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Posted May 3, 2016 by Chris in Features
 
 

The Top Gaming Soundtracks of All Time

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The Top Gaming Soundtracks of all time have demonstrated time and time again that video games really can inspire great art and video games really can serve as great art in their own right. Lots of people love the Top Gaming Soundtracks of all time so much that they specifically listen to them independently for reasons that have nothing to do with the game. There have been people who have played the top gaming soundtracks at their weddings, and many of the guests would have had no idea that all of that beautiful music was inspired by a video game initially.

When people think of the Top Gaming Soundtracks of all time, the soundtrack for Chrono Trigger should immediately come to mind. It’s been twenty-one years since Chrono Trigger was released, and many people will still rank the soundtrack composed by Yasunori Mitsuda and Nobuo Uematsu as being proof that video game soundtracks can be beautiful artistic accomplishments.

People who are looking for a more modern example should try out the soundtrack of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, which is a game released in 2013. The composer, Jamie Christopherson, has already become something of a respected name within the video game community. Of course, the most critically acclaimed video game soundtrack of all time, given the number of top ten lists that feature it, is The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time soundtrack. Video game fans will be able to rattle off the name of the acclaimed composer Koji Kondo right away in reference to the game. Many of the famous video game music composers are Japanese, but there are some famous American and Swedish composers as well that have made names for themselves in the genre.

The people who are trying to get a sense of the time periods involved in general with the top gaming soundtracks of all time should note that the majority of them don’t go back further than the 1990’s. There are a few acclaimed soundtracks from the mid-1980’s and the late 1980’s, such as the Tetris soundtrack and the Super Mario Brothers soundtrack, but even these are going to be fairly contested examples. Many people feel that they pale in comparison to the songs from the games of the 1990’s, 2000’s, and 2010’s, which will often sound nearly indistinguishable from the songs of film soundtracks.

Many speculators are unsure about what is going to happen with the plethora of online games today. Many game developers do not put as much effort into the music behind online games today. Some online games barely have any background music at all beyond the startup noises and the sounds that indicate that people have scored a point. Some people like their games to be fairly simple like that. Other people vastly prefer games that are more artistic. Soon, these games are going to improve artistically in other ways. The developers may be inspired by the top gaming soundtracks of all time.


Chris

 
I listen to and write about music!