I think it was Tennyson who said “Beholde, the Video-Game/A greater use of Man’s time/there existeth not.” Well said, Tenny-chan! Still, in 2015, videogames get a lot of flack for encouraging violence/being puerile/not being a media form entrenched in the public consciousness pre-1960. But like it or not, GRANDAD, they’re here to stay, and they’re finally coming into their own as having legitimate cultural importance, GRANDAD. Music has been a huge part of games’ impact and appeal ever since that bassline on Mario 1-2, and in 2015, there are more examples than ever of games with killer sounds. Here are eight of them!