Aug 12 2010

10 Awesome Video Game Themes Played by an Orchestra

Published by at 11:00 am under Video Games,Videos

We’ve posted videos of video game theme music as played on the guitar in the past, and as impressive as some of those were, it’s tough to beat a full orchestra.  Every nuance of a video game’s music can be heard when so many instruments are involved in its rendition, and a seemingly catchy tune can morph into an epic triumph of auditory glory.  Check out 10 great video game theme songs as played by an orchestra below.

And no, there will not be any renditions of the themes to Super Mario Bros. or The Legend of Zelda.  Wayyyy overplayed.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Medley

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTmHj3RT1EM

Halo

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivrf3esU_sw

Final Fantasy VII Battle Theme

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhy2gQw_y-0

Theme of Laura (Silent Hill)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j4Y6HcbQfs

Chrono Trigger/Chrono Cross

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NITRZK8z0ek

Metal Gear Solid

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j_iAlsLo9k

Starcraft Medley

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8nK11_PW4M

Metroid

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm32Gal1tRo

Castlevania

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQuwpcHHLDY

Elder Scroll IV: Oblivion

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Sgh-QM6IGk





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5 responses so far

  • Bigdog

    Bravo! Bravo! Bravissimo!

  • http://www.mecartistronico.com.mx Mecartistronico

    Nice. (Though the Sonic one was a little empty and messy).

    You might also want to check out my post on last year’s VGL:

    http://mecartistronico.blogspot.com/2009/09/ahi-esta-no-se-dan-cuenta.html

    (you might wanna use Google Translate if you can’t read Spanish… or just check out the videos)

  • Joshua

    im sorry but there are way better videos by Australia group Eminence, they’ve been picked up to do the WoW score and everything…

    Their rendition of the Metal Gear theme which is a mix of all 3 games is just the best ever.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfKA4b5SFq4

    way better… im sorry but the Video Games live is terrible by comparison…

  • Nick

    I much prefer the Morrowind theme

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG_fV0r4cX0

    to the oblivion one but watevs

  • BF_FOREVER

    Nice but where the hell is the Battlefield theme?

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