What games in your opinion have the best soundtracks?

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#1 Edited by Speeny (924 posts) -

I can't really comment on this one. Not huge on listening to soundtracks but will post anyway. :)

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#2 Posted by npiet1 (1450 posts) -

Tony hawks pro skater 2 and Tony hawks underground. Probably the best soundtracks I've ever heard in a game.

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#3 Edited by Sevenizz (2538 posts) -

Halo 2

World of Warcraft

(these two are the only videogame soundtracks I’ve ever purchased - flawless)

Project Gotham 2

(a lot of love and care went into these mostly indi choices)

Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg

I really appreciate the soundtracks to just about any Tom Clancy branded videogame. The sense of urgency and patriotism they convey really sets the mood - which is what a soundtrack is supposed to do.

While not an official soundtrack to a game, I downloaded this on my OG Xbox for Burnout 3 and it fit perfectly.


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#4 Posted by warmblur (1315 posts) -
  • Vice City
  • San Andreas
  • Spec ops the line
  • Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon
  • Mirror's Edge
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#5 Posted by Speeny (924 posts) -

@npiet1: Aggressive Inline might be one you appreciate too. Lot of classic early 2000's rock songs.

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#6 Posted by iwilson1296 (2426 posts) -

Bionic commando rearmed, vice city and then San Andreas

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#7 Posted by johnd13 (9551 posts) -

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

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#8 Edited by MclarenMaster18 (1033 posts) -

For each genre in my personal opinion.

  • Racing: Motorhead by Digital Illusions CE
  • Shooter: Halo Combat Evolved by Bungie
  • Fighting: BlazBlue Central Fiction by Arc System Works
  • RPG: Final Fantasy VII by Square Soft
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#9 Posted by YammiReckorrdSan (522 posts) -

My favourites are:

*Secret of Mana

*Nier Automata

*Tales of Symphonia

*Assassin Creed 2

*Blue Reflection

*Zelda Twilight Princess+ Skyward Sword

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#10 Edited by RSM-HQ (7642 posts) -

Though I think a similar thread was made late into 2018 on GD I do like the interest in gaming music. Far too many to name honestly, I love a good gaming sound track. Really gets my blood pumping for good games. Will try to name and share a few-

Nier Automata, Katamari Damashii, Shadow of the Beast, CastleVania games, Unreal, Bare Knuckle, Sonic Mania, Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2, Morrowind and Oblivion

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#12 Posted by RSM-HQ (7642 posts) -

@clefdefa: What's your favorite list of Soulborne ost? I've noticed most have different favorites.

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#13 Posted by Gwynbleidd_91 (77 posts) -

-Chrono Cross (PS1)

-Donkey Kong: Country (SNES)

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#14 Edited by robert_sparkes (2039 posts) -

Vice city was brilliant

Mega man 2 was an epic soundtrack still to this day.

Skyrim is also very good and suits the world perfectly.

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#15 Posted by Robbie23 (155 posts) -

Metal gear solid 4

Medal of Honor Frontline

Grandia 2

Turok 2

Return to Silius


Doom 64

Doom PSX

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#16 Edited by mrbojangles25 (42789 posts) -

Homeworld, at least for original soundtracks.

The GTA series since GTA 3 tend to have a good collection of licensed songs, and their talk channels are absolutely hilarious.

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#17 Edited by warmblur (1315 posts) -

Sleeping Dogs has a great soundtrack with a variety of rap, rock, classical,electronica and pop.

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#18 Edited by hrt_rulz01 (18138 posts) -

@johnd13 said:

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Yeah, that soundtrack is incredible... suits the game perfectly.

And more recently, RDR 2's soundtrack was pretty special.

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#19 Posted by Clefdefa (656 posts) -
@RSM-HQ said:

@clefdefa: What's your favorite list of Soulborne ost? I've noticed most have different favorites.

I really like the Omen and Bloodborne, Amygdala, Blood Starved Beast, Celestial Emissary, Ebrietas, Lullaby for Mergo and Maria from the Astral clocktower

For Dark Souls I like a lot Slave Knight Gael, Intro for 3, Lord of Cinder, Abyss Watchers, Lothric

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#20 Edited by qx0d (204 posts) -

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Halo: Combat Evolved, Left 4 Dead 1 and 2, Streets of Rage, etc.

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#21 Posted by DEVILinIRON (4571 posts) -

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night



I know I'm missing a bunch...

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#22 Posted by rmpumper (388 posts) -

I only count original game music and don't care about licensed stuff, so my 3 off the top of my head would be:

- Deus Ex (all games)

- Mass Effect (orignal trilogy, as I'm yet to play the 4th)

- the original Unreal Tournament

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#23 Posted by RSM-HQ (7642 posts) -

@clefdefa: Good picks, some of my favorites as well, though I do like Gehrman The First Hunter as well.

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#24 Posted by thereal25 (1664 posts) -

@johnd13 said:

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

and Mankind Divided

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#25 Posted by Ashenone360 (4 posts) -

Dark Souls Series

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#26 Edited by omegaMaster (1091 posts) -

Final Fantasy 7, 8, 10

All Kingdom Hearts games

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#27 Posted by Speeny (924 posts) -

@omegamaster: 10 had a great soundtrack imo. Very nostalgic.

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#28 Edited by Tennisthor (31 posts) -

World of Warcraft has had fantastic soundtracks since vanilla. I've also enjoyed Dark Souls too. Kingdom Hearts and FF ones I routinely listen to.

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#29 Posted by omegaMaster (1091 posts) -

@speeny: Yup. Better than 11-15. They were not so memorable.

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#30 Edited by uninspiredcup (30046 posts) -

I'd go with SFII, it has so many memorable themes.

Every piece of music became associated with a specific character, and they are all still used 25+ years on.

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#31 Posted by pyro1245 (4417 posts) -

Final Fantasy VII

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#32 Posted by judaspete (2692 posts) -

Mirror's Edge. I liked the soundtrack so much I got a few Solar Fields albums.

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#33 Posted by mikestunner (5290 posts) -

Too many to keep track of. Like every RPG pretty much.

Nier Automata is my current soundtrack binge though.

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#34 Posted by danielpacheco (145 posts) -

Silent Hill 2, Silent Hill 2, Silent Hill Homecoming and Silent Hill The Room.

Sould Reaver has a nice OST too.

And for party days Hotline Miami 1 and 2.

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#35 Edited by ClearAsMud (4 posts) -

The last of Us has one of the best soundtracks in games imo. Although I would say there's a few of the tracks in the ost that don't work well outside of the context of the game, but that is likely to happen in most games.