Video game soundtracks have evolved a lot in the past decades, from 8-bit songs to orchestral assortments. When we discuss just how reliable a video game is to what it’s attempting to do, songs commonly play a vital duty.
The legendary carolers incantations in Skyrim pump you up to fight a dragon, the lonesome piano assortment in Breath of the Wild helps sell the silent seclusion of Hyrule, and also the folksy instrumentals of The Witcher 3 make you feel comfortable on the Continent.
Most classical music fans still don’t have the most positive image of video game music, but we are here to try and change that. What follows are our picks of some of the best video game songs out there.
Epic live video game orchestra performances
An epic game deserves an epic soundtrack. That is what Skyrim did to fans all over the world. In this amazing tale of swords and dragons, composer Jeremy Soule used a choir of barbarian voices to help you in battle.
An action-adventure game that is responsible for the boom of movie-like video games we have been playing for the last decade.
With a brass chorale effect and some thunderous drumming, composer Greg Edmonson brings an extensively cinematic vibrant tone to this brief job
Everything about this game screamed awards and the soundtrack was no different.
Maybe not a video game people would expect to see here, but we think the main theme is a great listen, especially live and played by an orchestra. It was composed by Michael Hunter and it is one of our favorites.
Halo: Combat Evolved
One of the most popular video games of all time. It is still one of the best-selling video game soundtracks of all time.
Martin O’Donnells created a blockbuster of a track for a game that became a blockbuster. The main theme in particular has a very gentle chorus that just tickles your spine.
God of War
One of the greatest video games ever made according to the gaming community and critics. God of War was one of the most anticipated games of 2018. It has an epic soundtrack composed by Bear McCreary that just elevates the game.
The soundtrack includes contributions from Icelandic choirs and makes use of Nordic instruments such as the nyckelharpa. The result is music that will give you goosebumps from beginning to end.