User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

Nobuo Uematsu

Game Credits

Production

Final Fantasy IX (2000)   (Producer)
 

Design

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (2007)   (Original Music of "FFVII")
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls (2004)   (Original Development)
Final Fantasy Origins (2002)   (Original Development)
Final Fantasy II (1991)   (Original Development)
 

Audio

Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection (2011)   (Music)
The Last Story (2011)   (Composer)
Final Fantasy XIV Online (2010)   (Composition)
Lord of Arcana (2010)   (Music Composed and Produced by)
Blue Dragon Plus (2009)   (Music)
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (2008)   (Music)
Super Smash Bros.: Brawl (2008)   (Main Theme Music)
Final Fantasy (2007)   (Music Supervisor)
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon (2007)   (Music Supervisor)
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales (2007)   (Music)
Final Fantasy II (2007)   (Music Supervisor)
Final Fantasy IV (2007)   (Music)
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift (2007)   ("Main Theme" Original Music Composed by)
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (2007)   (Original Music Composition)
Lost Odyssey (2007)   (Music)
Blue Dragon (2006)   (Music)
Final Fantasy III (2006)   (Composer / Producer)
Final Fantasy V Advance (2006)   (Music Supervisor)
Final Fantasy XII (2006)   (Composer/Producer)
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls (2004)   (Music Supervisor)
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (2003)   (Music Composer)
The Tapestry - Chapter 1: The Unraveling (2003)   (Music from Final Fantasy 8 & 9)
The Tapestry - Chapter 2: Rend (2003)   (Music from Final Fantasy 7)
Final Fantasy Anthology: European Edition (2002)   (Music)
Final Fantasy Origins (2002)   (Musik)
The Tapestry - Prologue: The First Stitch (2002)   (Music from Final Fantasy 7)
Final Fantasy Chronicles (2001)   (Music)
Final Fantasy II (2001)   (Music Supervisor (Square Sounds Co., Ltd.))
Final Fantasy X (2001)   (Music)
Final Fantasy (2000)   (Music Supervisor)
Final Fantasy IX (2000)   (Composer)
Chocobo Racing (1999)   (Original Music)
Final Fantasy Anthology (1999)   (Music Composer)
Final Fantasy VIII (1999)   ("Liberi Fatali")
Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring (1998)   (Sound Supervisor)
Final Fantasy VII (1997)   (Music Composer (Square Co. Ltd.))
Front Mission: Gun Hazard (1996)   (Music)
Chrono Trigger (1995)   (Music)
Final Fantasy III (1994)   (Music)
Final Fantasy V (1992)   (Music Composer)
Romancing SaGa (1992)   ("Heartful Tears" from SaGa 2 Originally Compose)
Final Fantasy II (1991)   (Music Supervisor)
Final Fantasy III (1990)   (Music)
Final Fantasy Legend II (1990)   (Music Compose)
Nintendo World Championships 1990 (1990)   (Sound Composers (uncredited))
Rad Racer II (1990)   (Music)
The Final Fantasy Legend (1989)   (Sound Effects)
Square no Tom Sawyer (1989)   (Music)
Final Fantasy II (1988)   (Music by)
Hanjuku Hero (1988)   (Music (ミュージック))
3-D WorldRunner (1987)   (Sound Designer)
Final Fantasy (1987)   (Music by)
JJ - Tobidase Daisakusen Part 2 (1987)   (Sound Designer (uncredited))
Rad Racer (1987)   (Sound Composer (uncredited))
 

Thanks

Esoteria: Techno-Assassin of the Future (1998)   (And to all our family and friends, thank you for your patience and support)
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)   (Extra Special Thanks)
Romancing SaGa 2 (1993)   (Special Thanks (特別協力))
 

Other

Final Fantasy II (2007)   (Original Development)
Final Fantasy (2000)   (Original Development)
 


Developer Biography

Nobuo Uematsu (植松 伸夫) was born on March 21, 1959 in Kochi, Japan. After graduating from Kanagawa University, he composed music for commercials before joining Square Co., Ltd. (which later became Square Enix Co., Ltd.) in 1986. He went on to compose music for over thirty game titles, most notably the popular Final Fantasy series. The music from the game series have grown to such popularity that Uematsu was named one of the "Innovators" in Time Magazine's Time 100: The Next Wave - Music feature.

Uematsu composed and produced the Final Fantasy VIII theme song, Eyes on Me which featured Hong Kong pop diva Faye Wong and sold a record 400,000 copies. The song won "Song of the Year (Western Music)" at the 14th Annual Japan Gold Disc Awards in 1999, becoming the first time music from a video game won that honor.

In February 2003, Uematsu produced The Black Mages, an album composed of Final Fantasy battle music arranged in rock style. He formed a group called the Black Mages and performed as the keyboardist himself. In April, a two-day concert was held in Tokyo, Japan, commemorating the album, which has sold 30,000 copies to date.

Uematsu's works are not limited to video game music. He composed the theme song of the animated film Ah! My Goddess and has written music for vocalists including Emiko Shiratori and Rikki.

His column Nobuo Uematsu no Minna Sounano? has appeared in the popular Japanese gaming magazine Weekly Famitsu for over two years. A compilation of the column was published in a book form in February 2002.

In November, 2004, Nobuo Uematsu left Square Enix to start up his own company Smile Please.

Last updated: Jul 24, 2011