My Favorite Video Game Soundtracks!

As I said in my previous soundtrack blog, music can really make a game have more impact. I listen to all different kinds of music, but I always find myself listening to OSTs more so than other genres. I'm going to try my best to not load this list with Final Fantasy so bear with me.

Toejam & Earl
I do like myself some funk; and this game brings it. A very unique title that was released for the Sega Genesis that I personally played a ton of. While it only has a few songs compared to the rest of the list I still really enjoy listening to it.

Super Mario Sunshine
While Super Mario 64 has some of my favorite Mario tracks like "Dire, Dire, Docks" and "Staff Roll", Super Mario Sunshine has a better full length soundtrack in my opinion. I love the island/laid back feel of most of the tracks. It makes you feel relaxed.

Brutal Legend
For a game based on the world of heavy metal Double Fine created a phenomenal soundtrack. Both the original music and the 107 heavy metal tracks are just fantastic. From all different bands such as Judas Priest, Mastodon, Testament, Ministry, Kiss, and tons more you're bound to find something that you're going to love!

Xenoblade Chronicles
It's quite a long soundtrack but it's 100% worth the listen. In my opinion it's a masterpiece.

Diablo II
Atmospheric, tense, creepy, synonyms. Blizzard games got an enormous amount of play out of me as a young one. The music made the games intensity increase ten fold. If you don't think the theme for Tristram is amazing I don't know if I can socialize with you. On a serious note though the soundtrack is perfect for the type of game Diablo II is. So stay awhile and listen to this incredible soundtrack!

Diddy Kong Racing
Whoa. That's all. Also, better than Mario Kart.

Parasite Eve
This was Squaresoft's answer to the survival horror genre. The soundtrack is everywhere though. From a loungy sound one track to opera the next. Maybe after that some upbeat music as well. It meshes quite well though.

Brave Fencer Musashi
This game in general I feel more people should know about. Brave Fencer Musashi is an incredible game with a great soundtrack. If you take the time to listen, I think you'll really enjoy it.

Chrono Cross
To me, not only is this one of the best composed soundtracks its also the best sounding. Nothing sounds dated. While playing through this game I would just set the controller down and let the music play on a loop until I decided to continue with the story....which took awhile. Though Chrono Trigger's soundtrack is fantastic, I hold Chrono Cross quite a bit higher up.

Final Fantasy VII
See! I didn't flood this list with Final Fantasy! I only flooded it with Square games. Anyway, Final Fantasy VII is a game that I hold very close to my heart. It's hard to choose which tracks are my favorite because I honestly love all of them. Though it may sound dated but it doesn't bother me at all. It's hard to choose my favorite song. It will bring you through a flurry of emotion from sorrow to joy and back again. Nobuo Uematsu is one of my favorite composers and I'm thankful he created this masterpiece.

Honroable Mentions: Legend of Dragoon, Tales of Destiny, Secret of Mana Quake, Spyro The Dragon, Crash Bandicoot, Donkey Kong Country, Conker's Bad Fur Day.

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