#1 Posted by Jay444111 (2441 posts) -

Let this topic be dedicated to either cult classics or unknown hits and their epic music that could literally melt the ears off of lesser beings! Let this topic be dedicated to those games!

First off on the list is the entirety of SMT: Strange Journey.

Yes people, this song is the INTRO song... on a DS VIDEO GAME!!! If a developer ever complains about not having good music on the DS again... I am going to slap them and then show them this music from this game! Here is another one!

Man... this music kicks all sorts of ass! This is just the NORMAL boss theme! Damn...

Now for another game... which the entire damn soundtrack is FUCKING AMAZING!

Nier... No seriously, the entirety of the soundtrack is so fucking awesome that it is amazing that it hasn't been more popular, it actually kinda pisses me off on how ignored it gets! Here is just one of many of the themes!

Again... this is just a random normal boss monster theme... holy shit. Oh... and buy the game guys. It kicks all kinds of ass. Also the game has kinda a bullet hell thing going on which somehow works incredibly well with this kickass music.

Now, moving forward. I will not cry this time, I swear!

OH NOOOO!!!! Dammit tears! Dammit my stupid eyes! Stop crying dammit! To everyone here. Buy this game! Do it... NAAOOOO!!!!

What games that you believe have gone unnoticed that have also had some of the most kick ass songs?

#2 Edited by AndrewB (7590 posts) -


So good it apparently also became the intro theme to Tales of Symphonia somehow.

Yes, I mean to include the entirety of the Golden Sun and Lost Age soundtracks.

#3 Posted by Jay444111 (2441 posts) -

@AndrewB: No problem with that. Golden Sun kicks ass!

#4 Posted by AnimalFather (800 posts) -

the entire FF7 soundtrack

#5 Posted by SpunkyHePanda (1641 posts) -

I haven't played Strange Journey in a couple of years, but I still get the battle theme stuck in my head.

#6 Posted by Canteu (2821 posts) -

Nier is probably my overall favourite OST of all time.

Terranigma has a fantastic soundtrack. I say overlooked due to it not being released in the US.

Also my obligatory favourite game of all time track.

This one might have only gone overlooked due to a lot of people hating it, but there's no denying it had an incredible OST. Deffo my top final boss music of all time.

#7 Posted by WilltheMagicAsian (1544 posts) -
#8 Posted by Intro (1206 posts) -

Short little flash game with a 16 minute soundtrack. Love every minute of it.

#9 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

I'm about to school you motherfuckers:

#10 Posted by Canteu (2821 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: That Mystic Ark track is the veritable shit.

#11 Posted by BirdkeeperDan (400 posts) -

I feel that Konami had some great composers in the 90s. There is so much good music that was buried in otherwise unremarkable games or Japan-only releases.

#12 Posted by believer258 (11808 posts) -

Soooo.... anything that isn't from a JRPG?

#13 Edited by WilltheMagicAsian (1544 posts) -

@believer258 said:

Soooo.... anything that isn't from a JRPG?

Battle Arena Toshinden on Game Boy maybe. PS1 version isn't that bad either.

#14 Edited by Canteu (2821 posts) -

@believer258: I would say that neither Nier or Terranigma are traditional JRPG's, or even Dark Chronicle for that matter.

I would also like to add Drakengard 2.

#15 Edited by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1726 posts) -

I just discovered this.  


Good forest music is very important and this is the best forest music this gen. Seriously.  
#16 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@believer258 said:

Soooo.... anything that isn't from a JRPG?

Tear Ring Saga, and maybe Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru.

#17 Posted by Draxyle (1835 posts) -

TC, you just made me put Fragile Dreams on my wishlist. Looks like the underground type of game that I can appreciate.

That said, even as someone who played Crisis Core multiple times, I never realized how fantastic that entire soundtrack is until I listened to it again on youtube.

#18 Edited by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Get hype!

#19 Posted by Rebel_Scum (688 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

Get hype!

No no son,

Get Psyched!

#20 Posted by Jay444111 (2441 posts) -

@Draxyle: Get a Kleenex box as you buy it... trust me! You WILL need it!

#21 Posted by WilltheMagicAsian (1544 posts) -

Actually you know what, I just need to post this.

#22 Posted by ddensel (375 posts) -

Still one of my favorite RPG battle themes

#23 Posted by Jay444111 (2441 posts) -

@WilltheMagicAsian: For some odd reason, when I hear that theme, I think of Deadly Premonition... I have no idea why.

Here is some music to it.

That is the best whistle them of all time! Oh, and here is my favorite song in that game!

Awesome them, once it gets to the 1:09 it gets awesomer!

@ddensel: Never change your avatar, it is to damn awesome to be changed.

#24 Posted by Masha2932 (1241 posts) -

This song is from a flash game called Escape from the underworld

#25 Posted by Otogi (249 posts) -

I think the Otogi 2 intro track is pretty good, but I'm super biased, so maybe it's shit. Check it out and decide for yourself.

#26 Posted by Christoffer (1799 posts) -

As much as I love nostalgia my pick is a recent one. The Sword And Sworcery Soundtrack is one of the few soundtracks I regularly listen to. Here's the track I want most people to notice and remember from the soundtrack. So f-ing good.

#27 Posted by wemibelec90 (1631 posts) -

Anything from the first Mighty Morphin Power Rangers game on the SNES is AMAZING. Some of my favorite nostalgic music, especially when you discount the usuals.

Also notable is some of the music from the Sega CD version of The Terminator. I never played it (learned about it thanks to the AVGN) but it is pretty damn good.

#28 Posted by Gruff182 (855 posts) -

This comes to mind.

#29 Posted by G_Locke (11 posts) -

idk if anyone here's played Legend of Legaia, but I doubt many have, if any

I recommend the game itself, it's fantastic

#30 Posted by JasonR86 (9659 posts) -


Fuckin'A Terminator on the Sega-CD! Yeah!

Of the games I can remember, these songs stood out.

#31 Edited by Thepyromaker (20 posts) -

I listen to this song all the time! From Bastion.

Also this, even though I have never gotten to play this game. It is a long shot of a wish to hope the Berserk PS2 game would ever be brought over here.

#32 Posted by huntad (1931 posts) -

@Ravenlight: I find it hard to believe that this song would go unnoticed by anyone playing Doom.

#33 Posted by laserbolts (5319 posts) -

@Jay444111: I appreciate your posts. First I thought you were a troll but you have come around. Keep on keeping on duder.

#34 Edited by connerthekewlkid (1826 posts) -

i always thought warhawk was overlooked even though it was really good.

#35 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4308 posts) -

Crisis Core's soundtrack was really something.  Even as someone that never really listens to video game music, those songs were really something.   
This is another one:  3:45, zomg 

#36 Edited by chrissedoff (2082 posts) -
#37 Posted by Blackout62 (1339 posts) -

The majority of the Red Dead Redemption soundtrack.

It's genre appropriate and excellent but at the same time I've realized its the perfect writing music, quiet enough to be able to concentrate with but awesome enough to be inspirational.

#38 Edited by NathHaw (2760 posts) -

Gitaroo Man is a favorite game of mine, and that was my favorite moment.

The 12 minute+ theme called The Shattering from Cataclysm is maybe my favorite video game music for many years. It's beautiful for a lot of people who have played WoW especially back in vanilla. The piece was written by a musical genius, Russel Brower. If you haven't heard about his three Emmy Awards, you might still have heard his stuff. It's not just video games. Animaniacs and Batman: The Animated Series are two other series he's written for.

#39 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3149 posts) -

All the music from the early Tomb Raider games.

#40 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

I love the menu music for Dragon Age: Origins.

#41 Posted by benson (318 posts) -

Some chiptune prog-rock:

The adventures of Batman & Robin was a pretty shitty game, but the music was absolutely insane:

#42 Posted by DoctorWelch (2774 posts) -

@Intro said:

Short little flash game with a 16 minute soundtrack. Love every minute of it.


#43 Posted by BirdkeeperDan (400 posts) -

Goemon is invading this thread.

Heres some early stuff. It is very traditional Japanese at its core which I love.

Heres more more modern music, that I discovered more pretty recently. It's great for a high energy moment.

Thought I'd add some class with a piano rendition of some of my favourite dungeons themes.

And finally I'm still hoping for a Japanese Opera based on Goemon. Kickstarter?

#44 Edited by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

Fallout 3 radio music, so good!

And from my favourite JRPG since FF IX, the masterpiece Lost Odyssey OST