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Best game sound track?

Postby The Enginarr » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:03 am

I was listening to the soundtracks of a couple of games and was wondering what people considered to be the best soundtrack to listen to while not playing the game?
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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby Polydactyl » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:06 am

While NOT playing the game?
That's tough . . . Skyrim always makes for good listening. I haven't run into a single social situation that couldn't be improved with a Norse chant of Dovakhin.
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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby theNakedest » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:28 am

Oh man, I will put up with a lot of shit if I think the soundtrack is awesome. I couldn't give you a best, because I'm an indecisive bastard, but I can do top 5.

In no particular order,
Neir
Bastion
Jamestown
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
Final Fantasy X
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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby Blackfish » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:48 am

While not playing the game.... the GTA games have to take the cake. They always have a great selection from whatever period the game is set in. Same with the Fallout games for fifties music.

I like the battle tracks from the Total War games when I work out. There's one particular track, "Melee Cafe" in the Rome: Total War soundtrack that really stands out.
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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby Ganymede314 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:12 pm

I love the music from Fallout 3, but also the soundtracks from Deus Ex Human Revolution and Red Dead Redemption have gotten quite a few listens too. Ooh and the music from the game Fez is pretty cool aswell. And my all time favourite- Chrono Trigger. That shit gives me goosebumps!!
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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby Tanglebones » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:33 pm

I love the music from Fallout 1&2 and Planescape: Torment (most of which is by the incomparable Mark Morgan), especially for reading/writing music. The Arcanum soundtrack is also great (it sounds very similar to the soundtrack from There Will Be Blood, which I also like) for reading/writing. I like the Portal 2 soundtrack, but it's too claustrophobic for most comfortable reading... although it served as the perfect soundtrack to reading House of Leaves. I also like the music from Fallout: New Vegas... the stuff they play on the radio.
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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby JamesT » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:45 pm

All the Fallout games have fantastic music. Not only are the old songs appropriate for the retro future setting but the juxtaposition between cheery old songs and an irradiated post-apocalypse is both funny and intensely creepy at times.

Devil May Cry 1 also had a great soundtrack. Very creepy and gothic.

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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby Typical Michael » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:47 pm

My favorite game music is the piano versions from Final Fanstasy IX.

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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby Overlord Moo » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:47 pm

I second the Bastion soundtrack and throw the Mass Effect 3 soundtrack into the mix. It works perfectly in-game and it's pretty damn good (if not slightly depressing) out of game too.
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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby HarpingCarp » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:49 pm

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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby Dottoe » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:28 pm

Fallout 3 for Three Dog. Mr. New Vegas was too creepy for my liking. Portal 2, especially Robot Waiting Room #4. The bestest of the best though has to be Sword & Sworcery EP.

Here's a playlist for it. The Maelstrom is my favorite, I think.

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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby The Enginarr » Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:20 am

Wow, I think I need to play Sword and Sworcery EP again.
Personally I also am a fan of the soundtrack for Bastion and also the soundtrack for the game Edge.

An example of the Edge soundtrack is:

Most of it is similar to this.
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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby aviel » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:32 am

Skyrim, Journey, Guild Wars (really anything by Jeremy Soule), and WoW (but only Vanilla and WoTLK).

Seriously, Jeremy Soule is awesome, and he's composed all the Elder Scrolls since, I think, Morrowind, as well as both Guild Wars games.
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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby Deathclaw_Puncher » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:13 am

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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby sunglasses » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:11 am

Man, so many games with good music. On one hand, I wanna say hands down 'Shadow of the Colossus' has THE best music. http://youtu.be/0yv04c6bpMY

On the other hand, Final Fantasy has such awesome music that people like to write songs over it.
Example 1:
http://youtu.be/HkOA_HAVoqU

Example 2:
http://youtu.be/t8NsnLfIAcs
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