Metal Gear Solid has always had an incredibly memorable score, so that made picking the top five songs in the series incredibly difficult. The only stipulations for this list was that it couldn't be a licensed song, such as Here's To You or a track from Metal Gear Rising because then the whole list would be filled with tracks from Revengeance.
5. The Best is Yet to Come (Metal Gear Solid/The Twin Snakes)
There is no better way to top the ending of Metal Gear Solid than with The Best is Yet to Come. This haunting track followed you on your way out of Shadow Moses after one heck of a final battle. It has become an instant classic for any Metal Gear fan. Out of the entirely remade soundtrack for the Metal Gear Solid remake The Twin Snakes, this was the only song to remain in it's original form. Just listening to it brings you back to that long night sneaking into Shadow Moses or at the very least makes you wanna do it all over again.
4. Love Theme (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots)
The love theme was one of the first tracks most of us ever heard from Metal Gear Solid 4's soundtrack. This song does a good job right off the back of making you feel like your in an awful situation. One of the most memorable moments is in the final moments of the game where Snake is crawling on his hands and feet through the microwaves in Outer Heaven. Along with mashing the triangle button for dear life just to keep going this song is played to show the player just how close they were to losing it all after this long journey.
3. Snake Eater (Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater)
Snake Eater is a song that really does a great job of putting in the mood for a 1960's action movie or video game in this case. The opening movie along inflicted feeling of old James Bond movies. The sweeping orchestral score also was a very different change of pace for any other opening song in the series up to that point. Also, only singer Cynthia Harrel could make the worlds "Someday you feed on a tree frog" sound as amazing as she does in this classic song.
2. Calling to the Night (Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops)
There is nothing wrong with admitting it, Calling to the Night is hands down the best part of playing Portable Ops. Not knocking any of the other parts of the game, but after playing through the long story of Portable Ops you were given one of the most catchy songs in Metal Gear history and the fact that it was from a portable game should really be a testament to it quality. It was even so good that it made it into Super Smash Bros. Brawl which consisted of only the best Metal Gear songs.
1. Heavens Divide (Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker)
The best song also ends up being another portable title in the series. The theme song to Peace Walker was introduced at one of the final moments towards the end of the game as you are on your way to destroy Peace Walker. Just as you as getting shot at by waves of enemies, turrets, and even a helicopter the swooping score of this song starts to play. Donna Burke also does what she does best by delivering her amazing voice to this chilling track that sums up the themes of this game perfectly. It is no surprise that Kojima asked her back to record the vocal theme for Metal Gear Solid V called Sin's of the Father.
There is no doubting that the Metal Gear series has some amazing soundtracks not just including their vocal themes. Let us know in the comments below some of your favorite Metal Gear songs and why. Be sure to come back to Gaming Union everyday leading up to the release of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes with a new feature talking about the series.