Best video game music ever.

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Posted by buccomatic (1941 posts) 8 months, 25 days ago

Poll: Best video game music ever. (48 votes)

Legend of Zelda 15%
Deus Ex 8%
Mass Effect 4%
GTA 6%
Fallout 6%
The Elder Scrolls 4%
L.A. Noire 2%
Other (specify in comments section) 54%

i went with legend of zelda: a link to the past. loved it!

#1 Posted by marcheegsr (2434 posts) -

I voted other. My pick goes to Deadly premonition. So catchy and it always plays at the right moment and makes the game so immersive.

#2 Posted by voljin1987 (677 posts) -

Final fantasy 12

#3 Edited by Flubbbs (2839 posts) -

The Last of Us

#4 Edited by gregbmil (2584 posts) -

F-Zero

#5 Edited by ristactionjakso (5629 posts) -

Dues Ex HR, Darksiders 2 and Blood Dragon for current gen. Mass Effect aint to bad either.

But ever???? I'm gong to go with Chrono Trigger.

#6 Edited by ZZoMBiE13 (22911 posts) -

"Best" is hard to qualify, so I just picked Other. And my "Other" is Marty O'Donnell's work on Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2. Halo 3 was also memorable, but 1 and 2 were the best in my view. If I had to pick just one, I'd go with the original.

#7 Edited by alim298 (1022 posts) -

Hope no SOTN fanboy rushes to this topic but I have to say that Castlevania Lords of shadow has the best music I have ever heard

Belmont's theme

The Throne

The latter has just been released ;-)

#8 Edited by gargungulunk (131 posts) -

I voted for Zelda, that theme is up there with Star Wars for longevity. (...In fact the 2 Main-themes would make a gnarly mash-up remix)

Yet Megaman 2 has some pretty awesome riffs & beats going on.

and...FF7 tunes still sweep into my mind, after nearly a decade since last playing it.

#9 Edited by c_rakestraw (14563 posts) -

Journey's the one I keep returning to. Every time I put on some music, it's often Journey that I load up. Usually "Nascence" or "Apotheosis." It never ceases to amaze me how effortlessly it weaves story into audio, let alone how absurdly beautiful each track is.

Hotline Miami's a real close second, though. "Hydrogen" alone makes the soundtrack incredible. It's catchy as hell and fits the fast-paced, twitch-based action of the game perfectly.

#10 Edited by gold_struck (55 posts) -

this gives me goosebumps as it starts playing!

it's my all time favorite game music

its so touching and a classic

London Philharmonic Orchestra and Greg Edmondson *clap* :'D

#11 Posted by Smashbrossive50 (2878 posts) -

there were greater music in the past

I chose these,and you should find it very great

linky 1 (Klonoa 2)

linky 2 (Sonic Advance 3)

linky 3 (Sonic CD "US")

linky 4 (Sonic CD "EU/JP)

^these links are for you

for me personally,I chose a theme from Sonic Colo(u)rs

#12 Edited by widdowson91 (1235 posts) -

As much as I love the music of the Zelda series, the classic Final Fantasy games and Chrono Trigger have the best video game soundtracks I have ever heard. The Sonic games also have great music.

#13 Posted by mooooo99 (1233 posts) -

wow, no one has voted mass effect, i really liked the soundtrack to me3.. anyway i would have to go with final fantasy xiii myself.. it has one hell of a soundtrack!

#14 Posted by DannyC_pt (62 posts) -

Soundtracks that should be on that list as well: Assassin's Creed II, Dead Space, Dragon Age: Origins, Heavy Rain, Journey, Red Dead Redemption, The Last of Us, Tomb Raider (2013), Uncharted.

All considered, it's so hard to choose one, but my favorite would be TESV: Skyrim. Jeremy Soule's work is fantastic, and The Streets of Whiterun remains, to this day, my favorite video game song ever made.

#15 Posted by AvatarMan96 (7321 posts) -

I'd have to go with Zelda. There's so many memorable tunes to choose from!

Honorable mentions are Shadow of the Colossus, the Mario series (namely Mario Sunshine and Mario Galaxy), the Uncharted series, and the two Batman games (haven't played Origins)

#16 Edited by The_Last_Ride (69170 posts) -

Mass Effect 3 and Final Fantasy X

#17 Edited by AK_the_Twilight (285 posts) -

Sonic 3 and Knuckles. Also, those poll selections are crazy. Doesn't GTA mostly have licensed music?

#19 Posted by FamilyGuyFan507 (2429 posts) -

Batman: Arkham Origins needs to be considered. Incredible music.

#20 Posted by FinalFighters (1315 posts) -

Dues Ex HR, definitely. This is the only video game soundtrack i actually bought! and im not one to buy/Listen to VG music.

#21 Edited by withe1982 (450 posts) -

Dues Ex HR, definitely. This is the only video game soundtrack i actually bought! and im not one to buy/Listen to VG music.

Amen brother. I still have it on my iPod and listen to it regularly.

#22 Edited by FinalFighters (1315 posts) -

@withe1982: yup, i have it on my ipod also. i listen to it when im at the gym working out. The Icarus track is so Epic i get goosebumps every time i hear it.

#23 Posted by withe1982 (450 posts) -

Poll is broken.

Can't believe Bioshock Infinite, The Last Of Us or Red Dead Redemption (Just for Far away) don't feature.

#24 Edited by bussinrounds (1975 posts) -

Fallout !

#25 Edited by Renegade_Fury (16959 posts) -

Sonic the Hedgehog, easily. Aside from Dark Brotherhood, every soundtrack I've ever heard over the past 22 years has had awesome tunes. My all time favorite soundtrack would be Sonic 3 & Knuckles', and specifically, Ice Cap Zone's music.

#26 Posted by chicknfeet (15624 posts) -

Wow, no Japanese music lovers? I have to say Persona 3 & 4 strike a chord with me when it comes to video game music. I actually have the opening song to Persona 4 as my cell phone ring tone

#27 Posted by Parado_xx (80 posts) -

I'll have to go for Red Dead Redemption. When the music starts playing after you've killed one of your old gang members and/or when you first enter Mexico, I just can't help but ride around on my horse till the songs stop. I also ride around aimlessly while listening to the soundtrack (and enjoying the scenery, of course)! All in all, I guess Red Dead Redemption is my favourite game when it comes to a lot of aspects, haha.

#28 Posted by bob_toeback (11267 posts) -

I voted LA Noire, basically because I love the main menu theme. But, in totality, I think Donkey Kong Country has to be my favorite. Stickerbrush Symphony is the greatest thing ever.

#29 Posted by WaxTheTrip (35 posts) -

Nine Inch Nails' Quake OST

#30 Posted by Ish_basic (3901 posts) -

@DannyC_pt: All considered, it's so hard to choose one, but my favorite would be TESV: Skyrim. Jeremy Soule's work is fantastic, and The Streets of Whiterun remains, to this day, my favorite video game song ever made.

Love Jeremy Soule's work. My favorite is Fear Not This Night from GW2.

#31 Posted by CoquiNegro (173 posts) -

I also have a lot of other favourite soundtracks:

Mass effect 2

Journey

Deus Ex: Human Evoltion

Guild Wars 2

Medieval Total War 2

Metal Gear Solid 3... The list can go on.

#32 Posted by El_Zo1212o (6001 posts) -

WET, hands down. Is this even a question?

#33 Posted by DanishSnow (67 posts) -

Deus Ex or Morrowind.

#34 Posted by touchscreenpad (220 posts) -

The music from Prince of Persia Warrior Within.

#35 Posted by s-e-e-k (247 posts) -

Total Annihilation

#36 Posted by 123CABOOSE123 (24 posts) -

I like the music from the original Boderlands game

#37 Posted by good_sk8er7 (4320 posts) -

Final Fantasy games have the best music, besides XII..

Final Fantasy X for the very best imo.

#38 Edited by DangerRemix (189 posts) -

My top 3

Super Mario 64

Socom 2 us navy seals

Metal Gear Solid 2

#39 Posted by t1striker (1549 posts) -

Wow what a terrible poll. No mention of Metal Gear, Nier, or Final Fantasy, but there is mention of GTA a game that doesn't even have good original music. Wow Just a terrible poll.

#40 Posted by 123CABOOSE123 (24 posts) -

@t1striker: Stop whining Just because it's not your preference..... That's where "other" comes into it

#41 Posted by loafofgame (381 posts) -

I love most soundtracks that feature in the list, but my personal favourite is the Medal of Honor: Allied Assault soundtrack by Michael Giacchino, although I have to admit this is mostly for nostalgic reasons. I started playing videogames relatively late and MOHAA was my first shooter and it made a huge impact. The menu music and the simple theme that came back in almost every track; it was wonderful.

#42 Edited by rockusa662 (1 posts) -

Best video game music ever
1 uncharted
2 bf
3 halo
4 ac2
and moreeee ok Friends

#43 Posted by CoquiNegro (173 posts) -

This is perhaps a hidden gem, because the game was a huge failure. Probablly among the top 5 soundtracks in gaming history.

#44 Edited by D3dr0_0 (3495 posts) -

Out of the list Zelda easily.

I'd say the Megaman X games has some great tunes along with the Final Fantasy and Chrono series.

#45 Posted by crimsonman1245 (4253 posts) -

Nier, it curbstomps almost everything.

#46 Posted by Morphic (4326 posts) -

SUper CAstlevania 4 and MGR Revengeance

#47 Posted by redalert2004 (2308 posts) -

Best Music is Hell March from C&C Red Alert

#48 Edited by PyratRum (557 posts) -

@alim298 said:

Hope no SOTN fanboy rushes to this topic but I have to say that Castlevania Lords of shadow has the best music I have ever heard

Belmont's theme

The Throne

The latter has just been released ;-)

Came in here to post this. Say what you want about the gameplay or story but you can't deny the epic masterpiece that is the Lords of Shadow soundtrack.

Here is the music for the Lords of Shadow 2 E3 Trailer. Epic to say the least:

#49 Posted by nicecall (428 posts) -

Chrono Cross - Chrono Trigger

Theme Hospital

Halo Series

Final Fantasy (probably half the games have good music)

Jagged Alliance 1 and 2

Street Fighter series

Day of the Tentacle

Command and Conquer & Red alert series

Civilization 3 then Civ 2 and some of Civ 5

Starcraft series

Warcraft 2

Donkey Kong Country Series & Donkey Kong country returns

Secret of Mana

Ultima 7 / Ultima Online

Privateer

Bastion

Aion / TERA

Simcity 2000, 3000 and 4 and Simcity on Snes

Super Mario series

Dark Cloud 1&2

Monkey Island series