So how was the soundtrack?

#1 Posted by NTM (7486 posts) -

I still haven't played this game; not sure when I will, but I'll get around to it at some point. I was just wondering how people thought it sounded. Was it anything special or something not really noteworthy?

#2 Edited by Zacagawea (1600 posts) -
#3 Posted by Packie (255 posts) -

I still haven't played it but listened to couple few on youtube. While not as iconic as Max Payne 1&2, it's still pretty damn awesome.

And I admit I really like Health's version of the Max Payne theme.

#4 Edited by AjayRaz (12441 posts) -

so good. so good. the music that plays in the Favela is wonderful, and it's even better that all that stuff plays during the multiplayer, and how the music changes depending on the game timer.

#5 Posted by Deranged (1837 posts) -

It was pretty damn good.

#6 Posted by NTM (7486 posts) -

No, I understand that you can hear it elsewhere, but I wanted to get your opinion since you actually played the game. The soundtrack doesn't quite yet have the effect it could if you didn't play the game.

#7 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4976 posts) -

I thought it was amazing. Snagged the soundtrack.

#8 Posted by CounterShock (420 posts) -

Thought it was one of the best parts of the game.

#9 Posted by RyuHayabusa (23 posts) -

Epic

#10 Posted by AlisterCat (5635 posts) -

I bought TEARS without even playing the game yet. Sounds great.

#11 Edited by Chaser324 (6651 posts) -

It is pretty good. I especially like the tracks with the sort of deep haunting synth that could be straight out of a John Carpenter flick.

Moderator
#12 Posted by DharmaBum (1049 posts) -

@Chaser324: the crying baby in the background toward the end was a nice, haunting touch.

#13 Posted by rolanthas (249 posts) -

Nothing short of amazing imho. I was expecting a disaster due to how the style seemed irrelevant to MP universe, but it blends in so well, and enhances the mood in such timely fashion (oh god that airport terminal scene) I happily eat my own prejudiced words.

#14 Posted by rame (27 posts) -

@rolanthas: Totally agree with you. The terminal scene was amazing. So atmospheric and the Track Tears by Health had me on the edge of my couch. My heart was pounding, palms were sweaty. Max Payne 3 particularly that aforementioned level transported me into a space very few games have been able to do. Sound in games I think often is unappreciated, but Rockstar continues to set the bar high. Bravo!

#15 Posted by sublime90 (541 posts) -

i just wanted to say the OST is pretty awesome (listening to it now) but the in game soundtrack is amazing. i love how they blend certain music in at key moments. examples being the airport and when you first enter the favelas in brazil. even the club music has a certain authentic feel to it and makes you kind of feel like your really there.

#16 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

Its fucking HEALTH man, of course it was good.

#17 Posted by jakob187 (21691 posts) -

@rame said:

@rolanthas: Totally agree with you. The terminal scene was amazing. So atmospheric and the Track Tears by Health had me on the edge of my couch.

Yeah, I've heard nothing but raves about how that whole scene plays out to that song. Then again, that song is basically fucking magic.

#18 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (1788 posts) -

I honestly didn't think it was that noticeable or prominent while playing through the game. I did find myself enjoying the parts I did notice, however. The theme song is great, and as mentioned, the song playing while you run through the airport terminal at the end was really something else. It added a lot to that sequence to make it feel appropriately epic.

#19 Posted by cannedstingray (401 posts) -

Just beat it today finally. The airport is fucking astounding, when tears comes on, it puts you in a groove that is basically unmatched in any other games..

As frustrating as the gunplay can be, with how fragile Max is, the atmosphere and sense of place is friggin amazing!!

#20 Edited by 1p (760 posts) -
#21 Edited by MEATBALL (3334 posts) -

The sound track is goddamn incredible.

#22 Posted by Jayesslee (105 posts) -

Just as good as I remember it!

#23 Posted by impartialgecko (1631 posts) -

Damn good I thought, it's nice that finally we can hear Rockstar's talent for know what music will fit what scene can for a linear game. During the airport sequence and the football stadium especially

#24 Posted by DukesT3 (1933 posts) -

Pretty fucking amazing. Easily one of the best this year.

Online
#25 Posted by sublime90 (541 posts) -

that track is called Tears^

#26 Posted by rolanthas (249 posts) -

@1p: there ya go

#27 Posted by Creamypies (4076 posts) -

It's pretty awesome, really unique sound.

#28 Posted by Nilazz (613 posts) -

The soundtrack is amazing!

#29 Edited by DharmaBum (1049 posts) -

I've been listening to it the last few days - I think the synthy / downtempo tracks hold up well outside of the game.

My favorites are Shells, Torture, and of course Panama. Docks also reminded me a lot of Red Dead's score. Most of the tracks are drum heavy and designed to build tension during a shootout.

#30 Posted by mano521 (1228 posts) -

loved the soundtrack. apart from the part where tears came on, this was my favorite

#31 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4851 posts) -

@mano521 said:

loved the soundtrack. apart from the part where tears came on, this was my favorite

this was an excellent piece for the Panama flashback. The visuals and this song in particular made it feel like something lifted out of Scarface.

#32 Posted by Kurugen (13 posts) -

Is there any place where they sell the soundtrack in FLAC?

#33 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@Lebensbaum said:

@Chaser324: the crying baby in the background toward the end was a nice, haunting touch.

Holy shit that's amazing!
#34 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -

  

  Sweet, sweet, Brazilian rap.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.