Best game sound track?

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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby LaChaise » Wed May 27, 2015 6:02 pm

Well it's been almost a year since the last post, time for some advanced necromancy!

Because honestly, I can't believe we haven't mentioned THE video game song to end all video game songs: Snake Eater.



It's one of my favorite songs, period. This opening cutscene is also one of the best there is, which is appropriate for one of my favorite games.
Also, listen to these lyrics. There are so many dick jokes to be made! What's not to love, really?
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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby Anglerphobe » Wed May 27, 2015 6:42 pm

A few candidates:

Dark Souls






Demon's Souls



Total War





Shadowrun



Read Dead Redemption



Mount and Blade: Warband



Edits: These specific examples are my personal favourites, but the soundtracks as a whole for all of these games are amazing.

Further Edit: I will also mention the as yet incomplete soundtrack for TESR Skywind, which is shaping up to be awesome in ways not seen since Morrowind itself:



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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby Krashlia » Wed May 27, 2015 9:05 pm

Rome: Total War OST: "Forever"

Civilization 4: "Baba Yetu"

Advance Wars: Days of Ruin: "Lost Memories"

Ace Combat 6: "Chandelier- To All Things"

Kingdom Hearts 2: "Sanctuary"/"Passion" and "Simple and Clean"
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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby TwoSheds » Wed May 27, 2015 9:31 pm

Not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet, but fans of the soundtracks of Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas will almost certainly love the radio tracks for Mafia 2. For reference, it's GTA-style mobster game set between the 40's and 60's; pretty much Goodfellas: The Game. There are about 160 tracks on the three in-game radio stations, most of which can be found compiled in a single YouTube playlist.
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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby FaceTheCitizen » Wed May 27, 2015 9:59 pm

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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby A Warrior Bunny » Thu May 28, 2015 9:37 pm

It feels like I'm cheating since it's part rhythm game, but Danny B's work in Crypt of the Necrodancer is incredible.





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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby Tuli » Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:47 pm

My favorite track from Crusader Kings 2 because I love medieval music:


The theme song of Papers Please is completely awesome:


I also like a lot of the WoW soundtracks from the time I played it, vanilla to WotLK. Some absolute favorites:

Eversong woods, very beautiful, haunting and melancholy music:


Ghostlands, uses themes from Eversong but makes them slower and more ominous. I especially like the track at 22 min in:


Dragonblight music impressed me the most in WotLK, beautifully eerie and sad:


Lake Wintergrasp:


Tanaris, one of the most memorable zones in vanilla WoW for me, in no small part thanks to the incredibly fitting music to create a desolate desert athmosphere:


I could go on but you get the idea. Last bonus one, the tavern in Brill used to have this fun little unique track not heard anywhere else in Azeroth:


Can't believe I forgot the original Binding of Isaac soundtrack, it is absolutely brilliant!
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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby Matt the Czar » Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:34 am

Fallout 1 and 2, unlike 3, use ambient tracks. You can hear some in NV. A lot are rather creepy, but these are good for non-ambiance


Khans of the New California- It's badass. That's all really.


The Metallic Monks- This song is in Freeside in NV and Brotherhood HQ in 1. It gives the ambiance of a world in solitude.


My Chryslus Highwayman- The Car acts as fast travel in 2. It has its own themesong.


Vats of Goo- Easily the most iconic song in the series.


Not a song. "YOU MOROON! YOU ARE NOT TO QUESTION MY ORDERS! WHEN I SAY JUMP YOU JUMP, WHEN I SAY FIGHT YOU FIGHT, WHEN I TELL YOU TO DIE FOR YOUR COUNTRY, THEN YOU WILL MOST CERTAINLY DIE! HAVE I MADE MYSELF CLE-AH!
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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby BROWNRECLUSE » Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:42 pm



Just one of many great tracks from this soundtrack. I usually have Skyrim's OST playing on my phone or in my car, but Wild Hunt took precedence.

Oh, and it's an AMAZING game as well.
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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby Anglerphobe » Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:50 pm

Just another TESR song, but I felt guilty about not including it the first time. I promise I'll stop now.

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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby Roflface » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:57 pm

I recently rediscovered two of my favorites from Chrono Trigger:

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There are plenty of other great songs as well. This soundtrack would have to be my favorite of the 16-bit era.
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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby AboveGL » Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:17 pm

TwoSheds wrote:Not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet, but fans of the soundtracks of Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas will almost certainly love the radio tracks for Mafia 2. For reference, it's GTA-style mobster game set between the 40's and 60's; pretty much Goodfellas: The Game. There are about 160 tracks on the three in-game radio stations, most of which can be found compiled in a single YouTube playlist.


I'd like to add the CONELRAD Civil Defense Radio and Radio New Vegas: Secret Stash mods for Fallout: New Vegas. Many quests (and even aspects of the Fallout lore like the Mr Sandman perk and the Fatman*) are named after Jazz songs from the 1950s era and the Secret Stash mod adds these songs to Radio New Vegas. CONELRAD is just this, really.

I've not played Mafia but I'll address that in time.

* I understand it was named after that bomb that got dropped on Japan, but there actually is a 50s rock and roll song called The Fatman and that's included with the mod.

Duke Nukem has one or two decent tracks.



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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby gisambards » Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:50 pm

Civilization 5 has some great bits of soundtrack:



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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby AboveGL » Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:54 am

The Sonic 3D Credits music.



This was used in Sonic 1 Megamix. The team behind this hack ported and remixed various tracks from old Genesis, Game Gear and Nintendo games. A nearly-complete list of tracks can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 7EB91D2D10
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Re: Best game sound track?

Postby Roflface » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:25 pm

Here are two from my favorite criminally underrated gem, Kairo:


It's great music for lounging around, and you'll definitely appreciate it if you're into ambient.
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