Video Game Music & Soundtracks

Edit: I don't play as many video games as I used to but this page is still largely true.

Video Game Music (VGM) has been with me throughout all my childhood. It's one of the most important things that I pay attention to when playing a video game. If its music isn't good, I can say with some degree of certainty that the game isn't likely to be quality either (of course, the converse isn't true: good music doesn't always equate to a good game. Furthermore, I have, on the odd occasion, encountered games that have had poor music but are still fun to play).

VGM is very wide and all-encompassing in the sense that it is not restricted to a single genre, given that video games often have to convey a wide spectrum of human emotions. That being said, it is true that much of what is played is often (but not always) fast-paced, light and "happy" in nature [probably owing to the fact that most games have action or some form of drama]. However, surprisingly, many of the themes and motifs used throughout games, particularly Role Playing Games, can be quite deep and moving.

I may also add some music from various movie or other soundtracks (which may or may not include orchestral pieces)

I hope to put up lists of my favourite music, with some limited commentary, from different games here soon.

Please bear in mind that I do NOT condone, endorse or support any of the comments, links to other videos or YouTube channels from the videos hyperlinked on each video game music list of my site.


Advance Wars Series
  • Advance Wars
  • Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
  • Advance Wars: Dual Strike
Batman
  • Batman Begins
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Arkham Asylum
  • Arkham City

Civilization Series

  • Civilization IV
  • Civilization V

Crash Bandicoot
Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Donkey Kong Country 2
Dragon Age 1 and 2

Final Fantasy
  • Final Fantasy I
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Final Fantasy X
  • Final Fantasy XII
  • Final Fantasy XIII
  • Miscellaneous
Kingdom Hearts

Neverwinter Nights

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Rayman


Sly Cooper Series


Star Wars Series
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Street Fighter series


Super Bomberman

Terraria

The Elder Scrolls
  • Morrowind
  • Oblivion
  • Skyrim
The Tales Series (which, I think is much better than Final Fantasy: post-FFX)



Tomba!

The Sims 2

The Spirit Engine 2

Uncharted Series

Valkyria Chronicles

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