What are the best main menu themes of all time?

  • 117 results
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

This topic is locked from further discussion.

#101 Edited by Lucianu (9492 posts) -
@ConanTheStoner said:

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.

Combat kind a sucks in SoM and the companion AI is dreadful, but the music is really, really nice. Outside nostalgia i never understood the praise tho, same goes for mediocre shit like UN Squadron and Knights of the Round.

Terranigma is a great game for sure. My favorite action - RPG on the system. Ilusion of Gaia is decent as well, tho not nearly as good or polished.

#102 Posted by Ratchet_Fan8 (5550 posts) -

how can it not be the MGS4 main menu ?? i dont even like the game too much,but damn that menu

#103 Edited by V3rciS (2215 posts) -

Monkey Island

of course..

Also

Uncharted series

Elder Scrolls

Soul Sacrifice

and the

Super Mario

is a classic

#104 Edited by gameofthering (10368 posts) -

Fur Fighters

Little Big Adventure 2

Resident Evil : Code Veronica

Timesplitters 2

Sonic Adventure

Sonic Adventure 2

Duke Nukem 3D

Toy Commander

Age of Empires 2

Sonic 3D

#105 Edited by GreySeal9 (24859 posts) -

I'm a big fan of Phantasy Star 2's main menu theme.

It's so lonely and mysterious sounding. This is one rare case in which I like that the song sounds dated.

#106 Posted by Renegade_Fury (17294 posts) -

@Lucianu said:

Not a menu theme, but i gotta give a shout out to Mega Turrican (SEGA Genesis) stage 1 theme.

Brilliant game, brilliant music.

I love Mega Turrican; very rarely do I see anyone ever mention it. 1-2 is my favorite piece of music from it.

#107 Posted by Zophar87 (4351 posts) -

Metroid Prime is probably my favorite.

Worth mentioning Final Fantasy IX and the Halo games, Gears of War 1 (that one sends shivers down my spine), World of Warcraft, Pokemon Gold/Silver, and Super Mario World...

#108 Edited by chocolate1325 (32595 posts) -

Uncharted series

Metroid Prime

The Zelda series.

#109 Posted by Big_Pecks (5431 posts) -

Obviously Brawl since you can choose which of the many great songs you want to hear.

#110 Edited by Joedgabe (5129 posts) -

What? no one said Crysis 2? Maybe the game is just that hated....

seriously great theme song wasted.. makes you feel like shit about to get serious......

#111 Posted by Maroxad (8434 posts) -

Vanilla World of Warcraft
Guild Wars Nightfall
Guild Wars Factions (Sadly none of these themes are no longer the theme played in the main menu, this replaced them, and I dont like it nearly as much as the other 2)
Xenoblade (title screen makes for an excellent Screen Saver too)
Sid Meier's Civilization 4
Morrowind

#112 Edited by LostProphetFLCL (17602 posts) -

@good_sk8er7 said:

@LostProphetFLCL said:

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.

Yeah they do have the same songs being redone for the series. I just think it works perfectly for FF7.

I am extremely partial to FF7 though. Still is my fav game of all time and there is a butt-ton of nostalgia there.

I do think the soundtrack is pretty objectively the best of all-gaming. Uematsu's work with that game was just so God damn incredible!

#113 Edited by GreySeal9 (24859 posts) -

@LostProphetFLCL said:

@good_sk8er7 said:

@LostProphetFLCL said:

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.

Yeah they do have the same songs being redone for the series. I just think it works perfectly for FF7.

I am extremely partial to FF7 though. Still is my fav game of all time and there is a butt-ton of nostalgia there.

I do think the soundtrack is pretty objectively the best of all-gaming. Uematsu's work with that game was just so God damn incredible!

I don't think FF7's soundtrack has aged particularly well. I think the "instruments" sound quite unnatural and the overall effect is somewhat tinny (not in that awesome retro way) and leaves me kind of cold. Don't get wrong. Many of the compositions are solid and some are even excellent (particularly Aeris's Theme and One Winged Angel), but I think that many FF soundtracks are much stronger in a melodic sense (especially that of FF6,8,9,10). I think FF7's soundtrack would really benefit from rearrangement. It sounds way too mechanical and dated to compete with some of the other FF soundtracks IMO.

#114 Posted by LostProphetFLCL (17602 posts) -

@GreySeal9 said:

@LostProphetFLCL said:

@good_sk8er7 said:

@LostProphetFLCL said:

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.

Yeah they do have the same songs being redone for the series. I just think it works perfectly for FF7.

I am extremely partial to FF7 though. Still is my fav game of all time and there is a butt-ton of nostalgia there.

I do think the soundtrack is pretty objectively the best of all-gaming. Uematsu's work with that game was just so God damn incredible!

I don't think FF7's soundtrack has aged particularly well. I think the "instruments" sound quite unnatural and the overall effect is somewhat tinny (not in that awesome retro way) and leaves me kind of cold. Don't get wrong. Many of the compositions are solid and some are even excellent (particularly Aeris's Theme and One Winged Angel), but I think that many FF soundtracks are much stronger in a melodic sense (especially that of FF6,8,9,10). I think FF7's soundtrack would really benefit from rearrangement. It sounds way too mechanical and dated to compete with some of the other FF soundtracks IMO.

It does have somewhat of a more computerized sound. Wonder if it was because it was their first foray into putting music on a PS1 FF game.

My dream is for them to remake the game and I would LOVE them to re-record that soundtrack for a remake.

#115 Edited by GreySeal9 (24859 posts) -

@LostProphetFLCL said:

@GreySeal9 said:

@LostProphetFLCL said:

@good_sk8er7 said:

@LostProphetFLCL said:

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.

Yeah they do have the same songs being redone for the series. I just think it works perfectly for FF7.

I am extremely partial to FF7 though. Still is my fav game of all time and there is a butt-ton of nostalgia there.

I do think the soundtrack is pretty objectively the best of all-gaming. Uematsu's work with that game was just so God damn incredible!

I don't think FF7's soundtrack has aged particularly well. I think the "instruments" sound quite unnatural and the overall effect is somewhat tinny (not in that awesome retro way) and leaves me kind of cold. Don't get wrong. Many of the compositions are solid and some are even excellent (particularly Aeris's Theme and One Winged Angel), but I think that many FF soundtracks are much stronger in a melodic sense (especially that of FF6,8,9,10). I think FF7's soundtrack would really benefit from rearrangement. It sounds way too mechanical and dated to compete with some of the other FF soundtracks IMO.

It does have somewhat of a more computerized sound. Wonder if it was because it was their first foray into putting music on a PS1 FF game.

My dream is for them to remake the game and I would LOVE them to re-record that soundtrack for a remake.

Probably.

The closest we can get to a redone soundtrack is some of the rearrangements on YouTube, but I find that most of them lose the atmosphere of the original game. The ideal rearrangement would be to take the the same basic sound of the original tracks but beef them up and make them sound warmer.

#116 Posted by joel_c17 (2867 posts) -

Original need for speed underground was good

#117 Posted by Ballroompirate (23290 posts) -

The lack of Chrono Cross and The Witcher makes me sad for this forum.

#118 Posted by Magescrew (530 posts) -

@Ballroompirate said:

The lack of Chrono Cross and The Witcher makes me sad for this forum.

Ah. Forgot about the Witcher. Glad they're bringing that theme back for TW3, dunno why they left it out of 2.

#119 Posted by Zlurodirom (744 posts) -

How have there been 118 posts in this thread without mention of FFXII's theme? I know it is kind of a rehash of previous games in the series, but it really sticks with me for some reason, especially the last 45 seconds.

Plus another vote for Halo (great mix) and FFX, so much nostalgia.

#120 Edited by withe1982 (450 posts) -

only correct answers are:

Deus Ex: HR

Oblivion

Mass Effect

TLOU

Dragon's Dogma

#121 Edited by Litchie (16430 posts) -

Metroid Prime, hands down. It's also one of the best looking intros. Also, Mafia and STALKER. Amazing themes right there.