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Top 20 Game Soundtrack

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Hey Folks,

I was just pondering about retro game soundtracks. So I decided to put up my own Top 20 Game Soundtracks, old-school style. You guys can list your favorites as well. Anything before the current generation (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, etc) can be considered in your list. Notice that there are a lot of RPGs in my Top 20. Well, they just have good music. What can I say? :rolleyes: I feel that modern games don't have the fantastic soundtracks of the past. I guess music composers these days don't have the inspiration like they used to. There is one game that is absent from this list that could of been part of the top 10: Terranigma (SNES). I have never played this game probably because it never came to the U.S. officially anyways. But I heard great things from it, including the soundtrack. I might modify the list when I do play it.

1. Final Fantasy VI

2. Lunar: Silver Star Story

3. Chrono Trigger

4. Suikoden II

5. Final Fantasy IV

6. Final Fantasy VII

7. Actraiser

8. Super Castlevania IV

9. Secret of Mana

10. Wild Arms

11. Suikoden III

12. Lunar 2: Eternal Blue

13. Soul Blade

14. Xenogears

15. Kingdom Hearts

16. Chrono Cross

17. Soul Blazer

18. Lufia

19. Legend of Zelda

20. Ar Tonelico

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RPGs indeed have awesome music. My list is a little tricky since I'm considering both original and licensed game soundtracks. Keep in mind that this list may fluctuate from time to time depending on my mood and nostalgia factor. Wow, Top 20 Game Soundtracks? Alright, here we go:

1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64">N64)

2. Bully (PS2)

3. Chrono Trigger (SNES)

4. Guitar Hero II (PS2)

5. Plok (SNES)

6. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES)

7. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (PS1)

8. Crash Bandicoot (PS1)

9. Final Fantasy VII (PS1)

10. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GC)

11. Donkey Kong Country (SNES)

12. Fallout 3 (X360)

13. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2)

14. Thrasher: Skate and Destroy (PS1)

15. Ape Escape (PS1)

16. F-Zero (SNES)

17. Gran Turismo 2 (PS1)

18. Doom (PC)

19. Wipeout XL (PS1)

20. Cheetahmen II (NES)

Honorable mentions:

- BioShock 2 (X360)

- Earthbound (SNES)

- Final Fantasy VIII (PS1)

- Grandia (PS1)

- Halo: Combat Evolved (XBOX)

- Killer Instinct (SNES)

- Mega Man 8: Anniversary Collector's Edition (PS1)

- PaRappa the Rapper (PS1)

- Red Dead Redemption (X360)

- Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (GEN)

- Spyro the Dragon (PS1)

- Super Castlevania IV (SNES)

- Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64">N64)

- Tony Hawk's Underground (PS2)

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Here is my Top 20. I'm considering only one game per franchise

  1. Streets of Rage 2 (Genesis)
  2. Starfox (SNES)
  3. Castlevania SotN (PSone)
  4. Sol-Feace (Sega CD)
  5. P-47 (Arcade)
  6. Chrono Trigger (SNES)
  7. Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie (Super Famicom)
  8. Goldeneye 007 (N64)
  9. AfterBurner 2 (Arcade)
  10. Gaiares (Genesis)
  11. Actraiser (SNES)
  12. Cool Spot (Genesis)
  13. Battletoads & DD (SNES)
  14. TMNT 4 (SNES)
  15. Ninja Gaiden (NES)
  16. Sonic Adventure (Dreamcast)
  17. The Legend of Zelda WW (GameCube)
  18. Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
  19. Megaman X (SNES)
  20. Kung-Fu Master (Arcade)

Honorific mentions for licensed game soundtracks: GTA Vice City (PS2), Samba de Amigo (Dreamcast)

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