Game Music Central Presents Best of the Best: A Tribute To Game Music

18 Tracks Inspired by Some of the Greatest Games Ever Made, Performed by Award-Winning Celebrity Game Music Composers


SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--Game Music Central today announced that the same composers who created the music for God of War, EverQuest, Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, Hitman, Jade Empire, King Kong, Myst, Prince of Persia, Splinter Cell, Lord of the Rings, Outcast, Rayman, SOCOM and World of Warcraft have joined together to produce Best of the Best: A Tribute To Game Music the worlds first compilation CD featuring music inspired by some of the greatest games ever, performed by award-winning celebrity game music composers. This Collectors Edition CD includes a 6-page booklet with photographs and printed autographs from the 20 featured composers.

The CD is available exclusively at, a brand new online music store and community dedicated to people with a passion for games and game music.

Game Music Central is a great place for gamers and game music composers to connect, said Tommy Tallarico, Composer and Co-executive producer of Video Games Live. Game Music Central has videos of the composers in recording studios and message boards where gamers can interact with the composers themselves and actually ask their favorite composer a question.

For Game Music Centrals first game soundtrack release, 20 award-winning video game composers recorded all new performances of music inspired by some of the most popular video games of all time, including: God of War, Super Mario Bros, World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy, Super Metroid, Earthworm Jim, Medal of Honor, Kingdom Hearts, and many more, all available on one Collector's Edition CD.

The full list of 18 music tracks featured on Best of the Best: A Tribute To Game Music follows:

1. Invertebrate Retreat (Subterranean Remix)

Inspired by Earthworm Jim 2

Artist: Tommy Tallarico

Credits: Advent Rising, Earthworm Jim, MDK.

2. The Hunt

Inspired by Conan® The Barbarian®

Artist: Inon Zur

Credits: EverQuest II: Echoes of Faydwer, Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones, SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALS.

3. Exile

Inspired by Myst® III Exile

Artist: Jack Wall

Credits: Jade Empire, Mass Effect, Myst III & Myst IV.

4. Around the World

As featured in Crackdown

Artist: Atlas Plug (aka Tom Salta)

Credits: Tom Clancys Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter I & II, Red Steel, Need for Speed: Underground 2.

5. Silent Hill Theme

Inspired by Silent Hill

Artists: Cris Velasco and Sascha Dikiciyan

Credits: God of War, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, Hellgate: London.

6. Go Mario!

Inspired by Super Mario Brothers

Artist: Winifred Phillips

Credits: God of War, The Da Vinci Code, Shrek the Third.

7. Beneath the Surface

Inspired by Alone in the Dark®

Artist: Jesper Kyd

Credits: Hitman 1-4, Freedom Fighters, The Chronicles of SpellBorn.

8. A Premonition and Chrono Trigger

Inspired by Chrono Trigger

Artist: Gerard Marino

Credits: God of War I & II, Fantastic 4, The Punisher.

9. Zanarkand

Inspired by Final Fantasy X

Artists: Rod Abernethy and Jason Graves

Previous works: BlackSite: Area 51, Blazing Angels I & II, Star Trek: Legacy.

10. That Was Then (This is Now)

Inspired by Kingdom Hearts®

Artist: Billy Martin

Credits: Chicken Little, Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones, Tarzan Untamed.

11. The Vengeful Spartan

Inspired by God of War

Artist: Mark Griskey

Credits: Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End, The Chronicles of Narnia, Rayman: Raving Rabbids.

12. Medal of Honor Improvisation

Inspired by Medal of Honor

Artist: Chance Thomas

Credits: Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Peter Jacksons King Kong.

13. The Legend of Zelda

Inspired by The Legend of Zelda®

Artist: David Arkenstone

Credits: World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade, Emperor: Battle for Dune.

14. Grabbag

Inspired by Duke Nukem®

Artist: Lennie Moore

Credits: Dirty Harry, Outcast, The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring.

15. Super Metroid Theme

Inspired by Super Metroid®

Artist: Will Loconto

Credits: Rayman: Raving Rabbids, X-Men: The Official Game, Aliens vs Predator 2: Primal Hunt.

16. A Call to Arms

Inspired by World of Warcraft®

Artist: Chris Rickwood

Credits: Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Civil War: Bull Run.

17. The White Horse

Inspired by The Lord of the Rings

Artist: Colin OMalley

Credits: Superman: Returns.

18. Retro Bitz 2070

Inspired by RoboBlitz

Artist: Daniel Sadowski

Credits: RoboBlitz.

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For Game Music Central
Greg OConnor-Read, 702-407-0935


For Game Music Central
Greg OConnor-Read, 702-407-0935