#1 Posted by verysexypotato (229 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:

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 (1289 posts) -

Baa Baa.

#3 Posted by Abendlaender (2921 posts) -

The "Puzzle Solved" Jingle from Zelda for me

#4 Posted by verysexypotato (229 posts) -

I found this in my search:

#5 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1622 posts) -
#6 Posted by Indiana_Jenkins (402 posts) -

That one always stuck with me.

#7 Posted by LOTR_Dan (79 posts) -

You know it is.

#8 Edited by Yummylee (22746 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 (1044 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 (2295 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 (1918 posts) -

This guy was always my favourite...first thing that popped into my head when I saw the title.

#12 Posted by verysexypotato (229 posts) -

@Captain_Felafel said:

You win forever.

#13 Edited by egg (1483 posts) -

a couple I can think of off my head are:

#14 Posted by emem (1976 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 (12730 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:

#16 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

I'm a filthy whore

#17 Edited by WhiteForestParkRangr (63 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.

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 :

#18 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

Needs more Redead screams (2spooky4me to look up)

#19 Posted by isomeri (1539 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.

#20 Posted by ervonymous (1297 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 (6078 posts) -

I guess it's technically not a sound, but pick one.

#22 Edited by Chaser324 (6859 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 (1483 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 (229 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 (6859 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 (63 posts) -

Ah, nevermind. OP addressed it.

#27 Posted by Palmlykta (228 posts) -


#28 Edited by verysexypotato (229 posts) -
#29 Posted by Soap (3656 posts) -

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

#30 Posted by ExplodeMode (852 posts) -

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 (377 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 (5730 posts) -

Half Life Blast Doors.

#33 Posted by Canteu (2821 posts) -

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

#34 Posted by s10129107 (1224 posts) -

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

#35 Posted by SerHulse (688 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 (3947 posts) -

Doom 2 - Super Shotgun reload


#37 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
#38 Posted by Phatmac (5731 posts) -

The MGS ! sound is an obvious classic.

#39 Posted by JoeyRavn (5000 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 (5649 posts) -

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

#41 Posted by ilovebees (74 posts) -

The halo countdown beeps before a multiplayer match

#42 Posted by muralbat (152 posts) -

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

#43 Edited by ProfessorEss (7580 posts) -

Also, just about every sound effect in Pacman.

#44 Edited by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -


Most Fuck Yeah!!!

#45 Posted by Bollard (6032 posts) -

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

#46 Posted by Svenzon (764 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 (4807 posts) -

When either grunt or wrex says "Shepard"

#48 Edited by Ravenlight (8011 posts) -

I enjoy the Valve intro bass note:

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

Clink clink clink...

#49 Posted by gunninkr (157 posts) -

Mario's jump.

#50 Posted by believer258 (12449 posts) -

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