Greatest video game sound tracks

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by R.Graves, May 3, 2016.

  1. mithrap

    mithrap Ring a ding-ding, baby

    May 17, 2016
    I was surprised by the quality of Vermintide's soundtrack. It's dirty, it's beautiful :

    Who could forget the Sarafan stronghold's theme in Legacy of Kain ? Those raging drums. I would love to hear it with a real orchestra, if LoK got a next gen remake, but it's very unlikely.

    Hotline Miami 2 is perfect when you're in the mood for pure raw violence, pixels and 80's.

    And of course, the bleak, simple and beautiful credits music of Soma. At the moment you hear it, you are probably in shock and it's just perfect.

    The protoss theme of Starcraft was so eerie and intense. Loved it. It sounded so alien.


    And, of course, the Witcher 3's amazing, badass and emotional soundtrack. Too many tracks to quote, here, but I can't get tired of "Silver for monsters", "Widow Maker" and "The trail".
     
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  2. erich van loon

    erich van loon Polish Winged Hussar

    May 23, 2016
    DOOM/2

    Rome Total War

    Medieval II Total War

    Age of Empires II wololo

    Europa Universalis IV

    Crusader Kings II
     
  3. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend First time out of the vault

    Nov 26, 2015
    The two Shadowrun games for Sega and Snes have always stuck with me...Sega especially today can have some "tin" to their sound, and its not as fleshed out as SNES but I can still dig it.

    Im sure with Shadowrun being my second favorite franchise has nuthin to do with it.

    I do love the old school soundracks from back in the good old days a bit more than the super produced ones of today, but there are obviously standouts like TW3, even if you hate the music, the production is top notch and they fit the vibe, though they can get repetitive and annoying....Lookin at you polish folk music lady who howls over every batle...
     
  4. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    Computers and arcades are vastly underrated compared to consoles. This shouldn't happen. That's why.

     
  5. Kohno

    Kohno A Smooth-Skin

    Jul 30, 2009
    Trying to choose stuff that I, at a quick glance, didn't see mentioned already (Fallout/Fallout 2 is there a couple of times already, for example...):

    Gothic 3 sports some pretty neat tracks in its OST



    As does Risen 1:



    HoMM series has always had good music (there's good music for hours on end in the whole series):



    Disciples series also:



    I love the mood in Arcanum's take in minimalism:



    There'd be more, probably, but... yeah.
     
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  6. Xellos

    Xellos Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Feb 10, 2006
    Diablo 1 OST is great, especially Tristram:


    Glad the HoMM3 and Starcraft got mentioned as well, from the latter a lot are good, my favorite probably being:


    Somehow it fits so well in the background, the sequel just couldn't replicate it for me.
     
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  7. Millim

    Millim What the fuck is this for a shit?!

    Oct 13, 2010
    I think this game has a criminally underrated soundtrack

     
  8. hag

    hag The Master Did Nothing Wrong!

    Aug 21, 2016
    here are some that i really like:


    the character creation screen music of dark souls (and by extension, demon's souls) are always really good. strikingly peaceful compared to what comes later on.​


    the soundtrack was my favorite thing about TW3, it's absolutely incredible. this track is the best, in my opinion... it's so raw and wicked. it really works for the setting.​


    rule of rose was a creative game, though the gameplay was utter crap. it's too bad, because it had a lot of potential. the soundtrack is still great though. elegant and aristocratic, if you're into that sort of thing.​


    silent hill games as a whole have terrific soundtracks (well, the first four... can't be sure about what comes later) but i think the first game's OST remains the best of them all. it's the wistful, nostalgic tracks that really stand out to me.​
     
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  9. Sergeant Politeness

    Sergeant Politeness Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Jun 20, 2015
    I've yet to play the Silent Hill games but their soundtrack sound really good from what i've heard, yeah.

     
  10. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    I am really fond of the Silent Hill 2 soundtrack, especially the main theme. It was the first time I heard of Akira Yamaoka's work on the main Silent Hill games and it left a great impression of the main games' soundtrack. For the most part, I think the soundtrack of the main Silent Hill games are brilliant.


    Another Silent Hill 2 track that plays in a pivotal moment of the game.


    Planescape: Torment has a nice recurring theme throughout their soundtracks but the one that stuck with me the longest (aside for the main theme) would have to be Deionarra's theme. It certainly caught my attention when I played the game for the first time as I explored the Mortuary and even now whenever I hear the theme, I still feel sad as I recall Deionarra's torment at the hands of the Practical Incarnation.


    EDIT: Added a few more I forgot to add.
    Most of the Deus Ex tracks but this one really suited the mood and emotions raised in the level it appears.


    Witcher 3 had some great tracks but the Hearts of Stone main theme was fantastic along with another track that plays during an optional but awesome boss fight (can't add it here because of the limit).
     
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  11. Earth

    Earth Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2013
    This might have been posted already. I would check but these pages full of video links slow my computer down like crazy.

     
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  12. cordelionreaver

    cordelionreaver Still Mildly Glowing

    Nov 29, 2015
    Street Fighter 2010 had good background music for some of its levels.


    Xenogears had great music


    Squaresoft usually had good soundtracks.
     
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  13. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Misanthropic God of Rations Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    Sure, I'll bring this thread back to life with dark magic.

    Shout outs to @SuAside for recommending Dark Reign. I thought I was the only person that remembered that severely underrated and criminally overlooked masterpiece. I fucked with the level editor on that one like crazy in those days. Lore of the Realms and Lord of Magic get a lot of love from me as well. I still own the discs to all of those.

    *looks back fondly*



    Soul Reaver was well known for it's lack of load times in those days. That and a soundtrack that is still awe inspiring. The Dreamcast version is the one to go for. I had it for PSX though.
     
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  14. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...I Remember...

    Sep 11, 2010
    There can be only one...
     
  15. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Misanthropic God of Rations Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    My childhood.







     
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  16. mithrap

    mithrap Ring a ding-ding, baby

    May 17, 2016
    Ah, thanks for posting this one. Even today, I still listen to LoK's tracks, and still get chills from the Sarafan soundtrack.
    Legacy of Kain is probably my favorite franchise, ever. Unmatched in terms of dialogues, character development, atmosphere and yes, soundtrack... If any franchise deserves a remaster, or proper new titles, it's LoK. It's also the most cursed franchise you can think about, with about 10 cancelled projects...
     
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  17. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Misanthropic God of Rations Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    IT LIVES!

     
  18. Tawûsê

    Tawûsê First time out of the vault

    Jul 20, 2017
    KOTOR 2, IMO, is too well written to be a Star Wars game.

    It also has a kickass soundtrack

     
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  19. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Misanthropic God of Rations Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    I am about to replay that with mods actually once I track them down.
     
  20. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Modder

    Sep 14, 2009
    Final Fantasy VII is pretty special...especially a high quality version. There's a lot of well written diverse sounds that suit the various moods in the game, good stuff.
     
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