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My top 10 Video Game Composers/Artists of All Time

10. Tappy Iwase- Ahhh Tappy, you have created pieces of music that is inspirational to all. Starting with my first Sony game I bought was MGS1 I instantly fell in love with it and played the game through and through. Every time I think back on playing it I just have to hum the theme song to myself since it was so awesome. And with other work done on the series like Metal Gear Solid 2, 3, and the 20th Anniversary he has achieved global recognition all around the world.

(MGS3 Snake Eater)

9.Masato Nakamura- For me Masato Nakamura is one of my favorite composers if not my first favorite video game composer of all time. Why? Because he composed both Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic 2 for the Genesis. The music in those games were really great and just got better as you progressed through the game. And who can forget the classic Green Hill Zone theme?

(Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone Theme)

8. Yuzo Koshiro- For me he is considered the Techno King of gaming. Koshiro did works on the Sega Franchise Streets of Rage which was well received because of it's great graphics, gameplay, and amazing techno-like music. I don't think there is any piece of techno music out there that can beat the work of Koshiro.
(Streets of Rage 1 Beatnik on the Ship)

7. Junichi Masuda- One of my favorite RPG's just got better with the help of Junichi Masuda. Masuda San is best known for his work on the popular GameBoy game Pokemon. The franchise started out as a instant hit and soon to be a classic game. The music in it was super catchy and awesome that I would fly back to a certain area just to listen to the music. While the games have been lacking some, the music has stayed top notch for over 10 years.
(Route 1)

6. Michael Salvatori & Martin O Donald- Michael and Martin have done work with the amazing FPS game Halo. The music in Halo is just pure awesome from the theme song to the title screen. Michael and Martin have done an amazing job over the years and there work on ODST just goes to show if Bungie were to take anything from any of the Halo games and add it into Reach, let it be the music design of ODST.
(Halo 3: ODST track 2)

5. Nobuo Uematsu- Chrono Trigger is considered to be one of the greatest RPG's on the SNES and Nobuo Uematsu helped out by composing the music for the game. Uematsu composed many games including FF:XII and the upcoming FF:XIV. Uematsu deserves #5 in this spot for the great work that he has done for the past two decades.

(Chrono Trigger Wind Theme)

4. Kenji Yamamoto- Another great composer Nintendo has is Kenji Yamamoto. He did work on the beloved Metroid Franchise. Metroid is an amazing 2-D/3-D game in itself but add memorable music and vibrant level designs and you got yourself # 4 top spot in my list.
(Kraid's Theme)

3. Hitoshi Sakimoto- Many people know him for perfecting the music that is FF:VII. Along with many other FF games the music in that franchise were really touching and always brought tears to someones eyes with the great cinematics to go along with it. That is why he deserves the number three spot in my list.
(Final Fantasy 6-Terra)

2. Harry Gregson-Williams- If you asked somebody to name a composer from a Sony game most likely will they call out this guy's name. Harry has done phenomenal work with games, most notably MGS and also got to compose the hit game Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Harry and the MGS franchise mix like peanut butter and jelly, they can't go wrong!
(MGS4: Guns of the Patriots theme)


1. Koji Kondo- Pretty much 90% of all gamers have heard the great work of Koji. He is the master mind behind great Nintendo franchises such as Mario and Zelda. He has created such amazing music that I don't think there will ever be a day where people won't mention part of his work. Everything from the Mario Theme song to the work in Super Mario Galaxy.

Even hundreds of years from now people will look back and say Yeah I remember that. That game was awesome and still remember the great work of Koji and that is why he deserves the top Video Game Composer of all time.

(Super Mario 64 Bomb-Omb Battle Field)

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