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    I'm not usually too into most video game music, but here's one I liked:

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    I would have to say that modern video games are made or broken with their soundtracks. Having the right music at the right time with the right feel can really make the entire scene come together for the player - as it helps fill in that nuances lost by not being surrounded by the situation. A good example in modern gaming would be Mass Effect - all three games had wonderfully appropriate soundtracks, everything from futuristic techno to sad, mournful piano pieces ('An End Once and For All' from Mass Effect 3 would be the one I am thinking of).

    On the flip-side of that coin, games that fail to license songs the players can connect to are usually doomed to failure (see Test Drive Unlimited 2, amongst countless others). In open-world games, the player seeks out common items to tie themselves to the universe. Turn on the car stereo, you expect to hear music you'd hear when you turn on the car radio in real life - not some hack-kneed cheapo music the publisher could get their hands on for free, from groups no one has ever heard of, or 'deep tracks' from known artists that NO ONE likes.

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    The Sims 1, how I miss that game and that music! I have The Sims 3 now, but I get bored easily while I remember being completely addicted from the first day I got the original. I also wish I could listen to the music from the first one while I play it.
    And now for something completely different.

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    Trine has some decent tracks (Trine 2 has exactly the same kind of music, but I found the tunes in the first one a little more memorable). It's kinda cliché fairy tale/fantasy music, some of it a little cute and quirky, some modal 'folksong' elements etc. Sets the tone nicely for the pretty, charming fantasy world.





    The 'rocking' last level music.
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    Spent large chunks of my childhood on this game.

    Honestly didn't remember how good it was, especially with the constraints of the N64's dodgy processor-powered sound setup/90s GM programs.

    Would love a real orchestral version.

    Edit: Never mind!
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    There is no video game in history with a more beautiful soundtrack than Shinobido. The erhu transcends this world.


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    When it comes to the good old 8-bit days I think the Ducktales game on NES had some of the most catchy tunes. It's probably the nostalgia speaking, but I still think these are really cute. (Yes, I know the Moon theme is the famous one..)







    Speaking of retro stuff, the indie game VVVVVV has a soundtrack that is inspired by the 8-bit days (and the graphics look even more retro). I thought this one had a nice little tune. (Main melody doesn't start right away)

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    I just realized that World of Goo has an amazing soundtrack: http://kylegabler.com/WorldOfGooSoundtrack/

    Conflict Of Interest - World Of Goo


    Ode To The Bridge Builder - World Of Goo


    World Of Goo Theme - World Of Goo

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    I'm not impressed with most of today's VG soundtracks. Most of them are just background music.

    SNES era is where it's at. From its limited audio system came great creativity.

    Super Castlevania IV, easily my favorite video game soundtrack of all time. Every level has brilliant atmospheric music.



    This has to be the most briliant end boss battle theme of all time (Dracula):


    And one of the greatest video game ending themes of all time:

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    You don't hear cool themes like this in today's games:


    Chandeliers, fantastic tune:


    Most crazy intense battle theme ever:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mesa View Post
    That's almost as bad as the novelty dubstep version of the Tetris theme that every club in my squalid hometown
    *brostep

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    Golden Axe Music - Commodore 64 version


    best 8-bit track ever?
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    I like Heroes of Might and Magic 2,3,4 soundtracks.

    Also Medieval - Total War II and Sim City 4 have some good tracks.

    I like the works of the composer of Paradaox games: Andreas Waldetoft ... he has composed dozens of epic soundtracks already.

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    haven't played the game, nor have i heard the soundtrack... but i hear the Assassin's Creed OST is decent. caught this one on the radio, apparently it's part of it:

    woodkid - iron

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    Yeaaaaaaaaaaah!!

    Saki Kaskas - Siwash Rock (NfS2SE soundtrack) on guitar.

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