Tommy Tallarico

Biography: Tommy Tallarico is best know as the Co-Host for The Electric Playground and Judgment Day, but it's his work in the audio realm that has made him an icon in the gaming industry. An accomplished musician since age 3, Tommy has become one of the most successful video game composers in history. With over 200 games and more than 20 industry awards his studio continues to
revolutionize the world of gaming audio. And his story is a true "rags to riches" tale.
As a child he always wanted to move to California. So at 21, a young Tallarico moved from Massachusetts to the west to see all that was the California music scene of the early 90's. He lived in his car and applied for work in a guitar shop. The day he started, he was discovered, and hired, by a Virgin Mastertronic executive. Putting together his two loves, music and video games, he soon became the Director of Music for the company. After his initial success in music, he was approach by Victor Lucas at E3 for an
Tommy Tallarico is best know as the Co-Host for The Electric Playground and Judgment Day, but it's his work in the audio realm that has made him an icon in the gaming industry. An accomplished musician since age 3, Tommy has become one of the most successful video game composers in history. With over 200 games and more than 20 industry awards his studio continues to
revolutionize the world of gaming audio. And his story is a true "rags to riches" tale.

As a child he always wanted to move to California. So at 21, a young Tallarico moved from Massachusetts to the west to see all that was the California music scene of the early 90's. He lived in his car and applied for work in a guitar shop. The day he started, he was discovered, and hired, by a Virgin Mastertronic executive. Putting together his two loves, music and video games, he soon became the Director of Music for the company.

After his initial success in music, he was approach by Victor Lucas at E3 for an interview for the pilot of Lucas' new television show The Electric Playground. The interview went so well, that Lucas asked Tallarico to become a host for the show.

Now, he owns his own studio, has created an organization devoted to educating people about audio and hosts two television shows. And with all that, he still has time to produce game soundtracks and even go on tour with a concert devoted to video game music. As a well-recognized member of the industry, Tommy Tallarico continues to bring his love of music and video games to the masses.
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Tommy Tallarico's Scores

Highest Metascore: 89 WWF No Mercy
Lowest Metascore: 26 Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
17 game reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
73 Earthworm Jim HD (X360) Jun 9, 2010 Original Music / Original Music 7.9
54 Sonic and the Black Knight (WII) Mar 3, 2009 Composers & Arrangers / Composers & Arrangers 6.8
73 Snoopy vs. the Red Baron (PS2) Oct 24, 2006 Music / Music 8.5
54 Pac-Man World Rally (PS2) Aug 22, 2006 Sound Design / Sound Design 7.4
70 Advent Rising (PC) Aug 9, 2005 Music Composer / Music Composer 8.8
70 The Bard's Tale (PC) Jun 27, 2005 Music / Music 7.6
68 Advent Rising (XBOX) May 31, 2005 Music Composer / Music Composer 7.5
76 The Bard's Tale (PS2) Oct 26, 2004 Lyrics / Lyrics / Music Composer / Music Composer / Sound Designer / Sound Designer 8.6
75 The Bard's Tale (XBOX) Oct 26, 2004 Music / Music 8.8
67 The X-Files: Resist or Serve (PS2) Mar 16, 2004 Audio Director / Audio Director 8.1
26 Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis (XBOX) Jul 30, 2003 Soundtrack / Soundtrack 3.0
84 Maximo: Ghosts to Glory (PS2) Feb 11, 2002 Soundtrack / Soundtrack 8.6
49 Evil Dead: Hail to the King (DC) Dec 17, 2000 Music Composed By / Music Composed By 7.5
51 Evil Dead: Hail to the King (PS) Dec 4, 2000 Music Composed By / Music Composed By 6.0
72 Spider-Man (N64) Nov 21, 2000 Music / Music 7.0
89 WWF No Mercy (N64) Nov 17, 2000 Soundtrack / Soundtrack 8.8
87 Spider-Man (PS) Aug 30, 2000 Sountrack / Sountrack 9.1
tbd Messiah (PC) Mar 31, 2000 Sound Effects / Sound Effects 7.4