What are the best main menu themes of all time?

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#52 Edited by psymon100 (6138 posts) -
#53 Posted by Pikminmaniac (8873 posts) -

Nothing tops the main menu theme to Metroid Prime in my eyes. The atmosphere is just perfect.

#54 Edited by Chozofication (2837 posts) -

@zaraxius
said:

To list one that hasn't already been named, I'd say Paper Mario. It was great!

Finally! That was a good one.

i'll add sin and punishment 2

#55 Posted by Chozofication (2837 posts) -

Nothing tops the main menu theme to Metroid Prime in my eyes. The atmosphere is just perfect.

How are you liking the W101? It's hectic but so fun and over the top.

#56 Edited by WitIsWisdom (3757 posts) -

Looks as though no one has mentioned the best of all time.... that would be Journey to Silius on the NES. Just a FANTASTIC musical treat. Amazing by any standards, and accomplished on the NES.... so ahead of its time. Easily my number one soundtrack of all the games I own... which is over 1,800 at this point not including my PC games.

Here is the title theme which is also stage 1's theme

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

Here is Stage 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6sjYt6EJVw

Stage 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrZ8UiU3ZfE

Stage 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgmH6J5GGxE

Sunsoft was killer in the day... Best soundtrack eva..

#57 Edited by Thefatness16 (4672 posts) -

Halo 1, 2, 3 Halo Reach's title theme 2, and Into Free/Dangan from Dragon's Dogma.

#58 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8625 posts) -

I think Crysis 2 takes this title by a landslide. Hans Zimmer ftw!

#59 Edited by Mcspanky37 (1695 posts) -

The Original Fable. Few games compliment the visuals perfectly with its OST like Fable and enhances the atmosphere significantly. Also something about Ocarina of Times soundtrack is simply perfect.

#60 Posted by PyratRum (561 posts) -
#61 Posted by Jankarcop (9310 posts) -

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#64 Posted by LostProphetFLCL (17311 posts) -

Wow, I freaking cannot believe I am going to be the first to mentions Final Fantasy 7's absolutely amazing main menu theme.

Such an incredible soundtrack that game has. Only game soundtrack I actually felt the need to buy.

#65 Edited by MirkoS77 (7358 posts) -

@foxhound_fox: true, good point.

I guess I'd have to choose SotN.

#66 Posted by dommeus (9277 posts) -
@Blabadon said:

Deus Ex Human Revolution

Really, I don't think there is any other answer

Yep. So good I listen to it on Spotify

#67 Posted by sts106mat (19583 posts) -

Mass Effect 1 - "Vigil" for me, nothing compares

#68 Edited by jhonMalcovich (4652 posts) -

RED ALERT 2

#69 Edited by voljin1987 (714 posts) -
#70 Edited by Pikminmaniac (8873 posts) -

@Pikminmaniac said:

Nothing tops the main menu theme to Metroid Prime in my eyes. The atmosphere is just perfect.

How are you liking the W101? It's hectic but so fun and over the top.

It's definitely a kamiya game so I'm loving it quite a bit. I can't wait to go back and try harder difficulties, but more importantly, improve my scores! That's always been the biggest draws to his Hack n Slash series.

#72 Edited by naz99 (1318 posts) -

Civilization 4 - Baba Yetu

Never has a song set an atmosphere quite like this does....IMO

#73 Edited by FreedomFreeLife (2399 posts) -

Mafia

/Thead

Sadly 99% gamespot users never played this game.

#74 Posted by uninspiredcup (8364 posts) -

My friend this is an excellent question and something very overlooked. It seems Halflife 2's dynamically changing thematic backdrops would be an excellent suggestion.

#75 Edited by Suppaman100 (3872 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

Personally I always felt KH's menus and their music had a big impact while being super simple and minimalistic:

KH2 (PS2)

This, this and this.

Simplicity is key.

#76 Posted by foxhound_fox (88109 posts) -

Mass Effect 1 - "Vigil" for me, nothing compares

It's a shame that the rest of the game and series didn't live up to the awe-inspiring foundation that menu theme and intro laid down. Pressing start at the opening menu in Mass Effect always gave me chills. The soundtrack in the rest of the series never lived up to the first game.

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#78 Edited by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -
#79 Edited by genius2365 (382 posts) -

Mass Effect 3 and 1, Deux Ex: Human Revolution, off the top of my head

#80 Posted by jg4xchamp (47944 posts) -

Metroid Prime 3

Game is disappointing. The menu music? opposite of disappointing. That menu music is the true third game in the Metroid Prime Trilogy.

#81 Posted by br0kenrabbit (12949 posts) -
#82 Edited by lild1425 (6757 posts) -

FFX and Super Smash Bros. Brawl are ones that immediately jump out.

#83 Posted by TheShadowLord07 (22121 posts) -

halo ce, 2

fallout 3, new vegas

the elder scrolls 4

Mass effect

ninja gaiden black

#84 Posted by ConanTheStoner (4987 posts) -

Nice to see Secret of Mana being listed. Honestly, I never thought the game was that great, but it had some great tracks for sure.

And yeah, pretty much all of my other favs have been listed.

Guess I'll give Terranigma a shout out. I only got into it recently and its pretty decent. Definitely some good tracks.

#85 Edited by vincent380 (2243 posts) -

FFX-2

Eternity: Memory of Lightwaves

The music is so relaxing yet some what sad i love it. Its really the only menu music that really stood out to me to this day. I used to just pop in the game and let the music play.

#87 Edited by PurpleMan5000 (7185 posts) -

@naz99 said:

Civilization 4 - Baba Yetu

Never has a song set an atmosphere quite like this does....IMO

I was going to post the same thing. I actually took the time to revert my menu theme back after installing the expansions because that song was just so great.

#88 Posted by Magescrew (522 posts) -

Jade Empire

#89 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (4367 posts) -

damn that persona 4 song was nice, never played the game but that music was powerful.

anyway the one i like the most is splinter cell conviction and age of empires 2. halo got boring for me heard it too many times, the best halo song ever has to be 'never forget'

#90 Posted by mems_1224 (47022 posts) -

damn that persona 4 song was nice, never played the game but that music was powerful.

anyway the one i like the most is splinter cell conviction and age of empires 2. halo got boring for me heard it too many times, the best halo song ever has to be 'never forget'

Oh man, that Splinter Cell one is good too. Forgot about it.

#91 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (4367 posts) -
#92 Edited by stuff238 (622 posts) -

Already been said but MGS2. That song sounds epic when high on DXM or ecstacy. Very mellow but badass at the same time.

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#94 Edited by darkkillerr (361 posts) -

here's one nobody post i like doom 3

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#96 Edited by BlbecekBobecek (2685 posts) -
#97 Posted by good_sk8er7 (4321 posts) -

Wow, I freaking cannot believe I am going to be the first to mentions Final Fantasy 7's absolutely amazing main menu theme.

Such an incredible soundtrack that game has. Only game soundtrack I actually felt the need to buy.

The only problem with that is that it's not exactly memorable because it's just the Final Fantasy Prelude, which has been in every FF game besides x-2 and I think the XIII trilogy.

But I have to agree that FF7 has a ridiculously good soundtrack.

#98 Posted by ConanTheStoner (4987 posts) -

@stuff238 said:

That song sounds epic when high on DXM or ecstacy.

#99 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (4723 posts) -

Halo 2, any MGS game, Super Smash Brothers Melee, Spelunky.

#100 Edited by Lucianu (9394 posts) -