Picking my favorite music from video games is an exceptionally hard nut to crack, primarily because video game music is so deeply intertwined with the rest of the games medium. I have fond memories of some of the most ear-grating soundtracks, simply because of the quality of the game packed alongside it.
The songs I have selected here are hopefully not that.
They balance somewhere between the lines of nostalgia and quality. It’s because video game music shouldn’t be locked into the medium it fills. The fast paced music that pushes you through each level is perfectly suited to get you through a grueling paper and the majestic orchestral scores are wonderful for trying to relax.
For most of these songs, the nostalgia is simply a cherry on top.