Well, dear readers, we gave you our recommendations, and you shot back in fine style — so much so that you deserve a feature showcasing your own excellent choices.
If you want to go check it out, you can find our selections for the best video-game songs of all time here.
Got any more to add? Let us know!
Composed by Neil D Voss
"Tetrisphere on the N64 had an awesome progressive techno soundtrack."
Killer Instinct Gold: Main Theme
Composed by Robin Beanland
"Also, another N64 game (which actually came with the CD soundtrack) was Killer Instinct Gold."
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time: Saria's Song; Song of Storms
Composed by Koji Kondo
Karlos, Greig, Tom and Shaun all voted for The Legend of Zelda, with Tom elaborating that "The Lost Woods" and "Song of Storms" were the best two songs.
Unreal Tournament: Run
Composed by Alexander "Siren" Brandon, Michiel "MCA" van den Bos, Andrew "necros" Sega and Dan "Basehead" Gardopée.
"Mass Effect series, Unreal Tournament, Halo".
Since Unreal Tournament was the only one of those that we didn't have a track from, here is a track called "Run".
Need for Speed: Underground: Born Too Slow
Composed and performed by The Crystal Method
"'Born Too Slow' on Need for Speed".
We think this one is cheating a tiny bit, since the song wasn't written for the game, but since it is technically on a video game soundtrack, we guess it qualifies.
Arkanoid: ZX Spectrum Title Theme
"That sad theme from Arkanoid for PC/XT (circa 1981) CGA version, when the storyline is told ..."
(We hope we found the right one, Sergey.)
Metal Gear Solid 4: Metal Gear Saga
Composed by Harry Gregson-Williams
Songs from Metal Gear Solid 1, 2 and 3 were not enough for Cedric:
"Why no Metal Gear Solid 4?"
Preshen added in his two cents:
"I think every song in MGS 4 should be on this list; not only were they awesome, but they were well placed amongst the situations."
Shadow of the Beast
Composed by David WhittakerComposed by Ben Houge
"Needs more Shadow of the Beast. And Arcanum."
Fallout 2: A Kiss to Build a Dream On
Composed by Louis Armstrong
As per our earlier comment, we think this one is also cheating a little. Jai, however, thought that we were random-capitalisation insane:
"Are you cRaZY?
"You missed Fallout 2's 'A Kiss to Build a Dream On'.
Portal 2: Want You Gone
Composed by Jonathan Coulton and performed by Ellen McLain
"Portal 2 — 'Want You Gone'".
It just ain't no "Still Alive", though.
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest: Bloody Tears
Composed by Kanichi Matsubara
Maverick John also thought that we had lost some of our marbles, but he gave us this, too:
"Personally, I thought 'Bloody Tears' should have been in there from Castlevania; it's the most memorable song from the series, anyone who would have heard it would have known where it came from straight away."
Red Dead Redemption: Far Away
Composed by Jose GonzalezComposed by Jamie LidellComposed by Ashtar Command
Yadekul seems to be labouring under a misapprehension vis a vis my provenance and a certain Beatles' real name, but he also raised a good point:
"Ahh, Michelle, as Ringo's granddaughter, I thought you'd do a little better with your musical selection! You forgot the pure awesomeness of Red Dead Redemption.
"Jose Gonzalez wrote 'Far Away' for it (brilliant), Jamie Lidell came up with 'Compass' (also brilliant) and then Ashtar Command contributed the incredible closing theme, 'Dead Man's Gun'. That one would bring a tear to a glass eye."
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God of War II: The End Begins
Composed by Gerard K Marino
Goose90 told us:
"God Of War OST — 'The End Begins'. Most epic thing I've ever heard."
Out Run: Splash Wave
Composed by Hiroshi Miyauchi
"I have fond memories of 'Splash Wave' on the old Sega Outrun arcade machine!"