What is your favorite video game OST? I will go first
Here I am, once again, looking for player opinions.
Like I said before, I love it. I love hearing about people’s personal experiences with video games. It makes me smile. I love knowing a game made you cry, I love knowing a game took years off your life. I have a lot of games that have done these things to me, and I’ve talked about them at length before.
So here I am again with a simple question:
I can’t help but ask people for player opinions. it feeds me.
on that note, what’s your favorite video game soundtrack?
– weird girl ruby innes (@rubyinnes) August 16, 2022
This is a difficult question for many players, myself included. It’s really hard to choose a single video game soundtrack that is harsh or takes us back to when we first played the game.
In my opinion, as someone who writes about video games, makes music, has a deep love for video game music, and even made music for an unreleased video game project in the past, I I feel like I can talk about it at length.
When I think of what makes a video game soundtrack, there are a few things that come to mind. Most importantly, however, is that it should be a piece of music intrinsically tied to the game it originated from, that sounds great, makes a name for itself, but sits comfortably in the background. Another special thing that can make a video game soundtrack great that isn’t very common is if it’s used as part of the gameplay. I believe The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is a great example.
As mentioned, choosing a favorite soundtrack from a video game is difficult, because there are so many good ones. That’s why I’m open to accepting a top 3, only because that’s exactly what I’m going to do when I tell you mine.
- Subtitle – It is quite appropriate that the soundtrack of my favorite game is also from my favorite game. Maybe it’s because the soundtrack is part of what made it my favorite game. SubtitleThe soundtrack of , every time I listen to it, kind of takes me back to when I played it. Very precisely, each track (even the covers) is so emblematic of each field that I feel transported every moment of this game from which they come. I love it. Toby Fox really killed this one, I’m not going to lie.
- Journey – Honestly, this soundtrack just makes me cry. Just like the game did. It’s hard to believe that the composition of the soundtrack was so simple, which I only learned after “re-imagining” JourneyThe soundtrack of was released this year. Beautiful things.
- We love Katamari – Yeah, that soundtrack just slaps. I can’t say much else. We love KatamariThe soundtrack goes just like hell. I feel immense joy every time I listen to it. It rocks.
- Oh my god, there are so many more. It’s hard. Why did I do this? There are so many others.
As you can see, the question above was a tweet. This elicited many responses. Here are a few, so you can see if your tastes match:
— alvin flang (@spiral_sleep) August 16, 2022
Jet Set Radio Future
— ▄ ▄▄██ █▄ █ ██▄█ ▄ ██▄ ▄▄█ ▄▄▄ ▄ (@VECTORCITIES) August 16, 2022
LFG-like beat https://t.co/AxM5IODUpW
— “Digital” Dom Fitzgerald (@DomFitzFilmBoy) August 16, 2022
just bubblegum kk on loop
— 👶🏻🎀 MAEDI: MILF FASHION. (@maediocre) August 16, 2022
Streets of Rage 2 is my favorite video game soundtrack of all time.
Honorable Mentions: Vagrant Story Ridge Racer Type 4 Final Fantasy XII Ape Escape Tekken 4
— Jawdakiss (@UnbearableDutch) August 16, 2022
I wish I could choose just one:
FF Tactics Shadow Hearts: Covenant Shadow of the Colossus
— nickf0ng (@nickfong) August 16, 2022
I love the Hollow Knight soundtrack! That’s perfect – and so is Hades.
— sofia / minh tâm 🍄 (@sofiaecasanova) August 16, 2022
Pyre. Fingers in the nose.
— James Swinbanks (@j_swinbanks) August 16, 2022
APE ESCAPE 1 GOAT OST https://t.co/ewZEBaRMSc
-moe (@moe9times) August 16, 2022
so hard to choose but Wind Waker (lol), Hotline Miami, Pokemon Red/Blue for the bangers, Halo 1, and most recently The Obra Dinn
—Patrick Marlborough (@Cormac_McCafe) August 16, 2022
donut county go hard
— Darling Rapscallion (@16Tacos) August 16, 2022
WoW and Guilty Gear XX soundtrack
— Matt T. Wood🩹 (@matttwood) August 16, 2022
can’t choose one but currently the top 3 are
Mutation Sayonara Wild Hearts Final Fantasy VIII
— kieron vs gamescom 2022 (@hash_braun) August 16, 2022
Oxenfree, Dying Light, Abzu, Gitaroo Man, one of the first 4 Silent Hills
—Luxas (@luxasmmm) August 16, 2022
TEKKEN 2 BEST VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK
— 𝓫𝓸𝓰 𝓫𝓲𝓽𝓬𝓱 (@lilli_hitcher) August 16, 2022
Distinctly showing my age here, but THPS2 and the reissued THPS 1+2 are classics. I feel like cheating. Bowie OST game Omikron: The Nomad Soul is also a classic, or Halo games.
— Wes Mountain (@therevmountain) August 16, 2022
it’s waaaaay too hard of a question, but I always find myself coming back to the Rayman 2 soundtrack – especially this song https://t.co/xp5zNUPzzH
— jame (@jamefaqs) August 16, 2022
Final Fantasy VIII Tekken 3 (they removed it from Spotify and I’m filing a complaint) Danganronpa
— リノ (@rinoaskyes) August 16, 2022
The zombies ate my neighbors
—Lovable-Bill (@lovablebill) August 16, 2022
Donkey Kong Country 2 is a synthwave masterpiece
— Worried Boy (@Jereman93) August 16, 2022
— Nathan Hennessy (@NathanHenny) August 16, 2022
Oh, it’s hard. The shortlist is JSRF FFXIV Splatoon Super Mario World: Yoshi’s Island.
– scree (@ scree06) August 16, 2022
One hundred percent sinister fandango every time!! those 90s Lucasarts point and click soundtracks were on a whole new level
— zooey decibel (@itsnerky) August 16, 2022
Hotline Miami (I like being so, so stressed)
– Joel Duscher (@dusch13) August 16, 2022
I won’t back down on this https://t.co/w9PFQs0Lkb
— ᵖᶦᶻᶻ ᵃⁿᵈ ᵃˡˢᵒ ˢʰᶦᵈ (@hope_canyon) August 16, 2022
Travel, hands down.
— Jackson Baby (ghoul phase) (@Alldogsaredead) August 16, 2022
— sleepy (@sleepy_nice) August 16, 2022
goemon’s great adventure on n64 😍https://t.co/lxob3JWFjE
— scorpy (@Socpens) August 16, 2022
And of course, the only correct answer:
— damien (@sigglet_) August 16, 2022
These are just a few answers provided, but now I turn to you. Which video game soundtrack is your favorite? Which one really stayed with you? Which one did you save on Spotify or bookmark on YouTube? Let us know!