Top 25 Chill Video Game Tracks

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Chrono Cross - Dreams of the Shore Near Another World

It was hard to pick just one song from the sequel/spiritual successor to Chrono Trigger, but the Overworld theme of the alternate dimension won this round. Another highly recommended title.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds - Kakariko Village

The trombone and xylophone additions really bring this piece to life from it's Ocarina of Time roots.

Super Mario Galaxy - Stardust Road

A slow melody for when you're a mushroom-loving Italian plumber drifting through space chasing stars.

DuckTales Remastered - Credits

Pikmin - The Forest of Hope

Despite immediate dangers to your bodily health, the Pikmin soundtrack is entirely relaxing and enhances the mystery and discovery that comes along with exploratory theme of the game.

Final Fantasy VIII - Breezy

It's my personal opinion that FFVIII has the best music in the series, but this specific title fit perfectly into this list.

Final Fantasy VII - Costa Del Sol (Quartet Version)

I chose this Youtuber remix because it felt more natural and organic than the original PS1 version. Ja mon!

Noby Noby Boy - Noby Noby Folk Guitar

Noby Noby Boy is a game about physically stretching through the universe as a metaphor for the support of a lover. Players use the PSN to pool their distance in meters they have stretched, while individually insignificant in terms of distance, when pooled have moved the character GIRL all the way to Neptune.

Chrono Trigger Resurrection - Corridors of Time

This song is a remastered version for the fan made project Chrono Trigger Resurrection, which featured full 3D models and environments. The project has been cancelled but this version of Corridors of Time is outstanding.

Kirby's Epic Yarn - Splash Beach

Skyrim - Secunda

The frozen fjords of Skyrim host us with this next number. 

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Music - Zora's Domain Extended

A highly underrated Zelda title. You'll find quite a bit of Zelda on this playlist because I think the way they invoke melodies from previous titles to draw historical and chronological hints to the player is masterful.

Star Fox 64 - Select Screen

You can feel the vastness of space and some inspiration leaking into the Mass Effect titles here.

 

Flower - Lazy Daydream

Flower is the spiritual successor to Flow; a game made specifically to invoke positive emotions in the player.

Okami - Cherry Blossom Shower

Traditional Japanese flutes, Taiko, and a subtle Shamisen bring elegance to this colorful classic. Okami first released for the PS2 and has been re-released on the Wii and PSN.

Super Mario 64: Jolly Roger Bay

Who could forget this ocean cavern classic from the biggest hit on the 64?

Astral Observatory - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

The wonder of Termina, a land worth saving.

Pokemon Black/White: Emotion

This song plays during your Rival's journey and helps spurn significant character growth.

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - Ballad Of The Goddess as sung by Zelda (Extended)

"Oh youth, guided by the servant of the goddess, unite earth and sky, and bring light to the land.."

This is the first time anyone has heard the legendary language of the Hylian spoken aloud. It's a magical piece and I wouldn't have been happy if anyone else beat Zelda to it.

Katamari Damacy - Cherry Blossom Color Season (Cherry Tree Times)

"You and I will now think 
because we grew just a tiny bit 
It's a time we want to feel happiness with little things 
It was a lively, cherry-blossom colored season"

Published Mar. 31st 2014

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