Just a Friendly Reminder That Wild Arms Had One of the Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

Wild Arms

One thing that often goes unnoticed in conversations about classic video games — with the exception of horror games, I suppose — is atmosphere. And Wild Arms for the PlayStation was a game drenched in it. With such a rich atmosphere, Wild Arms could jump between steampunk Western, high fantasy, and even science fiction while never compromising its identity.

Part of this, of course, is its incredible soundtrack. When you fire up the game for the first time, you’re greeted with one of the most memorable RPG opening sequences of the PSOne era.

From the moment your hear that whistle over the acoustic guitar riff, you know you’re in for something you won’t soon forget.

And then there’s “Lone Bird in the Shire (Rudy’s Theme),” which brings the memories flooding back.

The village theme, too, is just fantastic.

Wild Arms won’t soon be forgotten, and that’s thanks in part to its incredible music. If you’ve played it, these tunes will surely make you feel nostalgic, and maybe even a little bit weepy.

If you want to hear the full two-hour soundtrack in one go, hit Play on the video below and bathe in the nostalgia.

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