Best game music!

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Ratty Sr., Jul 12, 2004.

  1. Jabbapop

    Jabbapop Still Mildly Glowing

    Jun 1, 2004
    I thought the music in contracts could have been good, but it was a little too sparse for me.
     
  2. stephen_liwf

    stephen_liwf First time out of the vault

    Dec 11, 2003
    It is really strange that no one mention the Might & magic series. I like every sound track in game cd and listen to them every now and then.
     
  3. Janeus

    Janeus First time out of the vault

    Sep 12, 2004
    Baldurs gate 2 has some nice music.
     
  4. Snake

    Snake Vault Dweller

    Jul 6, 2003
    If there ever is a game better than fallout, baldurs gate 2 has to be it. Music rules.
     
  5. quietfanatic

    quietfanatic Ancient One

    Dec 10, 2003
    The chronocommandoes in 2 were fun though. I never could finish Red Revolution without nukes and Kurovs.

    My top five favourite soundtracks are:

    1. Final Fantasy Series

    2. Fallout Series

    3. Hitman 2

    4. Mafia

    5. Medieval: Total War
     
  6. Dapper Dan Man

    Dapper Dan Man Water Chip? Been There, Done That
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    Oct 6, 2004
    Fallout (of course)

    Baldur's Gate 2

    Final Fantasy 8/Tactics (Cant decide)

    Xenogears
     
  7. LazyGnome

    LazyGnome First time out of the vault

    Sep 1, 2004
    PC
    Dune 2 (Westwood's original RTS)
    Command and Conquer Red Alert (Hell March, of course)
    Descent 2 (both the midi-style and the stuff on the CD)
    Warcraft 2 (put it on a tape to listen to when I mowed lawns as a kid)
    Ultima 7-9
    Anything Star Wars (even the remixed stuff in Force Commander, I'm not that much of a purist/fanboy)

    Console
    Starfox
    Anything Castlevania
    Legend of the Mystical Ninja
    Anything done by Square (except FFX-2)
    Super Dodge-Ball
    River City Ransom
    Anything on the XBOX that lets me use stuff I've put on the hard drive
    Halo
    Once again, anything Star Wars (even Shadows of the Empire)
     
  8. JJXB

    JJXB First time out of the vault

    Jul 5, 2004
    i'd say (in no paticular order):
    Fallout series
    Tony hawks series (THPS3 best)
    quake series
    GTA series (vice city best)
    MGS series
    zelda series (OOT best)
    C&C series
    diablo series
    soul reaver series
    return to casle wolfenstein
    and starcraft
     
  9. victor

    victor Antediluvian as Feck
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    Dec 12, 2003
    Shenmue 1 and 2. 'Nuff said.
     
  10. Zaij

    Zaij Vault Senior Citizen
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    Feb 10, 2004
    Best game soundtrack.

    So what game does everyone think has the best soundtrack? I'd have to give this to "Tropico" for having the great Bachata style music which was slotted in so perfectly with the play element of Tropico.
     
  11. Lord 342

    Lord 342 Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    May 21, 2004
    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Hands down. The 80s ruled.
     
  12. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Jul 5, 2003
    I'd have to go with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2. Best song selection I've ever seen in a game.

    Or Duke Nukem 3D. Megadeth, woohoo!
     
  13. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Moderator

    Apr 15, 2005
    Hitman.
    Jesper Kyd pwns big time.

    I also oft remember the theme to Terminal Velocity. Mmmm, adrenaliny.
     
  14. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Here are some suggestions.
     
  15. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Formerly known as Ratty Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    Merge plz?
     
  16. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Jul 5, 2003
    Merged.
     
  17. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    My list:

    -Final Fantasy 3 (6 in Japan)
    -Chrono Trigger
    -Final Fantasy Tactics
    -Mega Man X
    -Halo 1 & 2
    -Fallout 1 & 2
    -Duke Nukem

    Quite a limited list...I dont play as much as you guys. :wink:

    Sincerely,
    The Vault Dweller
     
  18. Jammet

    Jammet Leopardster

    May 30, 2005
    Lumines - (PSP) has lots of great music that changes when you play adequately.

    Unreal - (PC) this has to be one of the nicest game soundtracks ever.

    The Dig - (PC) may be that it's a bit uninspired at times, but it's nice to listen to.

    Ultima Underworlds - (PC/Midi) a few select pieces of music from this game really ooze that sad "imprisoned & exploring dungeons and caves" feeling.
     
  19. Hovercar Madness

    Hovercar Madness Still Mildly Glowing

    May 11, 2004
    Double Dragon (NES): midi guitar solo in stage 1. Truly the most brilliant piece of game music composition to date.

    Double Dragon 3 (NES): entire stage 2. Pure genius, no other way of describing it, you can just feel the presence of a vintage moog in the composers studio.

    Bomberman 5 (SNES): most of the music throughout the game. Some sort of strange experimental hip hop genius must have realized at some point how to create the perfect bass, and that it needed to be in a snes game. Awesome.

    Battletoads (NES): Everybody knows this tune, everybody loves this tune. Nuff said y'all.

    Mashed (XBOX): the menu tune probably has the grooviest bassline ever conceived in a videogame. Note how you do need a good soundsystem to fully appreciate it (same goes for BM 5 actually)


    On a side note, visit the VG music archive.
     
  20. Pajari

    Pajari Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jun 7, 2005
    Anoter vote for Deus Ex- I actually went to the trouble to find a place where the original .umx music files had been made into .mp3's.

    http://jadiepoo.com/dx/

    Also, Halo was the only other game that actually made me stop and listen to the music it was so fantastic. Sadly, I don't know of a place to get those tracks for free. You probably have to buy them.

    And there must be a mention of the later Grand Theft Auto series for their liscensed soundtracks- lisetning to 'Thriller' while jacking cars was a pretty sublime experience.

    Also, Hidden and Dangerous and Mafia both had fantastic music scores. I think, for Hidden and Dangerous 2 (which is an awesome game in it's own right, btw), they actually got an orchestra to do the score. Great stuff.