#1 Posted by wilsouk (39 posts) -

Recently gaming soundtracks have been getting a lot of listening time. They are absolutely ideal while revising / working, brilliant semi-background music. So far;

- Bastion

- Fez

- Cave story

- Super Meat Boy

- Sword and Sworcery

Anyone else any they listen to and want to recommend to me and others?

#2 Posted by Animasta (14692 posts) -

Nier has the best game soundtrack ever made, so much so that they've released 4 soundtracks for it (OG album, remix album, piano album, and remix album from japanese artists)

#3 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

Donkey Kong Country 2

#4 Posted by Purpz (81 posts) -

Isn't there already about eight threads of this already?

#5 Posted by Dixavd (1358 posts) -

My Favourite is Final Fantasy X but I also think Final Fantasy XIII has a stunning one too coming clost second to it in the Final Fantasy franchise.

I love the music of the Zelda franchise (with Ocarina of Time's sountrack probably adding the most to the gameplay experience while any soundtrack from Wind Waker onwards could much more easily be held up as masterpieces in their own right).

The Kingdom Hearts series as some of the most well thought out soundtracks out there (especially since they weave melodies of previous songs in with newer ones to link story points with the musical themes).

Okami has a truly magnificent soundtrack - most people obviously notice the visible art style immediately and comment on that but honestly the use of music really transcends a nice idea for a setting into a true tangible and engrossing world.

And I would also mention Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect and Portal for using their soundtrack to really help their universes feel massive and make the actions of the player feel significant.

#6 Posted by Grillbar (1835 posts) -

i like the dj hero/guitar hero/rockband

also

pretty much all assasins creed ost ( a ton of jesper kyd)

max payne 3, final fatasy pretty much any number ( ambient album)

and need for speed carbon/most wanted

Duke Nukem 3D OST (belive it or not)

gta 4

dont know if the last 4 count since its pretty much a playlist but the gta one is awesome since it also had the intros of the different radio station and commercials

#7 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1423 posts) -

the Blazblue soundtracks are pretty great....i listen to it all the time

also like listening to FF battle music and the Black Mages renditions of them.

#8 Edited by believer258 (11914 posts) -

Chrono Trigger!

EDIT: Also, the Halo soundtrack. Regardless of whether you like the games or not, they've got pretty good soundtracks.

#9 Posted by kpaadet (410 posts) -

Journey (the game :) ) have a great soundtrack, also the Uncharted series especially 2 & 3.

#10 Posted by DillonWerner (1528 posts) -

Elder Scrolls games

#11 Posted by Lava (667 posts) -

Journey, Portal 2, Uncharted 3, and I recently found a site with all of the music from all of the Ratchet and Clank games so I've been jamming out to that A LOT.

#12 Posted by Silvergun (297 posts) -

@Animasta said:

Nier has the best game soundtrack ever made, so much so that they've released 4 soundtracks for it (OG album, remix album, piano album, and remix album from japanese artists)

The more I hear about Nier, the more I feel I've missed out by not playing it. Might have to do something about that one of these days.

As for my picks:

Ace Combat Zero - Totally solid soundtrack throughout, but the final boss track, 'Zero' is the best final boss music out there.

Final Fantasy Tactics - I think you could make a really good case for calling this the best game soundtrack ever made. Even the end credits theme kicks ass, but 'Trisection' has always been my favorite track.

Ys: Oath in Felghana - Sound Team JDK's masterpiece. The Ys games always had amazing soundtracks, but Oath in Felghana really took those old SNES tracks and did some amazing stuff with them. If I had to choose, 'Frozen Time' is probably my favorite song on the soundtrack, but 'Searing Struggle' and 'The Strongest Foe' are so good it would be criminal not to mention them.

#13 Posted by Dixavd (1358 posts) -

@Lava said:

Journey, Portal 2, Uncharted 3, and I recently found a site with all of the music from all of the Ratchet and Clank games so I've been jamming out to that A LOT.

Did you find Youtube?

#14 Posted by OldGuy (1557 posts) -

Bully.

#15 Posted by Symptomz (130 posts) -

Bully did have fantastic music actually. Totally forgot about it. Buuuut Persona 4 has the best soundtrack of all time.

#16 Posted by Aarownd (59 posts) -

I'll second Donkey Kong Country 2, and Persona 4. But also Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game. Anamanaguchi did the soundtrack, and it's one of the best things I've heard in a long time.

A few others would be: Tales of Symphonia. Majora's Mask. Final Fantasy 4/7. Super Mario Sunshine, but only because that's one of the few redeeming qualities of that game. And Street Fighter II.

#17 Edited by Vexxan (4620 posts) -

People have already mentioned most of the good ones but Dustforce has an amazing soundtrack, bought it day 1 from Bandcamp and I listen to it basically every day.

#18 Posted by Lava (667 posts) -

@Dixavd said:

@Lava said:

Journey, Portal 2, Uncharted 3, and I recently found a site with all of the music from all of the Ratchet and Clank games so I've been jamming out to that A LOT.

Did you find Youtube?

Hardy har har, how about, I found all of them for free download on ratchet-galaxy.com

#19 Edited by MariachiMacabre (7096 posts) -

@Lava said:

@Dixavd said:

@Lava said:

Journey, Portal 2, Uncharted 3, and I recently found a site with all of the music from all of the Ratchet and Clank games so I've been jamming out to that A LOT.

Did you find Youtube?

Hardy har har, how about, I found all of them for free download on ratchet-galaxy.com

That sounds an awful lot like piracy.

Journey has the best soundtrack of the year so far.

#20 Posted by ddensel (384 posts) -

Rayman Origins has some great music, especially this western themed tune.

#21 Posted by jonnyboy (2920 posts) -

Portal 2. It's massive and free too.

#22 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4813 posts) -

I'll be cuh-ray-zay and throw Spec Ops: the Line into the hat for "best soundtrack." Of course, if you don't like classic rock or rock and roll in general, you'll probably dislike it.

Still, someone made a shoot-out with Martha Reeves' "Nowhere to Run" as the backing track. That's fucking awesome.

#23 Posted by Morrow (1829 posts) -

I recently liked this one:

Feels epic :]

#24 Posted by WoodimusPrime (5 posts) -

Previous posts have been dead-on with Bastion and Journey. I'm also really into the Skyrim soundtrack. I wake up every morning to the sounds of "Dragonborn". Gets me ready to go!

#25 Posted by mosespippy (4185 posts) -

The Mirror's Edge soundtrack is really good. The remix album of the theme song is alright too.

Shank has an alright soundtrack that is free (or was, I can't remember).

#26 Posted by Zelnox (389 posts) -

I really like Jeremy Soule’s work, especially in Icewind Dale and Guild Wars.