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I want to clarify a few things. Music here should be great for listening, EVEN IF IT IS BY ITSELF. You know a few nice soundtracks, that, however you WOULDN'T download to your mp3-player, because without proper visual component (read: game), they don't have the full effect. For example, I think that Fire Emblem is a goddamn glorious game, the music there is great, when you battle and hear that music - you know that you'll kick those asses of enemy's. Same for Deus Ex, however, when listening OSTs of those on it's own - it's just not the same. Also, don't add albums just because of one-two songs. I've created "Singles" especially for this.

OSTsEdit

Title Image Genre Description
Ace Combat (series) Ace Combat Zero The Belkan War Original Soundtrack Mixed The Ace Combat series as a whole features a slew of fuck-awesome music amidst all the badass manly dogfighting. While a game may place an emphasis on one genre, each game's soundtrack contains songs ranging from electronic, orchestral, rock, and even some BADASS FLAMENCO (flamenco only in Zero though unfortunately).
Ai Cho Aniki AiChoAnikiOST Mixed You wanna know how good were Cho Aniki songs? At one point the OST outsold the actual game! These are damn catchy songs, my god!
Ape Escape Apeescapeost Drum & Bass A fucking FANTASTIC soundtrack for a FANTASTIC game. You can give it a listen here. Even though the soundtrack is mainly "deeannbee", it also uses different styles, alters them, or even interweaves them for certain stages. Some examples of this are in Crabby Beach, Frosty Retreat, Crumbling Castle. No matter what, each song is oddly relevant to each stage, and fresh in every sense of the word. AE2 strayed a bit, but AE3 made a nice return to style.
Ar Tonelico Ar Tonelico Hymmnos J-Pop/Choir
Electronica
The music from the different Ar Tonelico games aren't all that spectacular, but what is spectacular are the Hymmnos Concert CDs that were created for the gamse.Givethematry
Asura's Wrath Asuras ost Asian Folk / Instrumental / Epic Orchestral Asura's Wrath was more of an anime than a game, as it was, so the there was naturally a huge emphasis on making a stellar soundtrack. Did you want an emotional main theme? BAM! Did you want a dark, twisted reprise of that theme for the final boss? BAM! How about a manly cowboy rock track for your deuteragonist? HOLY FUCKING SHIT IT'S SO GOOD! THIS FUCKING SOUNDTRACK EVEN INCLUDES THE BEST PART OF NEW WORLD SYMPHONY! HOT DAMN! The whole thing is really quite great, and you should check it out.
Banjo & Kazooie BJ soundtrack Vidya Game The Banjo & Kazooie soundtrack have some musics that, no matter how hard you try, you'll never forget. Right now, you're thinking about the Gruntilda Lair's theme. Playlist on YouTube

Soundtrack also on Bandcamp

Battle Garegga BattleGareggaSoundtrack Mixed Probably the best composition by the King of Shmup Music, Manabu Namiki, it features the most pumping boss theme in the history of ever!
Bemani (series) Redtraxx Mixed It's hard to pick one be-all, end-all album from the entire Bemani series. Just look at how many they've released! There's something for everyone! Eurobeat? Check. Ska/Punk? Check. French Bossanova? Check. Digi-Metal Ragga? Check. Pick an favorite artist or group, and they'll have an album. There's also plenty of remixed/arranged/full version collections. Even most of the soundtracks have bonus or extended versions of songs. Or just get the MASSIVE SUPER BEST BOXES for Beatmania IIDX, Guitar Freaks/Drummania, and pop'n music. And that's not counting the rare/unsold B-sides...
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Soundtrack noel Rock

Instrumental

The best rock music you'll ever hear. Composer Daisuke Ishiwatari is known for composing great rock music and amazing guitar arrangements. Featuring some orchestral instruments, guitars and mad drums makes the soundtrack incredibly memorable. Continuum Shift has better music because of new charcter ost's like tsubaki and trollzama.
Braid Braid ost Celtic Folk

Neoclassical New Age

Un. Freaking. Describable. Really, just listening to this goodness puts you in fucking melancholy. It's one of the gems in this collection. Playlist on YouTube.

The soundtrack generally samples and arranges Celtic, Manx and Irish traditional music, while "Downtempo" has chiefly licensed music: Luar Na Lubre - Plenilunio and Eric Montbel - Borrela d'Aragon.

Brütal Legend Brutal legend ost Metal If you like metal, you can't miss Brutal Legend. the entire game is an homage to metal, and the soundtrack includes all the best hits of the genre. Check for yourself, it's pretty fucking awesome.
Capcom Music Generation Rockman X1~6 RockmanX1-6 Metal/Mixed Mega Man is metal, and Mega Man X is even more metal! This one have all music from the first Mega Man X up to X6, including both the SNES and PSX verions of Mega Man X3.
Capcom VS SNK Millenium Fighting 2000 PRO Soundtrack Capcom-vs-snk-original-soundtrack-cd-cover-art Vidya Game Takes old capcom/snk game ost's and remixes them. The original shit is still here too, so you get your fill of both styles.
Capcom VS SNK 2 Millionare Fighting 2001 Capcom vs. SNK 2 Millionaire Fighting 2001 Vidya Game This soundtrack. Thats all it's just a good soundtrack with awesome tracks. Training stage, Aomori, Kinderdjik, man the list is awesome! All in all a must listen like all capcom fighting OST's.
Castlevania Chronicles CastlevaniaChroniclesOST Jazz Classical Some of the most amazing Castlevania music ever! The OST contains not only versions for the three MIDI channels of the original X68000 release, as well as the awesome arrangements by Sota Fujimori.
Castlevania: Rondo Of Blood Cover-dracula x Jazz Classical Damn this shit is fucking great, listen to that shit, goddamn. One of the best OST's for Castlevania, better than the SNES version by miles.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Sotnost Jazz Atmospheric SoTN is the quintessential Castlevania soundtrack within the series. Castlevania always had high standards for music but this is without doubt a masterpiece that is still as powerful and lovely to listen to more than a decade since its initial release. Playlist on YouTube
Chrono Cross Chrono cross ost Ambient Traditional Folk The best video game soundtrack ever conceived, better than everything on this page. Relaxing as fuck, too. Has a very diverse blend of themes - from Mediterranean, to Caribbean, to Asian - that grace the alternate dimensions of the game world. Listen for yourself.
Command & Conquer (series) Command And Conquer Mixed NOD>GDI Deal with it.
Comix Zone Comix Zone Metal

Grunge

Grunge-type music powered by the Genesis' awesome synth soundchip, an absolute must listen for any SEGA fan.
Contra Shattered Soldier Shincontracover METAL Some of the most metal tunes ever produced, perfect compliment to the Contra SS gameplay. Composed in part by Akira Yamaoko of all people.
Creid Xenogears creid CELTIC Who knew Xenogears OST would sound even better with Irish/Celtic influence? Don't you cry. ;_;
Darius Premium Box REBIRTH DariusPremiumBox Mixed All of Zuntata's goodness in a single box, for all of those who always wanted a thing called Tuna Sashimi!
DJMAX (series) Djmax technika 2 Mixed Kawaii K-Pop, Trance, Techno Orchestra, Hip Hop, even Dubstep. You name it, it has it. DJMAX is not only known for its device breaking difficulty but also its wide range in music genres, most are original compositions so you're bound to find a song that you like.
DoDonPachi DaiOuJou ~ Ketsui Kizuna Jigoku Tachi DoDonPachiDOJ-Ketsui Mixed Two amazing Manabu Namiki soundtracks for the price of one! While DoDonPachi DaiOuJou music is more melancholic, Ketsui has a industrial vibe to it, getting close to Battle Garegga as one of the best Namiki compositions!
DoDonPachi Dai Fukkatsu DoDonPachiDaiFukkatsuOST Mixed More shmup goodness! Dai Fukkatsu is more upbeat than it's predecessor, but it also gets it's fair share of sadness thanks to the awesome Longhena Cantata.
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest Dkq.png Chiptune NIGGA, THIS GAME IS SO GREAT ALONG WITH A GREAT OST THAT IT'S WORTH EACH AND EVERY MOTHER FUCKING SECOND OF CAPS LOCK.
Earthbound/Mother (series) Urfbound Chiptune This series has 3 of Nintendo's musical power players: Keiichi Suzuki, Hirokazu Tanaka, and Shogo Sakai. As such, they manage to make songs that range from cheery to funky to surreal to remixed to dramatic. That may be two too many to's, but that's Mother for ya. Of particular note are the numerous cool remixes and arrangements this series has.
Eternal Sonata Original Score Eternalsonatacover Orchestral

classical music

This may just be one of the best composed soundtracks of any game EVER. The tracks range from slow and melodic to fast-paced and excited without a hitch. Oh, and that last track is THE RANDOM BATTLE THEME. And this isn't mentioning the piano pieces done by an acclaimed Chopin pianist.If you guys love classical music, you NEED to listen to this.
Final Fantasy Tactics FinalFantasyTacticsOST Orchestra Amazing orchestral masterpiece by Hitoshi Sakimoto.
Final Fantasy X Xxxxxxx Electronic
Progressive
Rock Ambient
Dream Pop
Even if the VA's shit the music's still awesome, composed by 3 (!!) people. Even if you think Uematsu's a hack you should give a listen to the soundtrack. Tracks like Besaid Island and Movement in Green are soothing as hell to listen to.
Folklore Folklore Soundtrack Folk Classical The soundtrack for this ps3 jrpg game is just incredible. Check it out for yourself.
God Hand Jukebox Rock Country Metal Look out for 'God Hand Jukebox' gamerip, it has all the tracks compared to the pitiful amount on the official OST. Bronco Buster your ass into the Milky Way and take a CH-CH-CHANCE with this. Don't 50-50 Split, because you want to jam to these tunes how on earth could you leave out sunset heroes and devil may sly.
Ghost Trick GhostTricksoundtrack Easy Listening Drum & Bass Easy and casual tunes to chill out, but also some intense stuff. It gets better if you have actually played the game.
Gradius Ultimate Collection Gradius - ultimate collection Fusion 8 discs full of every Gradius song from every version (except Gradius Galaxies, for good reason) plus remixes. Some of the best classic shmup music there is. All that's missing are the great tunes from Salamander/Life Force, but you can get those and much more in the 10-disc Konami Shooting Collection.
Gran Turismo 1 and 2
(Japanese version)
Gran Turismo PS1 Japanese cover Jazz fusion, rock Many people don't know this, but the first two Gran Turismo games had completely different soundtracks depending on the region. While the West got a load of licensed alt-rock dog crap, the Japanese versions had fantastic original soundtracks by Masahiro Andoh (of renowned jazz fusion band T-Square) and Isamu Ohira.

Youtube playlists: GT 1, GT 2

Grandia (series) Ost1 Orchestral This OST is just amazing and I'm sure a lot of people would agree with me. There's the classic opening, but it also stirs up feeling to hear tracks such as End of The World or Farewell Sue. Grandia 2's music is arguably even better, the 3rd, not so much. And Xtreme? I don't know what you're talking about. There is no such thing.
Guilty Gear (series) Fredrick badguy Metal FUCK YEAH. Guilty Gear has the best motherfucking metal music ever. Daisuke Ishiwatari's best known work and for a good reason. Unlike BlazBlue, this is mostly metal music aside from a few songs which still have metal aspects. There's also the Korean OST for XX #Reload which was composed by N.EX.T., which is a bit less melodic yet heavier and also quite good as well. There was an album cover here, but it disintegrated as the main man stepped in.
Henry Hatsworth Hatsworth Classical opera heavy metal This is a DS game you might have missed. It's an awesome mix between a platform and puzzle game. Gameplay is amazing, graphic is very good and the soundtrack is actually the best thing in the entire game. Awesome boss themes, tricky tunes, a fake opera that actually doesn't mean anything and TEA TIME MOTHERFUCKER!
House of the Dead: OVERKILL The-House-of-the-Dead-Overkill-320 Funk Disco "House of the Dead: OVERKILL - It's not just good, it's fucking delicious!". Some people call it second best soundtrack after Naganuma's works. Personally, I recommend "Album Mix" versions. A few song's words are not clear if you didn't play through the game, however - fuck that shit, motherfucker, we're talking some asskicking album about here, yo.
Ikaruga Ikaruga cover DC-1- Orchestral A stunning soundtrack for a stunning shmup.

YouTube playlist

Imaginarium: Songs from the Neverhood 1412 3544 Atmospheric Jazz The complete collection of musics from The Neverhood and SkullMonkeys. It's very original and some people may don't like it, just remember to tie them down on a chair and put this music looping right into their fucking skull with a pair of massive headphones until they start crying blood. After this, they will love it.
Jet Set Radio/Jet Grind Radio Jsr-ost Mixed Hideki Naganuma. Just Hideki Naganuma. Catchy, bright, energetic, groovy and AWESOME. Considered to be one of the best soundtracks ever, ever made. Really, if you didn't heard it yet, you didn't heard awesome music. You know, just listen to it. "Grace and Glory", "Let Mom Sleep", "Rock It On" and especially "Sneakmen" are filled to the brim with rhythm greatness. Check out additional songs added in NA version!
Jet Set Radio Future 941 441966 Mixed Jet Set Radio is back to the Future with more eargasmic goodness. Like before, bright electronic tunes mixed with funky voices and effects. They say that the "Concept of Love" is a must-hear, however, I think that "Funky Dealer" an "Teknopathetic" are really underrated. Bonus tracks are great, though, a bit on a different side.Playlist on Youtube
Katamari Fortissimo Damacy Katamarifortissimo Jazz Classical Because fuck you, Katamari has the best music ever. Playlist on YouTube
Kid Icarus Uprising KidIcarusUprisingSoundtrack Mixed Out of nowhere, Kid Icarus Uprising came out with one of the best soundtrack ever made. Names like Motoi Sakuraba (Tales of, Star Ocean, Valkyrie Profile, Baten Kaitos, Dark Souls, Golden Sun), Yuzo Koshiro (Streets of Rage, ActRaiser, Shinobi, Etrian Odyssey), Masafumi Takada (Killer7, No More Heroes, God Hand), Noriyuki Iwadare (Lunar, Grandia, Radiata Stories), Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger/Cross, Xenogears, Shadow Hearts) worked on this masterpiece soundtrack, so fast-paced and full of epicness. Check out [1] [2] [3] a few songs on YouTube.
Killer Instinct: Killer Cuts KillerCuts Techno "KIIIIIIIIIIILER!!! KIIIIIIIIIIILER!!! This soundtrack is KILLER!
Kingdom Hearts Kingdom Classical FUCK YEAH, DISNEY MUSIC. We all loved them back in the days, and KH re-arragemented all of them for our pleasure. The new music are also really good. Don't forget that for every world there is a "normal" theme and a "battle" theme. There are also two 'Piano Collection' albums that are a highly recommended listen.
Kirby 64 Kirby 64 ost Diabetes Twinkly as fuck (well, until the end), but still stands on its own even if you haven't played the game.
The Legend of Zelda: 25th Anniversary Symphony Tumblr m5j7bv5yDh1r8wc2t 1339549916 cover-1- Orchestral Ecstacy Enough nostalgia fuelled beauty to give your child a kick in the pants; some of the Zelda's series most memorable tunes played by a live symphonic orchestra, and included with every copy from the first print run of Skyward Sword.

Also, dat Skyward Sword theme. Hnnnf.

Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven 1304871521 mafia ost 2002 Lounge Easy Listening God tier soundtrack, featuring Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club de France, The Mills Brothers, Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Lonnie Johnson, Latcho Drom and one track by Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five. Check out a few tracks like the main theme, the running man song or the Little Italy's theme.
Mahou Daisakusen Original Soundtrack MahouDaisakusenOST Mixed All the awesome music from the three games (Sorcer Striker, Kingdom Grandprix and Dimahoo), featuring some early compositions by none other than Hitoshi Sakimoto.
Marvel V.S. Capcom 2 A cap mvc2-fly 4554534 Jazz Damn if this game ain't perfect already, the ost is sweet also. Soundtracks like airship and abyss's stage are truly great themes.
Mechwarrior 2 MechWarrior 2 cover Orchestral Cult classic. Long after the game was played out, this disc was still in ghetto blasters and discmans.

Playlist on YouTube

Metal Slug Complete Sound Box MSsoundbocks Mixed Every single main Metal Slug soundtrack spread across EIGHT FUCKING DISCS, including the shitty 3D game that nobody played. Metal Slug 5 has a metal as fuck soundtrack.
Metroid Prime Mp mf soundtrack front Mixed What else do we need to say? It's the Metroid Prime soundtrack.
Metropolis Street Racer MSR dc Pop/rock A deliciously catchy bubblegum pop rock racing soundtrack by Sega's maestro Richard Jacques.

Youtube playlist, Lyrics

Minecraft 1997593 minecraft-soundtrack-cd-cover Ambient Electronic It doesn't matter if you like the game or not, the soundtrack is awesome to listen to. Just put on a pair of headphones and let it go.
Neotokyo Neotokyo01 Orchestral House Neotokyo is a free, released source mod. The game itself plays a lot like a tactical version of Counterstrike Source and it's pretty decent, try it. The soundtrack is amazing, made by Ed Harrison, and definately worth giving a listen to. Here are three tracks from YoutubeDepartureAnnul Tin Soldiers and if you want, you can listen to samples and buy the soundtrack here. The OST itself is 27 tracks
Nier Nier soundtrack Ambient Featuring the beautiful voice work of Emi Evans, this soundtrack covers all the wonderful music from the enchanting world of Nier. Haunting, hopeful, sad, ominous and sometimes even heavy this OST covers the full emotional spectrum. Playlist on YouTube
No More Heroes Nomoreheroessoundtrack Mixed Done by the same guy, who did God Hand OST, Masafumi Takada. Great music, great game, nuff said. Bike, Motel, The Virgin Child Makes Her Wish, and Pleather for Breakfast are the tip off the iceburg. Don't be a fuckhead, tune in today! Also, check out the soundtrack for the sequel, it's damn catchy.
Okami Big-okami-ost Traditional Japanese Just listen toit . The music is undeniably traditional Japanese, but if that kind of music is your thing, then the soundtrack doesn't disappoint.
Ollie King WWCE-31037 front Mixed More Naganuma goodness. A bit short, but filled with a brand new spirit of speed. Imagine cheetah on crack while surfing a shuttle flying with a speed of light, and you get the rhythm of this album. As always, almost everything is must-hear.
Persona 3 FES Original Soundtrack B000NVL0UA.01. AA320 SCLZZZZZZZ J-Pop Mixed It's the Persona 3 soundtrack, no explanation to it, except it has good quality music.
Phoenix Wright Soundtrack Phoenixjazz Rock Instrumental Phoenix Wright is well know for their catchy tunes, but nothing can top the Objection theme and Godot's theme.

Don't miss the official Jazz remix album, Turnabout Jazz Soul either. It's aural sex.

Pokémon Black and White Pokemon Black White OST Elite Four Battle Extended Vidya Game When it comes to pokémon music, everybody loves the songs from red, blue, gold and silver. They're timeless, but they're also enjoyable for the nostalgia. But if there's something pretty much all agree about Black and White is that the soundtrack is really, really good. Everybody, while playing it, were excited when you were about to fight someone from Team Plasma just to hear again that awesome villain theme.
Portal2 Songs To Test By Portal2 OST 1 Ambient Modern Classical Valve tests the shit out of their software; this soundtrack is thus scientifically shit-free. The full versions of the music you heard when you were running for your life or being flung through the air, and they're just as good when you assume the music-appreciation position. They're giving it away for free.
Propeller Arena Propeller Arena Punk Some pretty kick ass punk rock tunes from bands like Zero Down, Consumed, and No Use for a Name and some original tunes by SEGA AM2. Get it here.
Psychic Force 2010/2012 Pf2012 Mixed A strange mix of techno, jazz, folk and orchestral music. Most of it was done by Hideki Takahagi of Zuntata.
Radiant Silvergun Radiant silvergun Orchestral Feel visible matter. Feel invisible matter. There is life everywhere.

YouTube playlist

Raiden: The Lightning Strikes Back Retro Game Music Collection EX RaidenLightningStrikesBack Mixed From the first Raiden up to Raiden IV and including Raiden DX, every single awesome Raiden music is over there!
Rayman Rayman Mixed Rayman is an awesome platforming game with some reeally fucked-up difficulty. The soundtrack is unexpectedly god tier, and if you have played the game as a child you can't forget it. awesome Picture city, Beat land, Betilla's theme, that impossible water level, the boss music. Seriously, is very very good.
Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D REMercs 3d header Orchestral Techno Like the other Mercenaries games 3D has some awesome pulse-pounding tunes to keep your palms sweating and your dick hard. Playlist on Youtube
Rhythm Paradise/Heaven/Tengoku Rhythmparadiseost Happy House It's Rhythm Paradise. Yes, there is an official OST. Yes, it's Rhythm Paradise.
Rockman 25th Anniversary ~ ROCKCAN Sound E-Can RockmanSoundtrackECan Vidya Game A big E-Can bundle with ALL music from the very first Mega Man up to Mega Man 10, including even the amazing arrangements from Complete Works!
S4 League S4league Vivace0382 Mixed YEAH YEAH YA'LL READY? S4 League is a third person shooter MMO made by Pentavision of DJ MAX fame. Because of this it shares many tracks and has some exclusive ones, all of them no less awesome. Since the game keeps getting updated, more tracks are added to the mix everytime and the official OST Vivace doesn't include all tracks, something to keep in mind. Playlist on YouTube
Shadow of the Colossus: Roar of the Earth Roar of the earth Classical An absolute masterpiece of orchestrated music, this soundtrack is so subtle yet grand, you would not be blamed for thinking it came straight from a Miyazaki film. The epitome of boss themes. Playlist on YouTube
Shiren the Wanderer (series) Shiren cd Orchestral You know Dragon Quest and how it's European and Symphonic as hell? Well, guess who does the melodic, exotic soundtracks for this. A complete 180 of cultures and it still sounds good. Even when he's not the main composer for the series, he still offers support along with songs and arrangements of his own.
Silent Hill 2 Sh2 ost Ambient Dark Industrial Trip-Hop Like the game it contributed tremendously to, Silent Hill 2's music moves and unnerves with effortless grace. Akira Yamaoka delivers a masterclass in Melancholic atmosphere. Truly made for listening from start to finish.
Silent Hill 3 Silent Hill 3 Soundtrack Ambient Dark Pop Was Silent Hill 2's soundtrack a little too melancholy? Akira Yamaoka is back with a mix of catchy tunes, ethereal melodies and dark but not brooding atmosphere. Best picks include "Letter (from lost days)" a sad sounding song with upbeat lyrics about hope and love and "You're Not Here", a song so catchy it ended up being used in Dance Dance Revolution Extreme (PS2). Listen on Myspace.
Skitchin' Skitchin Synth-Grunge Fuckawesome synthetic grunge that sounds like absolute sex.
Sonic Colors Colorost Techno Electronic Amazing. Aquarium Park is enough to make anyone start getting goosebumps.
Sonic CD Sonic CD 256px Orchestral/Techno Awesome OST to an awesome game. There is difference between the NA soundtrack and the EU/JP, so choose your cup of tea. You can choose between soundtracks in the new Sonic CD arrangement, which is a great change of pace.
Sonic R Sonic R soundtrack Pop CAN YOU FEEL THE SUNSHINE? This one is actually a bit controversial, people are very "love it or hate it" about this super catchy britpop soundtrack composed by Sega's European maestro Richard Jacques and sung by TJ Davis (who also did the music to Metropolis Street Racer).

One weird thing is that the game has the songs in both full and instrumental versions, and like most Saturn games you can simply put it on a regular CD player, but the soundtrack CD lacks the instrumental versions. What the hell?

YouTube playlist

Sonic Rush: Original Groove Rush WM-0516 front Mixed/Groove One of Naganuma's recent albums. Different than previous ones, due to less vocal variety, but there's two different mixes to each stage, for Sonic and Blaze respectively, along with neutral, but expanded mixes on the CD. which makes it very cool to contrast and compare them. Regardless, you may get What You Need to rhythm your brains out to the heaven. Also: A New Day Wrapped in Black.
Multi-Dimensional Sonic Adventure 2 Original Sound Track SA2OST front Mixed Probably one of THE best sonic soundtracks around. And that's saying something because of how sonic games always have great fucking music for the most part. Includes a variety of music for everyone's taste. From rap, to jazz, to metal, to rock n roll, and whatever the fuck egg man's theme is supposed to be. If your looking for OST's, this one is a shining example among many. Some people may say this is shit, but only because they be jelly of aquatic mine yo.
Sonic The Hedgehog 2006 6760-xcmcbrohxm Metal Techno A great fucking soundtrack spawned from one of the lesser loved sonic titles. The OST in general is great as fuck, like every other sonic OST basically. The game itself is consider shit, but some people like it believe it or not. So the game itself is also a try before you buy experience.
Sonic Generations Original Soundtrack: Blue Blur BlueBlur-SonicGenerationsOST Mixed Something old, Something new, something unexpected, this is perhaps the ultimate retrospective on Sonic tunes, featuring a large number of originals, remixes, and remasteries of music throughout the series. Perfect for the game, but also to jam out to. While not an official soundtrack as of yet (Official soundtrack is out) most, if not all the music has been uploaded to the internet via various channels.
Sora no Kiseki (series) SORA3-OSTM front Vidya Game If you've read the Ys entry below then you know what to expect. Falcom strikes again with another series with fantastic music. Be it the jazzy tunes, heroic tunes or just plainly awesome or epic tunes. They even managed to make sad tunes. Be sure to check out the rest of the series' music (Zero No Kiseki and Ao no Kiseki) because they have equally amazing music.
Star Fox StarFoxmusic Chiptune Holy shit this game has the best music ever. I have no idea why the composer stopped working on videogame music after this game. Fucking furries man.
Star Fox Assault Starfoxassaultost Orchestral Even with the wonky 3rd-person shooting segments and sluggish Arwing movement the music's really impressive. Katina and Star Wolf stand out but overall the OST's pretty enjoyable. Mostly remixes and rearranges of Starfox 64 but amazing
Street Fighter III Double Impact Original Sound Track D-D-DOUBLE IMPACT! Jazz This one counts as two soundtracks. New Generation and 2nd Impact both have identical-ish music to one another but both OST's are still recommended together.
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Fight For The Future Original Sound Track LETS GET IT ON NOW OST Jazz Pretty good soundtrack for a pretty good game. 'Nuff said.
Super Mario Galaxy Orchestra SuperMarioGalaxyOST Orchestral Classical
Comet Observatory (Don't forget SMG2 either!)
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate Allstars Tvcuaslogo Techno Electronic Great rhythms for your ears, just listen to it: Playlist on YouTube. Some feel it recalls Naganuma-like styles.
Tempest 2000 Tempest 2000 OST cover Techno Electronic It's the best techno/electronic music you've ever, EVER heard. It was released on the CD. In 90's. A videogame OST of the game on Atari Jaguar, one of the worst videogame consoles in world's history. ON THE FUCKING CD. That says how awesome it is. Playlist on YouTube
Terraria Terrarias Techno Electronic Dubstep The soundtrack for Terraria received mixed reviews, mainly because it's TUNZ TUNZ DAN DAAAAN DAN DAN TUNZ. It kinda fits in the game and it's pretty catchy, so it's damn worth to listen by itself. You can listen to the always-updated OST on the official site.
The World Ends With You Subarashiki Kono Sekai 970 97382 J-Pop Rap J-Rock Instrumental Awesome games need awesome soundtracks. The World Ends With You is no exception. The game starts with great neurotic "It's So Wonderful" and ends with sweet "Lullaby For You", with all sorts of stuff like Calling, Twister, and motherfucking Three Minutes Clapping and much more. One of the best of lately released soundtracks (and games). There've been some tweaks in soundtracks between JP and NA/EU versions. Choose what suits best you. Playlist on YouTube. There's also a bitchin' arranged EP, but it only covers 5 of the songs from the game.
Timesplitters 2 Timesplitters-2-soundtrack-cover-763080 Mixed Two words. Mexican Mission . The rest of the soundtrack is excellent too.
Toaplan Co., Ltd. Shooting Chronicle ToaplanShootingChronicle Mixed A juggernaut including all music from every single Toaplan shmup, from Tiger Heli to Batsugun, including the amazing songs from Twin Cobra, Zero Wing, Grind Stormer, Truxton II and more!
Touhou Raymoo Chiptune Instrumental Mixed A mixed bag with this one. The audio in the past games employ the use of chiptune while the later games use MIDI level quality because ZUN likes to cling to the past like that. Nevertheless, the compositions are still very nice. There are over 9000 remixes (seriously, we checked) ranging from guitars, piano, techno, orchestra, rock and vocals so there's bound to be songs or arrangements that will fit your tastes.
Transformers: War for Cybertron Trasnformerost Orchestral Metal Synth The perfect complement to the visuals of War for Cybertron, this soundtrack provides a unique blend of sweeping orchestral scores, heavy metal guitar and even some light synth. Very reminiscent of the 1986 Transformers the movie soundtrack.
Turrican (series) Turrican2 Chiptune This series fantastic scores owe themselves to the brilliance of the (then young) legendary Chris Huelsbeck. I'm betting most of the people reading this page haven't experience the greatness of the Turrican series. It doesn't matter,listening to this will make you so nostalgic for a time long past that you may tear up. It's daring, adventurous, and damn near existential.
TxK TxK OST cover Electronic A trippy techno/trance/ambient soundtrack that is about as catchy as the game. Buy here.
Umineko no Naku Koro ni Umineko ost Classical It's a novel! No, it's a game! Who cares, it's an awesome soundtrack! After all, Umineko is a "sound novel", and have some god-tier musics in it. Although it's rather difficult to describe what kind of music it is. Something like techno using instruments like the harpsichord. But what if you're not into techno, as I hypothetically assume you are asking? There's also relaxing and sentimental songs for you to listen to as well. Also, Higurashi no naku koro ni it's worth to check it out.
Undertale Undertale Soundtrack Chiptune Hype and rabid fanbase aside, Undertale is a pretty damn good game, and the soundtrack might even be the strongest part of it. Youtube playlist, Bandcamp.
Wild ARMs Music the Best: Rocking Heart Wildarmsmusicthebest Mixed The Wild Arms series is known for it's pseudo wild west settings and the glorious wild west soundtrack. At some point, someone heard a Black Mages album and decided Michiko Naruke's compositions from the first 4 games in the series deserved something sorta similar but completely different. This is the result.
Ys (series) Falcom jdk band Power Rock Ys games are known for having great music and perfect songs stand alone. The most well-known OSTs are from Oath in Felghana (remake of 3) and Chronicles (1 and 2), but there's metric loads of great songs throughout the series. Hell, you may even like certain versions more than others, which is perfectly understandable! Pic related: a typical day at the Falcom offices. Of course, no image could do any justice.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories Yugioh forbidden memories frontcover large 7eFCKLA2miofIXf Rock Synth A great OST with some kickass/relaxing tracks. Worth a listen if you have some time.
Zed Blade / Operation Ragnarok ManabuNamikiOperationRagnarok Mixed One of the first compositions by the King of Shmups, calling this amazing is a huge understatement!

ASTsEdit

Title Image Genre Description
20th Anniversary Rockman 1~6: Rock Arrange Ver. RockmanRockArrange Rock Rocking hard arrangements of various tunes from the NES Mega Man games.
20th Anniversary Rockman 1~6: Techno Arrange Ver. RockmanTechnoArrange Techno Like the above, but with amazing techno arrangements.
Broken Thunder: Project Thunder Force VI Broken Thunder Project Thunder Force VI cover Synth-metal The soundtrack to the cancelled Thunder Force VI for the Dreamcast (which is not the same as the one that was ultimately released for the PS2).

Youtube playlist

C64 Orchestra C64 Orchestra album cover Orchestral Orchestrated arrangements of selected tracks from Commodore 64 Games.

Youtube Playlist, Buy the CD

Chrono Trigger: The Brink of Time ChronoBrinkofTimeCover Acid Jazz Official arranged album with some funky jazz tunes. Some people didn't like it since they have shit taste in music. Playlist on YouTube
Dark Chronicle Premium Arrange Dark Chronicle Premium Arrange cover Various Arrangements of select tracks from Dark Chronicle (Dark Cloud 2) from different composers. Playlist on Youtube
Devil's Crash + Alien Crush Arranged Dc ac cd Synth-Rock Some of the creepiest and coolest music from one of the weirdest pinball vidya series ever. Now arranged so hard your ears will start cumming pinballs. Maybe. Main Devil's Crush Table Arrangement. Demon Mini-Table. Alien Crush Main Table. It's some kinda odd coincidence that these two end up making ACDC (sans lightning bolt).
Double Dragon 2 Arranged Soundtrack Bimmy and Jimmy Power Rock Jazz Not much to say about this album other than FUCK YEAH! A straight up arrangment of most of the tunes (or good ones anyway) from the NES version of Double Dragon 2. For many the stand-out track is Roar of the Double Dragon, an AMAZING cover of the final boss theme.
Dragon Quest Symphonic Suite Cover l Symphonic EACH AND EVERY MAIN GAME HAS AN ARRANGED ALBUM. SOMETIMES, SPINOFFS. FUCK YEA.
Ecco the Dolphin: Split the Stream of Time Ecco the Dolphin Split the Stream of Time cover New age A beautiful fan-made arrangement album with songs from both Ecco the Dolphin games for the Mega Drive, resequenced with modern synthesizers. Get it here.
F-Zero X Guitar Arrange Edition Fzeroxguitar Rock Man, I'm busting up all these futuristic space cars like you don't even know.
Garou Densetsu Special Image Album GarouDensetsuSpecialImageAlbum Mixed Two CD's with super amazing SNK arrangements, as well as motherfucking Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!
The King of Fighters (series) KoF2000AST Mixed SNK at it's best, every single version (except for 2001 and 2002) is worth tracking down.
Merry Gear Solid 2 Merry Gear Solid 2 Christmas Merry Gear Solid 2 is a fan-made mgs spoof. The music is so well-made it does have a soundtrack with sweet christmas/stealth tunes and an awesome vocal ending music.
Myth: The Xenogears Orchestral Album Xenogears myth Orchestral Mitsuda's latest release. Atmosphere spans from gentle, reverberating highs ("The Gentle Breeze Sings", "Small of Two Pieces") to quiet, somber tension ("October Mermaid", "lost.. Broken Shards"). "Faraway Promise" is especially piercing in this arrangement, being slower paced and serving as the ending.
Remastered Tracks Rockman Zero (Idea/Telos/Physis/Mythos) RemasteredTracksRockmanZero Rock Rockin hard arrangements of all the tracks from the four Megaman Zero games on the GBA, which obviously sound awesome! The later albums feature some drama tracks that, unless you know Japanese, you'll probably just skip over.
Rockman ZX Soundtrack: ZX Tunes/ZXA Tunes ZXATunes Rock ROCK-ON!
Ryuuko no Ken 2 Image Album RyuukoNoKen2ImageAlbum Mixed One of the best soundtracks of good-old SNK with an even more amazing arrangement, it has music for all tastes, including rock, jazz, techno and "Diet"!
Streets of Rage Remake Streets of Rage Remake cover Electronic The fan-remade soundtrack for the fan remake of the best beat 'em up series ever. It's a mix of techno, funk, acid house, jungle, breakbeat, jazz, latin-pop... nothing from it would sound out of place in any good nightclub. Playlist, download.
Turrican Soundtrack Anthology Turrican Soundtrack Anthology cover Orchestral A glorious Kickstarter-backed four-volume orchestral arrangement of whole Turrican series' soundtrack. Buy it here.

SinglesEdit

Title Genre Description Can be found in:
Agony Classical A sad, beautiful song that slowly builds to an amazing crescendo without losing any of the powerful emotions behind it. Very appropriate considering it was the theme song of a beautiful SHMUP about fighting and killing your best friend since childhood against both your wills. Listen and be moved. Agony (Amiga)
Beyond the Network Synth The super relaxing 30 minutes main theme from Bejeweled 2. Bejeweled 2
Echoes Instrumental / Ballad A remix of Xenogears' "Shevat, the Wind is Calling". Really powerful guitar solo. Inspired by the guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani? Fuck yes. Humans + Gears (disc one)
If You Could Clarify the Sea Instrumental/Jazz Rearrangement of Owmi from SaGa Frontier. Owmi
Fighting of the Spirit Hard Rock / Metal Remixed battle music from Tales of Phantasia. This is how weeaboo battle music should be done, take some notes Namco. S.S.H. remixes
Invasion of the Gabber Robots Gabber HOW ARE YOU GENTLEMEN!! The theme song of the greatest vidya-related meme ever. TLMOM's archive
Ozar Midrashim Industrial "Kain is deified. The clans tell tales of him. Few know the truth. He was mortal once, as were we all. However, his contempt for humanity drove him to create me and my brethren." Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
The virgin child makes her wish without feeling anything Not Sure Awesome song, which will make you cry, if you don't know English that good, or burst in laughter if you do.

And the charismatic voice of Dr. Peace makes it even better!

No More Heroes
Tristam Ambiance The single best town theme in the history of ever! It was even elected the single best western theme of all time by Hardcore Gaming 101! Diablo
You Were Always On My Mind Jazz Great piano composition with quite nice voice, however - don't listen to the official soundtrack version, it was made worse with the shitty ambiance. I recommend to stick to the gamerip version. Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
MYST Theme Orchestral Amazing piece of amazing from one of the best series of all time, minus that shity fifth entry that no one gave a fuck about. Plug this shit into your iPod and feel like a boss every time you press play. Any version is good, but get the Video Games Live orchestrated version for extra HELL YES. MYST Franchise
Buck Bumble Dance

RIGHT ABOUT NOW IT'S TIME TO ROCK WITH THE BICKETY-BUCK-BUM-BULL

The BEST dance track as a video game theme EVER. The sub-bass is fatter than your mom's ass.

Buck Bumble

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