...
alexcosborn  +   1221d ago
totally forgot about those! great music
sonicsidewinder  +   1221d ago
Gitaroo Man had some good shit.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Mario4life  +   1221d ago
mario and zelda music has to be my favorite music in video games, along with the radio stations in grand theft auto
Relientk77  +   1221d ago
I love the music for:

Tactics Ogre
Final Fantasy Tactics
The Legend of Zelda series
Final Fantasy VII, VIII, IX, X
#14 (Edited 1221d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
_Aarix_  +   1221d ago
Loved the boss battle music in lost odyssey. Always got me wired up.
strange1986  +   1218d ago
I would have included Snake Eater instead of MGS. I think Assassin's Creed 2 has an excellent soundtrack as well.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

Sexy Korean idol Hyunyoung models for shooting game 'Black Squad'

14m ago - Korean idol Hyunyoung has transformed into a sexy assassin in the photoshot for online shooting g... | PC
20°

Things to do in Minecraft - Polar Express

39m ago - The AH crew attempt to spread a little holiday cheer this year. It only sorta worked. | Culture
40°

LiquidSky Beta Points, Steam on Cloud, Blizzard Games on Mobile

1h ago - LiquidSky enabled beta points for those who submit bugs or refer a friend. LiquidSky launched... | PC
20°

The Difficulty Of Lists

1h ago - With a list that represents the magazine, it's more of a process. Suddenly, it's not one person's... | Culture
Ad

Looking for a great Pokemon Community?

Now - Look no further. Join us at the BulbaGarden Forums, the best community for everything Pokemon | Promoted post
40°

Assassin's Creed Unity was the game of 2014 — not for the right reasons

1h ago - Polygon: "Assassin's Creed Unity is the game of 2014, and that's not meant as an honor or a comp... | PC