Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android



The winner of Destructoid's best of 2013 soundtrack photo
The winner of Destructoid's best of 2013 soundtrack

3:00 PM on 12.24.2013

Best of 2013


A great soundtrack can help make a great game legendary, and can even make a mediocre title memorable. In recent years, more emphasis has been put into crafting a noteworthy and fitting soundtrack for a game, and more composers have been receiving recognition for their work.

Music can be beautiful, ugly, calm, energetic, foreboding, soothing, or any number of other things, and when done well it can make a scene or a sequence just perfect. There were a lot of great examples of music done well in games this year, but we narrowed it down to the following ten.

And Destructoid's best 2013 soundtrack is...

Super Mario 3D World

Delightful. That is the word to describe the soundtrack to Super Mario 3D World. Put together by several different composers, including the legendary Nintendo music man Koji Kondo, 3D World's soundtrack is upbeat, adventurous, nostalgic, and more. The updated Super Mario Kart music brought back great memories from twenty years ago, but that doesn't mean the original compositions aren't up to snuff.

Every track conveys its theme wonderfully, and each is truly sublime.

In the community poll, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon took the top spot, with Super Mario 3D World coming in second, and BioShock Infinite coming in third. 






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Destructoid Originals

4:00 PM on 03.27.2015
Which of these looks most like Mii?

There are a lot of weird quirks brought about by existence. One of them is that we all exist in varying relationship to other people, particularly larger than life figures. But larger than life figures aren't even exempt. As ...more



9:00 PM on 03.26.2015
Forget zombies, bears are the best part of H1Z1

H1Z1 is a game about surviving the zombie apocalypse. It should be a game about surviving the bear apocalypse, because they are way fucking scarier than any zombie. But, maybe that hits too close to home since bears migh...more



10:30 AM on 03.26.2015
Final Fantasy: Record Keeper is out today, and it kicks the crap out of All the Bravest

Final Fantasy: All the Bravest was a travesty. It played itself, it was pretty abrasive in its pandering, and the microtransactions were so pushy that it was hard to enjoy it without feeling like you were constantly being sold something. Final Fantasy: Record Keeper is another free-to-play game in the same vein, but it's a much better effort that doesn't feel straight-up insulting to fans.more



View all Destructoid Originals






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more