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Posted 04 December 2011 - 06:19 AM

In recent years the Game Masters are not only fuelling the sense of intensity, stunning visuals and excitement to improve gameplay and performance but, in my opinion, it has to be the music in video games today that manages to pull off even relatively poor game sales to faster rate enabling them to make or break a game in profits.

Of course, a rousing soundtrack canít be applied to all genres of games but competitive games in FPS or RPG genres need often popular, well-known tracks mixed with some lesser known bands to create a variety of playlists to ramp up the initial release adrenaline and maintain that affect successfully as time goes on. In fact, the quality is at par with recent movie soundtracks

What is your favourite game music or soundtrack and why? Tell us and share in the comments smile.gif

- Crysis Warhead and Hitman Contracts are my personal favorites till date!

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 06:33 AM

Elder Scrolls Oblivion & Skyrim definitely have a beautiful and powerful soundtrack that helped enhance the game experience

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:12 AM Edited by leik oh em jeez!, 05 December 2011 - 08:58 PM.

This topic is nothing without some actual music.

In no particular order:

The Legend of Zelda - NES


Louts II: R.E.C.S. - SEGA Genesis


Sonic 2 - SEGA Genesis


It is my firm belief that music is a good portion of any game/movie/show. Having something pleasing to the ears is always a plus.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:49 AM

I've got Nintendo music in my head that will never go away.


Among other things, which I will mention later.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 08:06 AM

This is fkn beautiful, but you should hear it played against some of the environments and Belmont's journey.


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Posted 04 December 2011 - 09:19 AM

Crysis 2



Assassin's Creed Revelations




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Posted 04 December 2011 - 09:22 AM

Halo 3



TES 3 Morrowind



Red Dead Redemption

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 09:52 AM

It seems Mati read my mind with two of his choices. Either that, or he just has the same taste as me in game soundtracks.

Gears of War 3:



Red Dead Redemption:


Alan Wake:


Halo 3:


Saints Row 3:

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 11:56 AM

There is a lot of them.Like this:

GTA 1:

GTA Vice City:

GTA IV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUmaUr-wtfQ&feature=related

GTA TBOGT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CGXjgt6LO8&feature=related

MGS 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqqq8uqSDnk

MGS 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECjDfQd8QVc&feature=related

MGS 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNVCD1dsnJI&feature=related

MGS 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVfBJG5_7DY&feature=fvwrel

MGS Peace Walker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIvdj2dwfxE&feature=related

Battlefield 1942: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkSBz2Ih3xw

Battlefield 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iRBh4dIKVk

Battlefield 2142: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnlA2rCHJHY

Battlefield Bad Company: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5HqlYBowvg

Mass Effect 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVm_ljDSdwA

Mass effect 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xblM1zPBWDg&feature=related

Driver 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pE1gTYd9EDc

Deus Ex HR: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTnpREir97I

Max Payne: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv0y0On8ZGQ&feature=related

TES V Skyrim: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB8xhaHTfAA

Assassins Creed 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yCyysCmhlQ

Mortal Combat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17JPoEy3TaI

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 12:42 PM Edited by shrekdj, 04 December 2011 - 01:06 PM.

Mafia Lords of Brooklyn -

H & D 2 -

Driver San Francisco - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8sa5Avsyig

Civilization 4 Baba Yetu - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb-jk6Ftx7o

Enslaved: Odyssey To The West - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jchUNtLI7Y

Bulletstorm - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDnUp2uTO04

Far Cry - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wbk8WeQU0rc

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 12:53 PM

Yeah Red Dead Redemption has a pretty awesome soundtrack. My favorite from the game

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 01:03 PM Edited by Fireman, 22 November 2013 - 10:24 AM.

In my opinion a SOUNDTRACK isn't a song by someone else, posted onto a game.

If we're going for the real good ones we need Jade Cocoon for PSX:




And who can forget Knights and Merchants epic soundtrack and gameplay:

Especially the first song here, it can make me go into a trance of awesomeness.




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Posted 04 December 2011 - 01:19 PM

QUOTE (Fireman @ Sunday, Dec 4 2011, 13:03)
In my opinion a SOUNDTRACK isn't a song by someone else, posted onto a game.

But with the music, which I could hear when I play or even when ending credits roll almost always a good source of well known music or a band and even yester years underrated artists all provide a memorable gameplay effect with either soundtracks or lyrics blend in music.
Music is a half-tempted piece of art in games that might be favorite for many emotionally attached with the game AND there are so many others that think popular music is much better than the versions that the Game Developers brought into the game.
Basically it doesnt matter as far as it blends in perfectly with the concept of the game smile.gif

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 02:44 PM

They've already been mentioned but the best soundtracks I've ever heard are the Crysis and TES soundtracks. Simply brilliant.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 03:26 PM

GTA:VICE CITY*
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God Of War


Test Drive Unlimited 2


GTA IV The Ballad Of Gay Tony
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9hWJXpDb7E

GTA San Andreas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VewzN781wQ&feature=related

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 03:41 PM

Hands down, Toejam & Earl.


FF7 also has a badass soundtrack.


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Posted 04 December 2011 - 03:49 PM

The Baldur's Gate 2 Main theme is so good.


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Posted 09 December 2011 - 02:36 PM

The original Deus Ex music is also great.


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Posted 09 December 2011 - 02:42 PM

To me, all the oldest games had the best soundtracks. I'm not saying that because I'm a secret gaming oldie at heart, scared off by all this XBox Live and online malarkey, but I genuinely believe both music and gameplay were at their prime before the 2000s. Even now, I smile inside thinking of the sound the original Playstation made when the logo flashed on screen. It was hollow, but at the same time, so warm and welcoming, and offered people of all ages a haven and new gaming experience. It seems strong, but I have fond memories of playing games such as Tombi, Kula World, Wipeout and Tekken (all with fantastic soundtracks too, by the way) and being completely immersed in this colourful, often bizarre world.

The one that takes the cake for me though? This beauty...



I couldn't begin to tell you why if you asked me, but at the time I'd never heard or played anything like it. Runners up include the Jet Set Radio series, Resident Evil, and Spyro The Dragon.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 03:11 PM

nobody mentioned bastion?! their soundtrack was amazing!

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 07:23 PM

Not in any order:

Spyro 1- Very memorable.
Spyro 2- Very memorable.
Spyro 3- Very memorable.
Fallout New Vegas- Love the old world type music.
grand theft auto sanandreas- Love all the gangster rap.
the urbz (ps2,xbox and gc version) - love it.
The sims 1 PS2.- Love it.
Mario 3- Never can forget any of it.
GTA 3- Never can forget the theme, or head radio.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 07:27 PM

Oh sh*t, apologies for that report I just sent. I thought this was a new topic, not seeing it was a new page.

Anyway, to beat my old horse about, I'd say that the most memorable soundtrack for me would have to include the Zelda:OOT one. Can't really pick a favourite one from the bunch.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 11:04 PM

Some more for dem old skoolz innit:



I'll have to upload the full version myself for you all once. It's such a good tune.

And who could forget, Battletoads:



Street racer:


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Posted 11 December 2011 - 11:09 PM

GTA 3 theme song.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 12:24 AM

Nobody mentions Mafia 1 and Mafia 2 ? In my opinion they had a really excellent soundtrack, both an orchestral one (played by the Prague Symphonic Orchestra) and licensed tracks from that time period. They really should be ranking high on any list about game music.

Also, let's not forget:
GTA: Vice City, San Andreas, Vice City Stories and IV+EFLC
The Hitman series (played by the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, music composed by Jesper Kyd)
No One Lives Forever series (quite fitting soundtrack evoking the 60s)
Deus Ex (the first one; haven't played Human Revolution yet, but I will get it soon)
Bioshock 1 and 2


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Posted 13 December 2011 - 12:41 AM Edited by Forty, 13 December 2011 - 12:45 AM.

I had the special edition of Killer Instinct on SNES with the black cartridge, and it came with a CD of the game soundtrack which, I must say, kicked a ton of ass.

And let's not forget Mortal Kombat. But I guess that was more the movies than the games.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 12:54 AM

@Craig: Parappa? Hellz yer! biggrin.gif

The OST of Silent Hill 3 actually came with the game and was featured in the live action movie. It was integrated into the actual game in a really powerful way. It was very reminiscent of an early Cure album, very industrial and gloomy like the game. Listened to it quite a bit.










Makes me think of some old James Bond theme song mixed with a bit of David Bowie. ^



*Also the main theme song for Skyrim is catchy as hell.


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Posted 13 December 2011 - 01:15 AM

I really liked GTA: LCS main theme, "Dark March".


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Posted 17 December 2011 - 01:05 PM

Killzone theme is also epic:


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Posted 17 December 2011 - 03:16 PM

My all time favourite video game soundtrack would be the one from Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks. It was so entrancing and gave the game a really good atmosphere. I remember liking it so much years ago that I actually burnt it to a CD.



f*ck, that game was good. Such fond memories.

I thought Resident Evil 4 had a good soundtrack, too:



And Rainbow Six Vegas:





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