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Best Video Games Soundtracks

There is nothing that will get the blood pumping and the heart rate up the same way that playing an intense video game does. What separates the good games from the great games though is the soundtrack that brings it all together. Here is a list of some of the best video games soundtracks out there.

Top Soundtracks

Our list of best video games soundtracks:

Game: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009)

Composers: Hans Zimmers and Lorne Balfe

This soundtrack consists of a full orchestra as grenades are being thrown around in the game and buildings being blown up giving the sense of urgency. The score plays perfectly with the calmer and softer moments being enhanced by the violin softly singing their minor melody as your quietly sneak up on the enemy.

Game: Halo 2 (2004)

Composer: Martin O'Donnell

This soundtrack has a haunting beauty to it with the voices Gregorian Chant singing purely and innocently with strings and percussion adding to it in various parts of the soundtrack. The music ebbs and flows naturally giving a sense of heavy heartedness. The theme song has a great mix of orchestra, electric guitar, and voices getting the gamer focused to the task at hand.

Game: Metal Gear Solid (1998)

Composer: KCE Sound Team Japan (With the exception of "Metal Gear Solid Main Theme" composed byTAPPYand "The Best Is Yet to Come" composed by Rika Muranaka and performed by Aoife Ní Fhearraigh.

Game: Tetris (1984)

Composer: Wally Beben

This theme song is based on the 19th century Russian folk song "Korobeiniki," about a peddler and girl who haggle over prices which is seen as a metaphor for courtship.

Game: Super Mario Bros: (1985)

Composer: Koji Kondo

Kondo only uses electronic keyboard and has the theme change in underwater and in caverns. There are only 6 songs used with the "Ground Theme" being the iconic song.

Your Thoughts?

These are just a few of the many great soundtracks that are out there. You can take some time to sit back and enjoy the soundtracks on their own. The journey that these music scores take you on is an unforgettable one. Feel free to comment on what you think are the best video games soundtracks available!

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