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The best video games also have rich characters you feel emotionally invested in, smart plotlines that keep your attention, and, in an area that's constantly underrated, great musical scores.
Trent Reznor did the score for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Massive Attack's producer was behind Halo 4 and, most recently, Skrillex debuted Skrillex Quest, so it's not like the musicians in the field are lightweights, either.
Twin the right music with the right video game and you have something you'll not only want to hear for 80, 90, 100+ hours of gameplay, but something that you could genuinely consider "classic" music -- whether of the orchestral variety, or "classic" in the sense that it's timelessly awesome.
We rummaged through the boxes of our old gaming systems (Sigh, Sega. FYI Genesis is 24-years-old now) and classic cartridges to determine the best video game soundtracks.
Here are our results: