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Favorite Video Game Songs

Postby Exodis » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:59 pm

In the years video games have evolved from 8-bit gameplay to stunning 3d action! But it's not just the visuals, it's the composed music. What are your favorite video game songs? These are some of my favorites:
Bioshock - Cohen's Masterpiece
Sonic Adventure 2 - Live and Learn
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask - Song of Storms
There are more, sadly they are all hidden in my mind. Now it's your turn, SNAFU members! Enjoy.
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Re: Favorite Video Game Songs!

Postby Yog » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:12 pm

I might as well contribute.

It's a subject I've been bitching about for a while, but I love all of Akira Yamaoka's work on the Silent Hill series. The man is a genius, and my favorite song from him is Theme of Laura.

You should give them a listen, if you're looking for good video game OSTs.
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Re: Favorite Video Game Songs!

Postby Millo » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:38 am

Poets of the Fall did some awesome Soundtracks for Max Payne and Alan Wake. I really Enjoy them.
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Re: Favorite Video Game Songs!

Postby Tuor » Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:27 am

Morrowind's theme song
Halo 2 main theme
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Re: Favorite Video Game Songs!

Postby Asmodai » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:08 am

Oooh now here's a thread I can back! I don't necessarily have a favorite, since my taste differs from day to day, but there are a few that have become pretty memorable for me.

Lets start off with the one and only Hell's March. Oh EA, what have you done to one of my most loved franchises...

Critics say its among the most underestimated games there are, and I agree. Beyond Good & Evil was a gem, also for its beautiful soundtrack.

Ah, the Battlefield Theme. Who here plays Battlefield, and can look me straight in the eyes, and say that they did not hum along with that theme? Oh, and a little bonus.

The entire soundtrack of Metal Gear Solid. All of them. Sniper Wolf.... WWWWWWHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY???

Jesper Kyd. Everything he touches.

I could go on and on, I pride myself in having a large music library filled with (what I consider) the best game music. I havent even touched the indie games yet! And those have some very good soundtracks. I recommend looking up the Dustforce, Machinarium, Braid and Botanicula soundtracks.
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Re: Favorite Video Game Songs!

Postby Sub-Standard Sanity » Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:16 pm

Lately, I've been enjoying Shoji Meguro's work for the Persona Series. Especially his boss fight and final battle tracks, such as Battle for Everyone's Souls and I'll Face Myself (Reincarnation Version).

EDIT: Crap, Borderlands 2 has got this stuck in my he- *is shot*
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Re: Favorite Video Game Songs!

Postby Glahardt » Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:46 pm

Currently rather obsessed with Asura's Wrath, especially the main theme. Despite beating it more than 3 times now. lol.

Also been playing Tropico so here's a few South American ones.
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Re: Favorite Video Game Songs!

Postby Remni » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:51 am

If any of you havent heard of Video Games Live, I suggest you youtube it. They have a great collection of video game medleys and montages. The concert itself is pretty amazing. Also, Portal

As for favorite songs, my personal favorites are the theme to Chrono Cross and the Garudo Valley song from Zelda:OoT (the 25th anniversary edition of the song is outstanding)
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Re: Favorite Video Game Songs!

Postby Vegedus » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:34 pm

The soundtrack of Final Fantasy VI will always have a special place in my heart. I've parted the veil of nostalgia and realised the gameplay isn't great by today's standards long since, but the music is one thing I can't be objective about. Picking out favorites to highlight is a chore, because I have about 20 favorites in there and there's like a piano, heavy metal, remastered and orchestral version of each. I eventually mastered Kefka's theme on piano, so I guess that counts for something. And then there's the battle themes. But most of all, Terra's theme. Overdose on Childhood Nostalgia, every time. I'm gonna skip the rest of the FFs and Zelda and such for obviousness.

Guile's theme goes with everything, and the Street Fighter 4 soundtrack has some great fighty music in general that I use a lot for mah action roleplaying.

Super Meat Boy actually has a super epic soundtrack once you give it a second listen (slow burner, the last one).

Ar Tonelico (only played 2) is a series thematically about music, and it shows (or sounds, I guess?). So yeah, pretty good OST and a nice change of pace also.

I played Xenoblade Chronicles recently. Had a few gem in there as well.

Sub-Standard Sanity wrote:Lately, I've been enjoying Shoji Meguro's work for the Persona Series. Especially his boss fight and final battle tracks, such as Battle for Everyone's Souls and I'll Face Myself (Reincarnation Version).

No Persona without Poem for everyone's soul!

The Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne game had a few gems as well (kicks it at 0:15), and I think I like that soundtrack better. Less engrish j-pop, more electronic rock goodness.

Asmodai wrote:Ah, the Battlefield Theme. Who here plays Battlefield, and can look me straight in the eyes, and say that they did not hum along with that theme? Oh, and a little bonus.

Heh, yeah, I've played minimal amounts of Battlefield, and I still remember that hymn vividly. Made me want to stay in the menu and not actually play the game.
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Re: Favorite Video Game Songs!

Postby Asmodai » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:13 pm

Oh, how could I have forgotten the Evil Genius main theme? That, for me, is the music that made me wait in the main menu just to listen to it. Hell, I havent touched the game in years and I still occasionally hum that theme... mostly while under the shower, not quite sure what is up with that.
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Re: Favorite Video Game Songs!

Postby Panty Anarchy » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:52 pm

Super Mario Land theme. A great reminder of my childhood, one of the best Mario themes, imo, and my current ringtone.
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Re: Favorite Video Game Songs!

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Re: Favorite Video Game Songs!

Postby Exodis » Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:08 pm


Of course, how can I forget the awesome soundtrack from Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Video Game!? Man, I loved the soundtrack! So much that I actually bought all the songs from the game on Itunes! Best Purchase. Ever!! Chiptune ftw!
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Re: Favorite Video Game Songs!

Postby Panty Anarchy » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:41 am

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Re: Favorite Video Game Songs!

Postby Mathias » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:38 pm

"Dragon God" from Chrono Cross.
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Re: Favorite Video Game Songs!

Postby Kujo » Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:21 am

Never met more than a few people who actually played this game this game even fewer still have played This one.

I love games i pick up for really cheap because they have gems like this and if that isn't your flavor there's a wide variety like electro fusion.

Any fans of RTS with a epic soundtrack i'd advise giving Total annihilation a run.

Most of the soundtracks i like are from older games especially ones that have a major hold on my childhood and all of them are games i love to play even to this day.
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Re: Favorite Video Game Songs!

Postby Panty Anarchy » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:48 pm

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Re: Favorite Video Game Songs!

Postby Princess » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:03 pm

A lot of my favorites were already posted, but there's these:

Halo ODST: Deference for Darkness.

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Re: Favorite Video Game Songs!

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Re: Favorite Video Game Songs!

Postby Exodis » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:00 am



Okay, so I heard the Crash Man theme. Pretty good. I heard the Portal Turret Opera. Loved that too! But what I loved most... was the goddamn Sonic 2 - Chemical Plant Zone song! I heard the song so many goddamn times in all my life and I never knew the name of the song! You. sir, just revived a lil' of my childhood. I salute to you! 8)
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Re: Favorite Video Game Songs!

Postby Asmodai » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:33 am

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Re: Favorite Video Game Songs!

Postby Joker-Undead » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:24 pm

I would go for Devil May Cry 3's "Devils Never Cry". It has a badass beat that would make you do air-guitar.
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Re: Favorite Video Game Songs!

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