Music is the glue that holds video games together.
Imagine the first stage of Super Mario Bros. without its famous music. How much does The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time change without the soundtrack? Beautiful art design and engaging gameplay are important, but both elements fail without the correct music.
Gaming and music are irrefutably entwined. The greatest games of all time lose their personality without their soundtracks to act as an emotional tether. Music also serves as a gameplay element, signaling players to changes in the game world or signs of danger and safety.