Video Game Music

Final Fantasy X Is regarded by many RPG enthusiasts as one of the best RPGs of all time. Numerous video game review sites and media outlets have also dubbed the game one of the top PS2 games of all time as well. The below list is by no means an ‘official’ list, but rather my own opinion on the topic. I did look through the net to see how other gamers ranked the music in the Original Sound Track, and I did factor that research in the ranking below.

#5 Otherworld

Otherworld is perhaps the most unique piece of music found in the entire Final Fantasy X Original Sound Track and without a doubt one of the most interesting pieces of music composed by Nobuo Uematsu . This heavy metal track was sung in English by Bill Muir. Otherworld first appears in the game when Tidus and his crew fights Jecht towards the end of the game.

#4 Seymour’s Ambition

This ‘dark themed’ track should bring back memories from the game for any Final Fantasy X fan.  This darkly themed tune fits Seymour’s character in the game quite well.

#3 Ending Theme

This beautiful orchestral score piece is extremely emotional and well composed. It’s quite amazing how far RPG music has evolved from the 8 bit years.  This track is certainly a fan favorite and has an ‘epic’ feel to it.

#2 Someday the Dream Will End

There’s something about this track that makes it extremely memorable. It’s one of my personal favorite tracks on the entire Final Fantasy X OST and is one well worth listening to.  The music is extremely emotional and sad, but that makes it all the more unique and attractive.

#1: To Zanarkand (Introduction / Opening Theme)

It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to see this particular track make it to the #1 spot. To Zanarkand is without a doubt the most memorable track in the game and one that never gets old. Even though Nobuo Uematsu did a phenomenal job with the entire Original Sound Track, most fans can agree that this memorable track deserves the #1 spot.


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7 Comments

  1. Lux/ says:

    I’m not agree with your fifith choice, “Otherworld”, despite it’s really a surprise when you start this battle, the esthetic is completely different, it’s no traditional stuff.

    My personnal top would more like : 5.People of the north pole
    4. Lulu’s theme (not used)
    3. Between ordeal (trials)
    2. Silence before Storm
    1. Battle theme

    BTW, How could you upload this among of tunes in less than two months ?

  2. Kami says:

    I cried for the 32980348534 time hearin “Someday the dream will end”….this song make me think so much about so many things
    You just listed the songs I feel more emotions in the game x)

  3. Cravisx says:

    This soudntrack was and is one of the best soundtrack ever made,nobuo umeatsu is again john williams of the games…I just love his composition..

  4. Markus says:

    *Spoiler Alert*

    First of all, it is important to note that Nobuo Uematsu did not write every track in the Final Fantasy X OST. He shared the workload with two others, Masashi Hamauzu and Junya Nakano. Also, I am inclined to heavily disagree with this list, as is my prerogative, given the fact that it’s an editorial. “Otherworld,” “Seymour’s Ambition,” and “Ending Theme” should not make the short list, by any stretch of the imagination. My list would be as follows:

    5. Via Purifico/Path of Repentance – A dynamic piano track which comes to us just after one of the most shocking moments in the story, when Yuna and company initially discover that Spira’s leaders are all unsent spirits. The melody of this tune is tinged with sadness, confusion, and regret, yet is still soothing enough to coax the summoner’s band to continue on their journey, despite everything they thought they knew having shattered before them. Memorable, unique, and perfectly placed within the soundtrack.

    4. Thunder Plains – Nothing could have made the nauseatingly
    tedious and overwhelmingly frustrating task of dodging 100 consecutive lightning bolts in the Thunder Plains to receive Lulu’s completed ultimate weapon less horrid than this song. It is a light, humor-infused masterpiece which seems to encourage and mock its listener at the same time. The audible clock motif throughout serves as an excellent tuner for the task at hand, and the piano melody makes everything bearable… even when you get struck on bolt #97.

    3. To Zanarkand – Excellent piece. You are introduced to this piece right from the opening sequence, and its tune serves as an incredibly emotional and memorable reminder of the fact that, despite the fact that Tidus is always optimistic about the group’s future, a crushing tragedy is their ultimate destiny.

    2. Seymour Battle – This piece could easily by #1, and I feel these final two are interchangeable. This techno-infused battle theme is on the short list of the best pieces of combat music in the history of gaming, and for good reason. Its pulse-pounding beat and synthesized melody rival only the insanity of Seymour himself, who quite literally refuses to let death get the best of him. If you question this choice, go back and listen to it once more. I doubt just once more will even be possible, once you’ve gotten it in your head.

    1. Someday The Dream Will End – This piece is placed in the soundtrack as Yuna’s party finally descends into Zanarkand. It is a bittersweet moment because, despite the fact that the team’s goal is nearly complete, its completion means that they will have to bid farewell to one of their own. In some way, this track betrays the secret which Zanarkand holds; that Yunalesca herself will soon choose one of Yuna’s guardians to be her Final Aeon… and the next Sin. Chilling, yet empowering piece of music. One of the best in any RPG.

  5. Joe says:

    There is a mistake with the article.

    Otherworld first appears in the game when Tidus and his crew fights Jecht towards the end of the game.

    This is incorrect. Otherworld first appears when Tidus is playing Blitzball at the beginning of the game. Right as the stadium is opening it starts playing

  6. Theodore Deem says:

    Good post. I’ve got to say though that in terms of games, I am still old school and adore dungeons and dragons rpg, yep the first one. What is your favorite?

  7. Casey says:

    Its not so much the sweeping orchestra pieces, but the everyday background music, that is the most memorable and outstanding part of the FFX soundtrack

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