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What is your favorite video game soundtrack of all time?

Last posted Sep 06, 2013 at 07:44PM EDT. Added Jul 20, 2013 at 03:52AM EDT
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Jul 20, 2013 at 03:52AM EDT

I eargasmed during every Boss Fight.

Last edited Jul 20, 2013 at 04:28AM EDT
Jul 20, 2013 at 04:27AM EDT
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All the themes were awesome, but I especially like Victoria’s lab .

Jul 20, 2013 at 05:08AM EDT
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Minecraft, because the music has a perfect flow to the game, and adds both tension, inspiration, and harmony to the game. That or Banjo-Kazooie or EarthBound

Jul 20, 2013 at 08:39AM EDT
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Damn man this is a tough thread, I just have so many favourites to try and pick from.

However from the bunch Id say that this is probably one of the most epic pieces I’ve heard in a game. The song, mixed with the Colossus battle was one of the most unforgettable gaming experiences Ive ever had…

Shadow of The Colossus: Separation With Despair

But like I said I have a lot to choose from so Ill put down a little list of some of my other favourites…

Medieval 2: Total War Kingdoms: Americas campaign battle theme

ICO: Castle in The Mist

Metal Gear Solid 2 intro theme

Metal Gear Solid: Encounter

Oddworld: Abe’s Oddyse: Stockyards theme

Last edited Jul 20, 2013 at 09:50AM EDT
Jul 20, 2013 at 09:46AM EDT
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since ann hiro beat me to metal gear rising. ill just post my second favourite video game soundtrack.

Jul 20, 2013 at 10:00AM EDT
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The Neverhood, unquestionably. If you haven’t heard any of it, you need to check it out. Terry S. Taylor’s score is unforgettable.

Two of my favorites:

Jul 20, 2013 at 10:07AM EDT
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Ugh…too hard to pick just one. I’d have to say it’s a three way tie between Super Mario RPG, Sonic Adventure, and Ty the Tasmanian Tiger.

Jul 20, 2013 at 10:27AM EDT
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Well, I really like most of the games’ soundtracks, Darksiders, Sonic, Fallout, etc.
But Mass Effect have an special place in my heart.

Jul 20, 2013 at 11:57AM EDT
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I’m not a big-time gamer, so I’m probably not the best judge. (I can’t believe I forgot The Neverhood, that was awesome!) Plants vs. Zombies had some great music for a more recent game, but I always remember fondly some of the old school games of my youth back in the ’80s. It was always cool when a game developer managed to create good music on an 8-bit system:

It’s difficult to explain how impressive those two themes were for the time in which they were released. (Not to mention how ahead of their time the 3D graphics and gameplay of Elite were; games like that were unheard of.)

Last edited Jul 20, 2013 at 01:56PM EDT
Jul 20, 2013 at 01:55PM EDT
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Hard to pinpoint just one “best” soundtrack since there are so many good ones out there in my opinion. I hardly like the western soundtracks due to their cinematic nature, so I favour japanese game music with their simple and catchy melodies, especially the old stuff.

Of course games like Fallout and GTA have good soundtracks to them, so not all western game music is just “movie background moodsetter”.


I could simply just say that Final Fantasy (insert number here), Chrono Trigger, and other JRPG’s in general have the best soundtracks in my opinion, but that’d be a pretty generic answer.

If I had to give extra credit to some soundtracks out there, they’d go to Touhou, and Guilty Gear. But in the case of Touhou, I hold in value the vast multi genre cover songs over the original in game musics.

So I guess my favourite soundtrack would be that of the Guilty Gear series. I can’t point out just one song, since every character in the series has got a pretty good theme behind them.

Jul 20, 2013 at 01:58PM EDT
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it is a stand off between
Dragon Age – with: Lelianna’s song and The Coronation
Guild Wars 2 – with: Fear Not This Night
Rainbow Six – with: the main theme
Assassins Creed 2 – with: Venice Rooftops
World of Warcraft – with: basicly all the songs/music in the game

Last edited Jul 21, 2013 at 04:34PM EDT
Jul 21, 2013 at 04:18PM EDT
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Here’s some other songs I like.




(It plays on the demo video if you wait on the start menu, IT COUNTS)



I’ll post more soon.

Last edited Jul 22, 2013 at 02:22PM EDT
Jul 22, 2013 at 02:17PM EDT



This is the game that got me into RPGs and will always be one of my favorite games of all time. The first thing that really hooked me was the soundtrack for this game.

Last edited Jul 22, 2013 at 05:41PM EDT
Jul 22, 2013 at 05:40PM EDT
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Here are some more.










Jul 22, 2013 at 05:55PM EDT

Torn between

and

I love the former because of nostalgia, and the latter because of it being a genuinely great game.

Jul 24, 2013 at 06:57PM EDT
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Thanks guys for giving me more songs to listen to that are actually pretty badass.

Jul 24, 2013 at 08:38PM EDT
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Just thought I’d help here.

Homeworld. This is one of the most emotional tracks ever, coupled with what happened to Kharak and you’ve got yourself the best tearjerker in gaming history. I don’t know how many people here know about Homeworld, but it’s one of my favorite game series. Surpassing that of any other game in terms of story and deliverance in the music and gameplay.

The original song is actually Samuel Barbers Adagio for Strings, only in choral form.

Last edited Jul 24, 2013 at 09:54PM EDT
Jul 24, 2013 at 09:54PM EDT
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Go about a minute in for best results.

“Everything in this world is a product of someone’s mind. This place is yours. This tomb, and the flowers all over it… Your resolve to die is what created this scenery. However… On the way here, we saw things that don’t fit a grave. Junes and Souzai Daigaku signs, the bench on the hill, the electric poles, mirrors, school desks…It’s all from the town… The home of the people you say you hate so much” -Naoto Shirogane

Jul 25, 2013 at 12:20AM EDT
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I always had two long-time favorites:


Meteos had some of the best sound programming in the early days of the DS. The phenomenal thing was that it could all be unlocked for listening on your own.




F-ZERO GX has a huge soundtrack. The individual effort of having completely different tracks for each of the 40 pilot themes and 20 courses was an incredible feat by SEGA and Amusement Vision, not to mention the long list of composers.

Jul 25, 2013 at 01:35AM EDT
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SirBrownBear wrote:

I’m stuck between these two

The other game was xenoblade :x

Jul 25, 2013 at 07:15PM EDT
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4yGsfYUAk0
The first three Spyro games all had fantastic soundtracks, but I think the first one had my favorite overall soundtrack.

Although, nothing really beats Fireworks Factory in Spyro: Year of the Dragon.

Jul 25, 2013 at 11:26PM EDT
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Brutal Legend. It’s soundtrack consist primarily of classic metal songs.

Aug 07, 2013 at 02:31AM EDT
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Gta iv. Liberty rock radio.also wktt, just or unjust is hilarious.

Sep 04, 2013 at 09:01AM EDT

It’s a tie for me between these 3:







This was a tough choice for me. I love a lot of video game soundtracks, and if I named all my favorites I would be here all day.

Last edited Sep 04, 2013 at 10:12AM EDT
Sep 04, 2013 at 10:11AM EDT
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While I wouldn’t say I have a favorite video game soundtrack, I do have specific favorites from separate videogames. In particular, the final boss theme from Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story takes the cake as one of my greatest boss battle themes of all time.

Last edited Sep 04, 2013 at 10:16AM EDT
Sep 04, 2013 at 10:15AM EDT
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Call of Duty 5: World at War. The “Black Cats” mission…

You were the gunner of a Catalina and your mission was to defend a US fleet from the attacking Japanese, it was a fun and different level but was made 10 times more epic when this track kicks in right when the shooting starts….

I got so hyped out, was losing my shit all over the place…

Sep 04, 2013 at 01:46PM EDT
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Jimmy "Sniper" Lethal wrote:

You just can’t beat the legendary Tony Hawk games for soundtracks.

I like dirt

Sep 04, 2013 at 04:54PM EDT



It’s an incredible game with the most incredible soundtrack I’ve ever heard from a game.

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Sep 04, 2013 at 06:47PM EDT
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The three final bosses of Sonic 06, Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Colors. The orchesta themes all my favorites, I hope Lost Worlds have one…

I don’t know what is the best… So this guy made a mashup with this three themes:

Sep 04, 2013 at 07:31PM EDT
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