NOW! That's what GR calls crap music

Game graphics can be bad. But how many times have they been so bad you've looked for an option to turn them off? Never. That would be stupid. But sound, on the other hand, often has an 'off' option. It's like the developers have realized there's the teeniest, tiniest possibility their soundtrack may start to grate after extended play. Take this as a warning.

You know the story - you're stuck in one area of a game, at first excited by the challenge of a puzzle or a jump you can't quite make. Then you realize the music's stuck on a loop. Hmm... it isn't very good. Actually it's getting irritating. Minutes pass. No progress. Music loops. Stop it. Minutes pass. Music loops. Make it stop. Music loops. Make It STOP! Music loops. Aaaaarrrrgh! Cue smashed game disc, trashed living room and fractured mind.

But suffering alone is no fun, so we thought we'd share our pain with you. We've got the creme de la crap of gaming's music all lined up and waiting to be endured. So click on through if you dare - seriously, some of these may leave mental scars that won't ever heal. You have been warned.


  • ViolentLee - May 3, 2011 1:01 a.m.

    Is the Outrun singer the same chick behind the Infogrames Rocks My World song?
  • slowdrum13 - December 6, 2010 11:55 a.m.

    i'm surprised motorstorm isn't on here.
  • PivotPlurals1 - September 14, 2008 12:29 p.m.

    Nice article!! first post!!
  • skyguy343 - October 9, 2008 7:42 p.m.

    for the record, Toad loves everybody
  • FancyRat - September 14, 2008 4:05 p.m.

    Not a bad article at all. I've had many a game that made me want to tear my hair out because of the music alone. Superman 64 managed to make me do that because of both music and gameplay.
  • joebob286 - May 23, 2009 7:35 p.m.

    nice article, i didn't know you guys knew anything about music, tonality, major and minor keys, and all that jazz but i guess i was wrong. What's sad is i actually knew what you were talking about
  • trevorbelmont - March 20, 2009 12:38 p.m.

    That f%$#'n Daytona menu theme song. My worst beatings at SFII and Samurai Showdown were accompanied by that cursed tune looping on the empty Daytona USA machine next to the block of fighter cabinets. It still haunts my dreams!!!! "Day-TO-naaaaaaa! Let's go away!" (gunshots)
  • punkmetalmage - March 20, 2009 4:28 a.m.

    The Remixes for the Tetris song are freakin' awesome man. Especially the trance mixed with the Murf's theme song.
  • danielcw - March 19, 2009 10:53 p.m.

    I actually like some of the music mentioned here. "Night Flight" is my favorite and only choice in Outrun 2
  • adrenaguy - February 1, 2009 10:35 p.m.

    my friend's favourite mario character happens to be toad, but even he got sick of that damn"hey you saved me! wanna save? YES NOW F**K OFF!"
  • TyeTheCzar - March 27, 2009 7:21 p.m.

    How DARE you mess with the original Tetris music. And playing with that music all the time on is not an excuse. Also, it's supposed to be Russian/Slavic-styled music.
  • Schlondak - March 19, 2009 11:56 p.m.

  • Xplosive59 - January 29, 2009 4:07 p.m.

    nice slayer referance GR im a big Slayer fan, but i cant help thinking that you missed out the music from Sonic R that is the most frigin annoying music ever just because it does not go with the game it self well it sourta gives it that crappy feeling

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