The Top 10 Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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A video game isn't awesome without a good soundtrack. Having a game with a good soundtrack will not only make the gaming experience more enjoyable it will also help you connect to the game. Enjoy listening to these songs.

10. The Legend Of Zelda Series (1986)

Composers: Koji Kando, Akito Nakatsuka Hajime Wakai Kenta Nagata, and many more. 

(NES Soundtrack used here) This game is about Link, who has to rescue Princess Zelda and the town of Hryule from the villain Ganondorf. Supposedly, Link is based off of Disney's Peter Pan, according to the game designer Shigeru Miyamoto.

9. The Halo Series

Composers: Martin O’Donnell, Nile Rodgers, Stephen Rippy, and Michael Salvatori

Halo was originally created by Bungie and is now developed and managed by 343 Industries. This game series is about a war that is ongoing with humanity and an alien alliance called "The Covenant." Halo is known for its iconic soundtrack.

8. Chrono Trigger

Composers: Yasunori Mitsuda, and Nobuo Uematsu

This game is about the main character Crono who goes to the Millennium Fair in Leene Square. He meets and becomes friends with a girl named Marle. Crono and Marle go see an invention created by his friend Lucca. Marle disappears when the machine reacts with her pendant. Crono uses Marle's pendant that was left behind and goes into the portal to find her. This game was released in 1995 for Super Nintendo Entertainment System. 

7. Pokemon Red/Blue Opening

Composer: Juichi Masuda

This game was released in 1996. It all about a boy who goes on a journey trying to become a Pokemon master. What made this game so awesome was that the score included distorted sounds that were used for Pokemon cries. This game has the infamous Lavender Town theme which sprung crazy and interesting stories. 

6. The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Main theme - OST soundtrack - Dragonborn

Composer: Jeremy Soule

Released in 2011 this game series spans four disks. In this game the main character has to beat Alduin the World-Eater, a dragon who is suppose to destroy the world. The composer of this game Jeremy Soule made the song by using a male choir and writing the song in Draconic, the dragons' native tongue.

5. Final Fantasy Series 

Composer: Nobuo Uematsu, Hitoshi Sakimoto,Masashi Hamauzu, Kumi Tanioka and more.

The characters in the game series are known for going on adventures. This game series is known for its iconic score of music. There is an orchestra tour that plays music from the game series. 

4. Super Mario Bros. Music - Ground Theme

Composer: Koji Kondo

One of the most iconic game songs in history. Not everyone has played every type of video game but they have played Super Mario Bros. When this was released in 1985 composer Koji Kondo made this on a small keyboard. 

3. Check Yo Self - Ice Cube - Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Soundtrack

Composer: Several musical artists (i.e. Ice Cuba, Snoop-Dogg,and others. )

This game was released in 2004 for PS2. The game is about Carl "CJ" Johnson who returns home to Los Santos once he learned his mom has died. He deals with issues of gangs and cops while trying to find out how his mom died. What makes this game interesting is that the music used is from different Hip-Hop/Rap artists. Different music plays on each radio station. 

2. Parappa the Rapper: Chop Chop Master Onion Rap

Composer: Masaya Matsuura

This game was known for its songs. Originally released in 1996 for PS1 as a rhythm video game. The main character Parappa had to rap his way through each stage in the game. 

1. Kingdom Hearts: Simple and Clean

Composer: Yoko Shimomura, and Kaoru Wada.

This game was released in 2002 for the PS2. This game has spawn into several prequel and sequel games. This game is about a boy named Sora who gets separated from his friends Rikku and Kairi when their island gets attacked by creatures which are known as Heartless. Japanese singer Utada Hikaru wrote this and other songs for the game series. This game was created in collaboration with Square Enix and Disney. 

I hope this list of video game music has helped you. I recommend fans of video games and those who are not fans to listen to video game music. Video game music helps with concentration and doesn't distract the person listening to it. Also, I hope that you recommend this list to someone you know. I know I have enjoyed listening to these songs. 

Published Apr. 5th 2015
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