What Is Your Favourite Video Game Soundtrack Of All Time?

This is just a completely random, off the cuff post, to ask - what is your favourite video game soundtrack of all time? Let us know in the comments below, and feel free to add YouTube links so we can all listen! I'll list a few of my personal favourites, then I'll leave it to you guys to go nuts!

Secret of Mana

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty

Chrono Trigger

Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge


    Final Fantasy VII has for me, easily the greatest soundtrack of all time.

      Agreed, although all Final Fantasy's on the original PlayStation all had great soundtracks. VII just blew them all away.

      I mean the Turk's theme has got to be the coolest tune in a video game, ever!

        Highwind theme FTW, as well as the Golden Saucer Chocobo Theme... damn it they are all awesome.

      Yeah, FF7 would be no. 1 on my list too. To this day, I still have the fight music as a ringtone on my iPhone (albeit, the Advent Children piano version).

      FF8 would be a close second... Liberi Fatali an FITHOS LUSEC WECOS VINOSEC are both great numbers.

      FFX also had a few moving tunes... the hymn of the fayth amd the Music that plays when your on Mt. Gagazet.

      But FF7 is No 1 for sure

    De Blob!

      I agree with this completely unbiased testimony...

    Pokemon red: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNJJ-QkZ8cM

    titanic adventures out of time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jpWoAEbB6M

    medal of honor: frontlines : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLiRgNFvfGw

    Red Dead Redemption. Every time you engage an enemy the perfect music will fade up and solidify the intensity. PLUS who can ever forget the greatest gaming moment (possibly ever)** Spoiler That moment when you cross over into Mexico. Beautiful.

      Red Dead Redemption gets my vote. Such brilliant music that really heightens the emotions in the game.

      Thats gotta be one of my fav moments in all the games i've played, it was rad.

    Legend of Mana. Especially when properly orchestrated.


    I love the Monkey Island music as well. I wish they would put a hint of it in the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie. They basically take place in the same universe anyway...

    Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption or the original Unreal Tournament has my money.


      Diablo, as well. The Diablo soundtrack was absolutely phenomenal.

        Tristrams theme is still the greatest.

        Fuck I love the Tristram theme. Think I'm reinstalling Diablo again tonight :)

          Agreed. Tristram theme has more atmosphere than anything else out there.

    Uncharted and Uncharted 2 had some amazing music.

    I'm also a little partial to some of Inon Zur's Dragon Age: Origins stuff.

    Chono Cross had a great OST.

    Oh, and Silent Hill!

    I'm probably forgetting loads here but that'll do for now.

    Most defintely the Beyond good and Evil soundtrack.
    especially this:

    lol you should have uploaded Thanatos's Lich theme from SoM.

    My top 3:
    1. FF8
    2. Legend of Dragoon
    3. Terranigma

    It's kind of cheating, but I think Super Smash Bros Brawl should get a mention.

    Not only does it take a ridiculous amount of classic Nintendo themes, it also has many variations on those songs. Quite awesome.

    Still prefer RDR because the music compliments the game, but for sheer quantity Brawl is hard to top.

      Yes! The live orchestral soundtrack for Melee is the only game music I keep permanently on my iPod. So good!

    Pretty much any of the Metal Gear Solid games.

    I'll also give a mention to Heavy Rain. By coincidence I watched David Fincher's movie Seven on Friday night after picking it up cheap on BluRay last week. Then on Saturday I was playing Heavy Rain (offline gaming FTW! :P) and Heavy Rain is so close to Seven in terms of both look and also the soundtrack that it could almost be part of the same movie, or at least set in the same universe (except a more dodgily-acted part of said universe).

    Agree about Monkey Island. Would also like to add the obvious Nintendo choices of Ocarina of Time and Metroid Prime. Both are fantastically atmospheric while also being catchy in parts (especially the OoT tunes you play yourself).

    Too tricky to find decent links at work - somebody else is welcome to add them if they agree with me though!

    Definitely go with American McGee's Alice.


    All created by an ex-Nine Inch Nail. Hoping he's doing the music for the new one.

    for single track, the tristram theme from Diablo is amazing!


    Jet Set Radio Future for the original Xbox had an amazing Japanese themed dance music album!

    I'm thinking Halo 3: ODST but then there are several old SNES games that had brilliant music, I just can't remember them. Myst was pretty awesome music too.

    BioShock had some amazing music, specifically this fantastic piano piece.


    Red dead redemption hands down... HANDS DOWN!!

    RDR because everything fits so well with what you're doing. Scott Pilgrim because it felt perfect with the whole series. Donkey Kong Country because I still hum most of the songs from it at random times and of course Super Mario Bros because I love everything about that game!

    Final Fantasy VII takes the cake, but that's boring. I could go on about how Uematsu is an incredible composer, and how his own band the Black Mages does his stuff even better, or how they managed to transcend their MIDI-like limitations to create music which remains engaging to this day, even against orchestrated opposition, but really, everyone knows all of this already.

    So, tied for second place in my heart are:

    #2 - Halo, Combat Evolved, and #2 - Starcraft.

    Both of these games had amazing themes. I can still hear Starcraft's music echoing through my head, and Halo's main theme is just an amazing triumph of modern videogame scoring which proves that not all is lost.

    Sadly, no YouTube links from work :(

    Chrono trigger was SOOOOO damn good

    My favorite of all time goes to the severely underplayed warhammer 40,000: chaos gate.... man that music is SO damn EPIC!!!

    SO - DAM - DOOG!!!

    Also, rock n roll racing on SNES :P

    Has to be Castlevania Symphony of the night!! Best soundtrack ever!!

    Metal gear solid 2

    Deus ex ( how no one has mentioned this yet is beyond me)

    And perfect dark

    Ragnarok BGM
    Could listen to it all day and night.

    Here's a sample.


      I second that. That games music was entrancing.

      That brings back a few nightmares from my past..

      "midz warp pls"

      "u lvl 555"

      "Our father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us today our daily bread and forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us..."

      Dear god yes.

      This game almost destroyed my life. I developed an unhealthy addiction to it, neglecting my friends, family, and I lost weight playing it. lol.

        We should market MMOs as the next big weight loss thing. When I played, I weighed 55kg. Now I weight ~70kg. Clearly the lack of weight was due to the MMOs >.>

        Definitely not because of my crazy metabolism and the fact that I just don't eat the much.

        3 pages and no 'So you were called corporal eats-a-little back then right' joke?

        Kotaku, I am disappoint.

          Clearly, the nickname was originally ironic.

      Yeah I'll go this too. Absolutely brilliant. Probably the best part of the game :D

      Other than that, I loved FF9 and Link's Awakening as well!

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