Awesome Music: Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days

  • "Xion's Theme" (also known as "Musique pour la tristesse de Xion", literally "Music for the sadness of Xion") definitely counts, containing a melancholy variation on Kairi's theme that is quite fitting for the character.
    • And here's the 1.5 HD Remix version, which cranks the theme's awesomenes Up to Eleven.
    • Someone actually decided to cover this song. And by cover, it's actually complete with original lyrics and some pretty good singers to boot. Here you go!
  • The mix of "Another Side" used for the Doomed by Canon final boss battle that was first shown in the track's original appearance in the Final Mix version of Kingdom Hearts.
  • "Vector to the Heavens", Xion's final battle theme which is a remix of her character theme. The 1.5 HD Remix version makes it even better.
  • The 358/2 Days version of a dearly beloved song. Shimomura must really like playing with this one to see how much more awesome she can make it.
  • "Secret of Neverland" and Crossing to Neverland, Neverland's themes in this game which are completely redone from the Neverland music in the previous games. It's a shame they didn't use it in Birth By Sleep.
  • Then there's "Critical Drive", one of the final battle themes in the game. While the KH2 version, "Deep Drive", was all right, the 358/2 Days version really brings out Roxas's and the player's drive to beat the mission.
  • The Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days "Sacred Moon" remix named "Mystic Moon", heard as Roxas escapes the castle. While neither truly original, nor action packed, it communicates tension, fear, and uncertainty in Roxas' leaving of the Organization.
  • The opening song, "Sanctuary". While it made its first appearance in Kingdom Hearts II, the lyrics really fit with the Nobodies, especially Roxas.
  • "Fight and Away" is a fantastic remix of the two boss themes, Struggle Away and Fight for my Friends, from Chain of Memories and makes any fight ten times more epic.
  • The very melancholic yet beautiful "Missing You", debuts in Kingdom Hearts II but fits the theme and sadness in Days much better.
  • "At Dusk, I Will Think of You..." a sweet theme for the times Roxas, Xion, and Axel spend at the clock tower.