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cybrbrnt
12-06-2011, 12:25 PM
Well, I guess it doesn't have to be your favorite exactly. It could be anytime music in a game has enhanced an experience. I'm also curious to see who cares about music in video games.

I would say that my favorite music is Deus Ex's soundtrack, but I've been replaying Doom 3 and I've been music that I've never really noticed before that really seems to make things much more tense.

sockeatsock
12-06-2011, 12:33 PM
Machinarium. It is one of few game soundtracks that stands on its own rights.

MD!
12-06-2011, 12:39 PM
Machinarium!

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mlaskus
12-06-2011, 12:43 PM
There is a recent thread on the old forum on a similar subject. Quite a lot of recommendations over there.
http://rockpapershotgun.com/rpsforum/topic.php?id=4574

The JG Man
12-06-2011, 01:02 PM
That thread lacked Super Meat Boy.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATrQKgfLpD0

Then I'm going to leave this (http://dbsoundworks.bandcamp.com/album/super-meat-boy-soundtrack) here. It's the site with all the music hosted. You can thank me later!

cybrbrnt
12-06-2011, 01:08 PM
I just played the Machinarium demo. Yeah it's great... not sure how I let this game slip by me. Now I need to buy it!

Rinox
12-06-2011, 01:20 PM
The Divinity games tend to have great atmospheric soundtracks.


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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfhmQdI14go

Frank Klepacki's C&C soundtracks will always stick with me too...FIGHT, WIN, PREVAIL

And of course, VVVVVV


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb7iqAq-eFg&feature=related

cybrbrnt
12-06-2011, 01:33 PM
speaking of atmospheric...
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There might have been more from that game worth posting but that's honestly about how far I got, I might sample my gog.com soundtrack later on.

I also really like Trent Reznor's work with the Quake soundtrack. Kinda wish things worked out with Trent and Id for Doom 3... Speaking of that, has anyone checked out that Trent Reznor sounds mod?

ColOfNature
12-06-2011, 01:41 PM
Cannon Fodder (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiYuq6Ac3a0) introduced me to the idea that game music could be more than just a short MOD sequence. And I only found out recently (via the lamented Simon (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/forums/showthread.php?82-Cannon-Fodder)) that the recruitment hill (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55cbGTlgHqI) music had lyrics too.

Grim Fandango had an excellent soundtrack which fit the tone and style of the game to a T.

Wizlah
12-06-2011, 02:55 PM
Nation 12's soundtracks for speedball 2 and gods.

Having recently gone back to the witcher, I'm surprised how atmospheric the music was on that.

Frozen synapse soundtrack has its moments.

And I have disinct memories of emerging overground and sprinting for cover to a thunderous techno burst in half life. That seemed cool as fuckery.

Joseph
12-06-2011, 03:00 PM
I won't state the obvious Elder Scrolls ones but one of my favourite pieces of music from any game has to be:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0mQk7JEVq4

Basilicus
12-06-2011, 03:00 PM
Personally, my favorite score ever:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHs9xcu1xqA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHs9xcu1xqA)


My favorite musical moment in video games:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTsD2FjmLsw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTsD2FjmLsw)

Of course:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-yBmKWd408 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-yBmKWd408)

One of the most underrated scores, mainly because it's been forgotten despite being such a good match for its game:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utHahu-8NFQ&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utHahu-8NFQ&feature=related)

meatshit
12-06-2011, 03:09 PM
Both of the Homeworlds were absolutely amazing in their use of music. The songs themselves are wonderful, but what really sets them apart is how well they accentuate the narrative.

This song starts right as you warp in to find your homeworld consumed in flames. Your officers struggle to maintain their composure as they explain to you that all that remains of your people are those on the mothership and a few cryotrays in orbit under attack.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIUxwEJ-GXI

The Keeper is aware. The Keeper is indestructible. The Keeper will destroy you.

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

This song started my love affair with the sarangi.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8okx3n_RDZ0&feature=related

vinraith
12-06-2011, 03:14 PM
I've always been a sucker for Jeremy Soule. The first time I stepped out of the tavern in Icewind Dale the soundtrack nearly knocked me out of my chair. His TES theme, as present in Morrowind and Oblivion, is also outstanding, to say nothing of his brilliant work on Guild Wars.

I also have to say, I really like the music in the older (real) Tom Clancy games, the menu theme in Raven Shield is just outstanding.

Lightbulb
12-06-2011, 03:16 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Soule#Video_games

For me particularity:

Total Annihilation and Guild Wars

OctaneHugo
12-06-2011, 03:51 PM
Oh I just realized this was in the PC forum. Well whatever everyone likes variety.

I love talking about any kind of music and my memories of games, especially old ones, are usually tied in with the music that played the whole time.

I always really liked Fire Emblem's music (and the game is one of my personal GOATs). It always set the mood very well and I always found it to be pretty listenable anyway:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yERQqvP0598

AoE II ofc. So many hours playing this game, so many empires falling (usually mine), and the soundtrack was excellent:

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

I guess I'm being really North American here but NHL 99 had the bossest fucking music ever. The announcer would shout these catch phrases in a really violent manner (memorable lines for an open-ice hit: "WELCOME TO THE ROAD KILL CAFE" "NORTH-BOUND ON A SOUTH-BOUND FREEWAY, LOOKOUT" "OOOOOHHHH HE HAMMERED 'EM") and then you'd finish your game and get back to the menu and hear stuff like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOaB4pQ2CwA

Now, the only time I remember hearing this music was during the credits and when I was connecting to certain Half-Life mod servers (especially Zombie Panic, which beats the shit out of ZP:S) but it's awesome either way. Also, the name is amazing:

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

I'd post more but I just spent like 30 minutes making this post so w/e. I guess I'll wrap it up with some hardcore shit:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGdvT1B-VN8

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaRn1WCVIlY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb-gI_pFog0

Gerbick
12-06-2011, 04:23 PM
No mention of the Amiga version of Dune soundtrack? Shame on you.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGvT2yWxuCg&feature=related

The offical soundtrack release, Exxos - Dune Spice Opera, is fantastic too.

Skull
12-06-2011, 04:28 PM
Although I havn't actually ever played the game, this bit of music is one of the most inspiring I have heard for a soundtrack.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7lTjcs2efw&feature=related

Oh, and nothing can beat the moment in Episode 2 when this track starts playing:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZRNd6osQrk

Bhazor
12-06-2011, 05:41 PM
I'm sure its not for everyone but the Cuban/Spanish pop of the Tropico soundtrack really is pretty special. It certainly makes a change from all the orchestral stuff you get in other games.
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The soundtrack is included in the Tropico Trilogy on GoG.com

Stijn
12-06-2011, 10:25 PM
Solar Field's Mirror's Edge soundtrack is amazing, and is probably no small factor in making the Mirror's Edge world feel as it does.

Gerbick
12-06-2011, 10:49 PM
World of Goo and the snippets of menu music in TF2 are rather good

vinraith
12-06-2011, 11:03 PM
Come to think of it, the music was virtually the only thing I liked about Braid, but I REALLY liked it.

Renfield
13-06-2011, 12:08 AM
Braid is indeed a contender for best - albeit non-original, IIRC -game music.

However, my favourite original game score is probably Mark Morgan's score for Torment.


For best main theme, Inon Zur's theme for Throne of Bhaal is quite impressive, as is Danny Elfman's for Fable.

(Much to my surprise, the latter, as I am not an Elfman fan; or remotely close to that.)

Mihkel
13-06-2011, 12:22 AM
Suprised that noone has posted this yet.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WqwFhX6Cqg

This I also like.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33gB8T7Ne4k

And finally.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoUq4s4WiLc

Renfield
13-06-2011, 12:41 AM
I'd forgotten about Battlefield! Probably *the* most iconic main theme of the last decade.

Edit: Back when I bought Battlefield 1942, my Pentium III really wasn't up to the challenge of actually running it, but I booted it up anyway, just to listen to the theme as the maps loaded. True story!

sockeatsock
13-06-2011, 12:42 AM
All the talk of unreal reminded me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i214Bv5tPL4
By far the most enjoyable soundtrack to snipe to when floating around on an asteroid.

berjalan
13-06-2011, 11:15 AM
One of my personal favourites:
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The music from Braid is also amazing, and very good for listening to while playing Minecraft.

Assassin's Creed 2 and Brotherhood also have very lovely and awesome music:
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Skalpadda
13-06-2011, 12:02 PM
The Beyond Good and Evil soundtrack is all kinds of amazing, from the made up languages to the way it goes absolutely everywhere.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p48dpXQixgk


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


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAUGie1d10g


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzHeV39jgWY

The whole thing can be found here. (http://www.stormeffect.com/beyond/index.htm)

Vexing Vision
13-06-2011, 01:09 PM
I'm quite delighted that I own the Frozen Synapse soundtrack. It's really not my style, but oh so good.

And thanks to whoever posted the brilliant Diablo 1 soundtrack up there. Ah, memories...


/edit:

I can't pass a game music thread without promoting my favourite game music composer of all times, Chris Hülsbeck of Rainbow Arts, some of the biggest guys in European Amiga/C64 publishing/development.

A few years ago, this happened (and it was brilliant):


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

slick_101
09-08-2011, 03:30 PM
Well I think its in the name. But what game do you think has the best sound track? Maybe not the genre of music you listen to but one that fits the game well.

personally for me its gotta be something a long the lines of the Need for Speed games. The music isn't really my style but it kinda adds to the atmosphere of it.

But. What do you think?

Heliocentric
09-08-2011, 03:59 PM
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory Has a beautiful arrangement of original music by Amon Tobin. It's even tuned to react to the events of the game.

Kaira-
09-08-2011, 04:02 PM
Silent Hill 2 OST is probably the best game-fitting OST I've ever heard. Best OST in itself would probably be SH4 OST, just because it's more "music"-ish as compared to more ambient SH2 OST. Also, honorary mention to The Witcher soundtrack, which has some really great tunes.

Fumarole
09-08-2011, 04:06 PM
I'd say the best original soundtrack is Warcraft II's. But otherwise I feel it definitely belongs to Vice City.

Flint
09-08-2011, 04:07 PM
Outcast
Unreal
The Sonic series (in particular 1, 2, SA1, SA2 and Heroes)
WoW: Wrath of the Lich King
Arcanum

Honorary mentions:
the original tracks in GTA3, particularly Lips 106 and Head Radio - I actually find it a shame the series is composed entirely of licensed music these days instead of great parodies of popular trends (which still worked genuinely well)
Fallout 1/2 (not necessarily I'd listen to as music per se but unrivalled in creating a fantastic ambience)
Super Smash Bros Melee/Brawl because of the brilliant remix work for classic tunes
StarFox Adventures (because it's good and has some genuinely fantastic moments but overall not so consistently great (or rather, a fair number of songs work brilliantly in-game but less so outside it) I'd raise it to the BEST EVER ranks)

imirk
09-08-2011, 04:11 PM
Mechwarrior 2 :D

cjlr
09-08-2011, 04:35 PM
Grim Fandango. Duh. How did that take an hour to mention?

Smashbox
09-08-2011, 04:48 PM
I'd say the best original soundtrack is Warcraft II's

I can't even imagine how many times I heard these songs. Seeing your mention, I went and found some of the tracks on Youtube. Nostalgic familiarity overload.

Xercies
09-08-2011, 04:52 PM
Final Fantasy 7, all the soundtracks go with what its trying to evoke. Also a lot of them are just beautiful.

Tikey
09-08-2011, 05:20 PM
Advent Rising and Stubbs the Zombie.

ezekiel2517
09-08-2011, 05:53 PM
Not a PC game, but the best soundtrack, both as a separate album and in game, is Roar of the Earth from Shadow of the Colossus by a long way.

slick_101
09-08-2011, 06:17 PM
Now that I think of it. A +1 Morrise chavis and the Time Ranger on GTA Vice city's VCPR. Oh the thoughts of running people over listening to people stand in front of fans naked and a unick masturbating to time travel..... Good times.

Rinox
09-08-2011, 06:20 PM
The Divinity games have great soundtracks. The original C&C's awesome Frank Klepacki music. And Bloodlines. ;)

Drake Sigar
09-08-2011, 06:28 PM
Telltale's Sam & Max games.

Doesn'tmeananything
09-08-2011, 06:56 PM
Obvious recent choices would be VVVVVV and Frozen Synapse. I'd also add Max Payne 2 and Morrowind.

Out of the PC territory, I really like Castlevania games' soundtracks. A lot of the same (great) tracks, in different rendition, appear throughout the games, but there are plenty of memorable originals as well. My favourite of them is Crystal Teardrops (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmyK3FdTu_Q), courtesy of Symphony of the Night.

westyfield
09-08-2011, 07:16 PM
EVE Online.
Mass Effect 1 and 2.
Sins of a Solar Empire.

Rii
09-08-2011, 07:18 PM
I've been listening to the Bastion (http://supergiantgames.bandcamp.com/) soundtrack of late courtesy of the Sunday Papers.

squareking
09-08-2011, 07:22 PM
Obligatory Machinarium. And Atom Zombie Smasher. Also, Azure Dreams for PS1. And Lost Odyssey for 360. While I'm at it, the majority of NES and SNES games as well -- Metroid, Mega Man, Bubble Bobble, etc.

goatmonkey
09-08-2011, 07:27 PM
Obvious recent choices would be VVVVVV and Frozen Synapse. I'd also add Max Payne 2 and Morrowind.


VVVVVV would be my personnel favourite I also like Mass Effect 1's and the Witcher 1's soundtracks, the new Deus Ex's is rather lovely too

Vexing Vision
09-08-2011, 07:47 PM
Brütal Legend probably doesn't count.

I love Frozen Synapse and SpaceChem's soundtrack so much that they're on my Grooveshark list. And some of the haunting themes for Deionarrah and Anah from Planescape Torment remain some of the best things to come from computer game music ever.

Apart from this, of course:


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

I'm a huge Chris Hülsbeck fan ever since Gianna Sisters.

Althea
09-08-2011, 07:51 PM
The Longest Journey gets my vote. I'm listening to the soundtrack as I type this.

I'm also quite partial to ones composed by Dynamedion so you've got Anno 1404, Drakensang + The River of Time, Sacred 2 et al.

Someone mentioned the Divinity games above, and I'll also say they're good. Kirill Pokrovsky is a pretty damned good composer, and I hope Larian keep hiring him.

Rinox
09-08-2011, 08:00 PM
Someone mentioned the Divinity games above, and I'll also say they're good. Kirill Pokrovsky is a pretty damned good composer, and I hope Larian keep hiring him.

Obligatory


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1-nxyEJGDE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1-nxyEJGDE)

Similar
09-08-2011, 08:01 PM
Been listening to the Bastion and Frozen Synapse soundtracks quite a bit lately too. Aside from those, I'd definitely put Arcanum on the list and, although I've never played the game, Fantasy General.

rangst
09-08-2011, 08:07 PM
Super Meat Boy had an excellent soundtrack.

Tikey
09-08-2011, 08:11 PM
The soundtrack that best fits its game is, without a doubt, DEFCON's.

hamster
09-08-2011, 08:28 PM
Morrowind. Colorfully evokes sense of discovery & adventure as well as the quieter, idyllic moments of town life.

slick_101
09-08-2011, 08:58 PM
the Super meat boy soundtrack is good, especially when your doing the "dark" levels.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SjqzkLmmq4 <-- Just says it all

Revisor
09-08-2011, 09:32 PM
Not to forget the amazing System Shock 2 soundtrack by Mr. Eric Brosius, husband of Teri Brosius, the eerie Shodan and Viktoria voice actress (and level designer and...)!

Hear hear!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVf_VGlFYDY

Download!
http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113469
(Link to FLAC version on page 10)

Danny252
09-08-2011, 09:34 PM
Some bits of Deus Ex were pretty bitching - Main Theme, UNATCO HQ. That club music, though... *shudder*

SMiD
09-08-2011, 09:41 PM
Red Alert a pretty killer soundtrack. Hell March? Sign me up. In fact, the majority of Klepacki's work for the Command & Conquer series is excellent.

tossrStu
09-08-2011, 09:41 PM
Shatter has a great soundtrack; streamable for free, or $3 to buy it.

http://sidhe.bandcamp.com/album/shatter-official-videogame-soundtrack

Rinox
09-08-2011, 09:58 PM
How come no one mentioned this yet (including me)? TF2!

slick_101
09-08-2011, 10:28 PM
I can't believe I forgot it, The music to TF2 is brilliant. So brilliant that I believe I have it on my iPod!

westyfield
10-08-2011, 12:05 AM
Oops, I forgot the Command and Conquer games (the menu music from Red Alert 3 is particularly good).
TF2.
Halo (yes, I know it's cool to hate Halo, but it's good and the music is amazing).
The Elder Scrolls series, in particular Morrowind. The way it's changed from Morrowind through oblivion and then to Skyrim is interesting.
The Battlefield games have great music as well. The same applies as above - the way the music has changed from 1942 to BF2 2142 to BF3 is cool.

Oak
10-08-2011, 04:50 AM
Arbitrarily going with F games.

Far Cry 2 featured a dynamic soundtrack that played constantly and molded itself to your current situation. It's often said that for reasons of immersion the game should be played with the music off, and that's sound advice - but I suggest another go-round with it on, if possible, because it does have a hand in shaping the game's strange, slightly dreamlike atmosphere.


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

I will sometimes take extra long planning turns in a round of Frozen Synapse just to hear the song play through to the end. I feel a bit bad for having played so much of it before it had any music at all.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na7u8HV5u08

This is one of my favorites from Forza 3, a lovely and hugely inviting racing sim from console land. It features the expected playlist of peppy racing music, but the game's original tracks are where it really shines.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G4GoxHmJSU

I haven't actually played Fallout 2 but I do like the music a lot. I hope this one was used well.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHp8ukYGuGA

agentorange
10-08-2011, 07:17 AM
Makes me feel like a mercenary badass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH9csCYBTPI

Fits the beautiful yet hopelessly moribund atmosphere of the game.

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

You have to listen to this song for hours on end, and I think they did a good job of making it tolerable in that respect.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn52oztpo1Y

Nova
10-08-2011, 08:27 AM
I second VVVVVV. Dreamfall, Max Payne 2 and Mirror's Edge had a least one song that stuck with me which is more than usual for a game.

Althea
10-08-2011, 08:30 AM
Red Alert a pretty killer soundtrack. Hell March? Sign me up. In fact, the majority of Klepacki's work for the Command & Conquer series is excellent.
His soundtrack for Universe at War is pretty damned good, too.

measurements
10-08-2011, 10:50 AM
I'm staggered that no one has mentioned Total Annihilation! I've been listening to that outside of the game for years. I believe it was a Jeremy Soule thing. The bombast of the classical songs just works exceptionally well.

Other than that, it's been said. Actually, did anyone mention Doom?

Anthile
10-08-2011, 11:03 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sm8HMFzvTY

Gentleman Jim Stacey
10-08-2011, 11:09 AM
This gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it, without fail.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWfOufGsah0

agentorange
10-08-2011, 11:36 AM
Since someone mentioned Total Annihilation.

MechWarrior games always have some fittingly grandiose soundtracks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3LM-jm2CV4

Though I also like the calmer, spellbinding tunes of Armored Core (One of those games I wish were a PC series).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf6-uOP3pa0

Nova
10-08-2011, 01:34 PM
Ah forgot Homeworld.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrW4jkQdmjI

Skeletor68
10-08-2011, 01:58 PM
Diablo 2
Quake 2

An Anonymous Source
10-08-2011, 02:22 PM
Outcast had a bitchin' soundtrack, performed by a bitchin' orchestra (the Moscow Philharmonics if memory serves).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k7Oh0cp_qA

How come no-one mentionned Beyond Good & Evil? Beyond Good & Evil.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO04WhvqWtk

Interstate '76's soundtrack was amazing, peeps.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3LKyyNVY7U

And in no particular order: Morrowind, Fallout, Planescape: Torment, Little Big Adventure (1&2), The Legend of Kyrandia series, most of Lucasart's point and click adventure games, Arcanum, the Command & Conquer series, etc.

I'm forgetting loads; might edit later to remedy to that.

slick_101
10-08-2011, 04:34 PM
Don't suppose I can say that Audiosurf has a pretty good track can I?

CuervoJoe
10-08-2011, 05:10 PM
Medal Of Honour: Allied Assault had one of the best themes in gaming:
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The JG Man
10-08-2011, 05:38 PM
I want to echo the feelings of those who said any of the following: Sonic, Super Meat Boy, VVVVVV, Mass Effect and Mirror's Edge. To expand on the first two.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATrQKgfLpD0

This is when you get a wake-up call from the game that however hard you thought it was going to be, it's harder. You know this because of the kick-ass guitar. The music then gets turned up to 11 (as if it seemed possible) with everything from the final boss onwards. The final boss themes, medley and Cotton Alley with its absurd light, fluffy poppy feel while you do the dance of death. The music just fits so perfectly it manages to be a real driving force in the death-and-death encounters. Given the chance, I'd list every theme.

As for Sonic, I would gladly list the Crowning Music of Awesome page on TV Tropes, but I feel that would be dramatically unfair because that would mean unleashing TV Tropes on you all, and when your significant others/pets/important people find you not coming away from your screen for hours, if not days, I don't want to be the one responsible for the fall-out.

Just like Super Meat Boy, the ending medley of each game is usually fantastic, especially with the up-a-pitch ending which just makes you smile like a 4 year old. Even extended to Sonic Colours' orchestrated drowning theme. I actually also like Hill Top Zone's theme in Sonic 2...and it's from that I'll leave one of my favourite pieces of music from the entire series;


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4L4TSrDB4M

No rings, a long, hard fought battle to get to a boss that takes longer than any other boss in the game. And you're in space.

Kablooie
10-08-2011, 06:04 PM
My favorites are from the classic Star Control II:
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Cooper
10-08-2011, 06:13 PM
Someone mentioned the Void, but I prefer the Pathologic music.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKqKgagoqew (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKqKgagoqew)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5feL2T4VxCg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5feL2T4VxCg)

And, yes, the Silent Hill 2 music was fantastic, for the game, it fitted very well.

Land Squid
10-08-2011, 06:32 PM
Don't forget king arthur! Not an amazing game, but has a really good soundtrack.

Berlin
10-08-2011, 07:45 PM
Other than that, it's been said. Actually, did anyone mention Doom?

I was amazed when I realized that one of the Doom 2 themes is almost the same as "Slowly We Rot" of Obituary :).

Final Fantasy of course, and almost every spin-off. Besides that - Super Meat Boy's great, BRAID is amazing and so depressing it literaly hurts, McGee's Alice is also cool thanks to Vrenna...

999 for Nintendo DS has some great tunes too, very addictive.

Jimmeh83
11-08-2011, 12:12 PM
I have a special place in my subconscious for The Dig's wonderful ambient soundtrack. I may be biased because the game itself because the game inspired me so much personally, but I thought it deserved a mention.

acidtestportfolio
12-10-2011, 09:05 AM
hi i am going to revive this thread instead of creating a new one

so here's my favorites:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7vr2I7ipsY


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wgGezE2ObI


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p63QjOGVjh4

i think the soundtrack is even better than the game. this is no faint praise, since the game itself is decent

also see: battlefield 1943 theme, the bit.trip series, and mirror's edge

c-Row
12-10-2011, 10:13 AM
I can't pass a game music thread without promoting my favourite game music composer of all times, Chris Hülsbeck of Rainbow Arts, some of the biggest guys in European Amiga/C64 publishing/development.

A few years ago, this happened (and it was brilliant): [...]

I wish they had played a orchestral version of the M.U.D.S. theme. Still, brilliant CD.

Taidan
12-10-2011, 10:29 AM
Hated the game, but the soundtrack CD I got with the beta pack was pretty good.


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

Also, more VVVVVV love. This music makes me play better:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj8MsbgpjaQ

Also:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV6EtVTPiZA

Taidan
12-10-2011, 10:46 AM
...and one more for luck.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNcjANP9y_U

One of the best uses of a pretty, relaxing soundtrack used as a counterpoint to the nail-biting tension and horrific violence that's going on with the game.

Also, reminds me of Christmas.

(It's the BGM used in the open PvP zone in World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, for the uninitiated. A place where the best fishing, herb gathering and mining could be done, and where you could and probably would get ambushed and murdered by other players, without warning, if you took your eye off the ball for even a second.)

Tei
12-10-2011, 10:49 AM
Obligatory:

Morrowind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWuNf4gxwuM

M.U.L.E.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6L6MhSgpgo

Chorltonwheelie
12-10-2011, 11:32 AM
C64's Forbidden Forest.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee_LwDb_B20

Kaira-
12-10-2011, 11:37 AM
Silent Hills have always been my favourites, especially 2 and 4.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qasnp026MY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBYsdw4Vwx8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xxOpp8N1Pc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WShknpNpHbY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4rXbSnk2ng
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKMksGsv-9U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXhoD9MUDts

Other good ones that have sticked to my mind: The Witcher, Frozen Synapse, VVVVVV, Solium Infernum, Monkey Islands, Stronghold, Medieval: Total War (the first), Tropico, Final Fantasies (the ones with Nobuo, ofc) and Max Paynes.

acidtestportfolio
12-10-2011, 11:45 AM
i didn't really like descent 2, but it was one of those games with great soundtracks (tm). one of the guys from skinny puppy had their hand in this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeygI66vbFM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x9bjSHmwqs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX9EuJSoZWQ

telpscorei
12-10-2011, 11:54 AM
The tracks from Guilty Gear X remain a favourite of mine. Some excellent stuff there, especially Potemkin's theme "Burly Heart".

Capt. Eduardo del Mango
12-10-2011, 12:22 PM
I'll almost always (and invariably if it's a non-narrative game) turn the in-game music off and put my own on - I think I've been doing this since I first got a stereo and a moderately sized music collection. I'm at work (not working) reading this so I can't listen to anything here, but the responses lead me to believe I might be missing out...

Still, the last in-game music that left an impression on me?

Streets of Rage 2, 1993. Awesome.

Battlehenkie
12-10-2011, 05:04 PM
I've played so many games I don't even want to think about counting them, but nothing has ever come close to the OST's of Chrono Trigger and Shenmue for me.

<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/M0SmPIyo-h8" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="420"></iframe>


<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ALh3kBn9pB4" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="420"></iframe>

Still listen to these regularly. even though I played them as a little kid. Oh the beauty of nostalgiafagging.

Citruspunch
12-10-2011, 05:25 PM
Now, the only time I remember hearing this music was during the credits and when I was connecting to certain Half-Life mod servers (especially Zombie Panic, which beats the shit out of ZP:S) but it's awesome either way.

This music plays when you FINALLY reach the surface and get attacked by the Opposing Forces.

Drinking with Skeletons
12-10-2011, 06:18 PM
I always feel bad about doing so on the PC gaming forum, but there are too many great console soundtracks to not bring them up. Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening and Ocarina of Time are tied in terms of catchy tunes. The Super Mario Galaxies are both excellent, and they each have some nods to the franchise's previous tunes without being beholden to them. Okami is full of fantastic pieces, and Shadow of the Colossus and Monster Hunter 3 are tied in terms of epic boss music. Kirby's Epic Yarn has a surprisingly good soundtrack, and the best Christmas-themed levels I've ever encountered in a game. Squaresoft simply cranked out great soundtracks back in the PS1 days. Legend of Mana, Final Fantasy Tactics, Vagrant Story, and Chrono Cross all have utterly fantastic music, much of it quite different from the norm. The recent re-release of Tactics Ogre on the PSP features a soundtrack similar to Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrant Story (unsurprising giving they share a large portion of team members), except fully orchestrated (you need to get some headphones to appreciate it).

On the PC side of things, I've always loved the soundtrack to Master of Orion 2, Civilization IV, Rise of Nations (and to a lesser degree Rise of Legends), and Curse of Monkey Island. Neverwinter Nights 2 had some good tracks, and while I can't say they've stuck with me I remember really enjoying the tracks from Total Annihilation. Titan Quest made good use of its main theme, as did Morrowind (Oblivion didn't use its main theme outside of the title screen, and it was compromised by being a little too similar to the Pirates of the Caribbean theme). The radio stations from Fallout 3 and New Vegas deserve some praise for reminding all of us that big band music and old school country can be pretty awesome if done right, as well as reminding us all to watch out for Butcher Pete, who don't care whose meat he carves.

squareking
12-10-2011, 06:34 PM
Atom Zombie Smasher's soundtrack from The Volcanics is divine.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8omfjKJ4q5A


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p6XOtofnME&feature=related

Also, Machinarium, Osmos and virtually everything released on the NES.

Citruspunch
12-10-2011, 06:50 PM
First off, thanks to those who've posted, reminding me of some greats I'd forgotten.

Let's see now:
Monkey Island
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/i3dB0qEcG20" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Tetris
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Hj8nUernaKE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Zelda
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lPjdF_QFa6c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Xenon 2
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/E6jNosHmHG8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Escape from Colditz
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VHyJEmEqkC0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Full Contact intro
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/uOU5RphhFc8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Supercars 2 - could only find the mono version. may mess with your head if you're wearing headphones.
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jQFYiD6t5us" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Call of Duty - Pegasus bridge. So powerful. Speaks to a victory won in the name of freedom, but forlorn at the cost of so many lives.
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/V0ZlMXkzUqI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

The Halo Theme
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/L6lL5QWf8tI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
There are likely better versions out there, but this is the original so it will do nicely.


I've a soft spot for how amazingly immersive the Anarchy Online soundtrack is. sure a couple of the tracks are dud's, but the music captures the games vision from location to location. Even the loading music is forboding but with the promise of hope and salvation.
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MXjurbQnc6A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

If you can track down all the separate pieces then do so. Wonderful stuff from the original, not sure about the add ons..
Seascape makes you feel alive - quality not very crisp on this vid.
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/fBqYdCGaNEw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Battlescape - life and death combat music, it could go either way!
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/LP5eLBeB1tE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Lost in the desert's of Tir.
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1RvWeuNftkM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Portal 2's soundtrack, which was given away free around the web someplace, is suitably gritty and dystopian with some great 'urgency' pieces.
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/sER1rSv5bd8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

And of course 'Still Alive' is memorable to the end of time. Here's a typographical version.
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NCt2nZF2nLk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
And the kids choir version
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/02n2yYBwHXo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


MW1 - menu music. Very backgroundy ambient, but I like.
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/uamh1l_tmeI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
The 2nd one, less so.
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/wmTf1VhAn-o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

anyhow, enough from me.

icemann
12-10-2011, 07:38 PM
A few that spring to mind:

Castlevania: Symphony of The Night:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPvbJAzJspc

Chrono Trigger:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDANk9wjw3k

Crusader No Remorse:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmqoFpDWCYY

Full Throttle:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jx3Vz6cpXY

Mechwarrior 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C42xCauM9jU

Starcraft:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H11vawG_eJI

Super Castlevania 4:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sX3fjpkFwk

System Shock 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcLs9RhHLug&feature=related

Terra Nova:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oua6VYSs8b0

Unreal 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLrsIc2HGqM

Warcraft 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLQsVrH9V8o

All of these are easily games soundtrack playlist worthy.

Gergin
12-10-2011, 07:58 PM
I'm a bit of a sucker for orchestral works. These are the games I can think of that have had very good, experience enhancing soundtracks for me:

System Shock 2
Diablo
Fallout 1 & 2
Machinarium
Shadow of the Colossus
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Red Dead Redemption
Supreme Commander (Original and FA)
Total Annihilation
EVE Online
Sins of a Solar Empire
Dragon Quest VIII
Independence War II: Edge of Chaos
Sacrifice
Morrowind
King Arthur: The Role Playing Wargame
Warcraft 2
People's General (There's only 3 songs but they're all awesome)

Yeah, I listen to A LOT of video game soundtracks, almost to the exclusion of everything else.

EDIT: Can't believe I forgot Demon's Souls. That was easily one of the most atmospheric soundtracks I've ever heard.

Berzee
12-10-2011, 08:30 PM
Daikatana!

Also Transport Tycoon had amazing music. I particularly like Sawyer's Tune.

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/wjvUZ7gXtAU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

NecroKnight
13-10-2011, 08:08 AM
Hm, lets see.

Assassin's Creed 2 & Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Bastion
Braid
Machinarium
Metro 2033
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.:Call of Pripyat
The Whispered World
The Whitcher 1 & 2
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 2

RamboJ3sus
13-10-2011, 08:58 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhSBSjbwEZs&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1oxIrAX39M


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKVIApSXDt0&feature=related

LowKey
09-12-2011, 06:03 PM
Hello you fine bunch of ladies and gentlemen, so I just finished Bastion and particularly enjoyed the soundtrack, my knowledge of good songs from games (thinking more lyrical songs that scores) is lacking and I was wondering if anyone could be so good as to recommend some?

Subatomic
09-12-2011, 06:06 PM
Well, there's of course the (in?)famous Portal end credits song, and Portal 2 also had one as far as I remember, though those are obviously more on the comedic side of the spectrum.

thegooseking
09-12-2011, 06:28 PM
It of course depends what your definition of 'good' is as regards songs, but there are quite a few that are... not unpleasant in Dreamfall. You may find them a bit anodyne if they're not to your taste, though.

FuriKuri!
09-12-2011, 06:29 PM
There are very few soundtracks from games that I've wanted to listen to out of the context of the actual game. Homeworld is one (although it is overshadowed by that one track in it).

GTA games have good ones but they're probably cheating.

There's always Doom music of course...

Edit: I also liked the bitchip tunes in Darwinia. They were actually made by this guy - http://trash80.net/ although I don't know how many of the soundtrack songs are available on that site now.

Gotem
09-12-2011, 06:39 PM
From way back, I really enjoyed the 7th Guest one. I remember that the game cd could be placed inside a cd player and skipping the first track you could listen to all the music and sounds.
The composer, some Fat Man is very famous on the music part of the game industry.

thegooseking
09-12-2011, 06:41 PM
From way back, I really enjoyed the 7th Guest one. I remember that the game cd could be placed inside a cd player and skipping the first track you could listen to all the music and sounds.
The composer, some Fat Man is very famous on the music part of the game industry.

I don't think I've played a single game he's written for (and yes, that includes Wing Commander, to my shame), but I do have his book, and it's awesome.

Berzee
09-12-2011, 06:43 PM
thinking more lyrical songs

^ take heed
10char

Subatomic
09-12-2011, 07:16 PM
Vampire: The Masqueare - Bloodlines also had some fairly good music, mostly licensed from various bands (including among others Tiamat and Lacuna Coil), and an adapted version of 'So What' by Ministry, by their lead singer himself.

Drake Sigar
09-12-2011, 07:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUrvR0Ig-YA


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L2Gve7oh_4
These have been posted before, and rightly so.

Vexing Vision
09-12-2011, 07:41 PM
While not containing any lyrics, it is worth mentioning that the OST to Quake 2 was written and performed by Trent Reznor. And if that name doesn't ring a bell, the soundtrack is probably not to your liking anyway. :)

buemba
09-12-2011, 07:43 PM
Hard to suggest music when I don't know your personal taste, but...

If console games count, then Somnia Memorias (Parasite Eve), The Sacred Wind (Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles), Shinin' (Lumines) and Room of Angel (Silent Hill 4) are pretty good. Brutal Legend and SSX3 have awesome licensed soundtracks.

As for PC, Baba Yetu (Civilization IV), My Darling Curse (Dreamfall), Just You And Me (And Teddie E. Bear) (Sam & Max Season 1: The Mole, the Mob and the Meatball), Still Alive (Mirror's Edge) and Born Bad, Legacy and Drop the Hammer (Full Throttle) are pretty awesome.

Scumbag
09-12-2011, 08:02 PM
When it comes to stuff with lyrics I can think of the songs in Final Fantasys VIII and IX off the top of my head, and I really wish I could just purge them from the mind.

Newer: Plants vs Zombies? Also while I have yet to play To the Moon, did the same woman not make a song for that as well?

Shane
09-12-2011, 08:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXpSiQkhzY8

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

ZamFear
09-12-2011, 08:21 PM
While not containing any lyrics, it is worth mentioning that the OST to Quake 2 was written and performed by Trent Reznor. And if that name doesn't ring a bell, the soundtrack is probably not to your liking anyway. :)
That was Quake 1. Quake 2 was done by Sonic Mayhem.

Kaira-
09-12-2011, 08:26 PM
Although Silent Hills are mostly console games, they've also had PC-versions, so I guess they could be included?
I've always enjoyed immensely those songs with Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, not only do they tie themselves nicely to the games lyrically but are also fine pieces of rock music.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZmMD84XpCs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi9EEiU-MIM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Aa0drg2JfA

Sproutmask
09-12-2011, 09:33 PM
Mass Effect (the first) has a rather good end credits song.


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

The Witcher has a rather nice variation on the main theme as the credits roll.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWrE_3viOY0

And maybe wandering a little way offtopic, I was disappointed to find that Far Cry 2 didn't include the almighty Barra Barra by Rachid Taha that was used in the UK TV ad.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUbzX3izyw4

Starry Vere
09-12-2011, 10:39 PM
In Borderlands, the opening credits has a very good song called "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked" by Cage the Elephant. The opening credits of the game was well done, had a very cinematic feel and the music set the right tone for the game as well.

DigitalSignalX
09-12-2011, 11:21 PM
@Starry: Agree - one of the few times I enjoyed credits before a game starts.

Drake Sigar
10-12-2011, 12:19 AM
How about the Full Throttle intro?

Amakir
10-12-2011, 12:36 AM
The theme song for Serious Sam 3 is quite catchy.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5JqLwyI70w

meatshit
10-12-2011, 01:56 AM
I'll second Baba Yetu from Civ IV and Homeworld's version of Adagio for Strings, though I don't know if it counts since it's choral.

I'll also add this from Homeworld 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btXnl7AGFg0

Mihkel
10-12-2011, 02:44 AM
Here're some I like.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WqwFhX6Cqg


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


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xf8pcDLORY


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff1DjBe3LOM

Mihkel
10-12-2011, 02:45 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi2i-ZLOuQc


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


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WadXsEMU9Xc


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzSEIQT9QZk

Mihkel
10-12-2011, 02:46 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoUq4s4WiLc


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhn8CgnovpI


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zGwKoHNl8k


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

Mihkel
10-12-2011, 02:46 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiN6t7K7txw


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tvMP4ooluU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfco8PhZTDM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36b64Y0e1U8

Mihkel
10-12-2011, 02:47 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrZdvW6BBkc&feature=plcp&context=C2ad86UDOEgsToPDskLabHpDgda8qZp8pnLv5F8R


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1F8JPUz9t8

These are the ones I can think of at the moment.

Skalpadda
10-12-2011, 03:06 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jryus3IfS6Y

thegooseking
10-12-2011, 03:17 AM
Homeworld's version of Adagio for Strings, though I don't know if it counts since it's choral.

If it's for voices and not strings, it's called Agnus Dei.

meatshit
10-12-2011, 03:42 AM
If it's for voices and not strings, it's called Agnus Dei.
Not quite. Agnus Dei just refers to the lyrics, which are a liturgical prayer from the Bible. The actual music is Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber, which was obviously originally for strings, but was adapted to the choral format using Agnus Dei as the lyrics.

thegooseking
10-12-2011, 04:14 AM
Not quite. Agnus Dei just refers to the lyrics, which are a liturgical prayer from the Bible. The actual music is Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber, which was obviously originally for strings, but was adapted to the choral format using Agnus Dei as the lyrics.

That's true, since the words have been set to many different pieces of music, just like Ave Maria and Kyrie Eleison. You would think referring to the music itself rather than the words that are set to the music would be a good idea to prevent ambiguity, but I think the tendency of choirs is to refer to the title of the lyrics and the composer of the music, e.g. Barber's Agnus Dei.

Voon
10-12-2011, 10:46 AM
There's a whole lot of game soundtracks I'd recommend you.

If you count consoles, Chrono Trigger is a no-brainer. Also, Final Fantasy but mostly Chrono Trigger. The main theme of Chrono Trigger was brilliant. About Final Fantasy, IX had the most soothing, if not the best, original score among all the Final Fantasies IMO. And of course, Monster Hunter for EVERY monster battle theme it has.

For PC, Fallout. Mark Morgan did a great job on making the game sound very atmospheric or bleak. The same goes to Kelly Bailey with Half-Life 1 and 2. Also, Quake 1, where Trent Reznor actually made the game twice as terrifying with its soundtrack. The Command & Conquer series soundtrack is definitely worth listening to, especially the Red Alert games. Deus Ex along with Unreal Tournament '99 have some of the most eargasmic soundtracks in PC gaming while sharing the same composer.

Honourable Mentions include Mirror's Edge, Borderlands, Assassin's Creed, Hitman and Torchlight

Fumarole
10-12-2011, 06:05 PM
Bonus Room from Skullmonkies is a great song.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al0XOLM9FPw

ado
10-12-2011, 06:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL_TFXbSnLY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyH_NxJ86vs&feature=related

Wizardry
10-12-2011, 06:36 PM
Some people didn't read the op.

b0rsuk
10-12-2011, 08:33 PM
Everyone's favorite game - Heroes of Might and Magic 4! Snow theme ("A Wise Tail")
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gNtmef_c-Y

But in general I prefer soundtracks without singing. Human voice as a part of a soundtrack is confusing in games. Early versions of Command&Conquer songs contained words, but they removed them. Even outside of games I prefer music without vocals (and I listen to LOTS of music).

LowKey
10-12-2011, 10:01 PM
Some people didn't read the op.

the enthusiasm is great however! quite happy for thread of just good music from games to be honest

ZamFear
10-12-2011, 11:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ9jbLd-AdY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufLA8ZqjeeQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUUGVVQjUNk&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkd-P2vaIc4&feature=related

ZamFear
10-12-2011, 11:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbUw7ehGYK8

plivesey
11-12-2011, 12:33 AM
Zerg 'cheat' from Starcraft.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7XV9fRAhu0

cardason
11-12-2011, 02:14 AM
Most castlevania music. My favourite would be "Bloody Tears".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoQex8CB9eA

Then theres Vampire Killer which is probably along with bloody tears the most recognisable songs from Castlevania, howoever most of the songs are pretty good IMO.

Birdman Tribe Leader
11-12-2011, 06:37 AM
There are some classics from Lucasarts and Sierra


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AawQvD8L_h4

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

This one you have to sing yourself, but it's great!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw5Riti_0TY

And of course, an unfinished one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WMXd9omCX8

sabrage
11-12-2011, 07:48 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pALIJY30UEU

Mihkel
12-12-2011, 12:42 AM
Here are some more songs.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0x4Kw_y4fg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdO6xLqc-Yo

roryok
09-03-2013, 05:57 PM
I've recently re-discovered the amazing Machinarium soundtrack, and have it on repeat in the house. I'm also a huge fan of the Bioshock OST. What do you all listen to?

NathanH
09-03-2013, 06:01 PM
I don't usually listen to game soundtracks, either I prefer to listen to "normal" music or do whatever I'm doing in silence. But if I am doing work that doesn't require full concentration I like to listen to Dawn of War 2 or Spellforce.

Feldspar
09-03-2013, 06:13 PM
I think the only soundtrack I have outside of the (non-)game is Dear Esther. Although I might track down the Bastion soundtrack. Mostly I find game soundtracks a little insipid and backgroundy.

Fumarole
09-03-2013, 06:16 PM
Warcraft II
Fallout
Dawn of War II

Plus lots of remixes from OverClocked ReMix (http://ocremix.org/). Minibosses feature regularly in my listening as well.

Hiphat
09-03-2013, 06:23 PM
Make sure you have a listen to the Deus Ex:HR soundtrack. Some good pieces. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFkHbDd3qMs

b0rsuk
09-03-2013, 06:24 PM
Mission in Space: The Lost Colony (free in browser, try here: http://www.kongregate.com/games/StormAlligator/mission-in-space-the-lost-colony very nice hard rock)
Red Alert (1)
C&C: Tiberian Dawn (example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap6QaDBZJwM kitschy in a good way)
Planescape: Torment
Nox
Eschalon Book 1
Emperor: Battle For Dune
Dune 2000
Homeworld 1, 2
Heroes of Might and Magic 2, 3, 4 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2zef6dARg0 )
Machinarium
Starcraft 1
Shadowgrounds
ToME4
Baldur's Gate
Unreal Tournament (the original one)
Quake 2
Sacrifice
Space Phallus
Voxatron

roryok
09-03-2013, 06:26 PM
Make sure you have a listen to the Deus Ex:HR soundtrack. Some good pieces. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFkHbDd3qMs

Cool, thanks for the recommendation!

GameCat
09-03-2013, 06:40 PM
Bastion - bloody brilliant, I don't know why I disliked it before I played the game.

American McGee's Alice - composed by Chriss Vrenna (he was a drummer in one Nine Inch Nails (NIN IS ON THE TOUR AGAIN, YAY) lineup) and it fit perfectly in the game and outside of it.

Obscure 2 - some great horror music. It uses string orchestra in a good way when most other games have orchestral tracks suitable only for in-game listening, because it's too boring.
Oh, it also have children's choir.

(almost) all Akira "I've made music for Silent Hill" Yamaoka music. I'm amazed how he can put 3-4 distorted guitars playing at the same time, each one playing different notes, in one track (Overdose Delusion from SH2).

Portal 2 - I just like it. And it's free.

System Shock 2 - it's my fauvorite electronics music so far, except Blade Runner movie OST of course. You can't beat Vangelis.

The Path - lovely, strange, dark.

Little Inferno - it have one song which goes "It's little inferno, is little inferno! IT"S LITTLE INFERNO JUST FOR MEEEE!" which stuck in my head and doesn't want to go out. The rest is good too.

Final Fantasy IX - once where I didn't have Internet I was sometimes beating final boss just to listen to Melodies Of Life.

Proteus - I listen to it only in a game, but as it's generated by our actions it's just pointless to record it. But if it was "fixed" OST I would totally listen to it outside the game.

LTK
09-03-2013, 06:43 PM
Well let's see. Primarily:

Cave Story Remastered
STALKER: CoP
Deus Ex
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery
Rayman Origins
To The Moon
Shatter
SpaceChem
Bastion
The Witcher 2

And only a few tracks of:
AI War
Botanicula
Closure
Fly'n
Fighting is Magic

I've got most of them on shuffle together with all of my other music. It's probably about half of my music library by playtime. I find it hard to believe that there would be a more varied collection of sounds and instruments outside the realm of game soundtracks.

noxnoctum
09-03-2013, 06:48 PM
Only ones I've listened to outside of a game have been:

Hotline Miami's soundtrack (at least the stuff by M.O.O.N---of course his stuff was released apart from the game first as an EP so I'm not sure it really counts)
Frozen Synapse (amazing electronica soundtrack)

Also way back in the day when I was a little kid I used to do push ups to Red Alert (original) and Rogue Spear's soundtracks ;).

Unaco
09-03-2013, 07:02 PM
I never really listened to any video game music, up until maybe 18 months or so ago. I started then because I needed music to go with the books I was reading, which were a lot of "fantasy"... and a lot of RPG soundtracks go pretty well with that sort of stuff (although these have largely been superseded these days by the entire Dead Can Dance discography, Klezmer, and carefully selected classical pieces). These RPG soundtracks include...

Baldur's Gate 1, 2 and ToB.

Icewind Dale 1, 2 and HoW.

Dragon Age Origins.

The Witcher and The Witcher 2 soundtracks, as well as the Inspired By... compilation that came with TW1EEDC, some good songs/bands on there (I even went out of my way to pick up a Beltaine album, a group featured on the Inspired by...). TW2 is probably the only game soundtrack I listen to with any regularity these days.

Also recently, I have been listening to the Dark Souls OST... because I've finally got the bug and have become slightly obsessed with it over the last 2 weeks.

Also, I'll occasionally listen to Copilot "Drunken Whaler", or a few tracks from the Hotline Miami or DX:HR soundtracks, while driving.

Used to listen to the Quake Soundtrack a lot as well.

Protoman
09-03-2013, 07:06 PM
Bastion
To the Moon
VVVVVV

-not PC gaming-
Kid Icarus: Uprising
Scott Pilgrim vrs. the World: The Game
Some assorted megaman songs

SirKicksalot
09-03-2013, 07:10 PM
Crysis 2 has a wonderful soundtrack (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mObks7Nxszs)
Crysis 3 is also nice (http://youtu.be/WWcx3ejzxtY?t=53s) but I think it's mixed differently in the game, because certain parts sound much better while playing.
DmC's Noisia soundtrack (http://youtu.be/Hd2pIosk3q0?t=1m27s) is very good (previously I thought Noisia is only worth hearing live).
Black Ops 2 has a better futuristic OST (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5efZ_em09w) than Mass Effect 3. The main theme by Trent Reznor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7GC_TaJxMI) is great.

EPICTHEFAIL
09-03-2013, 07:28 PM
Red Alert 3 (shut up)

End of Nations (also shut up)

Supreme Commander (original, not FA or 2)

Battlefield 2142 (odd, but Verdun and Suez in particular are badass)

Left 4 Dead 2 (Midnight Riders are almost a match for Manowar when it comes to sheer cheese)

Some ME stuff (by which I mean Sovereign`s and Harbinger`s themes and the music when the
Normandy 2 is unveiled, and that also plays during the ending cutscene in ME2, Jacob`s loyalty mission music, some Omega battle music... Mass Effect in general has a soundtrack that jumps between "meh" and "fuck yeah!" with alarming regularity)

Some of the TF2 trailer tracks

scorpion_wins
10-03-2013, 01:18 AM
Divine Divinity actually has some gems, if you can wade through it all.

Thief 3. Seaside Manor in particular stands out.

Rauten
10-03-2013, 01:46 AM
Quite a few.

Bastion.
Frozen Synapse.
Metroid Prime.
BlazBlue.
Guilty Gear.
Melty Blood.
Persona 3.
Persona 4.
Analogue: A Hate Story.
DustForce.
Hotline Miami.
Katamari Damacy.
Star Ocean The Last Hope.
Nier.
Phantasy Star Online.
Sonic Adventure 2.
Iji.
Mirror's Edge.
Jet Set Radio & Future.
The World Ends With You.


And I totally did not check up the playlist I have on the Vita to compile that list. </lies and deceit>

Kaira-
10-03-2013, 02:22 AM
I have mentioned them in every thread like this and I will keep doing that until the end of time - Silent Hills. Especially 2, 3 and 4 (and 4 is IMO the best one, since it's more "music" than others. Also, trip-hop is always cool). Other than those, not much, Katamari Damacy every now and then and Dark Souls as well as FFVII.

ado
10-03-2013, 02:30 AM
Half-Life 2
Shadow of the Colossus
Portal 2
Hotline Miami
Super Meat Boy
Quake

And that's it I think. HL2 and SotC are my favorites of the bunch.

Havok9120
10-03-2013, 02:32 AM
Myth: The Fallen Lords and Myth 2: Soulblighter are my favorite soundtracks. Myth 3's also had some good parts. You'll probably need to get creative to find these, but they're worth it.

I'll also endorse the two Witcher soundtracks and the Inspired By... compilation attached to them.

arathain
10-03-2013, 02:58 AM
My favourites have already been mentioned- Bastion, VVVVVV, Super Meat Boy. Can we count remixes? I love the Cave Story Remix Project- some excellent stuff in there. Blood on the Asphalt, a Street Fighter 2 remix project has a lot of fun stuff too.

Barnox
10-03-2013, 03:03 AM
Final Fantasy, Touhou and Guilty Gear are probably the most listened to soundtracks for me.
Arranges and remixes, as well as the originals.

motherpuncher
10-03-2013, 03:46 AM
Red Dead Redemption's sound track is wonderful.

Bleekill
10-03-2013, 03:54 AM
Hotline Miami
Metal Gear Solid series
Red Alert
Super Bros Sword & Sworcery
Binding of Isaac
Red Dead Redemption

Danny252
10-03-2013, 03:56 AM
Homeworld 1 (2 is quite good too) - especially the Turanic Raiders theme.
Total Annihilation on occasion.
Mirror's Edge - though more due to the fact I enjoy the artist, Solar Fields, and the stuff he did for the game happens to be on Spotify.
DX1 (thanks to the guy who linked DX:HR for reminding me, and introducing me to HR's soundtrack!)

arathain
11-03-2013, 03:10 AM
Mm, this thread had me pulling up the Bastion soundtrack again. That final duet has lost none of its power.

Maurish
11-03-2013, 04:04 AM
Very interesting soundtrack suggestions so far.

I'll add one of my favourite composers, Matt Uelmen. He's behind Diablo and Diablo II's soundtrack and it's fantastic. He's also responsible for the Torchlight series. Torchlight II's soundtrack is available on their website in .mp3 format if anyone's interested. http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2012/09/18/the-torchlight-ii-soundtrack/

somini
11-03-2013, 04:22 AM
I almost exclusively listen to games soundtracks in fact. Other than Human Revolution, in the same vein I would say most Ubisoft games, mainly because of Jesper Kyd. Sands of Time had a great soundtrack too.
My favourite has to be Assassin's Creed 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mn_PIAh72A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgsFAqIxGwk&list=PL6649E8FCE8340113&feature=player_detailpage

Jet Set Radio is just amazing.
The World Ends With You is also good, albeit too J-Pop for my tastes. It has its moments, just like the game.

Wheelz
11-03-2013, 04:51 AM
The Bastion sountrack has some brilliant music on it.

non-pc-gaming: Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 both have some good songs. (I'm particularly fond of this cover: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KsePLeLn0U ).

Sparkasaurusmex
11-03-2013, 07:17 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkd-P2vaIc4
Propaganda from Beyond Good and Evil

coldvvvave
11-03-2013, 07:49 AM
So heres what in my walkman:

Unreal Tournament - Mechanism Eight! Some very catchy electronic tracks. Later I discovered that one of the artists( Andrew Sega) has other projects for example Alpha Conspiracy and is also a part of a synthpop band Iris. To my surprise I liked Iris before and to this day. Of course when Iris had a live show in Moscow I had to go.

Airmech - its by FLA! Probably mostly made by Jeremy Inkel( orthodox fans blame him for every modern change in FLA sound ) but who cares - I'm okay with both him and modern FLA. Admittedly the parts with wubwubwub aren't great but those are rare.

Battlefield 3 - the most appropriate music for a modern military FPS( and living in a big city) ever! Main theme isn't anything special, yes, but the rest is wonderful. I usually give it a go when rreturning home late and catching a ride in jihad-taxi. It's exactly as depressive ( in a good way) as it should be.

Unbound Saga - it's by Acumen Nation! Unlike Americans, I like American industrial rock variation( aka coldwave). I like the French darkwave variation ( aka coldwave) too but it's another story. This OST is great and goes well with treadmill runs I admittedly stopped doing but looking forward to continue.

khaz
11-03-2013, 08:39 AM
Red Dead Redemption's sound track is wonderful.

Amen Brother.

neema_t
11-03-2013, 10:01 AM
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory and Chaos Theory 3D - Amon Tobin, the latter being Amon Tobin remixed by Daedelus, Lorn, Kid Koala and so on. So good!

Most Wipeout sountracks - Sort of the formative game of my youth, Wipeout 2097 takes some beating for me. Wip3out is pretty damn good, the most recent stuff is a little too dubsteppy/drum and/or bassy for my liking but there's still a good amount of breakbeat and whatever else you'd call it. I even like the Noisia track on Wipeout HD Fury, but that could be because of what it reminds me of more than what it is.

Metal Gear to MGS4 (MGS3 and 4 being my favourites) - I doubt I need to explain this.

Hitman: Blood Money - Goosebumps every time.

Deus Ex: Hilarious Repercussions - Obviously.

Osmos - Nice relaxing minimal ambient sound.

Dino Run SE - Because why not.

That's it, I thought there were more but I can't see them. I know I have a lot of soundtracks on Steam, Indie Royale and Humble Bundle that I should get 'round to downloading and adding to my library but I haven't yet. Really want Hotline Miami on my phone.

L_No
11-03-2013, 10:06 AM
Morrowind - Somehow makes me a bit sad / sort of homesick for Morrowind (it's pathetic really, I know).
Oblivion - Great music.
Neverwinter Nights - Wouldn't want to replay the game anytime soon, but the music is great.
STALKER: Call of Pripyat - The game has a quite creepy ambient soundtrack in places, especially in the city of Pripyat by night. It's pretty cool to listen to late at night in an empty house (which is also the ideal place and time to play the game).

ambing1
11-03-2013, 10:35 AM
I like the soundtrack of Company of Heroes better than any other game right now.
I also like listening to Rome Total war music from time to time.

Voon
11-03-2013, 11:17 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4776DKJnV9IOrgasm to my ears. Solar Fields gave his best for this game and it's still worth more than 10 listens even when i'm not running around as Faith

SephKing
11-03-2013, 11:18 AM
At the moment I'm listening to Lorne Balfes' Assassins Creed Revelations score and also Byan Tylers' Far Cry 3 score

Especially like this track...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mgMpNptRFE

Skalpadda
11-03-2013, 11:42 AM
Machinarium (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU_-9rjg41M) is without contest my favourite game soundtrack.
I made a mix of all the Azuremyst (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSBBxm3yTr0) and Zangarmarsh (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTuEl-4tM8E) music from WoW, it's in my ambient rotation I listen to when I'm reading.
Same with the Skyrim soundtrack, CD 4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1VreyJwMVM) is all ambient stuff, I'm thinking I should make a mix of some of the calmer music from Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim some day.
Sometimes I like listening to ludicrously bombastic music while doing housework, such as this. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLLqKWZNPrw)
Homeworld 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-NkB9M9mks) has a lovely soundtrack.
Beyond Good and Evil has some great tunes, you can get the soundtrack for free here. (http://www.stormeffect.com/beyond/)
I often listen to Vortal Combat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcFdB1lTIRA) off HL2:ep2 while walking to the shops. No idea why.
The Mirror's Edge soundtrack is good, though I prefer some of the stuff Magnus Birgersson has made as Solar Fields. (http://www.solarfields.com/)

There's lots more I listen to now and then, but that'll do.

Oshada
11-03-2013, 11:55 AM
Mm, this thread had me pulling up the Bastion soundtrack again. That final duet has lost none of its power.

Seriously amazing stuff.

Bastion, Hotline Miami, Crysis 1/2 (2 was better I think), Pokemon stuff, Fire Emblem stuff and Age of Empires II/Mythology. I can barely wait till April 9 to see how 'HD' the new release is.

TomxJ
11-03-2013, 12:13 PM
I usually put game music on if i need background noise and need to zone out at work.
Frozen Synapse, Sanctum & Mirrors Edge work well.

I also like Super Hexagons and Bastions OST and a few songs from Inon Zur's' Bioware days.

Caddybear
11-03-2013, 12:26 PM
Hmm. Arcanum, No Time to Explain, Bastion, Nitronic Rush, Really Big Sky, Pharaoh.

c-Row
11-03-2013, 12:43 PM
Airmech - its by FLA! Probably mostly made by Jeremy Inkel( orthodox fans blame him for every modern change in FLA sound ) but who cares - I'm okay with both him and modern FLA. Admittedly the parts with wubwubwub aren't great but those are rare.

I think it's the most enjoyable release FLA have done in recent history. Probably because they couldn't go all out heavy industrial since it was meant as a video game soundtrack. ;)

XisLoose
11-03-2013, 12:56 PM
Glad to see more people here like Guilty Gear!! (Or some other XX/#Reloaded variant).
I got the game off GOG recently just to get the OST again :)

Also , Sequence, and as a result the rest of Ronald Jenkeens (http://www.youtube.com/user/ronaldjenkees/videos?view=0)' music, he's amazing.

Various Final Fantasy, mostly 7 but not only, I'm a fan of Nobuo Uematsu (also The Black Mages).

OC Remixes have a lot of awesome stuff,it's an interesting mix between good songs and good artists.
To name a few titles: Mega Man, Final Fantasy, Breath of Fire , Chrono Trigger and more...

But after seeing so many different recommendation, I'll have to broaden my horizons :D

Internet
11-03-2013, 03:16 PM
​Botanicula. Pretty much just Botanicula. Vice City has some good songs too, but I prefer San Andreas.

Pony Canyon
11-03-2013, 06:45 PM
Dustforce. I've never even played this game (this type of platformer is never my thing), but the soundtrack is just wonderful. Best way I can describe it is "chill chip-tunes".

The Magnetic Tree - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZCp9YJKgrQ
Electric Relic - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J18jj0d1uto
Swimming While it Rains - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnsCuUA1pg0

Fumarole
11-03-2013, 08:53 PM
I forgot to mention Tropico. It has quite possibly one of the catchiest soundtracks of all time.

Chorltonwheelie
11-03-2013, 09:05 PM
The C64's Forbidden Forest and that is that.

On the other hand I've just finished playing Borderlands 2 with the music down whilst playing De La Souls 3 feet High and Rising. It was very pleasant and I'm gonna win all the money....all the money.

Colonel J
11-03-2013, 09:39 PM
Mark Morgan's brilliant soundtrack from the Fallouts.
He released a free remastered 24 track version - grab it here if you didn't already when RPS posted about it a couple of years ago
Vault Archives: http://auralnetwork.com/releases

His soundtrack teasers they've released for the Wasteland 2 and Torment kickstarters are sounding incredible, really looking forward to the full soundtracks.

somini
11-03-2013, 10:17 PM
Mark Morgan's brilliant soundtrack from the Fallouts.
He released a free remastered 24 track version - grab it here if you didn't already when RPS posted about it a couple of years ago
Vault Archives: http://auralnetwork.com/releases

His soundtrack teasers they've released for the Wasteland 2 and Torment kickstarters are sounding incredible, really looking forward to the full soundtracks.
How could I forget Khans of New California!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK1PV_WTTtw

Personoic
12-03-2013, 11:05 AM
Hotline Miami, Neotokyo.

roryok
12-03-2013, 11:08 AM
I think it's the most enjoyable release FLA have done in recent history. Probably because they couldn't go all out heavy industrial since it was meant as a video game soundtrack. ;)

Holy crap! FLA game soundtrack? YOINK

Boris
12-03-2013, 11:20 AM
Super Hexagon
Portal 2
Trine 1 & 2
Freespace 2
VVVVVV
SpaceChem
Frozen Synapse
World of Warcraft
Deus Ex: HR
Elder Scrolls

Those are the ones I regularly listen to.

roryok
12-03-2013, 11:21 AM
This thread has gone beyond my wildest dreams - so many great suggestions. thanks guys!

highly recommended golden oldies:
Interstate 76
Mechwarrior 2
MW2: Ghost Bear Legacy
MW2: Mercenaries

roryok
12-03-2013, 12:47 PM
Did anyone else love Garry Schyman's amazing Bioshock score?

c-Row
12-03-2013, 03:43 PM
Did anyone else love Garry Schyman's amazing Bioshock score?

I like it but it's not a soundtrack I usually listen to outside of the game. Most of the time I have the soundtracks from Journey, FTL and StarCraft 2 in my playlist these days.

On a related note, I compiled two CDs of soundtracks for a friend of mine to guess the game they were taken from, and they are regularly playing on my car stereo as well.

CD1: 2812 CD2: 2811

somini
12-03-2013, 03:55 PM
I like it but it's not a soundtrack I usually listen to outside of the game. Most of the time I have the soundtracks from Journey, FTL and StarCraft 2 in my playlist these days.

On a related note, I compiled two CDs of soundtracks for a friend of mine to guess the game they were taken from, and they are regularly playing on my car stereo as well.

CD1: 2812 CD2: 2811
You made me mess up!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PK-vbUsk80
What a game!

Tritagonist
12-03-2013, 03:59 PM
Looking at my iTunes Games Soundtrack playlist, sorted by Plays:

Dragon Age: Origins
Mass Effect
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
Command & Conquer Gold
EVE Online
World of Warcraft
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Anno 1701
The Witcher
Universe at War
Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun
The Witcher II
Transport Tycoon Deluxe


http://youtu.be/5_QYIkd5wz4

somini
12-03-2013, 04:02 PM
Transport Tycoon Deluxe
How could I forget!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=kd0QjgruzcI

GunnerMcCaffrey
12-03-2013, 06:11 PM
Fez.
DX:HR.
Minecraft.
Fallout 3's ambient soundtrack.
Sanctum.

Suopis
13-03-2013, 10:54 PM
There is something about Castlevania tunes. It must be a nostalgia thing.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roJPg-CD9Hg

c-Row
14-03-2013, 08:36 AM
How could I forget!

Not only are those still brilliant after all those years, that video also taught me that there were HQ versions of the Incredible Machine's tracks as well.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rso1MZz6UuU

Velko
14-03-2013, 10:42 AM
Transport Tycoon Deluxe and Tropico 1 soundtracks are the only game soundtracks I've ever listened, but boy, are they great! I made a youtube list of the Tropico soundtrack a while ago, I need to dig that up again.

Ravey
14-03-2013, 11:13 PM
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Monte Carlo Hotel Room (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__QTT6T3gZQ)

Little Big Adventure 2
Emerald Moon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YM1_R9s4FU)

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Across The Border (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA_uutbAdu0)

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
Stabbing Largo & LeChuck Returns (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96rEIhloH_0)

Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse
Opening Titles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTN4hqUdxV4)

JohnD
15-03-2013, 01:54 AM
I can't believe I missed this thread. I'm a massive soundtrack fan, me and game soundtracks go way back, and I own a lot of physical CDs (can't beat em'!)

Anyway some of my favourites - anything by Jeremy Soule. Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim especially, Guild Wars, Icewind Dale, Giants Citizen Kabuto, and so much more.
Really, really loved the Human Revolution score and it's great to see others here enjoying it too.
Dragon Age by Inon Zur.
The Halo soundtracks I have in my CD collection.
Recently heard the Journey soundtrack for the first time, not bad at all. Similar in style in Shadow of the Colossus.

Probably forgetting so many awesome ones. Such a shame I sold so many rare ones on Ebay and they didn't fetch anywhere near as much as I'd hoped. Will always regret that, as I didn't even need to sell them!


These are some tracks that I remember fondly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkz3KLS9O8c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkz3KLS9O8c

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3f9MOr_7wg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe0imQJjzWI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiN6t7K7txw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSqm5Id6Hw0

LTK
21-03-2013, 09:50 PM
The Escapist informs me that Eidos Montreal, Alexander Brandon and OC ReMix are releasing an arrangement album called Deus Ex: Sonic Augmentation (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Sonic-Augmentation) over the following weeks. Two tracks have already been revealed.

Unfortunately, the download links are on Facebook only and inaccesible to non-members, which sucks for me. Anyone care to chuck them into a dropbox folder for me to download?

Tikey
21-03-2013, 09:54 PM
The Escapist informs me that Eidos Montreal, Alexander Brandon and OC ReMix are releasing an arrangement album called Deus Ex: Sonic Augmentation (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Sonic-Augmentation) over the following weeks. Two tracks have already been revealed.

Unfortunately, the download links are on Facebook only and inaccesible to non-members, which sucks for me. Anyone care to chuck them into a dropbox folder for me to download?

Misa wants it too!

CDude
21-03-2013, 11:13 PM
Nice thread!

Remember Tron 2.0?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYCHRgPn_58&feature=share&list=PL53029DD42FED50E5

Good coding music.

somini
22-03-2013, 03:55 AM
The Escapist informs me that Eidos Montreal, Alexander Brandon and OC ReMix are releasing an arrangement album called Deus Ex: Sonic Augmentation (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Sonic-Augmentation) over the following weeks. Two tracks have already been revealed.

Unfortunately, the download links are on Facebook only and inaccesible to non-members, which sucks for me. Anyone care to chuck them into a dropbox folder for me to download?
Ha! My fake Ezio account is not totally worthless.
http://cdn.eidosinteractive.com/mtl/marketing/Community/OCRemix/01zirconJillianAversa_TheSearchforAmbrosia_NYC%20S treets.mp3
http://cdn.eidosinteractive.com/mtl/marketing/Community/OCRemix/02halc_HumanSoldier_UNATCO.mp3
Not sure if these work.

yanbi07
22-03-2013, 09:29 AM
Sometimes, yeah. Recently the Ass Creed 2 OST has gotten a lot of mileage.

mnemnoch
22-03-2013, 09:52 AM
I crop this song and made it my ringtone so that I can hear it often.


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

KwisatzHaderach
22-03-2013, 10:13 AM
Little Big Adventure 2
Emerald Moon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YM1_R9s4FU)


I LOOOOVE the LBA 2 soundtrack! Although, I feel that the track you picked is the weakest of the four or five longer pieces. I prefer this one here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyoEvFoB8rI) for example.

So, my list would be:

Little Big Adventure 2
Natural Selection 2 - Rust and Steam (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rghf2H6p_bU) is the best video game track ever made!
Gothic 2
Risen 1 - best RPG tune right here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LurCOK1Oc3Q&list=PLC00C3ABEAC7354FC)! The part starting at 2:30!!! This is how exploring a living, breathing world feels like!
Witcher 2
Portal 2
Dune 2

Lots of 2's in there...

I never got why so many ppl praise the Beyond Good and Evil Soundtrack. I tried to listen to most of the innumerable tracks and couldn't find one that was even remotely enjoyable. Very noisy music...

SanguineAngel
22-03-2013, 10:39 AM
Everyone should listen to Spice Opera by Stéphane Picq - it's the soundtrack to the original Dune by Cryo

TechnoJellyfish
22-03-2013, 10:49 AM
The soundtrack of Civilization V is a fantastic piece if you're in the mood for something purely classical.

JohnD
24-03-2013, 01:02 AM
I think you guys might appreciate this. This is from last year but they had another session earlier today which should pop up on Youtube (hopefully)


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

coldvvvave
24-03-2013, 01:23 AM
The Escapist informs me that Eidos Montreal, Alexander Brandon and OC ReMix are releasing an arrangement album called Deus Ex: Sonic Augmentation (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Sonic-Augmentation) over the following weeks. Two tracks have already been revealed.
Original OST is good enough in my opinion. And that chanting in track one... frankly, not very impressed.

Doesn't fit the game or its mood, but probably wasn't even meant to.

Could end up being great, of course.

Shooop
24-03-2013, 02:36 AM
Torchlight 2.

Frostbite
24-03-2013, 03:37 AM
Diablo
Theme Hospital
The Witcher 1
The Witcher 2
Frank Klepacki's soundtrack (Tiberian Dawn, Tiberian Sun, Dune 2000, Red Alert)
SimCity 3000
System Shock 1
System Shock 2
Thief : The Dark Project/Gold
Thief 2 : The Metal Age
Mark Morgan's soundtracks (Fallout 1, Fallout 2, Planescape : Torment)
Baldur's Gate
Icewind Dale
Descent 1 (Parallax Software)
Arcanum

LTK
24-03-2013, 12:40 PM
Original OST is good enough in my opinion. And that chanting in track one... frankly, not very impressed.

Doesn't fit the game or its mood, but probably wasn't even meant to.

Could end up being great, of course.
Yeah, they didn't strike me as exceptionally good either. Track one just doesn't have the same rhythm to it. I would have liked something more faithful. Maybe the others will be better.

I think I'm going to pick a few tracks out of the Witcher 1's soundtrack soon. Maybe Incredipede as well.

FurryLippedSquid
24-03-2013, 09:03 PM
I don't know if anyone has mentioned Dear Esther, but that's some solid chill-out, in a Pink Floyd stylee.

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

Even more relaxing just to run through the narrative yourself, though, it only being two hours.

b0rsuk
27-03-2013, 09:34 PM
I dare you to find anything bad to say about Knytt Stories soundtrack:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_IxPdG2pj4

Rauten
27-03-2013, 09:53 PM
I dare you to find anything bad to say about Knytt Stories soundtrack:

Not nearly enough tracks. There.

LTK
27-03-2013, 09:57 PM
I dare you to find anything bad to say about Knytt Stories soundtrack:

Here's one: IT'S OVER TOO SOON.

Actually, it's really lovely and I'm going to find the rest to listen to but it feels like it builds up to something but ends before it arrives.

b0rsuk
28-03-2013, 06:07 AM
Here's one: IT'S OVER TOO SOON.

Actually, it's really lovely and I'm going to find the rest to listen to but it feels like it builds up to something but ends before it arrives.

Just play the game, then. It's free and cute. It also has difficulty settings, so there's no excuse not to.

c-Row
28-03-2013, 08:58 AM
Anyone else loved the background choir during Bioshock: Infinite's opening in the Welcome Center?

Aretak
28-03-2013, 02:55 PM
Bastion's sticks with me, and now Infinite's probably will too. I like it when there are at least a few tracks with actual lyrics. I also loved the Timesplitters soundtracks, dat nostalgia.

LTK
28-03-2013, 03:14 PM
Just play the game, then. It's free and cute. It also has difficulty settings, so there's no excuse not to.
I'm pretty sure I did play it, actually. Oh well, can't hurt to do it again.


Anyone else loved the background choir during Bioshock: Infinite's opening in the Welcome Center?
Yes, the second time I went through the Welcome Center I noticed how it set the mood so well.

El Cubo
30-03-2013, 11:20 AM
The Dig has an awesome ethereal soundtrack which can be downloaded here (http://soundtracks.mixnmojo.com/dig.htm) or listened at youtube (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8FEC217A999D2C31). The sound quality could be better as the orchestral music is purely synthesized.

There are good ambient pieces in I-War 2's soundtrack: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL323C1C22342B8C9A

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth has a very dark and oppressing soundtrack. Excellent stuff but the individual tracks are not very listenable. Someone should do a remix. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2AC936C77AFAD6E3

Voon
30-03-2013, 11:36 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k44qeHHAdYY
It's no PC game but let's just say that Final Fantasy isn't the only one with some incredible classical compositions.

His Master's Voice
30-03-2013, 11:55 AM
The only one that stuck with me was Hotline Miami.

SlenderMan
05-04-2013, 05:50 AM
Kings Quest. Haha no (does anyone listen to midi soundtracks?)

I like Tomb Raider.

Go onto YouTube and look for "skyrim tay zonday". It's the same guy who did Chocolate Rain. Use good headphones(important!) and turn it up. You will indeed have an eargasm. Much respect for his ability to produce amazing music.

Skeletor68
05-04-2013, 01:51 PM
Vampire Bloodlines has a fantastic soundtrack, love it so much.

Bastion
Diablo 2
Morrowind
Deus Ex HR
Quake 2 (Sonic Mayhem!)

Every now and then I youtube the Super Metroid SNES soundtrack. Unbelievable stuff really. That game is a masterpiece.

Edit: Should have mentioned Hotline Miami!

gwathdring
05-04-2013, 02:06 PM
Bastion, Mirror's Edge, VVVVVV, Frozen Synapse, Deus Ex: HR, and maybe some others, but that's what comes to mind.

roryok
27-05-2013, 10:49 AM
After recommendations I find myself in love with FLA's Airmech soundtrack, which makes me want be embroiled in a robot war.

Skeletor68
28-05-2013, 02:06 PM
Just in case you missed it from my other thread. The Top Score Podcast with Emily Reese is a must if you are into your gaming soundtracks. Matt Uelmen, Jeremy Soule, Darren Korb and all sorts of other interesting dudes on there.

somini
29-05-2013, 02:37 AM
Just in case you missed it from my other thread. The Top Score Podcast with Emily Reese is a must if you are into your gaming soundtracks. Matt Uelmen, Jeremy Soule, Darren Korb and all sorts of other interesting dudes on there.
I second this and thank once again to Skeletor for discovering this amazing podcast. The last one is about Remember me, which seems to bring some nice european music to the mix.

FriendlyFire
29-05-2013, 05:04 AM
I actually listen to a lot of games soundtracks.

A few favorites, in no particular order:
Guild Wars 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhNeZZ-oRPE, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eBh5KiISYY)
The Witcher 2
Some tracks of Ace Combat 6
Mirror's Edge
Portal 2
God of War 1/2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEV5c_rw3cI)
Bastion
Mass Effect 2
Killzone 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPbURgbvRZk)
Dawn of War 2
Novastorm (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQNLcH-DFho); real hard to find but the whole thing does exist
Deus Ex HR; apparently there are two versions, one with many more tracks than the other (the one I have has 25)
Shatter (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYhsrelfbb4)
Uncharted (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeUYzDgs498)
SPACE MARINE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vt26l-BWpw)
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOLNjWZgfOc)

I also like covers/orchestral versions of old tracks:
Just about any cover from Lindsey Stirling (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLnL63cXmD8)
Smashing... Live! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIsjSQRot78)
Video Games Live (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHcRkWzqNCc)
The Greatest Video Game Music (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzejgj_UghI)

I'm really hoping this works with that many links in the post. Now I'm going to scour this thread for new music to pick up.

icemann
29-05-2013, 08:36 AM
I have an entire playlist dedicated to video game soundtracks. Here's a few in there:

7th Guest
Castlevania: Symphony of The Night
Chrono Trigger
Command and Conquer 1-2 + Red Alert 1-2
Crusader No Remorse + No Regret
Doom 1 & 2 + remixes
Full Throttle
Killer Instinct
Mechwarrior 2
OC Remixes
Secret of Mana
Super Castlevania IV
System Shock 1 & 2
Unreal 1
Vagrant Story
Warcraft 1-3 + World of Warcraft
Wingcommander 3-5

smurf636
29-05-2013, 01:15 PM
Just a small bunch for me. Halo (any game, they all have lovely music), Dear Esther has some very interesting music, and a handful from Gears of War. I would like to point out that I would not have survived Fallout 3 without Galaxy Radio :).

videogamer1224
30-05-2013, 02:35 AM
I'm all about listening to the Bioshock Infinite soundtrack. Sooo sooo good. Also love the music from Crysis 3, that game has a surprisingly good soundtrack

sabrage
30-05-2013, 03:13 AM
DOOM, VVVVVV, Super Metroid, Darius Gaiden (The disk of which doubles as a Red Book Audio CD! And has definitely seen quite a bit of play time in my car.), Hotline Miami, Machinarium.

ColdSpiral
30-05-2013, 10:22 AM
As a fan of ambient music, I've been really enjoying the Starbound soundtrack.
There are samples here (http://playstarbound.com/soundtrack/), but what you get with a preorder is currently about 60 tracks - even if the game didn't deliver I think I'd still have my money's worth.

Davkaus
30-05-2013, 11:06 AM
Ace Combat's soundtrack is glorious.

Voon
30-05-2013, 01:31 PM
I loved the soundtracks that play while I Terraform in SC4. Much much different than the ones you'll hear in Mayor mode and some were made to have this soothing effect. Something to relax with which fits perfectly in this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgyRCsMc86c

Tritagonist
31-05-2013, 10:57 AM
Speaking of relaxing tunes, Kallista, from the Need for Speed racing series. Others might know this as the background music played in one of EA's other titles, Mass Effect 2, in the Afterlife club on Omega.


http://youtu.be/4StTjnaqVls

TechnoJellyfish
31-05-2013, 11:22 AM
Others might know this as the background music played in one of EA's other titles, Mass Effect 2, in the Afterlife club on Omega.

Oh, nice one. I wasn't aware that they even used licensed music.

While we're on it, I like the soundtrack of the ME series (by Jack Wall/Sam Hulick) quite a lot. Reminds me of the soundtracks John Carpenter did for his early works (Dark Star and Assault on Precinct 13 in particular). Good stuff!

roryok
05-06-2013, 12:33 PM
I've been playing Hotline Miami and when I'm not playing it I'm listening to the awesome soundtrack. One track (12 - Release) is a very clear homage to the end titles of Bladerunner, but that's no bad thing


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00mrFv2QbG0

Bladerunner track coming...