Chill out to some of gaming’s best tunes!

We’ve already tackled Top 5 Video Game Theme Songs but the spectrum of what songs in gaming can offer is so much more vast. Today’s episode is inspired by how popular Lo-Fi beats have become (Thanks Lo-Fi Girl!) and so we wanted to bring you some of gaming’s best chilling and relaxing tunes.  So join Tuong and 8-Bit Cool Cats Samantha Leggatt, Spencer Moreland, and Joshua Mayo as they get into their cozy vibes while ranking Top 5 Chill Video Game Songs.

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Ground Rules

  • Songs have to come from video games (duh)
  • We are nominating individual songs, not full soundtracks
  • Song should be the song from the game and not the “Lofi version” of a popular song
  • It also doesn’t necessarily have to have Lofi beats. The vibe we are going for is relaxing/”cool” and not too emotionally complex. (ie if a song is chill but also stirs a lot of emotion in you at some point…is it really that chill?)
  • We are going to try to seperate the song from where the song may happen in a game. For example some songs can be perceived as chill in a vacuum but maybe the song is played at a part of a game which invokes a lot of grief.
  • A loose litmus test we used is “what songs can we play at a backyard bbq that would be good for chillin’ and not get immediate attention”


Check out our Chill Video Games playlist including our Top 5 and honourable mentions all in one spot for you!

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered  lists.

Group Top 5

5. Resurrections – Celeste

4. The Days When My Mother Was There – Persona 5

3. Costa Del Sol – Final Fantasy 7 Remake

2. Prologue (Phase 7) – Animal Crossing New Horizons

1. Stickerbush Symphony – Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest

Tuong’s List

  • Stickerbush Symphony – Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest
  • Prologue (Phase 7) – Animal Crossing New Horizons
  • Resurrections – Celeste
  • Luma – Super Mario Galaxy
  • Dire Dire Docks – Super Mario 64
  • BGM3 – Mario Paint
  • Outset Island – Legend of Zelda: Windwaker
  • Grandma’s Theme – – Legend of Zelda: Windwaker
  • Kakariko Village – Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Anything from Journey
  • 5PM – Animal Crossing New Leaf, and New Horizons
  • Connected (Yours Forever) – Tetris Effect
  • Zanarkand Theme -Final Fantasy X
  • Wind Theme & Ice Theme – Panel De Pon
  • Dearly Beloved – Kingdom Hearts
  • Apt 102 – Kirby’s Epic Yarn
  • Welcome to Snaxburg – Bugsnax
  • Mirror Temple – Celeste B-Sides

Sam’s List


  • Dire Dire Docks – Super Mario 64
  • Undella Town “Pokemon Black”
  • Flight Range – BOTW
  • Winter (The Wind Can Be Still) – Stardew Valley
  • Winter (Ancient) – Stardew Valley
  • In The Deep Woods – Stardew Valley
  • Aquatic Ambience – Donkey Kong Country
  • Northern Hemispheres – Donkey Kong Country  (this one stresses me out) 
  • Funky the Main Monkey – Donkey Kong Country 2
  • Bayou Boogie – Donkey Kong Country 2
  • Stickerbrush Symphony – Donkey Kong Country 2
  • Hot-Head Bop – Donkey Kong Country 2 
  • Northern Kremisphere – Donkey Kong Country 3
  • Hangin’ at Funky’s – Donkey Kong Country 3
  • Wrinkly’s Save Cave – Donkey Kong Country 3
  • Frosty Frolics – Donkey Kong Country 3 
  • Wrinkly 64 – Donkey Kong Country 3
  • Frosty Forrest –  Donkey Kong Country : Tropical Freeze
  • Greenpath – Hollow Knight
  • Call of Destiny – The First Tree
  • Transformation – The First Tree
  • 9pm – ACNH
  • midnight rain – ACNH
  • 10pm – ACWW
  • Air Cottage 1 – Wii Sports resort
  • Chandlo and Snoopy Head Home – Bugsnax
  • Weird Woods – Kirby’s Epic Yarn
  • Mii Song –  Nintendo Wii

Spencer’s List

  • Hollow Knight – Greenpath
  • Jet Set Radio – Humming The Bassline
  • Beyond Good and Evil – Home Sweet Home
  • Spyro the Dragon – Title Screen
  • Bomberman Hero – Redial
  • Mario Kart 64 – Winning Results Screen
  • Super Lucky’s Tale – Pungent Paths
  • Donkey Kong Country 2 – Stickerbrush Symphony
  • Celeste – Resurrections
  • Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze – Windmill Hills

Josh’s List

  • The Days When My Mother Was There – Persona 5
  • Out of Phase – Parasite Eve
  • Song of the Ancients Devola
  • Corridors of Time – Chrono Trigger
  • Red Rock Riveria (Day) 1-  Disco Elysium
  • Crossing Those Hills – Final Fantasy 9
  • Elsewhere Express – Newlyweds and A Boy

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