Top 10 Video Game Franchises with the Overall Most Underrated Music


The Top Ten

1 Xenogears

Hell, even the Xenoblade Chronicles OST doesn't get even nearly the amount of credit it deserves - xandermartin98

2 Ratchet & Clank

Original trilogy had some of the best music in gaming hands-down in my opinion

Just to name a few examples of why:

Death To Squishies and Kick Dr Nefarious' A**

Veldin Theme, Pokitaru and Veldin In Peril

Eudora Theme and Original Aridia Theme

Silver City theme from Going Commando

Metropolis Theme (and also its UYA rendition)

Todano Theme from Going Commando

Ratchet On Orxon and Clank On Orxon

Tabora Mining Site theme from Going Commando

The original boss theme for Chairman Drek

Jamming Array theme from Going Commando

Obani Gemini and Obani Draco themes - xandermartin98

3 Dangan Ronpa Danganronpa: The Animation is a 2013 anime television series based on Spike Chunsoft's murder mystery video game, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.

Danganronpa the game where every character is a vulnerable and your feelings don't matter at all.

Examples of particularly standout tracks from the series:

Beautiful Days, Beautiful Dead, Beautiful Ruin and Beautiful Lie, going in order through the renditions

Junk Food For a Dashing Youth (sadly got replaced by Finding Peace Party, which is still pretty good but not great, in V3 Killing Harmony)

DISTRUST and Living in a Lazy Parallel World

Box 15, Box 16, Ikoroshia, Ekoroshia, Hope Searching, Despair Searching and the Discussion themes

Logic Dive theme from Danganronpa 2

Monokuma's and Monomi's themes

Main Theme from the first game

All of the theme songs from the anime - xandermartin98

4 F-Zero


Literally any song from the series that isn't the original theme song for Mute City or Big Blue - xandermartin98

5 PaRappa the Rapper

Seriously, actually LISTEN to the music from Jammer Lammy and PTR2 and then tell me with a straight face that PTR1 has the only amazing (let alone good) soundtrack of the series - xandermartin98

6 Metroid

Seriously, why is this not a more popular choice on Top 10 Game Series With The Best Music?


Zero Mission's title theme

All of the Brinstar/Norfair themes (counting Kraid's but not counting Ridley's Lair from the original Metroid, of course, and also referring specifically to the Zero Mission rendition of NES Norfair)

Title Theme, Intro Theme and Theme Of Samus Aran Space Warrior from Super Metroid

Surface Of SR388 from Metroid 2: Return Of Samus

Super Metroid's Maridia music

Many of the credits themes

The many, many Ridley theme renditions

Crashed Frigate, Hive Mecha, Phendrana Drifts, Magmoor Caverns, Prime Battle, Thardus Theme, Parasite Queen and Tallon Overworld from Metroid Prime

Dark Samus, Emperor Ing, Sanctuary Fortress, Multiplayer Theme and Torvus Bog from Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

Rundas, Gandrayda, Bryyo Cliffside, Dark Samus and Skytown themes from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

Lower ...more - xandermartin98

7 Earthworm Jim

Earthworm Jim 2 was literally the only game I know of to have almost the entire Moonlight Sonata trilogy featured in its soundtrack; need I say more? - xandermartin98

8 Castlevania


Pretty much any song from the series that isn't Vampire Killer, Lost Painting, Bloody Tears, The Sinking Old Sanctuary or Simon's Theme - xandermartin98

9 Earthbound

Many people spend so much time obsessing over certain specific boss/battle themes from the actual Earthbound in particular that they completely forget how incredibly atmospheric the rest of the game's music also is - xandermartin98

10 Kirby Kirby is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory. His first game was created in 1992, and the pink puffball has made his way into the hearts of fans of all ages.

The Minigame Victory Theme from Kirby 64 is surprisingly GOOD.

The Contenders

11 Phoenix Wright Phoenix Wright, known as Ryūichi Naruhodō in the original Japanese-language versions, is a fictional defense attorney in Capcom's Ace Attorney video game series.
12 Mega Man Mega Man, known as Rockman in Japan, is the title character and the protagonist of the Mega Man series by Capcom.
13 Final Fantasy
14 Wipeout
15 Paper Mario
16 Mario & Luigi
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