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Postby buster00 on Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:03 pm

[quote="wonkabar"]I know it wasn't in game, but didn't-cha all just love "Pac-Man Fever"?[/quote]

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Postby rserocki on Thu Dec 22, 2005 7:55 pm

Nobody's mentioned the music for Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, so I'll mention it. What a lot of music! Loads and loads of music for many different areas. Some of it is very orchestral-sounding. I like.

I also liked the music for Dark Cloud 2 a.k.a. Dark Chronicle, and I liked the music for Disgaea, although probably I'll go with Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, for most impressive to me personally.
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Postby WilliamMcGuire on Thu Dec 22, 2005 7:58 pm

Everything or Nothing had shockingly great music for a video game. No surprise since it was provided by 24's Sean Callery.
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Postby bamf on Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:38 pm

Danny Elfman did the score for Fable, that was decent. Final Fantasy is another fave, would love to see that performed live. Battletoads had a interesting sound, the title song sounds alot like The Black Eyed Peas Best Buy commercial.
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Postby Al Shut on Sun Dec 25, 2005 7:18 am

Battle Arena Toshinden

I liked it so much that I put the game in my cd player so I didn't had to fight all the timie to listen to the music.
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Postby MadCapsule on Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:24 pm

God of War had fantastic orchestral music.
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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Fri Mar 03, 2006 7:34 am

Jeremy Soule is the man.

http://www.directsong.com/ <- has Prey, Morrowind and Guild Wars by Jeremy Soule. He's my fave outside of the Myst composers Rand Miller, Timothy Larking and Jack Wall. Epic, glowing melodies to make you wanna go stand on top of a cliff and pose holding a sword.
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Postby doglips on Fri Mar 03, 2006 7:38 am

Legend of Zelda - A Link to the Past.

I still find myself humming the Kakariko village theme from time time.

The soundtrack to ICO is pretty good too.
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Postby Pacino86845 on Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:19 am

Metal Gear Solid - Sons of Liberty gets my vote for music (if no one's mentioned it alread), but its predecessor was a better game overall.
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Postby Carolian on Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:30 am

It was mentioned earlier, but hearing the music from LEGEND OF ZELDA: OCARINA OF TIME always sends me rocketing back to my fourteen-year-old self, like, full body recall.
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Postby cinephile2000 on Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:01 am

Crimson Skies, good classic style
Voodo Vince, awesome new orleans sound
Fable, Danny Elfman goodness
Any Star Wars Game
Halo, great theme I own the cd
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Postby tstreet on Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:14 am

It seems that anything Rockstar puts there hands on has great music, especially the compilations they get for the GTA games. Just amazing all those damn radio stations.
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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:21 am

Enough of the licensed shiznit! OST's are where it's at.

Halo 2's OST has some fine music by Incubus. It's really the most progressive use of licensed bands and soundtrack I've heard.
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Postby MadCapsule on Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:27 am

Shadow of the Colossus had a really good soundtrack. It had a very sad, mournful tone to it.
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Postby papalazeru on Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:41 pm

I've always been a fan of Koshiro Yuzo who did the music to Castlevania IV
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Postby wonkabar on Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:47 pm

How bout the old-school-Galactica hand-held game? It's music was so cool that The Clash put it in Rock the Casbah.
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Postby Peven on Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:49 pm

Final Fantasy VII- best i can think of

for licensed music, GTA-Vice City
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Postby Nachokoolaid on Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:53 pm

I can't believe no one's mentioned Halo 2. That's one of the few game soundtracks to be released on CD. It's the only one I've ever bought for sure.

Also, ES4: Oblivion is great. The soft melodies while your just walking through the forests are amazing. And when the action kicks in, it's great.
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Postby Tubbs Tattsyrup on Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:59 am

Star Wars games have great music...sure, it's all taken from the movies but it really does place you RIGHT THERE.

Halo had really cinematic music and a catchy-ass theme.

And Giants: Citizen Kabuto had some nice over-the-top action music, which I like.

But nothing beats Gameboy Super Mario Land.
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Postby Nachokoolaid on Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:46 am

Duh. Your Star Wars comment reminded me of the LOTR games. They had great music, of course (also from the films).
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Postby ThisIsTheGirl on Wed Apr 12, 2006 6:27 am

I still really rate the Shenmue theme. I think it was actually written by Yu Suzuki, the game's creator. It really amplified the game's epic feel.

A Shenmue movie would rock my world - a proper movie, not that lame animated one they did, which was little more than a collection of in-game footage.
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Postby papalazeru on Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:39 pm

How about those Catchy tunes which never EVER leave your head...like a bad advert...or a super cool cartoon series.....My vote goes with Mr Myamotos Super Mario World.

I've even got the damn stuff on piano and learned to play it....I should do a recital here in the zone on Mp3 :wink:
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Postby godzillasushi on Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:29 pm

I always felt that certain games didnt get the respect for their music they deserved.

Star Fox has some very memorable and great music. F-Zero for the same reasons. Halo 2 has the coolest opening music track evar. I mean its freaking Steve Vai on a guitar.

As for less popular stuff, I really enjoy the music of the Wave Race games a LOT. And who doesnt love some Outrun?

I also loved the hell outta Guilty Gear X2's soundtrack.
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Postby Fawst on Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:50 pm

The best game soundtrack ever is my personal track listing for Burnout Revenge on the Xbox.

01. Paul Oakenfold - Ready Steady Go
02. Disturbed - Rise
03. dredg - Bug Eyes
04. Tool - Aenima
05. BT - Somnambulist
06. Prodigy - Narayan
07. Liquid Tension Experiment - Paradigm Shift
08. Bloodhound Gang - The Bad Touch
09. Rush - Limelight
10. Paul Oakenfold - Starry-Eyed Surprise
11. Liquid Tension Experiment - Acid Rain
12. dredg - Hung Over On A Tuesday
13. VNV Nation - (forget the song title)
14. Stabbing Westward - Shame
15. Prodigy - Climbatize
16. Pro-Tech - Erotic Ontology
17. Balligomingo - Heat
18. Pendulum - Spiral
19. Tiesto - Flight 643 (Paul B + Subwave Remix)
20. Pendulum - Slam

These are on random, of course. Man, going over my list makes me REALLY want to go back through my CD collection, see what cases are empty and fix the ones that have scratches.

Runnerup awards go to (in no real order):

Super Castlevania IV
Bionic Commando
Metal Gear Solid/MGS 2
Final Fantasy IV
Metroid Prime
God of War
Prince of the Land of Stench!
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Postby Wolfpack on Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:11 pm

Monkey Island 2 had a great soundtrack. Hummable tunes, every one of them.
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Postby kid on an escalator on Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:08 pm

This is way too hard to decide. Final Fantasy IV and especially VI have awesome soundtracks.

But then we have the Zelda series. OoT, TP, ALttP and pretty much every game in that series have some really really good tracks.

And like someone else said Shadow of the Colossus has a kick ass soundtrack as well.

There are way too many awesome game soundtracks out there to just decide which one that would be the best.
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Postby Nachokoolaid on Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:12 pm

I really like the original Mario tunes and the Halo soundtracks.
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:47 am

Off of the top of my head....

Chrono Trigger - ahhh… still one of my favourite RPG’s all be it a bit short.
Secret of Mana
God of War – pumps the shit out of you and makes you want to slam your swards down a Zombies neck.
GTA-Vice City
Final Fantasy VII – Come on… it’s a beautiful game in all respects.
Burnout – I can’t remember which one.
Any Zelda…
Katamari D & We love Katamari – I mean come on it’s crazy Japanese pop and big band... I have it on my Mp3!
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Postby godzillasushi on Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:02 am

Yea the last 2 Burnout soundtracks have been really good. Revenge is my favorite but both are great. EA typically has strong music for its games. I feel sick saying that but two of my favorite series, SSX, and Burnout, usually are set in terms of music.

And this one just came to mind. Just Cause has some really cool music.
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Postby Maui on Wed May 30, 2007 11:37 pm

EA's Road Rash had a pretty good soundtrack.
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Postby havocSchultz on Wed May 30, 2007 11:47 pm

Maui wrote:EA's Road Rash had a pretty good soundtrack.






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Good times...
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Postby LaDracul on Thu May 31, 2007 9:53 am

This one is obscure....the 'enka' (Japanese folk song) instrumental in "Metropolismania".
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Postby Al Shut on Thu May 31, 2007 11:57 am

MonkeyM666 wrote:Chrono Trigger - ahhh… still one of my favourite RPG’s all be it a bit short.


I loved the theme of the fighting robot at the fair. That would make an exellent ringtone.
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Postby Maui on Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:09 pm

havocSchultz wrote:

Good times...


Road Rash was very good times! The 32 bit version was all California roads, which I liked, going thru Napa wine country, Sierra Nevada, coastal highways, etc.

Another one I forgot to mention is Coolboarders. They had a kick ass soundtrack as well.
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Postby ThisIsTheGirl on Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:28 pm

Al_Shut wrote:
MonkeyM666 wrote:Chrono Trigger - ahhh… still one of my favourite RPG’s all be it a bit short.


I loved the theme of the fighting robot at the fair. That would make an exellent ringtone.


Whoa! Are you guys talking about the PS1 version? Because the SNES one was kind of hard to find for us losers in PAL territories, no?
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:35 pm

I had a US adaptor for my SNES :razz:

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Postby Al Shut on Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:36 pm

I'm talking about the snes emulator on pc version :oops:
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:38 pm

BAH! You guys just wern't dedicated from the womb... YOU GOTTA GIVE IT YOUR ALL!
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Postby Logan5 on Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:08 pm

kid on an escalator wrote:This is way too hard to decide. Final Fantasy IV and especially VI have awesome soundtracks.

But then we have the Zelda series. OoT, TP, ALttP and pretty much every game in that series have some really really good tracks.

And like someone else said Shadow of the Colossus has a kick ass soundtrack as well.

There are way too many awesome game soundtracks out there to just decide which one that would be the best.



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Postby wonkabar on Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:12 pm

havocSchultz wrote:
Maui wrote:EA's Road Rash had a pretty good soundtrack.






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Good times...


AHHHHHH!!! Where's Road-Rash Online?!?!?!?!
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Postby godzillasushi on Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:27 pm

Geeze, you guys are always so wrong around here.


Sonic has always had the best music. Even the absolutely worst Sonic games have great music. Sonic R had great music....that's right, I said it.

Also, Steve Vai did the Halo 2 soundtrack so that's automatically awesome.

Screw your Road Rash lovin selves!!!
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Postby Logan5 on Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:33 pm

godzillasushi wrote:
Sonic has always had the best music. Even the absolutely worst Sonic games have great music. Sonic R had great music....that's right, I said it.

Screw your Road Rash lovin selves!!!



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Postby HeWhoCannotBeNamed on Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:56 pm

Why hasn't anyone mentioned Chrono Cross or Shadow Hearts? I listen to those soundtracks too, too often. Beautiful stuff. Perhaps I am a Yasunori Mitsuda fanboy. I am looking forward to his Luminous Arc score.

Super Metroid was mighty impressive. FFX too.
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Postby HeWhoCannotBeNamed on Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:59 pm

Phantasy Star II was and still is very good to me. My favorite game of all time, so my biased nature towards the score, is, well biased.
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Postby secret squirrel on Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:17 am

Toe Jam and Earl anyone?? what about hitman blood money? Their version of Ava Maria (spelling?) gave me goose bumps.
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Postby Seppuku on Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:53 pm

Unless we're talking about really dialogue heavy games, I don't think I've listened to a game's soundtrack in the last ten years (GTA included). Games are generally a perfect opportunity for me to turn the soundtrack down and spin a couple of discs in the background.

Also, considering I like platform games so much, they don't half have the most annoyingly cutesy music this side of Nick Jnr. There are probably quite a few exceptions, but I get so few opportunities to play albums these days that I'm willing to sacrifice a few 1 minute loops.
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Postby judderman on Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:59 pm

Secret of Mana
Megaman 3
Final Fantasy 4

That's all I can think of right now
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Postby Spandau Belly on Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:58 pm

This game I got called CONAN for the X360 has a perfectly Conan score, it's epic, macho, hard driving. It really captures the essence of the hero.

I've also got Crackdown and enjoy a lot of the music, I was expecting it to be all gangsta rap but they've got a good mix of relaxing techno that isn't intrusive or repetative the way a lot of video game music is and I love latin music and there's a good mix of that stuff in there too.
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