Thursday, May 26, 2011

Video Game Soundtracks

Music in video games tends to be overlooked on the surface. But once you hear it outside of the game and you feel that emotional trip it sends you on you know someone has done something right. Once you find the appreciation for video game music it changes the way games impress you. To pick a favorite would be ludicrous but I am going to name ones that when I hear the sound I am transported to a time alone in my room gripping a controller tightly hoping to anticipate what comes next.

Final Fantasy has the most amazing soundtrack to me and Mario at a close second. There isn't a note you could play from either of those franchises that doesn't make me nostalgic. But if I had to choose my favorite single game it would be Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

But the question remains, what is your favorite soundtrack? Or even favorite song from any video game? I'm looking forward to reading your responses.

59 comments:

  1. My favourite videogame OST, will be Battlefield 1942 or GoW, liked ZELDA OoT too :D

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  2. can't say that i have a favorite theme song from a game...

    btw like your blog

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  3. Haha I read the title, and then instantly thought of the song of storms, only to see it at the bootom. Brings back memories <3

    Video game music is indeed underrated/overlooked. Many of songs are featured in SSBM, and I love playing it party because of that ^^

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  4. Child memories!!
    I loved Zelda as whole, the story, the atmosphare and of course the soundtrack.

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  5. Xenogears is my favorite soundtrack. Great music all around.

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  6. The F-Zero soundtrack is my favourite

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  7. favorite track from legend of zelda, best ever. together with the fairy fountain song

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  8. I liked Gerudo Valley best from OoT.

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  9. The Song of Time is pretty epic. It could totally be a hymn if it wanted to.

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  10. I like the Halo soundtracks

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  11. The song of storms is my absolute favorite in Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask! But if I had to pick, it would be... Shoot, I can't pick. I guess it'd be Mario. :) The normal theme.

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  12. Great choice. When I first read that FF to you has the best soundtrack and Mario a close second I thought "Where's Zelda?" but there it is! :D

    Also, I'd argue that Super Mario has the best soundtrack. But that's just me. :P If you haven't yet, check out Mario Wii, it's awesome.

    Suppgorting. :)

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  13. i LOVE the zelda music, it is so calming 90% of the time...some great remixes of it out there as well

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  14. I'm a musician so when I play games with an orchestral soundtrack or games with just amazing music, I get happy lol. I LOVE the Zeld am usic especially OoT! Great post made my day :)

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  15. Definitely a toss up between LBA (little big adventure) theme song and the final fantasy victory music!

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  16. From Zelda, I like the song of healing from Majora Mask

    but my favorite be a chrono trigger one, the Chrono or frog theme are awesome to me

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  17. never heard this one but it reminds me something classic, am I wrong?

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  18. I like the lost woods song from Zelda, and the dubstep remix by ephixia, I think, sounds pretty cool.

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  19. Sometimes a sound track can make or break a game

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  20. Final Fantasy VII is by far my favourite VG soundtrack. The Metal Gear Solid games do a mean soundtrack too though.

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  21. I know it's awfully recent, but the Halo soundtracks always get me. That main theme (and the sequels' remixes) are some of the greatest pieces of work I've ever heard.

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  22. thats one of my favorite songs from my favorite games of all time

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  23. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjD6wo9BIyM&feature=mh_lolz&list=FLlqumvjZr_jc reminds me of this :D

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  24. metal gear solid main theme :D

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  25. Portal 1 ending track, or any track from the Halo series, don't play Halo anymore, but damn they made good music!

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  26. i love this song man
    you should try listening to the dubstep remix of it its super chill
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erlJkbacMeE

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  27. i love old school soundtracks :D

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  28. Morrowind, Lineage 2, WoW, Heroes 3 and Turrican 2, all of them are amazing.

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  29. Perfect Dark for N64, great Soundtrack

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  30. Super Meat Boy is my most reacent favorite. Love me some Beatus Blues.

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  31. Metroid is my favorite sounds track.

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  32. I agree 100%, It's really common where you show someone a song and they have no idea where it comes from even though they play that game A LOT.

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  33. I love almost all the songs from Zelda OoT. Song of storms was pretty sweet. Check out this amazing remix.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orpimUSiK8I

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  34. street fighter , guile's theme
    always a killer

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  35. Song of Healing is my favorite :3

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  36. don' hate, but i like GTA because of the real music lol

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  37. the old bard's tale game stuck in my head, for better or worse.

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  38. It's all about Dynasty Warriors. If Lu Bu's theme doesn't get you pumped, then something is wrong with you

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  39. FFA does have some amazing sound tracks. I love a lot of them.

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  40. Gran Turismo 3 for ps2 has best songs

    Best game based song ever is the movie version of FF7's One Winged Angel

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  41. Seems like the 8-bit songs of yesteryear were the most memorable.

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  42. Love video game tunes. Great post.

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  43. This song brings me back my memories...

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  44. Every freaking megaman song... no more comments
    How to Hack Life.

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  45. I loved the theme song from Cannon Fodder (Amiga version sounded better than the pc version). It was absolutely hillarious. Heck, I can still hear it :)

    War, never been so much fun
    War, never been so much fun...

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  46. Anything by Koji Kondo or Nobuo Uematsu is bound to be good

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  47. The Hyrule Field theme from OOT, its incredible, especially the OOT soundtrack revised version, you should check it out

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  48. I love the classic tunes like mario, tetris and pokemon, if I had to choose a really good game soundtrack though I'd have to say Touhou.

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