• oryandymackie - March 20, 2009 5:23 p.m.

    what about the Evil Dead Regeneartion soundtrack when Ash is in Evil mode, heavy laden guitar. The game itself sucked, but that was a good soundtrack
  • scbyfn4evr - March 20, 2009 4:26 p.m.

    Suikoden, the original one. That is the soundtrack that made me care about video game soundtracks.
  • GR_DavidHoughton - March 20, 2009 3:54 p.m.

    435: So are we. Check this out:
  • Gotxxrock - March 20, 2009 1:56 p.m.

    All this music is fun and fantastic (especially Bioshock), but rather than thank the author for compiling such a great catalogue of obscure musical treasures, I'm going to be a little contrarion and complain: Where iss Braid's beautiful Irish folk!? Where's the immersive and powerful soundtrack of Oblivion?! The wacky and random compositions of Banjo Kazooie Nutz and Boltz (and the originals as well)!? Also, the Mega Man 2 theme song for the Game Boy was just epic =D Thanks for the article GR
  • GR_DavidHoughton - March 20, 2009 1:48 p.m.

    We effers thank you. Really glad you enjoyed it. It was a really enjoyable one to write.
  • trevorbelmont - March 20, 2009 12:52 p.m.

    Also, don't forget Military Madness for the TG-16 (Neo Nectaris for the PC Engine). The "Axis" music is sick, and a great early example of a dynamically adjusting soundtrack in a strategy game. When you were about to lose, the music really was saying "Nice Job, a$$. You've just killed 2.5 million people."
  • Poot_evans - March 20, 2009 10:09 a.m.

    I was always a big fan of the Kid Icarus opening song. Bit sad really. Was impressed with the jet set grind track. A lot of the other orchestral stuff is pretty immense though less immediate.
  • GR_DavidHoughton - March 20, 2009 9:48 a.m.

    Okay, having just listened to it, I can honestly say I did NOT see that Buck Bumble soundtrack coming. :) I can just see the design meeting now: "Right, we've got a garden-based 3D shooter about an cute anthropomorphic bee with a twee name. Music guys, what's your vision?" "Er, we're thinking downtempo D 'n' B and a bit of garage" Genius! We need more game composers who are happy to do weird outside-the-box genre mash-ups like that. It's that sort of thinking that got us Die Hard Trilogy, after all.
  • antknee27 - March 20, 2009 7:38 a.m. is Buck Bumble from the N64 not on here? Right about now it's time to rock wit da bickity buck bumble!
  • Cernunnos - March 20, 2009 7:34 a.m.

    no love for Devil May Cry 3? aww :( i really felt that that music accompanied the game so well.
  • rickybadu - March 20, 2009 6:34 a.m.

    ahhhhh! Call of Duty level; Pegasus bridge. Takes ones heart away listen
  • AyJay - March 20, 2009 6:08 a.m.

    i can only think of one secret of mana song that i didnt like, the goblin's theme, god that annoying. the rest of the soundtrack is awesome tho
  • Corsair89 - March 20, 2009 5:44 a.m.

    Atelier Iris has a great soundtrack, but I am more fond of the soundtracks of its cousins, Ar tonelico and Ar tonelico II. AT1 and AT2 have amazing soundtracks that are upbeat, soothing, and catchy. I absolutily love any of the songs that sing in the Reyvateil language. The developers obviously spent a lot of time and care in making them.
  • WaywardRenegade - March 20, 2009 3:04 a.m.

    how about Legend of Dragoon, Lost Odyssey, and Mass Effect. Those have some of the most powerfull and moving songs in gaming.
  • Red - March 20, 2009 2:40 a.m.

    A few of the tracks from Sonic Adventure should be on this list too. Admit it, there are a few good ones.
  • Synchronatic - March 20, 2009 12:10 a.m.

    Great list, but what about Chrono Cross? Those who listen to it know its greatness but so few have actually played the amazing game. (Seriously, sequel to the best RPG of all time, play it NOW One of my favourite soundtracks of all time without a doubt
  • GR_DavidHoughton - March 19, 2009 11:45 p.m.

    jhr_151: I've just had a listen to Fester's Quest. That stuff is insane! (in a good way) To go from that almost calypso version of the Addams Family theme to some of the darkest sounds I've ever heard a NES make, and then to some pounding uptempto beats? Why was I not aware of this soundtrack before?
  • Hobojedi - March 19, 2009 11:25 p.m.

    ... You forgot the music from Red Alert II, I loved a lot of those.
  • derrderr420 - March 19, 2009 11:24 p.m.

    I can listen to the game over screen in Shadow of the beast II all effing day
  • Oxfordcomma4 - March 19, 2009 11:18 p.m.

    It isn't overlooked in any way, shape, or form, but the music from Halo and from Timesplitters 2 is really good! Also, brilliant article... game music deserves far more atention, especialy BioShock.

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