Capcom's surprising revision of its long-running role-playing game franchise, among other great qualities, contains a truly excellent musical score that adds a lot of atmosphere, and contributes significantly to this tense and exciting adventure. The music also immediately establishes that this Breath of Fire isn't just a generic fantasy game.
The long-running Castlevania series has given us a ton of great music over the years. The series' first PlayStation 2 installment is no exception, delivering a terrific musical score that helps give the game its gothic atmosphere.
This hilariously haunting game from Empire Interactive and Sick Puppies uses jazz and traditional pop to create a bouncy soundtrack that is reminiscent of some of Danny Elfman's work in film and television.
Freedom Fighters (PC, XBOX, GC, PS2)
Freedom Fighters uses anthemlike songs and traditional choral vocals to give the game an appropriately cinematic feel that fits the overall themes and adds to the game's great sense of tension.
Even the short music loops used for the menus in Voodoo Vince sound great. The game's jazzy tunes are upbeat and whimsical while also managing to fit the game's creepier moments very nicely.