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Which ones are the best in your opinion? ...are you listening to something specific at the moment?

Man...this song is eating me:


Edited by Astiaks, 04 October 2012 - 11:19 PM.

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Best Vidgy Game OST of all time:

1) Divine Divinity (Kirill Pokrovsky)
2) Age of Wonders (Michiel van den Bos)
3) Beyond good & evil (Christophe Héral)

Honourable mentions:

Gothic 3 (Michael Hoenig)
Dune (Stéphane Picq)
Oblivion + Morrowind (Jeremy Soule)

End of line.

Edited by Drudanae, 05 October 2012 - 10:24 AM.


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What no mention of Total Annihilation, Grim Fandango or Mechwarrior 2 ? Heresy.

Also, there was another thread on this, buried now, but had a lot of good stuff.
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I've always enjoyed bombastic orchestral music - so the Star Wars game's themes (especially KOTOR 2) are a favorite of mine.. Especially the leitmotif (just learned that today) pieces, which are musical themes/elements meant to portray a character, feeling or similar.


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Currently often listening to the Borderlands 2 tracks. Either in-game or outside of it.

Past ones I've enjoyed were Majesty, Nox, KOtor2, Stronghold series...but almost all games that I've played a lot, I'll end up with at least one or two songs off their track that I love. eg, I can't remember most of the music from Dungeon Siege1, but I'll always remember that Main Theme.
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I really like the Lynchwood combat music with the timpani drums, and well any track done by Kyd :p



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Donkey Kong Country 2

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I really like the Lynchwood combat music with the timpani drums, and well any track done by Kyd :p

I think my fave so far is 'Ice.'
In Borderlands1, I also liked the Krom's Canyon music.

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VtM:Bloodlines, the licensed tracks are great, I became a fan of several of them, and the instrumental soundtrack is really good (each Hub theme is amazing, especially Santa Monica's, Vesuvius, Mission Impossible).

Bastion, Build That Wall, The Pantheon, and Spike in the Rail, I don't think they could have done a better job with a soundtrack, it fits the game so well, and there's no weak points.

Other notable soundtracks: Fallout 1 & 2 & 3 & New Vegas, Deus Ex & Human Revolution, Bioshock 1 & 2, PoP: Sands of Time, Portal 1 & 2, World of Goo, Gish, Super Meat Boy, Streets of Rage 2, Unreal Tournament, Half-Life 2, Portal 1 & 2, Diablo II, Red Alert (mostly just for Hell March), the original Tomb Raider.

Edited by AwesomeOcelot, 05 October 2012 - 01:58 PM.

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American McGee's Alice and The Binding Of Isaac have good OSTs.
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Here's a list of my favorite video game music.

1983
Spyhunter (0:20)

1984
Summer games - National Anthems! (linking to the 1985 sequel here, but they sound pretty much the same)

1985
Commando - Main Theme

1986
Defender of the Crown - Title Theme
Rambo - Theme song (starts at 0:20, the morse code are the names of the 3 devs)

1987
The Last Ninja - Level 1 (doesn't really start until 1:05 and then only gets better and better!)
Skate or Die - Intro

1988
Hybris - Ingame song
Mega Man 2 - Bubble Man

1989
Ghouls N Ghosts - Title Theme
Shadow of the Beast - Forest
Pang! - Mt. Keirin Theme

1990
Actraiser - North Wall (released in 1993 here, but Japan got it 1990)
F-Zero - Big Blue
Speedball 2 - Intro
Monkey Island - Title theme
Lost Patrol - Main Theme
A Prehistoric Tale - Main Theme

1991
Hero Quest - Intro
Super Cars II - Menu music
Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 - Main Theme
Cubulus - Main Theme (Moongazer)
Turrican 2 - Intro
Double Dragon III - Main Theme
Streets of Rage - Violent Breathing
Super Castlevania IV - Forest of Monsters
Super Castlevania IV - Bloody Tears
A Link to the Past Music - Overworld
A Link to the Past Music - Dark World
A Link to the Past Music - Hyrule Castle (the version in Wind Waker is truly excellent as well)

1992
Agony - Main theme
Dune - Ecolove
Dune - Fremen
Dune - Worm signs
Pinball Fantasies - Title Theme
Project-X - Thesmophoria

1993
Cannon Fodder - Intro
Flashback - Main Theme (the diary theme is better)
Turrican 3 - Intro
Betrayal at Krondor - Malac's Cross

1994
Final Fantasy VI - Opening Theme
Final Fantasy VI - The Phantom Forest
Final Fantasy VI - Forever Rachel
Final Fantasy VI - Searching for Friends
Super Metroid - Brinstar Overgrown with Vegetation Area
Super Metroid - Brinstar Red Soil Swampy Area
Super Metroid - Norfair Ancient Ruins Area
Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic Ambiance
Dreamweb - Blood-stained Santa
Dreamweb - The Deliverer
Little Big Adventure - Main Theme
Little Big Adventure - The Village

1995
Chrono Trigger - Secret of the Forest
Chrono Trigger - Corridors of Time
Chrono Trigger - Schala's Theme
Lost Eden - Lost Eden Theme
Lost Eden - Elemental
Beyond the Beyond - Mountain Cottage
Suikoden - Forgotten Days

1996
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain - On the Road to Vengeance
Wild Arms - Town

1997
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Lost Painting
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Crystal Teardrop
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Requiem for the Gods
Final Fantasy VII - You Can Hear the Cry of the Planet
Final Fantasy Tactics - Prologue Movie
Outlaws - Anna's Theme
Outlaws - The Ballad of Dr. Death
Klonoa: Door to Phantomile - Sad Forest Drum

1998
Xenogears - Shevat
Baldur's Gate - Exploring the Plains
Grim Fandango - Festival music 2
Metal Gear Solid - Discovery
Dune 2000 - Under Construction

1999
Chrono Cross - Island of the Earth Dragon
Chrono Cross - Frozen Flame
Chrono Cross - Dreams of the Shore Near Another World
Chrono Cross - Time's Scar
Final Fantasy VIII - Liberi Fatali
Final Fantasy VIII - Blue Fields
Outcast - Oriental Spirit
The Longest Journey - Shark
Star Ocean 2 - We form in Crystals
System Shock 2 - Operations 2
Planescape: Torment - Deionarra's Theme
Planescape: Torment - Fall-From-Grace's Theme
Discworld Noir – Piano Bar Song
Gabriel Knight 3 - Nocturne

2000
Suikoden 2 - Reminiscence
Suikoden 2 - Battlefield without Light
Suikoden 2 - Opening Movie
Skies of Arcadia - Ice Dungeon
Final Fantasy IX - Place of Memory
Icewind Dale - Main Theme
Deus Ex - NYC Streets
Deus Ex - DuClare Chateau

2001
Ico - Castle in the Mist
Anachronox - Cold Sweat Sex Machine

2002
Unlimited SaGa - Unlimited SaGa Overture
Unlimited SaGa - Battle II (arguably the best battle song ever made)
Morrowind - Explore 4 (especially at the harpy bit that starts at 0:38)
Suikoden 3 - Stupid Ducks
Hitman 2 - Exploration
Divine Divinity - Main Theme

2003
Freedom Fighters - Freedom Fighters
Panzer Dragoon Orta - The Fallen Ground
Deus Ex: Invisible War - Title Theme

2004
Castlevania: Lament of Innocence - Ghostly Theatre
Castlevania: Lament of Innocence - Dark Palace of Waterfalls
Star Ocean 3 - The Dawn of Wisdom ~The Incarnation of Devil
Hitman Contracts - Budapest Bath Hotel
Hitman Contracts - SWAT Team
Deep Labyrinth - Main Theme

2005
Shadow of the Colossus - Prologue
Shadow of the Colossus - Violent Encounter
Shadow of the Colossus - Revived Power
Advent Rising - Muse
Republic Commando - Vode An
Jade Empire - Main Theme

2006
Gothic 3 - Geldern Night Music
Suikoden V - One Peaceful Moment
Suikoden V - Tactican
Suikoden V - The Extreme Deep
Suikoden V - Counteroffensive
Okami - Giving Kushinada A Ride
Final Fantasy XII - Eruyt Village
Yakuza 2 - A Scattered Moment (was released in 2008 here, but released in Japan in 2006)
Hitman: Blood Money - Apocalypse
Hitman: Blood Money - Vegas

2007
The Witcher - The Dike (Especially when the harp kicks in around 2:37 to the end)
The Witcher - Peaceful Moments
The Witcher - River of Life
The Witcher - The Princess Striga
Assassin's Creed - City of Jerusalem
Mass Effect - Uncharted Worlds

2008
The Last Remnant - Swirling Sands
The Last Remnant - Old Traditions, New Methods
Mirror's Edge - Solar Fields
Braid - Downstream

2009
Suikoden Tierkreis - Janamu Sorcery Empire
Suikoden Tierkreis - Village in the Mountains
Suikoden Tierkreis - Porpoise's Home
Assassin's Creed 2 - Venice Rooftops
Divine Divinity 2 - Festival Of Immortals
Lucidity - Byssan Lull
Bionic Commando - Main Theme (the original from 1988 is awesome too)
Ys I & II Chronicles - Palace (the original is from 1987)

2010
Sands of Destruction - Time's Arm
NieR - Temple of Drifting Sands

2011
Radiant Historia - Mechanical Kingdom
Radiant Historia - Blue Radiance
Radiant Historia - The Red Locus
Yakuza 4 - For Faith
The Witcher 2 - Vergen by Night
Xenoblade Chronicles - Main Theme
Xenoblade Chronicles - Satorl, the Shimmering Marsh / Night
Xenoblade Chronicles - Mechonis Field
Xenoblade Chronicles - Imperial Capital Agniratha / Night
Skyrim - Secunda
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Here's a list of my favorite video game music.

1983
Spyhunter (0:20)


Those were great days to be a gamer :thumbsup:

Surprised that nobody likes Bubble Bobble (warning, click at your own risk to your sanity).

One of many personal favourites from the time Forbidden Forest

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Here's a list of my favorite video game music.

Is that all? ;)
I remember that Baldur's Gate song, now that I hear it again. Right up my alley. I don't think I've played too many of those games on your list, so going to be fun going through all the links a bit at a time.

Surprised that nobody likes Bubble Bobble (warning, click at your own risk to your sanity).

Snake Rattle n Roll, baby.

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Snake Rattle n Roll, baby.

:aiee:



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VtM:Bloodlines, the licensed tracks are great, I became a fan of several of them, and the instrumental soundtrack is really good (each Hub theme is amazing, especially Santa Monica's, Vesuvius, Mission Impossible).

Yep, one of my favorite game soundtracks.

Others I've enjoyed: no specific tracks but generally music from Final Fantasy VII-X, Silent Hill 1-3, Mirror's Edge, some tracks from Alan Wake

Edited by arrowhead, 05 October 2012 - 05:43 PM.


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Heresy I know, but music is something I probably take note of least in a typical game, except a few that really grab me, or tickle the nostalgia bone:

Interstate '76
Wing Commander 1/2
The Curse of Monkey Island

There was a really cool African sounding track on Civ:Call to Power, no idea what it's called and it's literally the only good thing about that mess of a game. Then there's Baba Yetu, everyone loves Baba Yetu right? Hey it won a Grammy? :p


Fake edit: Wow, Snake Rattle and Roll is a game that it seems gets lost when talking about classic NES games - which I won't blame anyone for because I tend to forget it myself. One of the earliest games I've played no doubt - alas too hard for a fat fingered kid. :)

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What no mention of Total Annihilation, Grim Fandango or Mechwarrior 2 ? Heresy.

Also, there was another thread on this, buried now, but had a lot of good stuff.



I feel compelled to post:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ0LAs9KiXc

I like Fight On from FF7 (I think mostly due to nostalgia now, but it just fit so well with the boss fights). This track is probably a key cog for the scene that converted me back to a PC gamer back in 1999. I think Bloodlines had some catchy ones that seemed to fit the scene so well.

There's something about Deus Ex that has some tracks that I still hum for no particular reason!

And while many may feel it reminds them too much of something they didn't enjoy, An End Once And For All is a great piece IMO.

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Those were great days to be a gamer :thumbsup:

Indeed :)

Surprised that nobody likes Bubble Bobble (warning, click at your own risk to your sanity).

I remember after I just got Bubble Bobble I played it with a friend of mine and he got absolutely crazy about the song and would hum it lots and lots for weeks, or maybe months even. Went on for quite some time in any case.

One of many personal favourites from the time Forbidden Forest

Good stuff :)

Is that all? ;)

Actually, no :p When I started on that list I put up some rules so it shouldn't be too much. Over time I kinda went overboard with it anyway, but stuff is still missing, especially from the C64, SMS and NES times. Not to mention those I didn't find on Youtube or somehow forgot about while doing the list :p

I remember that Baldur's Gate song, now that I hear it again. Right up my alley. I don't think I've played too many of those games on your list, so going to be fun going through all the links a bit at a time.

Cool, hope you enjoy them 8) Hope you know Agony at least :p

Snake Rattle n Roll, baby.

Hehe, my neighbour had that one, we used to play it lots.

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Persona 4 has some really damn catchy music. (Now if only I could make out half of what they're saying.)



S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl also has a really cool (And depressing) menu theme that I love.


Edited by Yes Man, 05 October 2012 - 07:40 PM.

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The Darkness had an awesome soundtrack(Gustaf Grefberg):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9EquofPtRQ

also...


Edited by Astiaks, 05 October 2012 - 09:08 PM.






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