Weekend Open Forum: Your favorite game soundtracks

By Matthew
Feb 1, 2013
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  1. With the constant barrage of Humble Bundle-like deals, I've developed a bad habit of buying cheap indie games and only playing them for an hour or two -- if at all. Although I feel guilty when that happens with pricey...

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  2. Demigod001

    Demigod001 Newcomer, in training Posts: 21

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  3. Scrub206

    Scrub206 Newcomer, in training

    Ragnarok Online. Amazing + extremely nostalgic.
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  4. yRaz

    yRaz TechSpot Booster Posts: 856   +75

    Elder scrolls, specifically oblivion and the super meat boy sound track. It gets real when the rapture dark world music comes on.

    killing floor has an awesome gaming sound track, but not good enough to listen to in my spare time.

    EDIT: and how could I have forgotten Diablo 1 tristram music..
  5. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TechSpot Guru Posts: 802   +87

    Civilization 5 has beautiful ambient music.
  6. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 879   +170

    I love all of the Final Fantasy series soundtracks. I think I own them all too ._.
  7. Frezzer

    Frezzer Newcomer, in training

    Just a few:

    Baldur’s Gate 1&2
    Max Payne 2
    Halo 1&2
    Deus Ex HR
    Black Mesa
    And … C&C Tiberian Sun

    So many great soundtracks out there. :)
  8. Coodu

    Coodu TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 179

    I can't believe nobody has mentioned Deus Ex 1's soundtrack, my favourite for sure.
    Also Black Mesa, Frozen Synapse, Samarost 2 and Faster than Light have epic indie soundtracks.
  9. WildEast

    WildEast Newcomer, in training

    Okami Soundtrack - Reset (Thank you)

    Pretty amazing and beautiful.
  10. Jcanno0759

    Jcanno0759 Newcomer, in training

    Final fantasy
  11. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,573   +47

    Final Fantasy VIII.

    It's just simply the best soundtrack I've ever heard for a game.
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  12. Timonius

    Timonius TechSpot Booster Posts: 573   +31

    There are several for me but I want to give a particular shout out to 'KIng's Bounty: The Legend'. The music was epic and perfect for every particular area you traveled in. It really felt like I was actually there.
  13. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TechSpot Booster Posts: 571   +98

    Film composer Brian Tyler (http://briantyler.com/Site/Home.html) has some plenty of awesome soundtrack in video games such as Need for Speed The Run, Modern Warfare 3, and Far Cry 3. So whatever he compose is going to be my favorite. I'm a fan of indie-rock.
  14. psycros

    psycros TechSpot Booster Posts: 670   +202

    If most games lived up to their soundtracks I'd be a happy man - so many great ones, a lot of which were MIDI/MOD types (Ultima 3, Star Control II, Blood, XCOM, etc.) More recently I've liked Burnout II, Left 4 Dead and a few others. Anything by Jeremy Soule or Jesper Kyd is typically outstanding. TES: Oblivion might rate as my favorite..it just doesn't get old, which is kind of astounding. I also liked much of WoW's music.
  15. soldier1969

    soldier1969 TechSpot Booster Posts: 244   +43

    Rainbow 6: Rouge Spear about 12 years ago. Was playing on a Pent II 400 mhz with 512mb of ram, 16mb video card lol. Seems like forever ago. Was good music. I forget the composer.
  16. nismo91

    nismo91 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 999   +11

    Those final fantasy in original playstation console, gta vice city, nfs shift 2, gran turismo and metal gear series.
  17. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,415   +281

    Zelda, although just about any collection of Zelda songs is good.
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  18. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,319   +370

    Defense Grid: The Awakening has some great music in it. In fact, I have several cuts from that game on my workout mp3 player.
     
  19. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,858   +343

    Oblviion is my all time favorite and the donkey kong country games are pretty good. Portal 2 has some good things thrown in there as far as a remember. Halo1- 3 has some nice pieces, everything after that in halo is just meh and generic.
  20. pieceofSchmitt

    pieceofSchmitt Newcomer, in training

    New farcry3 soundtrack is very enjoyable.
  21. Draconian

    Draconian Newcomer, in training Posts: 17

    Mafia II. Driving around the city in a 1950s Corvette (called a "Frigate" in the game) while listening to old rock & roll songs by Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry. Great slice of post-World War II American life.
  22. BMfan

    BMfan TechSpot Guru Posts: 470   +47

    For me it would be Uncharted 1 & 2 and NFS Most Wanted.
  23. benken2202001

    benken2202001 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 154   +16

    For console its SSX: Tricky or FF7

    For PC its Settlers 3 or Diablo
  24. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,385   +205

    The ethereal soundtrack from Homeworld.
  25. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,917   +119 Staff Member

    Deus Ex 1 wins by far, I love the music in it.
    At second place comes the music to Settlers II (Yea, released in 1996, I still play it sometimes in Dosbox)

    I also really like the music in World of Warcraft, I don't play it any longer but I do have the music on my playlist and it brings a smile to my face when I play it :)


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