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Offline N7Paladin

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Video Game Soundtracks
« on: October 19, 2015, 09:34:00 PM »
I couldn't find another topic on this, forgive me if I've completely missed it.

What are some of your favorite VG soundtracks?

I've been re-playing the Mass Effect series, so I wanted to post this.

Mass Effect OST - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhesDs6FWpo

Another OST I love is the first Dark Souls

OST - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffLbdhP0auc
Gwyn - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB6sOhQan9Y

Diablo 1 was one of the first games I've ever played, I can't really think of any other game that gave me the chills as much as this one. The music added a lot to the dark feeling of the game.

Diablo 1 OST - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXUcwprvldc


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Re: Video Game Soundtracks
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2015, 07:31:45 PM »

My favorites are Chrono Trigger (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEoN_Xe-B-s) and Mega Man 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrMrIZRD7Xc or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUHlVdqRlPA). I simply can't get enough of them.

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Re: Video Game Soundtracks
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2015, 07:38:52 PM »
Not a bad selection at all.

There are many great video game soundtracks. I would add some of the most obvious ones: Castlevania (every game pretty much); the Zelda, Mario and Metroid series; the classic Square RPG titles; the Metal Gear Solid 1 and 3 OSTs, which I feel are especially good; Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen; ICO and Shadow of the Colossus; Deus Ex: Human Revolution... The list can be very long if you try to be exhaustive.

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Re: Video Game Soundtracks
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2015, 07:54:27 PM »
Demon Souls and Dark Souls series,Bloodborne, Witcher 3 ,The Last Of Us,Darksiders 2,The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Re: Video Game Soundtracks
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2015, 01:53:57 AM »
Not a bad selection at all.

There are many great video game soundtracks. I would add some of the most obvious ones: Castlevania (every game pretty much); the Zelda, Mario and Metroid series; the classic Square RPG titles; the Metal Gear Solid 1 and 3 OSTs, which I feel are especially good; Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen; ICO and Shadow of the Colossus; Deus Ex: Human Revolution... The list can be very long if you try to be exhaustive.

Exhaustive is good! I am a huge music lover.

I had forgotten about Shadow of the Colossus, what a great game, and Metroid too.

I guess I've honestly never played Castlevania or Deus Ex, I'll need to look into that, considering how many good things I've heard about those series.

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Re: Video Game Soundtracks
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2015, 01:58:35 AM »
Big lover of game music from as far back as I can remember.

Some of my absolute favorites include, listed in order they occurred to me:

Final Fantasy 6
Chrono Trigger
Shadow of the Colossus & ICO
Super Metroid
Castlevania: SotN
Diablo II
Seiken Densetsu 3
Super Mario World
Legend of Zelda 3
Streets of Rage 2
Metroid Prime
Dark Souls

I'll probably add more as I think of them, but those are the big ones.
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Re: Video Game Soundtracks
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2015, 05:42:25 AM »
Mega Man 2, Mega Man 3, Mega Man 9, SMB3, SMW, Mario 64, Zelda 3, Zelda 64, Wind Waker, Doom, Fallout 1 & 2, FF6, FF7, FF Tactics, Diablo 1 & 2, Metal Gear Solid, Mass Effect, Resident Evil 2, Shadow of the Colossus, Chrono Trigger & Cross, Sonic 1-3, Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max Hit the Road, Earthbound... uhh, Nintendo? I feel like my choices are so cliche and dated. =)
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Re: Video Game Soundtracks
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2015, 01:48:39 PM »
So many classics already listed. Good call on Doom, Griffith, that game freaked me out as a kid. And Quake, the first one had such a good atmospheric, brooding soundtrack. So from what's not already listed -

Duke Nukem 3D ... I loved tunes for Water World and Sneaky Snake stages

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yu8qCW6noo&t=15m35s

Contra (have Stage Clear as my email tune)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dQYvS0uhkw&list=PLEA4E7FD1804DCBFD

Power Blade II ... got a lot of game time because my brother and I loved the tunes, getting to different stages just to listen. We first bought the cartridge cos we saw this guy on the cover that looked like Arnold (Commando~ish) and saw him pop on the main menu and go bonkers. Played this again in Jan after years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-D-7AQqA2I&index=16&list=PL5FEC826C250A39F0

Gradius

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zfpuC01FPk&list=PLFA793D3BC19E3221&index=2

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Re: Video Game Soundtracks
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2015, 02:50:50 PM »
Oh how exciting.  I hava about 1000 tracks in this category.  Some favorites....

Diablo 1, 2 not 3
SOTN
Mass effect
Legacy of Kain -Favorite
Champions of Norrath
Baldurs Gate: Dark Alliance
Metroid Prime
The adventures of Batman and Robin (sega genesis)
Silent hill 1-3
Darksiders 2
Xexyz
Shinobi 3
Berserk (duh)
Ninja Gaiden (xbox)
Too many nintendo games to list
-Ominous sounding tracks from resident evil

And more, but off the top of my head, those stand out.



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Re: Video Game Soundtracks
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2015, 05:41:13 PM »
Dust force (This sound track is absolutely fucking amazing)
Sonic 1-3
Sonic and knuckles
Any Castlevania
MGS for ps1
Street fighter
Tekken
Destiny
Any souls game
guilty gear
FF7
 
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Re: Video Game Soundtracks
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2015, 06:32:26 PM »
I love a lot of video game music sound tracks, there are so many beautiful songs. I feel like people would probably think I'm strange if they've ever listen to my Ipod, they would hear a lot of anime, video game and rock opera music (Ayreon). A few of my favorite OSTs include: Mischief Makers, Castlevania: SOTN, Final Fantasy Tactics and Mega Man 2.

One song I'll post is from one of my favorite video games I grew up playing: Donkey Kong country 2. I love all of the DKC series, and I know some don't really care for the platforming and prefer Super Mario World, the music and ambiance in these video games are absolutely amazing, and I love David Wise and his talents.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5o_XqDmS1c

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Re: Video Game Soundtracks
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2015, 02:42:40 AM »
There's quite a few games here I'm not familiar with, so I'll be looking into them when I have free time. Thanks!

I don't know why I forgot to post the soundtrack for the original StarCraft, it was fantastic as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0lPR-XAW3g&index=1&list=PL82284CFB34DC70F3

I should probably just generalize it down to "90's Blizzard Games', I have fond memories of all of them. :serpico:

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Re: Video Game Soundtracks
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2015, 05:43:11 PM »
Chrono Trigger & Cross

It's nice to see Chrono Cross get some love. It's one of my all-time favorite games and I like the soundtrack quite a bit. I thought about putting it on my list but in the end I decided to list only my top two.

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Re: Video Game Soundtracks
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2015, 06:28:03 PM »
Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max Hit the Road,

Wow haven't thought about these in forever. I don't even remember the music, but these are great games so I should revisit them.

Anyway a lot of the most memorable music in video games definitely comes from those 90's jrpg's. Along with the ones already mentioned I'll throw in my absolute favorite which is the Suikoden games. The first two especially had very large and wonderfully memorable soundtracks that are still quite good today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqp90Z6Bzks&list=PLE635CE311265AF7C

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Re: Video Game Soundtracks
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2015, 04:21:16 AM »
Hotline Miami and Hotline Miami 2 have my favorite soundtracks by far.  Outside of those two I really like the soundtracks of Diablo 1 and Streets of Rage 2 (specifically the music from the bar level) as well as Onimusha 1-3, Tenchu 1-4, and pretty much any other soundtrack that incorporates that sweet ass traditional Japanese music into their songs.

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« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2015, 07:28:34 PM »
Darksiders 2 has my favorite game OST.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYEZTeH4AHU

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Re: Video Game Soundtracks
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2015, 11:48:44 PM »
We could be talking forever about this. And although almost every soundtrack I love has been mentioned, I will also mention other sagas/games that come to mind now:

Rayman
Devil May Cry (original saga)
Monster Hunter
Red Dead Redemption
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. Beautiful at worst. Love at first hearing.

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« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2015, 06:57:08 PM »
Undertale is easily one of the best. I also like Earthbound, the Final Fantasy Series(X-2 having some serious faves), Xenogears, Shadow Madness, the Souls Series, and Electronic Super Joy. And that's just naming a few.

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Re: Video Game Soundtracks
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2015, 07:32:13 PM »
I'm a huge fan of the Silent Hill soundtracks and Akira Yamaoka's work in general. His music and soundscapes are a huge reason why I'm such a fan of the series. I've probably heard at least one of his songs almost everyday since 2001 hah.

I'm also a major fan of the atmospherics of Fallout 3, New Vegas and Skyrim. I could listen to that stuff forever.