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#1 Posted by Shotgunblast97 (195 posts) -

Except from the Final fantasy IV soundtrack I have not listened to any gaming music so I was wondering if anyone in this forum listened to it. Also does anyone know if command and conquer have released a soundtrack.

#2 Posted by pyromagnestir (4380 posts) -

Bastion's is the only one I've ever really listened to outside of the game. It's pretty good.

#3 Posted by tsiro (222 posts) -

I love the soundtracks to Journey, Sword and Sworcery, and Fez. There are definitely others, but those are the ones that immediately come to mind.

Now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure that I've listened to each one of those already today.

#4 Posted by Shotgunblast97 (195 posts) -

@pyromagnestir Just to ask did you play the game before listening to the soundtrack, Because I'm wondering if most people who listening to soundtracks like it because of the actual music or the memory's that the game give you. Saying that it might be both.

#5 Posted by themangalist (1853 posts) -

Persona 4 is definitely up there.

#6 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

Journey has some of the best music I've heard in years. It's soundtrack is astounding.

#7 Posted by GERALTITUDE (4171 posts) -
#8 Posted by pyromagnestir (4380 posts) -

@Shotgunblast97: I played the game first.

#9 Posted by smallheavy (4 posts) -

Game soundtracks have never really been memorable to me, but Borderlands 2 has been pretty awesome. A few of the tracks sound Nine Inch Nail-ish.

#10 Posted by Animasta (14818 posts) -

Nier; nothing comes Nier it


I apologize

Also Digital Devil Saga 2 and Resonance of Fate though they aren't even close to Nier

#11 Posted by Chojin (118 posts) -
#12 Posted by JackOhara (233 posts) -

All of Jesper Kyd's stuff for the Hitman games, Amon Tobin did a really awesome soundtrack for Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory:

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#13 Edited by Scrawnto (2490 posts) -

Oh man, I can't pick one favorite. In no particular order:

@Shotgunblast97: Several C&C games have definitely had released soundtracks. The Red Alert games have their OSTs on iTunes. I had the Tiberian Sun soundtrack on CD. It came with the box set of Tiberian Sun and the expansion.

@JackOhara: Yes! Jesper Kyd is great too! A friend of mine was his assistant for a summer.

#14 Posted by Genkkaku (755 posts) -

I listen to alot of game soundtracks, and for me Bastion is up there and I absolutely loved the Max Payne soundtrack

  • FTL
  • Dustforce
  • The Witcher 2
  • Dishonored

Are one's I am currently listening to

Also anything by Jim Guthrie is absolutely fantastic

#15 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (735 posts) -

Off the top of my head...

  • Okami
  • Wind Waker
  • Pikmin
  • SoTC
  • TW2
#16 Posted by Wakka (96 posts) -

I have a couple of Final Fantasy OSTs that I listen to pretty often. VII, VIII, and X are my favorites, and I especially dig the "Piano Collections" of each.

I am also a fan of Jack Wall's work for Jade Empire and Jeremy Soule's for Morrowind.

#17 Edited by Jeust (11368 posts) -

Nier and the Silent Hill soundtracks. Also Catherine.

#18 Edited by AjayRaz (12651 posts) -
#19 Edited by Aleryn (718 posts) -

TES II: Daggerfall or Final Fantasy Tactics.

#20 Edited by Rebel_Scum (873 posts) -

FFVII - I play a lot of these tunes on guitar regularly

Heavy Metal Remixes of Sonic game tunes

#21 Edited by Captain_Felafel (1688 posts) -
#22 Posted by l3roken (128 posts) -

I play the Bastion soundtrack when I play multiplayer games like BF3 to the point where I think that it is the BF3 soundtrack. Gets me into what some might call "the zone". And I agree that Jim Guthrie is great to listen to at any time.

#23 Posted by ESREVER (2807 posts) -

Nier has the BEST soundtrack

Persona 3,4 also has a great soundtrack.

I feel like I've answered this question numerous times on these boards.

#24 Posted by Spuirrel (90 posts) -

Bionic Commando Rearmed.

#25 Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx (2647 posts) -

Shadow of the Colossus, Final Fantasy VII & IX

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#27 Posted by Nightriff (6144 posts) -

Bastion, Fez, Persona 4

Playing through Persona 3 right now and I'm digging it but P4's is just amazing

#28 Posted by RAMBO604 (147 posts) -

The Mass Effect 1 soundtrack, perfectly captures the essence of 1980's sci-fi. In particular John Carpenter and Vangelis. But that whole soundtrack is a love letter to the entire genre during the eighties.

#29 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3053 posts) -

I predominantly use game soundtracks while I'm writing rather than as general listening, so keep that in mind:

• Darren Korb's Bastion soundtrack is phenomenal
• Jim Guthrie's Sword and Sworcery soundtrack is awesome, as is all his other work (he did Indie Game: The Movie as well)
• Frank Klepacki did all the old C&C; games and his work on those was great. His site allows you to listen to basically all his work in a flash window, it's pretty awesome.
• The Halo series
• Borderlands 2 and some of Borderlands 1
• Deus Ex
• Binding of Isaac
• Super Meat Boy

#30 Posted by Epidehl (373 posts) -

Bomberman Hero will always have one of my favorite game soundtracks of all time.

#31 Posted by lemonlateralus (112 posts) -

Mario & Zelda Big Band Live, Darius Gaiden, Jet Set Radio (uk/jap), VVVVVV...list goes on.

#32 Posted by Sanaj (184 posts) -

Bastion, Shatter, Super Meat Boy, Sword & Sworcery EP.

Persona 4, Persona 3, Final Fantasy IX and Wind Waker.

#33 Posted by Mistzero (349 posts) -

Shatter has some awesome game music and I think they won some award for it too.

#34 Posted by thefaulconer (67 posts) -
  • Shatter
  • A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda
  • Adventures of Batman & Robin (Genesis)
  • Armored Core 4
  • Bastion
  • Bionic Commando Rearmed (Simon)
  • Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 (Viklund)
  • Payday The Heist (Rules)
  • Black Mesa Source
  • Castlevania Curse of Darkness
  • Catherine
  • Conker's Bad Fur Day
  • Crusader No Remorse/Regret
  • Dead Rising 1/2
  • Deadly Premoniton
  • Crash Twinsanity
  • Digital Devil Saga (Most Shoji Mejuro stuff really)
  • Jackie Chan Stuntmaster
  • Kingdom Under Fire Circle of Doom
  • Kakuto Chojin
  • Marvel Vs Capcom 3
  • Max Payne 3
  • Mighty Switch Force
  • Neotokyo
  • No More Heroes 1/2
  • Magician (NES)

Some of the best music I've ever heard has come from video games. There's waaaaaaaaaaaay more but I'm gonna half-ass it and stop here.

#35 Posted by fuzzybunny566 (471 posts) -

American McGee's Alice. I have used that album to fall asleep dozens and dozens of times. The first 8 or so tracks are so relaxing and awesome.

After that would be any order of Super Metroid, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Bastion and Super Mario World.

#36 Posted by psylah (2272 posts) -
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#38 Posted by Master_Funk (747 posts) -

Persona 3 of course. Followed by Persona 4

#39 Posted by FLStyle (5386 posts) -
  • Street Fighter II
  • Tekken 2
  • Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3 / UMVC3
  • Mortal Kombat 2
  • Mortal Kombat 3 / UMK3 / MK Trilogy
  • Persona 3
  • Persona 4
  • Deadly Premonition
  • Mass Effect 1
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Assassin's Creed II
  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
  • Assassin's Creed Revelations
  • Bayonetta
  • GTA Vice City
  • GTA San Andreas
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Metal Gear Solid 2
  • Metal Gear Solid 3
  • Metal Gear Solid 4
  • Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
  • Sonic 3 and Knuckles
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
#40 Posted by Coafi (1519 posts) -
#41 Posted by Baconbot (117 posts) -

Fez, S&S, DX:HR, Journey, and Bastion are all very high on my list.

#42 Edited by Psykhophear (1125 posts) -
#43 Posted by Sterling (3137 posts) -

My all time favorite is Lost Odyssey. I am surprised no one has mentioned it yet to be honest.

Most of my others have already been mentioned.

#44 Posted by BRich (444 posts) -

Braid and Bastion immediately spring to mind.

#45 Posted by Abendlaender (2981 posts) -
  • Xenoblade
  • Dustforce
  • X-Com
  • Deus Es Human Revolution
  • Bastion
  • The Ace Attorney Series
  • Assassin's Creed 2
  • Final Fantasy 6
  • Mirror's Edge
  • Warcraft 3
  • Ocarina of Time
  • Mario Galaxy 1&2
  • Metroid Prime 1-3 (Phenandra Drifts is so freaking amazing)

Just to name a few. Also it needs to be said that Monkey Island has the best theme music ever cerated and I will not hear otherwise

#46 Posted by Stonyman65 (3010 posts) -

Doom and Doom II.

Midi guitars are AWESOME!

#47 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -

Probably Donkey Kong Country 2

#48 Posted by JJOR64 (19529 posts) -

There are tons of VG soundtracks that I like. It's hard for me to choose my absolute favorite.

#49 Posted by JakeLogan (226 posts) -

It might be because I'm playing it right now, but Katamari has some rockin' tunes

#50 Posted by big_jon (6116 posts) -

Halo: Reach and the rest of em, the Donkey Kong Country series, and Super Metriod.