Soundtracks for movies create long-lasting emotions, and soundtracks for video games certainly do the same; and may be more iconic than the video games themselves
Video game soundtracks are just as recognizable as movie soundtracks. Sometimes video games create such a lasting memory that their music becomes iconic. Music is a universal language that everyone can find common ground, in my opinion. Video games have become such a past of our culture that their music becomes part of our culture as well. Music creates emotion; whether happiness, sadness, or angry. The soundtracks of video games gives us these emotions in just a few opening notes.
For me, the most lasting video game soundtracks are from #SuperMarioBros. and #Tetris. If your first gaming system was a Nintendo, then hearing the opening notes of Super Mario Bros. is a fond memory. If you played Super Mario Bros. like I did growing up, then the theme is burned in your memory. Also, Tetris is a fond musical moment as the better I got at the game, the more the music became a part of me. For some people, if you were to hum or whistle the themes of these two games then you may find a fellow gamer like yourself.
More recently, the soundtracks of #Halo, #AssassinsCreed, and #CallofDuty are not just engaging and poignant to the video game, but quite enjoyable musically. I'm a musician; I played flute and oboe in my childhood. Classical music is part of my childhood and to this day is still quite enjoyable when I want to listen to music. The soundtracks of Halo, Assassins Creed, and Call of Duty give a wide range of emotions like the composers of the Romantic and Baroque Period like Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Chopin, and Verdi. The classical composers give the listener a wide range of emotions from happiness, sadness, and angry just like the modern-day composers of video games like Halo and Call of Duty especially.
The genre of classical music can seem overwhelming, however if you find the video game soundtracks of Halo, Assassins Creed, or Call of Duty tugging at your heartstrings, making you smile at certain parts of the game, or have you screaming in angry when your favorite character has been killed; then look to the classical composers I mentioned above as they perfected the emotional aspects of what makes us human through music.