If I asked you what kind of music do you listen to what pops into your head first? Would it be something like pop, rock, country, metal or maybe even pirate metal? Yes, pirate metal is a thing and it’s exactly what you need in your life, but I digress. I personally listen to all sorts of music and I’m sure you do too.
One of my favorite things to listen to is music from video games. Music from videos games can be so moving and utterly raw and emotional without ever saying a word. Whether it’s a song that makes you feel like adventuring for hours across Hyrule Field or something calm that’s more ambient that perfectly sets the feeling of being lost and alone.
When I was coming up with what songs to choose I figured instead of single songs I’d use a whole game or series. That way I can dive further in then just providing a few songs. So, here are some of my favorite songs from video games!
Ape Escape 2
What in the world kind of game is Ape Escape? Trust me it’s one of those golden games that a lot of people don’t know about. Ape Escapes’ plot runs along a scientist who made an experimental helmet that a monkey from an amusement park gets a hold of. This helmet gives this white-haired monkey named Spector outstanding knowledge and decides to take over the world with his monkey brethren! Your character is Jimmy and your job is to catch the silly monkeys and get them back to the amusement park.
These songs are very light-hearted and great for the hilariousness of this game! They’ll make you feel like you’re bringing out the inner ape in you.
DOOM (2016) Is a reboot of the classic 1993 game of the same title: DOOM. Doom’s main protagonist is Doomguy, a reawaken pissed off marine who’s come to slay hordes of demons. Traveling through mars and hell itself, nothing is stopping this marines’ rampage.
Known for its amazingly hard difficulty DOOM stands out from the rest of the shooter genre.
DOOM can be frustratingly difficult especially on harder difficulties. The music of this game really pumps you up to slay some demons. Even if you’ve died countless times the music encourages you to keep going and kick some demon butt.
Undertale is the 2015 PC game of the year from IGN. Created by indie developer Toby Fox it would go on to gain a huge following. Started off on Kickstarter back in 2014 with the initial goal of $5,000. However, people wanted to see this game made as it was a new take on the classic RPG genre. Within just one month backers had given $51,125!
With its interesting take on choosing whether to spare or kill enemies, it’s clear why fans loved it. TobyFox created most of the game on his own which is part of the reason for why it’s so great. One man did this complete project and his hard work shows. He also wrote and did all of the music himself. With fan favorite song Megolovania it’s no wonder Undertale was a hit. Some other fan favorites are Battle Against a True Hero, Hopes and Dreams, Asgore, Death by Glamour and many more!
Tekken has been given longest-running consistent videogame universe by Guinness World Records. Spanning over 21 years for a single series! Tekken is known for it’s technical gameplay, bowling minigame, music, great main story, and bizarre side stories.
Taking you from anywhere from a kindergarten gym to fighting in a volcano there’s always something great to remember from Tekken. One of those things is it’s music. Tekken 7 has a more electronic-rock sound to it that seems to perfectly suit and hype up every good fight. Check out Devil Kasumi’s theme, G-Corp Helipad, Duomo Di Sirio, Heat Haze Shadow, Mishima Building, Brimstone and Fire and especially Solitude and Infinite Azure.
There are so many great video game soundtracks out there and I wanted to include so many more! I’ll make another listing at some point in the future.
What did you think? Are you hooked on these songs? Are you ready to go out and catch some monkeys? Comment some of your favorite songs in the comments and I’ll check them out!