Awesome Orchestral Versions of Video Game Music (Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Chrono Trigger)

By Lowell Heddings on August 29th, 2010

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!

Note: if you’re reading this in a feed reader or email client, you will probably have to click through and read the actual article to see the videos.

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.

Chrono Trigger

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?

Kingdom Hearts

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.

Compilation Video

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?

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/29/10
More Articles You Might Like

Enter Your Email Here to Get Access for Free:

Go check your email!