VGM Corner#2: Fact’s Top 100 Video Game Soundtracks

FACT, the British online music magazine, published two days ago a top 100 of the greatest video game sound tracks.

I would like first to thank this article’s authors (John Twells, Brad Stabler, Miles Bowe, Scott Wilson & Tom Lea) for not shortening this list to a top 20 or even worse, a top 10. 100 may be a big number, but any gamer who wants to (re)play some games with great soundtracks should have a look at it.

Sure, you may disagree on which game is or isn’t in the list and on how they’re ranked. But to me, this isn’t about which game is better than any other one. It’s more about sharing opinions on what seems to be good/awesome VGM.

If you don’t want to read through all of it, here’s the shortened list:

  • 100 Shovel Knight
  • 99 Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards
  • 98 Metal Gear Solid 2 – Sons of Liberty
  • 97 Secret of Evermore
  • 96 McDonald’s Treasure Land Adventure
  • 95 Ecco : The Tides Of Time
  • 94 Twinworld
  • 93 System Shock 2
  • 92 Machinarium
  • 91 Ikaruga
  • 90 Super Mario 64
  • 89 Dragon Quest VIII
  • 88 VVVVVV
  • 87 Psychonauts
  • 86 Megaman X
  • 85 Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney
  • 84 The Binding of Issac
  • 83 Police Quest 3
  • 82 Skies of Arcadia
  • 81 Altered Beast
  • 80 Bomberman Hero
  • 79 Kentucky Route Zero
  • 78 Panzer Dragoon
  • 77 Duck Tales
  • 76 Super Mario RPG
  • 75 The Curse of Monkey Island
  • 74 Time Crisis
  • 73 Oddworld: Abe’s Odyssee
  • 72 Bastion
  • 71 Gitaroo Man
  • 70 Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
  • 69 Crash Bandicoot
  • 68 The Neverhood
  • 67 Halo: Combat Evolved
  • 66 Out Run
  • 65 Ys I & II
  • 64 Battletoads
  • 63 Bubble Bobble
  • 62 Gone Home
  • 61 Golden Axe
  • 60 Dune II
  • 59 Star Fox
  • 58 Fez
  • 57 It Came From the Desert
  • 56 Legend of the Mystical Ninja
  • 55 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • 54 Doom
  • 53 Parasite Eve
  • 52 Kirby’s Dream Land
  • 51 Parappa the Rapper
  • 50 Shadow Of The Colossus
  • 49 Ridge Racer 4
  • 48 FTL: Faster Than Light
  • 47 Alien Soldier
  • 46 Quake
  • 45 Fallout 3
  • 44 Silent Hill 2
  • 43 Grim Fandango
  • 42 Revenge of Shinobi
  • 41 Shadow of the Beast
  • 40 Mass Effect 2
  • 39 Chrono Cross
  • 38 F-Zero
  • 37 Star Control II
  • 36 Pokemon Red/Blue
  • 35 Ristar
  • 34 Street Fighter II
  • 33 NiGHTS into Dreams…
  • 32 Half-Life 2
  • 31 Final Fantasy 7
  • 30 Tetris
  • 29 Goldeneye 007
  • 28 Rez
  • 24 Actraiser
  • 24 Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
  • 24 Metroid
  • 24 Shenmue
  • 23 BioShock Infinite
  • 22 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  • 21 Clock Tower
  • 20 Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles
  • 19 Super Mario Bros.
  • 18 Journey
  • 17 Jet Set Radio
  • 16 Final Fantasy 6
  • 15 Earthbound
  • 14 Secret of Mana
  • 13 Resident Evil 4
  • 12 Donkey Kong Country 2 : Diddy Kong’s Quest
  • 11 The Legend of Zelda : Ocarina of Time
  • 10 Red Dead Redemption
  • 9 Portal
  • 8 Streets Of Rage 2
  • 7 Katamari Damacy
  • 6 Silent Hill
  • 5 Super Metroid
  • 4 Megaman 2
  • 3 The Last Of Us
  • 2 Chrono Trigger
  • 1 Ico

And for people looking for some great songs to listen to, here’s the Youtube playlist.

Thank_you__pixel

Source:

Fact – The 100 Greatest Video Game Soundtracks

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s