The Best Game Soundtracks: RATED

Here at SEAGM, we take our game soundtracks seriously. We even have competitions, the fastest person to match a soundtrack to a game wins! (We don’t win anything though, just bragging rights!) So we decided to put a list together of some of the best soundtracks from games WE think are the absolute greatest! And we did for three different categories:

Mainstream

1. Final Fantasy Franchise

We’ve got to mention it. If we don’t, somebody in the office is bound to flip a table. The hardest part of this, is narrowing it down to a specific Final Fantasy title. Both Final Fantasy VII and VIII had GREAT soundtracks. Everyone knows the battle themes  “Let the Battles Begin!” and “Don’t be Afraid”, but “Zanarkand” from Final Fantasy X seems to have an even more special place in our hearts. Though, there’s also “One winged Angel”..

2. Kingdom Hearts Franchise

How can you not admire the tunes of Kingdom Hearts? “Passion” is an instant classic. I mean it’s Utada Hikaru. Not to mention, “Sora’s theme” is a musical masterpiece.

3. God of War

This one is for all who appreciate good ole’ Kratos and all the chanting in the game’s themes. All of it’s soundtracks take the game to a whole new level, making it a cinematic experience (not to mention the actual game itself).

Indie

1. Bastion

If you’re not familiar with this title, Bastion is an action role-playing video game developed by independent developer Supergiant Games, and is available on all platforms. Bastion’s soundtrack is produced and composed by Darren Korb, and it was Korb’s first video game that he produced for. Let’s put it this way, the soundtrack is great, and it was all recorded in Korb’s closet at his New York City apartment. (You’re going to go look for Bastion’s soundtrack now right?)

2. Stardew Valley

We don’t know about you guys, but almost all of us here at SEAGM are well aware of this title, and we play the game, so we’ll definitely say that Stardew valley has a GREAT soundtrack that matches the entire gameplay, whether you’re in the mines, or just doing your daily gardening. 

3.Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

The theme music to this title reminds us of Stranger Things. No, really. There’s even a  recommendation that says “best played with headphones”, which means the game has optimized audio. The soundtrack to Sword & Sworcery EP has a rather “mystifying” feel to it, and they’re great from start to finish.

Portable

1. Super Mario Franchise

Nintendo struck gold with Super Mario, and made it even better for all gamers with its iconic soundtrack. You’d either be joking, or really young to not know the Super Mario theme. Am I right?

2. Legend of Zelda

Nintendo is at it again, this time with another one of it’s titles, the Legend of Zelda. More specifically Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It draws on themes and motifs that had been used in “A Link to the Past” and the original Legend of Zelda, but it sought to reinvigorate Hyrule with a younger, yet still familiar feel, making all gamers realise the importance of a good soundtrack in a game. 

3. Pokemon Series

I mean come on. It’s Nintendo and their huge selection of instant classics. In fact, the entire Pokemon series had great soundtracks, with the “Pallet Town” theme greeting you as you start the game. Even their battle theme has heads turning the moment you pop out your Game Boy (Nintendo Switch by today’s standards). Iconic to say the least.

Playing a game, especially AAA titles are almost always great. But ever tried playing a game without any music? Apart from the gameplay, storyline, graphics, design etc, a games soundtrack is more than capable of making, or breaking a game. 

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