What video game soundtracks have you listened to while not playing the game itself?

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#1 SolidGame_basic
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I would say my most listened to soundtrack while not playing the actual game itself is Persona 5. It's upbeat and catchy. There have been others as well, but nothing as much as I do Persona. Kudos to Atlas for making great soundtracks. What about you, SW? What video game soundtracks have you listened to while not playing games?

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I don't think I've ever listen to a video game sound track outside of the game.

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I've never played Donkey Kong Country Returns on the Wii, but listen to that soundtrack all the time, its very well done... i've played all the DKC games on the snes though.

Also Simcity 2013, i probably played the game for maybe 30 minutes, but listen to its soundtrack often. Music is good, the game was bad and not worth time playing.

I've listened to some of Ys 9 OST lately, I haven't played it yet since the games not out yet in NA but its alright. I think I like Ys 8 OST more though.

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Ocarina of Time

Wind Waker

Breath of the Wild

Super Metroid

Metroid Prime

Super Mario Galaxy

Donkey Kong Country

DOOM and Eternal

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TW3, TES, and Chrono Trigger are regulars

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The Hu from Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order: (and I happened to like The Hu band anyway)

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And I also listen to anything coming from David Wise music like in Donkey Kong Country & 2.

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The messenger has a lot of great ones

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#9  Edited By sakaiXx
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Probably The Elder Scroll Morrowind. Actually never played it but the theme song is so damn good. Personally one of the best theme songs.

Other than that probably Persona music especially Persona 3, FF music (various), KH music (various).

*Wiping All Out from Persona 3P is my fav battle theme ever. Loving Hollow from FF7R and Utada Hikaru KH spotify collection is sometimes gets played when I want that KH nostalgia.

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#10 SolidGame_basic
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@magnum3000: nice song, is that your workout song or something lol.

@sakaixx said:

Probably The Elder Scroll Morrowind. Actually never played it but the theme song is so damn good. Personally one of the best theme songs.

Other than that probably Persona music especially Persona 3, FF music (various), KH music (various).

*Wiping All Out from Persona 3P is my fav battle theme ever. Loving Hollow from FF7R and Utada Hikaru KH spotify collection is sometimes gets played when I want that KH nostalgia.

Hollow is such a great ending song. Really gets thinking about the next game.

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@SolidGame_basic said:

@magnum3000: nice song, is that your workout song or something lol.

Something like that lol.

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Many. Likely occupies 1/3 of my Spotify library.

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Demon’s Souls

Metal Gear Solid 4

Mostly these two soundtracks.

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#14  Edited By sakaiXx
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@SolidGame_basic said:

Hollow is such a great ending song. Really gets thinking about the next game.

Its a great song and I also likes the instrumental ver. Hollow Sky when we met and partner with Aerith in Chapter 8. Kinda funny, and I actually teared a bit how the meaning of the song is super spoilery and its played there. Excited on what that unknown journey leads to.

Fully expecting FF7R to win the best OST of the year.

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Probably listened to the Hotline Miami 1/2 OST the most on the MP3 player.

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Powerstone. That's got some catchy beats.

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Tree of Savior

Starbound

Final Fantasy 14

Xenoblade Chronicles X

Death Stranding (Hated the Game, LOVE the soundtrack)

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A lot. 😅

Some favourites of mine are:

- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game

- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time

- Final Fight

- Contra III: The Alien Wars

- Super Castlevania IV

- Chrono Trigger

- Sparkster

- The King of Fighters ‘96

- Blazblue games

- Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

- Chrono Cross

- Mega Man X

- Mega Man 2

- the Ninja Gaiden games

- Marvel Vs Capcom games

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The one the only

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Minecraft

Stardew Valley

Resident Evil

Donkey Kong

Zelda

Hollow Knight

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#21  Edited By pelvist
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Outrun. The Amstrad CPC version came with the two music tracks on a separate cassette which I listened to once.

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There are some examples including Final Fantasy VII, Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, and some of the recent Fire Emblem titles (Awakening, Fates, Three Houses).

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@sakaixx said:
@SolidGame_basic said:

Hollow is such a great ending song. Really gets thinking about the next game.

Its a great song and I also likes the instrumental ver. Hollow Sky when we met and partner with Aerith in Chapter 8. Kinda funny, and I actually teared a bit how the meaning of the song is super spoilery and its played there. Excited on what that unknown journey leads to.

Fully expecting FF7R to win the best OST of the year.

Yes, FF7R soundtrack is awesome. Super nostalgic. I too look forward to the next one 🙂

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I really miss the game thumbnails PS3 had. I would frequently scroll through and have a mini jam session. Here are a couple of my favs:

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But for whole soundtracks...there's only one

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My best 3 of all time are: Journey to Silius, Faxanadu, and Donkey Kong Country. All 3 amazing to this day. All are extremely atmospheric and just capture the games perfectly. You know when music actually makes a game better that they absolutely nailed it. This coming from someone who usually turns music off in games.

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I have been listening to a lot of the xenoblade soundtracks. all 3 games have absolutely brilliant music. Even Xenoblade 2, which is a poor game, has arguably the best soundtrack of the lot of them and thats saying something. A shame its host game is not fit to wear it.

Final fantasy crystal chronicles (another meh game imho) also has a wonderful soundtrack. i return to it quite often.

Persona 5 has some great music. i didn't get on with the game but the music was one of the things i generally liked about it (and the menus....Oh those menus :P).

i recently started listening to some music from tThe World Ends With You again (i must get that on the switch). There is a twister remix which just sounds brilliant (it was used for promoting the IOS version).

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#27  Edited By dzimm
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Some of my favorite game soundtracks:

  • Stellaris
  • FTL
  • Into The Breech
  • Opening themes from Civilization IV and VI
  • Heavy metal DLC released by Paradox Interactive for some of their grand strategy games
  • Portal and Portal 2
  • Half-Life, Half-LIfe 2, and episodes
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None, i try not to listen to music in games where ever possible.

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#29  Edited By Ezekiel43
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I've listened to the Silent Hill 2 soundtrack a bunch, have in FLAC, and have never played the game. Did try once, but quit after about an hour.

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#30  Edited By Renegade_Fury
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SEGA/Atlus stuff mostly, as well as varying degrees of Capcom, Cave, and Square music.

Music is one of the most important factors when judging a game to me, and accordingly, I'm always listening to my favorite tracks, especially while doing mundane work such as reading dense material like scientific journal articles. Just today I've had Yakuza 5 music playing on my headphones to keep me focused.

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@i_p_daily said:

None, i try not to listen to music in games where ever possible.

Why, too busy listening to AC/DC and Savage Garden and Hugh Jackman?

@Renegade_Fury said:

SEGA/Atlus stuff mostly, as well as varying degrees of Capcom, Cave, and Square music.

Music is one of the most important factors when judging a game to me, and accordingly, I'm always listening to my favorite tracks, especially while doing mundane work such as reading dense material like scientific journal articles. Just today I've had Yakuza 5 music playing on my headphones to keep me focused.

You knew I was playing Yakuza 5!! And it's a damn fine game lol.

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All the Tony Hawk game soundtracks, lol I have been jamming to those my whole life.

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#34  Edited By lundy86_4
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Outside of a game? Never. There are still some rocking tracks when i'm playing, and Persona usually nails it.

That being said, I need to address GTA for their radio, especially Vice City... That shit's better than normal radio.

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I have not played the game Transistor but I was listening to its awesome soundtrack recently.

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#36  Edited By I_P_Daily
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@SolidGame_basic said:
@i_p_daily said:

None, i try not to listen to music in games where ever possible.

Why, too busy listening to AC/DC and Savage Garden and Hugh Jackman?

Geez some of you Americans are cringe worthy

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@uninspiredcup said:

Probably listened to the Hotline Miami 1/2 OST the most on the MP3 player.

yea these are pretty much the only ones I put effort into getting copies of.

listened to some Pyre and Cuphead tracks a well on youtube

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#38  Edited By GirlUSoCrazy
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Megaman 2, Galaxy Force 2, Darius 2, Space Harrier 2, Castlevania 2, Katamari 2, Street Fighter 2, Contra 2, Zelda 2, Final Fantasy 2

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@hardwenzen: The Messenger OST is soooo goood!

I've been sending the OST to my friends who appreciate chip tunes and they love it as well.

I do think the game is phenomenal as well.

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I actually thought of one.

I'm using some of the music from Silent Hill 2 for a spooky D&D game I am running.

Never played the game. Great intense music for those scary parts.

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Mirror's Edge. Listened to the soundtrack many times, and then got a bunch of Solar Fields albums.

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@osan0 said:

I have been listening to a lot of the xenoblade soundtracks. all 3 games have absolutely brilliant music. Even Xenoblade 2, which is a poor game, has arguably the best soundtrack of the lot of them and thats saying something. A shame its host game is not fit to wear it.

Final fantasy crystal chronicles (another meh game imho) also has a wonderful soundtrack. i return to it quite often.

Persona 5 has some great music. i didn't get on with the game but the music was one of the things i generally liked about it (and the menus....Oh those menus :P).

i recently started listening to some music from tThe World Ends With You again (i must get that on the switch). There is a twister remix which just sounds brilliant (it was used for promoting the IOS version).

Dude, you're right about Xenoblade 2's soundtrack.

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@SolidGame_basic: a good start and just the tip of the iceberg.

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Just to add a few more. I could go on with some more top picks. epic soundtrack.

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@i_p_daily said:
@SolidGame_basic said:

Why, too busy listening to AC/DC and Savage Garden and Hugh Jackman?

Geez some of you Americans are cringe worthy

I can't help but notice that's not a denial.

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#45  Edited By Jag85
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Racing Hero (Arcade)

Composed by Hikoshi Hashimoto

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Fatal Fury Special (Neo Geo)

Composed by Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan

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Chrono Trigger (SNES)

Composed by Yasunori Mitsuda and Nobuo Uematsu

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Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection (PSP)

Composed by Namco Sound Team (Ryuichi Takada and others)

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Streets of Rage 4 (PC, Switch, PS4, X1)

Composed by Olivier Deriviere, Yuzo Koshiro, and others

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#46  Edited By Zidaneski
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I'll go a step further and say that some music I listen to while having never even played the game its from would be:

Megaman

Castlevania

Legend of Zelda

Old school Final Fantasy

Bastion

Nier games before Automata

Metroid

Chrono Trigger

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#47 SolidGame_basic
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@osan0: Sweetness. Dude, I just saw what you wrote about The World Ends With you. I really liked that soundtrack too! I didn't bother with the Remix.

@Vaasman said:
@i_p_daily said:
@SolidGame_basic said:

Why, too busy listening to AC/DC and Savage Garden and Hugh Jackman?

Geez some of you Americans are cringe worthy

I can't help but notice that's not a denial.

😄

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Oh Ammy how could i forget Okami? Giver of life and mother to us all.

Joy in music form:

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