Top 25 Video Game Themes

Last week, I put out a call for all you GONG readers out there to submit your favorite tunes from the video games we all know and adore. You responded (most all of you via Facebook), and I would like to say to express to each of you my thanks. Thank you for participating and for opening my ears to sounds even I had yet to hear.

The list of tracks submitted was long and full of great songs from great games, old school and new. And accordingly, this list – the Top 25 Video Game Themes – spans the whole spectrum. We’ve got music from the biggest franchises and the hottest games spanning nearly every genre. The list includes every style, from 8-bit wonders to full orchestrated masterpieces. Indeed, out of the top 10, 5 were a direct result of your submissions, so, again, thanks to everyone that submitted tracks because you helped me out on this one more than you know.

Before I reveal the list after the jump, I want to let you all know that you needed worry or be saddened if your submission didn’t make the cut. Decisions had to made and cuts needed to be had in order to make a fair list – which I hope I’ve done. Regardless, later this week, expect a list of the Honorable Mentions: the tracks that were in great contention for a spot on the final roster but just didn’t make the final cut. Also, I hope to do justice to one particular series that just dominated the submissions. Look for a Top X Final Fantasy Music devoted to just to the FF submissions, as well as an accompanying Top 5 Final Fantasy Games. Prepare for controversy…

Now, without any further time wastings… I present to you… GONG’s Top X…

Top 25 Video Game Themes

25. “The Time Has Come” – Devil May Cry 4

24. “VS. Space Pirates” – Metroid Prime

23. Vectorman theme

22. Eternal Champions theme

21. Super Smash Bros. Brawl theme

20. “The Street of Rage” – Streets of Rage

19. “Opening Suite” – Halo

18. “Bionic Commando Rearmed (Main Theme)” – Bionic Commando Rearmed

17. “Oil Ocean Zone” – Sonic the Hedgehog 2

16. “Open Your Heart” – Sonic Adventure

15. No More Heroes theme

14. “Still Alive” – Mirror’s Edge

13. “Stage 1” – Journey to Silius

12. “Dr. Wily (Stage 3-4)” – Megaman 3

11. “Marble Gallery” – Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

10. NBA Jam theme

9. Metroid theme

8. “The Best is Yet to Come” – Metal Gear Solid

7. “Jade Empire Main Theme” – Jade Empire

6. “To Zanarkand” – Final Fantasty X

5. “PokeCenter” – Pokemon

4. “Metal Gear Solid Main Theme (MGS3 Version)” – Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

3. “One-Winged Angel” – Final Fantasy VII

2. “Gerudo Valley” – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

1. Super Mario Bros. theme


2 Responses to “Top 25 Video Game Themes”

  1. 1 Shylo
    July 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Wow, I haven’t heard most of these. I should.

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