Let’s Talk Scary Video Game Music Tracks

Posted by | August 1, 2012

Video game music has a great power. Music can make you feel the mood of a game with a strength that images alone could never convey. What, then, if that feeling is terror? Horror games have been with us since the earliest days, and of course, they’ve come with creepy music to set players on edge. However, the best scary music doesn’t come from horror games. Not exactly, anyhow. Horror is at its most powerful when it comes out of nowhere, unexpected. In spooky games, you know what you’re getting into, the music is there as a guide. What if you’re just playing Pokemon? Check out this list of creepy video game music, and yes, Pokemon is there. Twice. Bloody Disgusting has the story.

1 Comment so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    August 1, 2012 11:08 am

    Some of the outright scariest music in video games comes from the brightest and most light-hearted games. The drowning music from Sonic, for example. Lavender Town from Pokemon, where all the little pocket monsters go to die. The discordant tones that rise up when a character’s mind breaks apart in Final Fantasy 7.

    Everything Giygas from Earthbound.

    The scariest thing is what should not be there, and the most frightening music is that which creeps in to sneak up on you.

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