Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VII are, without question, two of the best console role playing games of all time. Here’s a bunch of videos of an orchestra playing modern versions of the music from these retro video games.
These videos are all from Play! A Video Game Symphony, which is a group that tours around the world playing the songs from retro video games with a full orchestra—and I’ve not only personally been to see them before, but I highly recommend the experience. Seriously, if you get the chance, go!
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Final Fantasy VII
The first two videos are both from Final Fantasy VII, one of the most popular console video games ever, and it’s also got a great soundtrack.
These two videos are both from Chrono Trigger, one of my favorite games of all time, and considering it was on the SNES, it had really amazing music. How many endings did you beat?
The very popular Kingdom Hearts series put Disney characters along with regular RPG characters from other Square games.
Secret of Mana
This game was like a combination of Legend of Zelda and an RPG—loads of fun.
The video here shows a compilation from Kingdom Hearts, Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, and Final Fantasy VII.
Chrono Trigger + Gameplay
The last video is also Chrono Trigger, but it shows the video gameplay instead of the orchestra. Sweet!
What are your favorite retro video games?