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 TS Rookie Posts: 21

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  3. Scrub206

    Scrub206 TS Rookie

    Ragnarok Online. Amazing + extremely nostalgic.
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  4. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,541   +518

    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 TS Evangelist Posts: 794   +87

    Civilization 5 has beautiful ambient music.
  6. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 827   +192

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

    Frezzer TS Rookie

    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 TS Enthusiast Posts: 155

    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 TS Rookie

    Okami Soundtrack - Reset (Thank you)

    Pretty amazing and beautiful.
  10. Jcanno0759

    Jcanno0759 TS Rookie

    Final fantasy
  11. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,533   +48

    Final Fantasy VIII.

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

    Timonius TS Guru Posts: 599   +38

    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 TS Addict Posts: 609   +109

    Film composer Brian Tyler ( 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 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,133   +502

    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 just doesn't get old, which is kind of astounding. I also liked much of WoW's music.
  15. soldier1969

    soldier1969 TS 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 TS Evangelist Posts: 886   +13

    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: 10,675   +389

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

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,508   +550

    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 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,364   +709

    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 TS Rookie

    New farcry3 soundtrack is very enjoyable.
  21. Draconian

    Draconian TS Rookie Posts: 24

    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 TS Evangelist Posts: 578   +134

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

    benken2202001 TS Enthusiast Posts: 114   +16

    For console its SSX: Tricky or FF7

    For PC its Settlers 3 or Diablo
  24. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,875   +332

    The ethereal soundtrack from Homeworld.
  25. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,921   +178

    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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