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Video Thirst: Top 5 Game Theme Tunes

Game soundtracks are added for a variety of different reasons, to add tension, to get stuck in the players head, to enhance the gameplay, to add drama or even to make you laugh. But what a game theme tune is, has changed dramatically over the years. From the catchy bleeps of the 80′s, to dramatic full orchestral epics that accompany the gameplay of most triple A titles today. But no matter what style they are, and for what reason they are added to a game, their are a small handful of songs that stand out as being “special”. So turn up the volume and get ready to enjoy the music from Gamesthirst’s top 5 most memorable game theme tunes.

What are your top 5?


  1. Mon, 30th May 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I would totally agree with you there man. Good top 5

  2. Mon, 30th May 2011 at 3:27 pm


  3. Mon, 30th May 2011 at 3:31 pm

    @LingLingjr The battlefield theme was originally going to be in this. Had the song recorded and everything. But unfortunately it got out voted. It’s hard to pick 5. Had to cut out mario and mega man 2 as well.

  4. Mon, 30th May 2011 at 7:04 pm


  5. Mon, 30th May 2011 at 7:10 pm

    NOTHING TOPS METAL GEAR SOLID!!!!! YES! Great pick on the last one! All were great but number one was well deserved.

  6. Mon, 30th May 2011 at 11:11 pm

    I can agree with you on Metal Gear and Halo, but I would have to put uncharted 2, battlefield and mario in there.

  7. Tue, 31st May 2011 at 5:36 am

    Killer Instinct: Orchid’s theme song! It was legend! Still is..

  8. Tue, 31st May 2011 at 6:17 am

    favorite music used in a game has to be the music on the start up screen for dantes inferno.
    epic, and perfectly set for the style of game.

  9. Tue, 31st May 2011 at 6:46 am

    That’s it? Come on…Donkey Kong I say!

  10. Tue, 31st May 2011 at 10:43 am

    been too long since i played it, cant remember what it sounds like!
    the soundtrack in the original metal gear was really good too.
    or of course always a fan favorite the original zelda.
    nothing like a dose of link for nostalgia!

  11. Tue, 31st May 2011 at 11:44 am

    Yeah…Good ole Final Fantasy X2…loved that theme tune.. Even wrote a song with it…

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