My Top 5 Video Game OSTs of 2010

My Top 5 Video Game OSTs of 2010

This year was not only great for video games, but great for the soundtracks that accompany them. It was the first year I actually started listening to video game soundtracks; and even though I'm still not going out of my way to find great video game soundtracks there were a few that stood out for me this year. Now some of these aren't original to this year; but they are all original to the game/series. 
 
What are your OSTs of 2010?

5. Deadly Premonition

I still haven't played this game but that hasn't stopped me from having the soundtrack on repeat for the past few months! I'm a huge jazz aficionado and this definitely doesn't fail to scratch my itch for good jazz; but apart from the jazzy tunes, there are some really beautiful compositions. I am very interested to see how it fits in with the game but for the time being I'll continue to sit back and relax to the sweet sounds.

4. Pac-Man Championship Edition DX

I was never a huge fan of techno/electronic music or whatever you kids are calling it these days; but I LOVED the music for this game! Usually for these type of games I turn down the volume and turn on my own music; but after hearing the music in this game I wouldn't even think of turning down the volume. I don't know much about this kind of music; but if someone asked me for some good techno/electronic music, I would show them this soundtrack.

3. Donkey Kong Country Returns

The soundtrack to my childhood! Not a lot of games (if any) could beat the original 3 Donkey Kong Country games when it came to soundtracks and thanks to the revamping of the old classics for this game, it still hasn't changed! He's the king of swing, the thrilla gorilla, the prime primate, it's Donkey Kong!

2. Joe Danger

Joe Danger is a ridiculously addictive game that had a ridiculously catchy soundtrack. Even though there weren't a lot of songs on it, each one is unique and full of energy. Every time I listen to them I want to start up a Joe Danger tribute band where we play the music while the game is being played on a TV behind us. I definitely suggest to anyone who hasn't played this game to at least listen to this brilliant soundtrack!

1. Red Dead Redemption

I can't think of any game that's ever utilized their soundtrack better than Red Dead Redemption. Every track on it is nothing less than perfect. From the beginning to the end I was continually astounded by the way they used their soundtrack to suck me into the world they worked so hard to create. I will never forget the first time you ride into Mexico and "Far Away" by Jose Gonzalez plays. Absolutely breath taking.

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Edited by MatPaget

My Top 5 Video Game OSTs of 2010

This year was not only great for video games, but great for the soundtracks that accompany them. It was the first year I actually started listening to video game soundtracks; and even though I'm still not going out of my way to find great video game soundtracks there were a few that stood out for me this year. Now some of these aren't original to this year; but they are all original to the game/series. 
 
What are your OSTs of 2010?

5. Deadly Premonition

I still haven't played this game but that hasn't stopped me from having the soundtrack on repeat for the past few months! I'm a huge jazz aficionado and this definitely doesn't fail to scratch my itch for good jazz; but apart from the jazzy tunes, there are some really beautiful compositions. I am very interested to see how it fits in with the game but for the time being I'll continue to sit back and relax to the sweet sounds.

4. Pac-Man Championship Edition DX

I was never a huge fan of techno/electronic music or whatever you kids are calling it these days; but I LOVED the music for this game! Usually for these type of games I turn down the volume and turn on my own music; but after hearing the music in this game I wouldn't even think of turning down the volume. I don't know much about this kind of music; but if someone asked me for some good techno/electronic music, I would show them this soundtrack.

3. Donkey Kong Country Returns

The soundtrack to my childhood! Not a lot of games (if any) could beat the original 3 Donkey Kong Country games when it came to soundtracks and thanks to the revamping of the old classics for this game, it still hasn't changed! He's the king of swing, the thrilla gorilla, the prime primate, it's Donkey Kong!

2. Joe Danger

Joe Danger is a ridiculously addictive game that had a ridiculously catchy soundtrack. Even though there weren't a lot of songs on it, each one is unique and full of energy. Every time I listen to them I want to start up a Joe Danger tribute band where we play the music while the game is being played on a TV behind us. I definitely suggest to anyone who hasn't played this game to at least listen to this brilliant soundtrack!

1. Red Dead Redemption

I can't think of any game that's ever utilized their soundtrack better than Red Dead Redemption. Every track on it is nothing less than perfect. From the beginning to the end I was continually astounded by the way they used their soundtrack to suck me into the world they worked so hard to create. I will never forget the first time you ride into Mexico and "Far Away" by Jose Gonzalez plays. Absolutely breath taking.

Edited by JJWeatherman

You used semi-colons where there's supposed to be commas. I apologize for my grammar nazi-ism. 
 
Totally agree that Red Dead is the best OST of the year though. It's amazing. Every one of the music ques mid-game where a song with lyrics came up was perfect. It turned great moments into truly memorable ones.

Posted by MatPaget
@JJWeatherman: 
Haha yeah I know I fucked up with the semi colons :P
I don't know why but I've been on some weird semi colon rage lately :S
Posted by Skald

Scott Pilgrim remains the only soundtrack I have ever purchased. I think it's the best soundtrack of the year.

Posted by ThePhantomnaut

I really hated Far Away. Compass was better.

Edited by MatPaget
@ThePhantomnaut: My favourite was Exodus in America.
Shortly followed by Dead Man's Gun by Ashtar Command.
Posted by Hot_Karl
@extremeradical said:
" Scott Pilgrim remains the only soundtrack I have ever purchased. I think it's the best soundtrack of the year. "  
Yup, nail on the head and blah blah whatever. It's to the point where the Scott Pilgrim soundtrack is legitimately in my top ten favorite albums of this year (and this is a year where Ghostface Killah, LCD Soundsystem, Spoon and Arcade Fire released stellar LPs). 
 
I'd totally agree with you on the RDR choice, that has a fantastic original soundtrack. I think it's the best part of that game, by far.
Posted by sarge1445

Cataclysm 
Heavy Rain
Red Dead
Alan Wake CHILDREN OF THE ELDER GOD 
God of War 3