Huffpost Canada Music ca

10 Best Video Game Soundtracks

Posted: Updated:
Music and games are like chocolate and peanut butter or, y'knows, ome other cliche about things that go great together
Music and games are like chocolate and peanut butter or, y'knows, ome other cliche about things that go great together

It's not just the gaming -- the hyper-jumping, mega-blaster shooting, sword-fighting or robot-crashing action -- that makes a great video game.

The best video games also have rich characters you feel emotionally invested in, smart plotlines that keep your attention, and, in an area that's constantly underrated, great musical scores.

Twin the right music with the right video game and you have something you'll not only want to hear for 80, 90, 100+ hours of gameplay, but something that you could genuinely consider "classic" music -- whether of the orchestral variety, or "classic" in the sense that it's timelessly awesome.

We rummaged through the boxes of our old gaming systems (Sigh,Sega FYI Genesis is 24-years-old now) and classic cartridges to determine the best video game soundtracks.

Here are our results:

10 Best Video Game Soundtracks
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Around the Web

The Top 12 Video Game Soundtracks Of All Time - Forbes

Video game soundtracks: The 100 best themes of all time (Part 1)

The 25 Best Video Game Soundtracks on Bandcamp | Complex

Hardcore Gaming 101: Best Video Game Music of All Time - 2011

Best video game soundtracks | IGN Boards

Top 25 Video Game Soundtracks - UGO.com

Video game composer performs arrangements with orchestras

Halo 4 score becomes the highest-charting video game soundtrack

2. Final Fantasy videogame comes to life via music

Rockstar's Musical Stylings In Grand Theft Auto V