Videogames With The Best Music [Part 2]
by Alfredo López Editor GFN, LA West Coast on August 11, 2013 at 09:00 AM EDT

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In the world of gaming, it’s common to come across video games with music that captivates us and takes us one step closer to the fictional worlds we play in. Part 1 of “Videogames With The Best Music” featured The Legend of Zelda franchise, Pokémon (Blue/Red/Yellow) and Donkey Kong Country. This week, we continue the list of “Videogames With The Best Music”.

Final Fantasy (Series)
Aside from the amazing graphics and gameplay, Final Fantasy has some of the best music our ears could listen to. Most of the music found in the Final Fantasy series is very relaxing and truly sounds like something of a fantasy, as if one were walking into undiscovered territory. Like The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy has had orchestras cover their music as well, clearly proving they are top contenders in the video game music genre.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The first time I played Skyrim, I was intrigued both on how fun the game was as well as its music. I found the music to be well suited for the game because it had me feeling like I could take on anyone, as if I were a gladiator that could destroy the fiercest dragons (I know knights are the ones who are always linked with fighting dragons, but I felt like a gladiator!) Skyrim medleys have been covered throughout Youtube, proving it’s video game music that’s well appreciated by many people.

Devil May Cry (Series)
DMC music makes me want to pick up an electric guitar and follow along. Not many video games have hard-rock music as part of their soundtrack, so it’s nice to hear it in a hack and slash game like DMC. I’m not one to listen to heavy-metal, hard-rock, and all the other genres which use heavy distortion, but I really like what DMC has offered in its games throughout the series.

Just Dance (Series)
We all know that Just Dance doesn’t have any original music, but there’s a reason it found its way to this list. The reason is that it’s music we all love, from kids to young and full adults! It’s appealing to the point where we become a part of the game by way of dance. Listening to the game is fun, playing it is even better. They choose catchy songs like “Call Me Maybe” that will stay stuck in your head and make you want to dance. The music in Just Dance is so influential that it’s made gamers from just being gamers, to being gamer fit!

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