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Pitchfork lists their favourite video game soundtracks of the past 20 years

Popular music site Pitchfork has listed their favourite video game soundtracks from the last twenty years and some of them may come as a surprise to you. Included on the list are newer titles such as the charming Animal Crossing: New Horizons and manic platforming exploits of Celeste along with older titles such as Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 and SEGA’s Space Channel 5. Here’s the list published on Reset Era.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (2020)
Composers: Kazumi Totaka, Yasuaki Iwata, Yumi Takahashi, Shinobu Nagata, Sayako Doi, Masato Ohashi 

Celeste (2019)
Composer: Lena Raine

Eternal Sonata (2007)
Composers: Motoi Sakuraba, Frédéric Chopin

Monument Valley (2014)
Composers: Stafford Bawler, Obfusc, and Grigori

NBA Street Vol. 2 (2003)
Various Artists

Persona 5 (2016)
Composer: Shoji Meguro

Space Channel 5 (2000)
Composers: Naofumi Hataya, Kenichi Tokoi, Ken Woodman

Shadow of the Colossus (2005)
Composer: Kow Otani

The Sims (2000)
Composer: Jerry Martin

Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP (2011)
Composer: Jim Guthrie

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 (2000)
Various Artists

Undertale (2015)
Composer: Toby Fox

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9 comments

  1. The Mario Galaxy soundtracks would’ve been pretty cool to include too, just sayin’.

  2. Happy to see Persona 5 here, but I would have upgraded it to P5 Royal- Take Over, No More What-Ifs, and Throw Away Your Mask are all incredible additions to its already-phenomenal soundtrack.

    I would have vouched for Zelda: Skyward Sword, Cuphead, and Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

  3. I’m very disappointed that Bravely Default isn’t on here. It’s quite possibly my favorite soundtrack of all time. It’s an absolute masterpiece!

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