People often say that the only thing they care about in a game is the “gameplay,” so it’s just as well the soundtrack is part of this “gameplay” thing, because it’s crucial to the gameplay.
A good soundtrack elevates a good game into a great one, bringing emotional depth and power into the experience. The music is what stays in the memory long after the controller has been put down. A good soundtrack adds weight to combat, adds feeling to romance, and adds class to style.
So, what are your favourite soundtracks, and more specifically, which games do you feel have a soundtrack that best complements the on-screen action?