Best Music Genres to Use in Video Games

This list is not a list of best music genres of all time. This list is about those genres and sub-genres which are most suitable for using in video games.

The Top Ten

1 Electronic Electronic

I have added this on top cause with this genre there could be played numerous genres,as combination of other its most suitable for any video game. - zxm

2 Classical Classical

By classical, you mean the score is played by a classical orchestra...

Like instrumental core,they use classical music for their sound tracks - zxm

3 Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Heavy Metal music is a sub-genre of rock music that originated in the late 1960s-70s, featuring more distorted and heavier instrumental work and darker lyrical themes. Heavy Metal broke into mainstream success with bands such as Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Metallica. more.

Overlord raising hell approves

4 Thrash Metal Thrash Metal Thrash Metal is a Heavy Metal subgenre developed during the early 1980s and an early precursor of Extreme Metal. Thrash Metal features a faster and more aggressive guitar work than Traditional Metal with shredding and double-bass drums and can range from melodic singing to loud shouts. more.
5 Hard Rock Hard Rock Hard Rock is a subgenre of rock music known for having heavier guitar riffs/solos. It originated around 1964-1965 with various Garage Rock bands.
6 Dubstep
7 Alternative Rock Alternative Rock Alternative rock is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. In this instance, the word "alternative" refers to the genre's distinction from mainstream rock music.
8 Punk Rock Punk Rock Punk rock is a subgenre of rock music. It usually has rebellious lyrics and down stroked power chords played on guitars. Bad Religion, Sex Pistols, and Green Day (actually pop-punk, which is still punk in a way) are a few punk rock bands. The subgenre influenced thrash metal because of it's down stroked more.
9 Indie Rock

Best for easy minded games - zxm

10 Industrial Metal

The Contenders

11 8-Bit Music

I'm pretty sure this is apart of electronic music - ToddHoward

Yes,it was more famous for classic video games - zxm

12 Rap
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Top Remixes

1. Heavy Metal
2. Electronic
3. Thrash Metal
1. Electronic
2. Classical
3. Heavy Metal
1. Electronic
2. Classical
3. Heavy Metal


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