Welcome back for Part 2 of my musical journey through my personal favourite video game tracks. Today we travel through a vast amount of games as we experience Tracks 10-6, which songs make this prestigious list? Continue to find out!
Also here is Part 1 in all it’s glory, Top 15 Video Game Tracks Part 1
10. “Ending Theme” Mass Effect 1
This was a perfect fitting to the original game in the trilogy, the lyrics are great and so is the voice that goes along with it and the slow build up during the entire song really just caps off what was one of my favourite games ever. Sure maybe this song sat so well because I have heard it about 8 times (Finishing ME1 so many times!) but I was never sick of this song, it actually just gets better and better.
9.”Skyrim Main Theme” Skyrim
What a gorgeous atmospheric track, this song fits the world perfectly from the epic choir to the big drum beats to the mystic vocals of the female voice around mid-way. This game is one of my favourites and this track is of the highest quality, this track is very popular and for good reason. All I can say is sit back and listen, be prepared to be whisked away to the world of Skyrim.
8.”Setting Sail, Coming Home” Bastion
This game is visually spectacular, not only that but the entire soundtrack in its entirety is one of my favourites ever. Each track has an amazing score, some very emotional driven lyrics and very memorable scenes to go along with the music throughout the game. I could not recommend Bastion enough. This track is gorgeous, the lyrics are very cool incorporating some lyrics from another track, sweet voices and the music along with it. Just sit back and enjoy.
7.Banjo Kazooie Intro Theme
The Banjo games in my opinion have some of the most unique and recognizable musical scores, the songs have their own country feel to them and the incorporation of banjos actually add to not only this track, but the entire track list. These songs make the game even more fun to play, this track alone still holds great memories and the intro movie to go along with it is still great to watch. MUMBO JUMBO.
6. “Want You Gone” Portal 2
Could there be a countdown without some Portal magic? I DOUBT it! This song is so cheerful and the lyrics as always are fantastic, some may say it does not live up to the original ending from Portal but it clearly still an amazing song in it’s own right. This track was stuck in my head for days after completion of Portal 2 and it is still easy to become addicted once again.
Requested Mention: “Awakening” Final Fantasy VI
Requested by my good friend McScroggz. I have never played a Final Fantasy game but even listening to this song, I was able to have an emotional connection with this track, the soft relaxing harp sounds gorgeous and the track is put together very well, nice choice my friend.
There we have it my tracks from 10-6, we are now in the top 5! I am actually really excited to share my favourites with you guys and hope you enjoy them, stay tuned tomorrow for Part 3.
Jamie hope you are enjoying this journey along with him, as he reminisces on his favourite tracks. You can follow him over on Twitter @Jamierock50, his videos on YouTube, his published reviews on WeekendNotes and over on his official blog Analog Addiction.