Video Game Music ....some thoughts and preferences!

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#1 Posted by callsignalpha (26 posts) -
So i wanted to ask all of u which video game music scores and themes u liked best.Then maybe i would listen to them and even try the game.I kind of like those themes which give u a nice epic feel with a bit of sadness.Some of my favourite themes are Crysis 3 NewYork Memories Silent Hill 2 (all of 'em) Most prefered:theme of laura Battlefield 3 (main theme) KillZone 3 (main menu theme) Wolfenstein The New Order :e3 trailer theme (in the background) + All along the Watch tower Assasins Creed Some non-ps3 games : C&C Generals American Battle Theme.....( dude , it blew me away.With all the rock blended with the epic-ness and desperation ) Deadlight (OST on the main menu screen) Please dont consider this a forum invasion.I just want some views and suggestions.BTW Crysis 3 theme is really good........u guys need to listen to it !!!!!!!
#2 Posted by BH14 (1624 posts) -

god of war series music is easily my favorite game music. It just sounds like blood, gore, war and the type of music for greek mythology.

#3 Posted by marcheegsr (2179 posts) -

Deadly premonition has a great sound track and the way they integrate it at the right time makes it that much better.

#4 Posted by thefreakofk (1 posts) -
Saints row 3 soundtrack is my favourite game music and i also liked the dj remix of it in the 4th installment. Crysis 2 music is also good.
#5 Posted by EnoshimaJunko (174 posts) -
#6 Posted by marinevetstl (115 posts) -
I dig God of War Ascension as far as exclusives.
#8 Posted by roboccs (6694 posts) -
Classic jrpgs have my favorite music in video games. A lot of them have the "epic" orchesteral feel to them. WHen I'm working I will listen to them from playlists on youtube. Some of my favorites are "Top 50 world map themes" or "Top 100 ultimate rpg songs". Just search those if you want to hear a bunch from classic jrpgs. Also, I have been really into the Xenoblade Chronicles soundtrack... listening to it as I type this as a matter of fact :) My all time favorite soundtracks are Final Fantasy 7, Tales of Symphonia, Final Fantasy 6, and Xenoblade. Give 'em a listen if you get bored.
#9 Posted by Netret0120 (1497 posts) -
Any Final fantasy easily. FFX has some of the best songs and themes in gaming.
#10 Posted by callsignalpha (26 posts) -

I got a long list of video game music that I like, so I'll just post a few of them here for you:

Tales of Xillia's Clenched Fist

Dangan Ronpa's Mr. Monobear/Monokuma-sensei's Extracurricular Lesson

Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver's Kanto Gym Leader Battle

Fire Emblem Awakening's Id: Purpose

Fire Emblem Awakening's Mastermind

Disgaea 4's Noble Marble

And I'll leave it at that for now.

EnoshimaJunko
THanks ! i liked the Clenched Fist and Mastermind.. U should really listen to Crysis 3 Memories theme ....its really epic...!!! :D
#11 Posted by callsignalpha (26 posts) -
[QUOTE="Netret0120"]Any Final fantasy easily. FFX has some of the best songs and themes in gaming.

I havent played any Final Fantasy.But everybody in this thread is praising its soundtrack so i will listen to it too!
#12 Posted by sukraj (20586 posts) -

I like far cry 3, tomb raider and GTA V soundtrack.

#13 Posted by EnoshimaJunko (174 posts) -

[QUOTE="EnoshimaJunko"]

I got a long list of video game music that I like, so I'll just post a few of them here for you:

Tales of Xillia's Clenched Fist

Dangan Ronpa's Mr. Monobear/Monokuma-sensei's Extracurricular Lesson

Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver's Kanto Gym Leader Battle

Fire Emblem Awakening's Id: Purpose

Fire Emblem Awakening's Mastermind

Disgaea 4's Noble Marble

And I'll leave it at that for now.

callsignalpha

THanks ! i liked the Clenched Fist and Mastermind.. U should really listen to Crysis 3 Memories theme ....its really epic...!!! :D

Glad you liked them. I listened to the Crysis 3 New York Memories track, and it was pretty cool.

#14 Posted by supa_badman (16611 posts) -

If we're talking about current gen, best is MW2's soundtrack. You're wrong if you think otherwise

 

Also World at War: Black Cats

#15 Posted by LoG-Sacrament (20285 posts) -

i like the morrowind soundtrack but i don't like it as a score for the game. they tried fitting too little music into too many situations so there ends up being the same theme playing when you're boldly setting out on a quest as when you're surrounded by ancient spirits in a crypt. plus the main theme is too easily identifiable for something that gets played ambiently.

it's weird because i like the music itself in morrowind more, but i think the use of music in a game like sound shapes is used so much better that it becomes better video game music. the player adds to the music as they collect pickups and the enemies/ obstacles move to the rhythm of the music so you know how to get by them. closure is another one where i really like how the music is used.

#16 Posted by MarcRecon (5227 posts) -

God of War and COD

#17 Posted by callsignalpha (26 posts) -

God of War and COD

MarcRecon
HAHA thanks man!! :D
#18 Posted by callsignalpha (26 posts) -
I am also listening to : SOLOMON's THEME BF3 THUNDER RUN BF3 SIEGE MW2 Chain of Command MW2 Coup de Grace : MW2 ( this music plays when sheperd betrays our protagonist and his partner "Ghost" and kills them. Made my eyes water.Plays at start of Wolverines mission )
#19 Posted by The_Last_Ride (65895 posts) -

Battlefield 1942 main theme, All of the Final Fantasy X sountrack and Mass Effect 2 & 3

#20 Posted by LightR (17316 posts) -

Mirror's Edge, MGS, and Wipeout HD host some of my favourite game songs.

#21 Posted by iampenguin (223 posts) -

I really enjoyed the music throughout Bioshock 2 it was a lot of violin and suited the mood so well.

Do you recall the beginning of Bioshock 2 where you in a submarine type of thing and being propelled to a building and those high notes, mmmm such suspense.

#22 Posted by StrykerX20 (11 posts) -

I may not play Star Ocean: TLH -International-, but I like the score behind it. Motoi Sakuraba. Also with the upcoming Tales of Xillia 2.

#23 Edited by withe1982 (412 posts) -

My avatar may give it away but you just can't get any better than the cyber-punk soundtrack of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. OST is a masterpiece:

also this little gem from Mass Effect 3 is fantastic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5JvbD2Zc9I

#24 Posted by dipdish (760 posts) -

L.A. Noire's main theme by Andy Hale is probably my favourite.

#25 Posted by mav_destroyer (3054 posts) -

My favorites that I actively listen too everyday:

  • Kingdom Hearts collection
  • Megaman X and Zero games level and boss music
  • Final Fantasy

Note: If you want to try FF then I recommend FF:Dissidia as it has a collection of the best OSTs across all the FF games remastered and remixed.

Music that I really enjoyed in other games:

  • Fallout 3 (Has a 60s feel to it, even though I don't like that type of music I really enjoyed it in F3)
  • Phoenix Wright (Music turns pure epic when you're close to solving a case)
  • Sonic The Hedgehog (Even most recent games suck, the soundtrack has been consistently nothing short of awesome)
  • Yoshi's story (waaay back during the N64 era. Still one of the best, cutest and addictive tunes)
  • Devil May Cry (Killing devils and listening to epic heavy metal, nuff said)
  • Disgaea (I'm still new to it but I think its pretty cool so far)
  • Persona 3,4 (The music is just amazing in this series)
  • Burnout: Paradise (the music is the only thing that made me put up with this game)

#26 Edited by CyberLips (1220 posts) -

Fallout 3 and New Vegas, the atmosphere is amazing.

#27 Edited by Shadow4020 (1917 posts) -

I'll just leave this here

#28 Posted by dipdish (760 posts) -

Oh, I forgot to mention Beyond: Two Souls. The fantastic soundtrack, composed by Lorne Balfe and produced by Hans Zimmer.

#29 Posted by lensflare15 (6127 posts) -

There's a ton of them that I love, like Medal of Honor Alibied Assault (main them), Socom, Zelda, Tecmo Bowl, Fallout 3, and many others

#30 Edited by callsignalpha (26 posts) -

U guys also need to listen to Glasgow Mega Snake track from Spec Ops the Line

#31 Posted by mooooo99 (1206 posts) -

theres loads of awesome videogame soundtracks.. some of my favourites are from my collection are..

final fantasy xiii

resonance of fate

final fantasy viii

mass effect 1, 2 + 3

skyrim

tomb raider

the legend of zelda ocarina of time

mirrors edge

pixel junk eden

portal 2

#32 Posted by hellangel_boy (179 posts) -

Lots of people here mentioned lots of good music and OST's. I'm amazed that no-one mentioned Assassin's Creed's OST's, they are one of the best out there. I also like Dark Souls' OST's and the OST's of a game called Knytt Underground, its OST's are also free on the PSN.

#33 Posted by callsignalpha (26 posts) -

KillZone 3 main OST is also very cool.............sad actually...... Assasins Creed 3 music is also amazing.