The best song in a video game

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#1 Edited by jhonMalcovich (5142 posts) -

For me, the Portals 2 ending song was the best song in a videogame ever.

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#2 Posted by mems_1224 (48401 posts) -
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#3 Posted by R3FURBISHED (10814 posts) -

I would love to know why Bungie fired Martin O'Donnell

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#4 Posted by OhSnapitz (18677 posts) -

Wow.. just wow..

Dude I know you love (on) the PC but.. n/m

To each his/her own.

#5 Edited by big_mak523 (199 posts) -

Chrono Cross has the best soundtrack in gaming history. Choose any one song. I choose this one.

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#6 Posted by parkurtommo (27655 posts) -

It's purely subjective, man.

But I will always say

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#7 Edited by R4gn4r0k (17476 posts) -

Yes, the portals end song was such a pleasant surprise. Now I want to play the game again.

I also love TLOU ending music

Donkey Kong 2: Bramble Blast is amazing. Actually, all the David Wise soundtracks are amazing. But I especially like his work on Donkey Kong Country

But the best single song ?

It has to be stealth bastards/stealth incs boss music

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Just gets your heart pumping, like a boss battle should do.

#8 Edited by BldgIrsh (2998 posts) -
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Melody of shooting with intense background music.

#9 Posted by pelvist (5218 posts) -

I liked Portal 1 ending song much more than the one in Portal 2.

#10 Posted by Bishop1310 (1201 posts) -
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gets the nostalgia goin every time.

#11 Edited by jhonMalcovich (5142 posts) -

Civilization 4 song is also the most epic song in a video game ever, in my opinion.

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#12 Posted by Bishop1310 (1201 posts) -

@jhonMalcovich said:

Civilization 4 song is also the most epic song in a video game ever, in my opinion.

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ahhhh yes how could i forget this? wonderbar

#13 Posted by freedomfreak (43036 posts) -
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Best lyrics by far.

#14 Posted by GreySeal9 (25049 posts) -

@big_mak523 said:

Chrono Cross has the best soundtrack in gaming history. Choose any one song. I choose this one.

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^You're winner.

#15 Posted by enzyme36 (1642 posts) -

Final Fantasy 4 Battle Theme

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ED_BrLAfmnQ

#16 Edited by Cloud_imperium (5825 posts) -

This was already performed by poets of the fall before the game's release but it was used in Max Payne 2 by Remedy . War by poets of the fall in Alan Wake is my 2nd favorite .

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As for real in game song , that is ending song of Portal 2 but you've already posted it .

#17 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (5811 posts) -

enslaved ending song

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#18 Edited by jhonMalcovich (5142 posts) -

Command & Conquer: Red Alert soundtrack is just orgasmic.

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#19 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (2303 posts) -

@jhonMalcovich: that portal song is painfully bad. how can you have such bad taste?

#20 Posted by uninspiredcup (12365 posts) -
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#21 Posted by Flubbbs (3525 posts) -

Old School Ultima Online midi music and another one of my favorites

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#22 Posted by gameofthering (10456 posts) -
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#23 Edited by Animal-Mother (27136 posts) -

Alela Diane- Take us back The walking dead season one really hits your hard....Especially after that ending.

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#24 Edited by jhonMalcovich (5142 posts) -

C&C Red Alert 3 soundtracks are insane.

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#25 Posted by Cloud_imperium (5825 posts) -
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#26 Posted by heguain (692 posts) -
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#27 Posted by wolverine4262 (20112 posts) -
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But, the whole soundtrack is win. Marty will have no trouble finding work.

#28 Posted by foxhound_fox (90562 posts) -
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Followed closely by:

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They may not be the most "catchy" video game tunes, but they come attached with some serious emotional energy within the context of their respective games. Far more than any other game to date.

#29 Posted by thehig1 (3228 posts) -

I love the chrono cross soundtrack as someone else mentioned, also the LOst Oddyessy Battle theme and main theme I love too

#30 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38219 posts) -
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#31 Posted by enzyme36 (1642 posts) -

Nice thread... and good post by all

@jhonMalcovich: Portal 2 ending song is dope! let the haters hate

#32 Edited by Snugenz (12763 posts) -
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Not so much because of the ME3 ending (pre-extended ending) but the end of the trilogy.

Not actually a song but meh :P

#33 Posted by adamosmaki (9799 posts) -

Serious Sam 3 soundtrack was freaking amazing and perfectly in line with the fast paced action of the game

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#34 Edited by mems_1224 (48401 posts) -

@wolverine4262 said:
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But, the whole soundtrack is win. Marty will have no trouble finding work.

YES!

God the Halo soundtrack is so damn good.

#35 Posted by OniLordAsmodeus (120 posts) -

@big_mak523 Yes...the Chrono Cross OST is amazing!

Most memorable OSTs for me...

Mega Man X Ost (really any of the tracks) is etched into my mind. The intro theme from X1 is awesome though...

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The Mortal Kombat OST is great too. The MK Deadly Alliance Character Select music is one of my favorites...

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The Metroid Prime series also has a killer soundtrack. Phendrana Drifts is great...

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Most recently, the Killer Instinct theme is a work of genius...

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#36 Edited by Wasdie (50590 posts) -

Way too many good ones to name just one.

Homeworld - Adagio for Strings

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Bastion End Theme

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Battlefield Bad Company - The Beast

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Ace Combat 5 - The Unsung War

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These are just a taste of the incredibly diverse and high quality music that is found in video games. You can't possibly narrow it down to one.

Hell this thread is loaded with fantastic pieces of music featured in video games. It's sad that people write off this music as "video game music" and put it in the same league as 8 bit soundtracks from the NES days like the Super Mario Bros and Tetris Theme. Video game music today is some of the highest quality in any media. It's a shame so many people don't realize that.

#37 Posted by bbkkristian (14967 posts) -
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Bravely Default has the best OST in existence.

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#38 Posted by drummerdave9099 (866 posts) -
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This song makes me want to be a loving, peaceful person when I'm angry, annoyed, or upset. Very powerful

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#40 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (26243 posts) -

@GreySeal9 said:

@big_mak523 said:

Chrono Cross has the best soundtrack in gaming history. Choose any one song. I choose this one.

^You're winner.

There's a reason why that game got a 10/10 here. The Music is one of those reasons.

BUT I'D SAY A COMBINATION OF BOTH CROSS AND TRIGGER ARE THE BEST!

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#42 Posted by IgGy621985 (4946 posts) -

Imho:

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Soundtracks aside, these games are imho pure perfection.

Rockstar tried, but completely missed the noir setting of the franchise.

#43 Edited by IgGy621985 (4946 posts) -

Oh yeah, also, I liked these two from NFS Unleashed 2. Rise Against and 30 Seconds To Mars fans will probably hate those, but imho they perfectly fit the "racing environment" of the game...

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#44 Posted by LustForSoul (5909 posts) -

I've got no absolute favorite, I'll just post something

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#45 Posted by harry_james_pot (11171 posts) -

Since you're asking for the best song and not just music, then it's To The Moon - Everything's Alright.

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#46 Posted by pyro1245 (1073 posts) -

well that's Tetris, obviously...... or maybe this one

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oh shit there'a also this one:

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I can't decide..... Cosmo Canyon is great too.

#48 Posted by Chutebox (38075 posts) -

Three come to mind:

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#49 Posted by Cloud_imperium (5825 posts) -

@IgGy621985 said:

Imho:

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Soundtracks aside, these games are imho pure perfection.

Rockstar tried, but completely missed the noir setting of the franchise.

You've earned my respect .

#50 Posted by Shadowchronicle (26039 posts) -

I really liked this one:

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Didn't like the game much but the soundtrack was awesome.