We all have our favourite theme songs, don’t we? If you ever go to an aquarium and see a shark, doesn’t the theme from Jaws instantly pop into your head? The quiet life in the countryside will immediately get you humming the Shire theme from The Lord of The Rings. If you start feeling immense pain in every fibre of your being, then you can embrace the sweet relief of death whilst trying to memorise the words in the theme song for the Big Bang Theory, isn’t music just magical.
As games start to embrace the idea of the cinematic, their approach to music has taken a similar turn, the chirps and blips of the 8-bit genre has been replaced by full-scale orchestras to really send home the feeling and atmosphere to any game.
So why not make a list about video game music, theme songs in particular, that sum up the feeling of a game, or one’s I just down right enjoy listening to.