#1 Posted by verysexypotato (252 posts) -

I'm talking about some of the best pieces of game audio that really hit hard on their own. I don't mean a great game soundtrack (like bastion) or fantastic general game audio (Dead Space) but a single sound. Like these guys:

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I did some searching and didn't find a thread like this in the forums, so lemme know if I missed it.

#2 Posted by Willin (1342 posts) -

Baa Baa.

#3 Posted by Abendlaender (2988 posts) -

The "Puzzle Solved" Jingle from Zelda for me

#4 Posted by verysexypotato (252 posts) -

I found this in my search:

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#5 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1694 posts) -
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#6 Posted by Indiana_Jenkins (409 posts) -
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That one always stuck with me.

#7 Posted by LOTR_Dan (86 posts) -
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You know it is.

#8 Edited by Yummylee (23236 posts) -

The sound when you're using pills in the Condemned games is awfully satisfying. I really like the 'bwop' noise made during the hacking minigames in Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Sleeping Dogs, too.

#9 Posted by JTB123 (1167 posts) -

Too many choices, my first two were the plasma rifle reload sound effect in Doom 3 or the headshot from Gears of War.

#10 Posted by Tylea002 (2382 posts) -

For the life of me, I can't find it on youtube, despite there being comprehensive sound effect videos for the games, clearly it's in a different category of sound, but that damn bird call when you call in your assassin's in Assassin's Creed Brotherhood.


#11 Posted by Matthew (2141 posts) -
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This guy was always my favourite...first thing that popped into my head when I saw the title.

#12 Posted by verysexypotato (252 posts) -

@Captain_Felafel said:

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You win forever.

#13 Edited by egg (1619 posts) -

a couple I can think of off my head are:

#14 Posted by emem (2047 posts) -

I think it has to be one of the Mario sounds for me, but I've got no idea which one I would pick.

#15 Posted by BeachThunder (13136 posts) -

Maybe not the greatest (it's very hard to just isolate a specific sound from a game as being the greatest).

What springs to mind (aside from Zelda and Metroid reward sounds) is the sound of a dying Hallucinoid in Terror From the Deep - that sound is disgusting (unfortunately, I don't have a good recording of it).

Also, I think this video is relevant:

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#16 Posted by TeflonBilly (4742 posts) -

I'm a filthy whore

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#17 Edited by WhiteForestParkRangr (70 posts) -

I know the OP asked for a "single" game sound or piece of audio, but since he broke his own rule, I feel no qualms about doing the same. These are a few of the chimes and jingles that give the warm fuzziness and tap directly into the pleasure center of my brain.

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Couldn't find the original but since it appears in so many different games, shows, and movies it wasn't hard to find it somewhere :

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#18 Posted by TeflonBilly (4742 posts) -

Needs more Redead screams (2spooky4me to look up)

#19 Posted by isomeri (1770 posts) -

There's a lot of great sound work in MGS like the alert chirp, but this is still probably my favorite. I also tried to find the sound of the click that you get then pressing something or picking up an item in Half-Life.

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#20 Posted by ervonymous (1299 posts) -

Any sound effect from Grandia. V-Slash, Paralyze Whip, the menu beeps and boops, I never tire of them. No one's archived them though.

#21 Edited by TheDudeOfGaming (6116 posts) -
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I guess it's technically not a sound, but pick one.

#22 Edited by Chaser324 (7099 posts) -

Shouldn't a distinction be made between jingles/fanfares (FF victory, Zelda treasure, CoD level up, etc.), and pure sound effects (Mario mushroom, Sonic ring, etc.)?

#23 Posted by egg (1619 posts) -

if we want to elevate gaming as an art form we should probably pick a sound that speaks on the human condition or something

like a scream or a heart beating. The MGS codec call is a good one since it basically signifies human contact.

heh heh

#24 Posted by verysexypotato (252 posts) -

@Chaser324 said:

Shouldn't a distinction be made between jingles/fanfares (FF victory, Zelda treasure, CoD level up, etc.), and pure sound effects (Mario mushroom, Sonic ring, etc.)?

Nope. I'll let jingles slide.

@TheDudeOfGaming: That totally counts.

#25 Posted by Chaser324 (7099 posts) -

@verysexypotato: So be it.

As far as sound effects go, it's a bit of a toss up for me between the Sonic ring and the Doom door.

#26 Edited by WhiteForestParkRangr (70 posts) -

Ah, nevermind. OP addressed it.

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#29 Posted by Soap (3746 posts) -

This is just a thread of pure win text/ring tones.

#30 Posted by ExplodeMode (851 posts) -
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The people who get to make all of those little sounds in games have the best job. I don't know why but the first thing that came to mind is Mario going down a pipe.

#31 Posted by ImHungry (398 posts) -

It has to be either the Zelda treasure jingle or the Zelda puzzle solved jingle.

Also thanks for reminding me how amazing that orchestral FFXII victory fanfare is.

#32 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5904 posts) -

Half Life Blast Doors.

#33 Posted by Canteu (2862 posts) -

Gotta be the noise when you pick up ABS in Dark Chronicle.

#34 Posted by s10129107 (1334 posts) -

I love the "Gold Collect" and "Trampoline" sound in Bit Trip runner.

#35 Posted by SerHulse (709 posts) -
  • "Oh! Collusion!" - 'Announcer' WWE '13
  • "Shpace Mharines!" - 'Orks' WH40K Space Marine
  • "Victory!" - 'Announcer' Team Fortress 2
  • Ostrich Spawn - 'Ostrich' Joust
  • "Vehicular Manslaughter!" - 'Announcer' Unreal Tournament 3
#36 Edited by TheSouthernDandy (4011 posts) -

Doom 2 - Super Shotgun reload


#37 Posted by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -
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#38 Posted by Phatmac (5919 posts) -

The MGS ! sound is an obvious classic.

#39 Posted by JoeyRavn (5122 posts) -

@TheSouthernDandy said:

Doom 2 - Super Shotgun reload


I came here to say this. But, come on, two pages for it to pop up? Giant Bomb, I am disappoint.

#40 Posted by Nightriff (6312 posts) -

Jeff doing the Call of Duty level up sound is the best game sound bite ever.

#41 Posted by ilovebees (75 posts) -

The halo countdown beeps before a multiplayer match

#42 Posted by muralbat (157 posts) -

The sound of books being opened in Morrowind will always have a place with me.

#43 Edited by ProfessorEss (7677 posts) -
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Also, just about every sound effect in Pacman.

#44 Edited by Bourbon_Warrior (4569 posts) -


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Most Fuck Yeah!!!

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#45 Posted by Bollard (6388 posts) -

Don't know why but I have a thing for death sound effects.

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#46 Posted by Svenzon (806 posts) -

Super Shotgun blast and reload from Doom 2 is pretty much given. I also love the level up sounds in Call of Duty and Skyrim. Actually, the chant that plays when you acquire a dragon soul or a new power word in the latter might be even more satisfying.

#47 Posted by Sackmanjones (5202 posts) -

When either grunt or wrex says "Shepard"

#48 Edited by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

I enjoy the Valve intro bass note:

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And the entirety of the most beloved ladder in gaming history:

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Clink clink clink...

#49 Posted by gunninkr (185 posts) -

Mario's jump.

#50 Posted by believer258 (12795 posts) -

Doom 2's double barreled shotgun, 360 achievement boop, and getting something mew in Super Metroid.