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Best Game Soundtracks

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by DefJam101, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. DefJam101 Arcane

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    What do you guys think are some of the best game soundtracks of all time? Not just individual songs, I mean the entire musical score.

    Turok 2 comes to mind for me, as does the original Fallout.
     
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    Zone of the Enders: 2nd Runner has some nice tracks - not the best but still.
     
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    Red Alert or Red Alert 2. The new one just isn't quit up to par.
     
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    Knights of Honor have a really beautiful score, and so does Gothic 3 and Planescape: Torment
     
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    F-Zero X. It's just really damn awesome, especially the arranged version. The soundtrack really adds to the games sense of speed and fits the gameplay perfectly. Too bad every other game after it just went with generic techno and orchestral scores that weren't really in sync with the extreme speed of the game.
     
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    I was actually thinking about this a few days ago as I was converting to MP3 some tracks from the Storm of Zehir OST. So for me there's Fallout and Planescape: Torment OSTs by Mark Morgan, the chilling Icewind Dale score by Jeremy Soule, the Mask of the Betrayer OST by Alex Brandon and Womb Music, and the aforementioned Storm of Zehir OST, also by Alex Brandon.

    And there are plenty of other games with good soundtracks: Deus Ex, Hitman: Contracts, IWD2, Tomb Raider: Anniversary, UT99, UT2003/2004, UT3, VtMB, Wizardry 8... I'm probably forgetting a few but that's that.
     
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    I hate orchestral scores. Actually, I just hate it now that they use it in every fucking game. It has its places, like on large scale tactical combat strategy games or even "epic" fantasy RPGs, but I don't want that shit in every fucking FPS for example.
    Anyway, the Metroid games always had some good tracks. Zelda never disappoints either. F-Zero is awesome. Wipeout too deserves mention. Always liked most of the music from the old school 2D fighters (Fatal Fury, KoF, Samurai Showdown, Street Fighter, etc.)
     
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    Unreal 1 deserves a mention for having probably the best ambient FPS soundtrack of all time.
     
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    Yes it did. I was utterly disappointed that the HD mod replaced the tracks with some orchestral bullshit.
     
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    Ravenloft 1, Ravenloft 2, Ultima Underworld, Ultima 8, Shannara.
     
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    Monkey Island series
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    Anything by Valve
    Mario/Metroid/Zelda
    Silent Hill series
    The Wipeout series has some great tracks too, but I'm not sure if it counts since many are licensed
    Also, I've been listening to the Psychonauts soundtrack a lot lately. Good stuff.
     
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    Hey, with all this HL 2 OST talk around here, I can't really remember if there was music in HL 1?
     
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    X-com UFO Defense and Flame Dragon Knights 2 for PC.

    Many many NES, SNES & SEGA Japanese games eg Megaman 2, Ninja Gaiden, Revenge Of The Shinobi, Herzog Zwei.
     
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    Best dark and gothic fantasy soundtracks IMHO.
     
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    Warcraft 2
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    Game music has declined, just like the games themselves. The 90's had tons of great soundtracks, but beginning shortly after year 2k there's been fewer and fewer memorable ones.
     
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    Medieval techno FTW!

    Nothing cooler than an opening to a game with a rock guitar, and then what seems like a stoned hippy who narrates it.

    Also, the combat music - it sounds quite similiar to Knight Rider theme. That's the cool thing, walking around with a sword and swinging it to the Knight Rider theme.
     
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