Video games aren't just about the games, the story or the graphics. Oh, no. Music is so incredibly important. And often, long after you have finished playing, it sticks around, lingers in the back of your brain.

Here are ten songs we sometimes find ourselves either humming or having a hankering for a listen. These are not the best video game tunes, but they are some of the best. There are many more. This is entirely subjective and feel free to add your favorites in the comments!

Billy Hatcher Theme


Composed by Mariko Nanba and Tomoya Ohtani.


Contra Jungle Theme

Composed by H. Maezawa and Kyouhei Sada.

Dragon Quest Overture

Composed by Koichi Sugiyama.

Halo 3 One Final Effort

Composed by Michael Salvatori and Martin O'Donnell.

Final Fantasy Prelude

Composed by Nobuo Uematsu.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Dragon Roost Island

Composed by Koji Kondo.

Metal Gear Solid Main Theme

Composed by Tappy Iwase.

Portal Still Alive

Composed by Jonathan Coulton.

Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone

Composed by Yuzo Koshiro.

Silent Hill Theme

Composed by Akira Yamaoka.

Super Mario Bros. Main Theme

Composed by Koji Kondo.

One of these is a bonus song, bringing the tally to 11. But which one?