10 video game song remixes that totally kick ass

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."

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marsbarmaria3220d ago

Great picks! Totally made my day! :D

MMFGaming3220d ago

It always amazes me how many fan made remixes are out there. Keep adding suggestions! Finding new, awesome music is such a unique thrill.

CryofSilence3220d ago

#3 (the zelda one) is NOT Apocalyptica! Anyone who has the slightest knowledge on classical instruments can tell that is a string quartet composed of 2 violins, 1 viola, and 1 cello. Apocalyptica is composed of 3 (4 depending on the time you consider) cellos. It's obvious that this is a string quartet, NOT Apocalyptica.

Army_of_Darkness3220d ago

the guy playing ryu's theme with the piano has some crazy skills!

N4Flamers3220d ago

That took me back. I enjoyed this thanks for making a great article.

L-Teezy3220d ago

i did a couple of remixes. i got a few posted on my page, if any1 wants to check em out....

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tehk1w13220d ago

I personally love this remix of Gerudo Valley from Ocarina of Time

tinajacobs12223220d ago

They have a really nice acoustic cover too.

I'm a huge fan of OC ReMix's work. Their Chrono Cross album was gorgeous.

bats2213220d ago

IMO the Portal remix was pretty lame. Loved the metal Gear one though. Big HGW fan.

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maniactadpole3220d ago

My favourite game soundtrack has to be from Splinter Cell Chaos Theory by Amon Tobin.Man he did a very amazing job..Its good to hear that he is called in for Splinter Cell Conviction.Also i like UC2's and Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion

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