* The North American version of ''VideoGame/SonicCD'' not only changes its opening & ending theme songs, but also changes the whole soundtrack! (Except the Past theme, which were played in PCM)
** Ever since late 2011, versions of Sonic CD with both the Japanese and American soundtrack became available worldwide, with the former lacking lyrics in the opening & ending themes.
* The English version of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' changes the Japanese theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlgU9vMcq2k "Kimi ga Iru Kara"]], to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8qtteb9FBY&feature=player_embedded "My Hands"]], by Leona Lewis. This is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] because the dubbers weren't able to translate the whole song into English.
* ''VideoGame/SlyCooperAndTheThieviusRaccoonus'' has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9WZz9d-OlI "Black Jack"]] as its Japanese theme song.
* ''[[VideoGame/RType R-Type Final]]'' uses the Music/{{Blue Man Group}}'s "Piano Smasher" as the ending theme for the American version.
* ''Franchise/TalesSeries'':
** ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Destiny]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfEternia Eternia]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Symphonia]]'' (and [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld sequel]]), ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia Phantasia]]'' (GBA and iOS) and ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia Legendia]]'' all had its vocal theme songs replaced by original orchestral compositions. ''Symphonia'' (and sequel)'s and ''Legendia'''s compositions are special in that they were actually composed by series composer Motoi Sakuraba for the international release. The GBA version of ''Phantasia'' simply replaced the song with its overworld music, while the iOS version used an orchestral song synced to the video of the [=PS1=] opening FMV.
** ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss Abyss]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfTheWorld Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology]]'' used vocal-less versions of its original songs.
** ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Vesperia]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfGraces Graces]]'' are exceptions of sorts; they use English versions of their original songs, performed by its original artists.
** ''Finally'' averted completely with ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia''.
* ''VideoGame/MegaMan8'' uses very different instrumental [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6YaUefm4bw opening]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sZijF0_W8E closing]] themes in the English version. Compare to the original Japanese themes, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVs0z-VNnFI "Electrical Communication"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcRp7fEpN6A "Brand New Way"]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeznORdAkGY "ROCK U"]] by Namie Amuro was used as the Japanese theme song of ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps''.
* The Japanese version of ''VideoGame/CrashNitroKart'' has a different theme song. It can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdBijrvVphI here]].
** Several tracks in the original ''Crash Bandicoot'' were replaced entirely for the Japanese release of the game at the publisher's request (apparently because they didn't sound exciting enough).
* The Japanese version uses [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO-bYSxlKc0 "Phantom Planet"]] by Beat Crusaders to advertise VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet.
** [[http://www.jpopsuki.tv/video/Idoling%2521%2521%2521---Yarakai-Heart/1d4e683cad98e8bbf72ed14f546fca4c "Yarakai Heart"]] was the commercial theme song for the Japanese version of the second game.
* ''VideoGame/{{inFAMOUS 2}}'' uses [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HM6wKFO-I4 "Ichioku Bun No Ichi No Shousetsu"]] by Uverworld as the theme song.
* The Japanese version of ''VideoGame/SandsOfDestruction'' opens with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm7CKpq88h0 "Crash"]] by Music/{{AAA}},[[note]]They also did the AnimeThemeSong "Zero" (which was unchanged, [[TheSongRemainsTheSame even in the English dub]]), and the two were released on the same album[[/note]] while the English game opens with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc7z88ABlzs "Time's Arm"]] performed by Music/CzechPhilharmonicCollegium. The words are not in English, however; they're in [[AltumVidetur Latin]], making it also a ForeignLanguageTheme.
* ''VideoGame/ThiefIITheMetalAge'' provides a peculiar example in its German (and only German) localization. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVawf1l5zc0 credits video]] for the game and a few ambients in certain in-game locations [[https://youtu.be/M6sDJ5fDadI?t=61 use]] the song "Accingite Vos", by the German band Subway to Sally. Weirdly, all other versions of the game ''don't'' include it, to the point that even in the English language version, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1bdfx4fP24 there is]] ''no background music in the credits video''. The lenghth of the credits video and how well it syncs with the song seems to indicate it was originally planned to be released as part of the non-German versions too (including the original English language one), but some last-minute copyright issue probably prevented that. Some surviving [[http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=123254 online news releases]] from the time of the game's development indicate this might have been the case, as there was no mention of the band contributing music only to the German language version of the game.