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Old 27th October 2006, 11:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Best game soundtrack?

What's the best in-game soundtrack?

Personally, I play a lot of RPGs, so my choices would be biased towards the Final Fantasy series, especially FF7, but what would everyone else choose as the best in-game music?
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Old 27th October 2006, 11:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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FF7, no contest.
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Old 27th October 2006, 11:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Think by far Castlevania series has the best soundtracks.
A close runner up is Valkyrie Profile. FF7 was just alright.. think FF8 had abit better songs.
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Old 17th January 2007, 01:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Best game soundtrack?

Some may have noticed that videogame soundtracks are often better than movie soundtracks. The reasons range from the freedom granted to game composers to the fact that their egos thankfully aren't the size of a small country.

Silent Hill 2

Wow. The first track, Theme Of Laura, is one of the best pieces of music I have ever heard. Most of the tracks where there's a piano involved are equally impressive. Recommended.

Rez

Rez is one of the most innovative games ever made. On its soundtrack you will find a great selection of electronica by the likes of Oval, Ken Ishii and Mist.

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

For those of you who enjoyed the music of The Rock or Armaggeddon, this comes higly recommended. Again, the first track is amazing. It makes some people euphoric and others cry.

Jet Set Radio

Nifty tracks from various artists are available on this neat import. Features music from the great underground Japanese band Guitar Vader.

Medal of Honor

This might as well have been written by John Williams. One of the best videogame soundtracks ever.

I also recommend the highly unique soundtrack to Headhunter, by Richard Jacques, and the work of Bill Brown, Rainbow Six series composer.
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Old 17th January 2007, 02:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Best game soundtrack?

Halo 2, Nascar racing, Red Alert, FFVII.
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Old 17th January 2007, 03:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Best game soundtrack?

Final Fantasy VII is an obvious answer, but there are numerous others.
Halo, Rollcage 2, Space Rangers 2 and Simcity 4 are all great.
Transport Tycoon had a nice jazz soundtrack fitting the game setting.
Populous: The Beginning offered some wonderful tribal-like tunes.
Civilization IV has an amazing main theme on the menu screen.

But the winner is most certainly Imperium Galactica II. Electronic, deep space-like ambience; five genuinely haunting pieces speaking of greatness, of mystery and alienness. The kind of music stars would have made if space was filled with air.
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Old 17th January 2007, 05:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I really liked the FFX soundtrack.

Though KH, and KH2 have to have one of the best soundtracks ever.
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Old 17th January 2007, 05:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm another one for Silent Hill. And using it in the film was fantastic, so it would also be one of the best film soundtracks as well!
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Old 17th January 2007, 06:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Burnout 3. The music fitted the game perfectly and made smashing opponents into walls even more enjoyable
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Old 21st January 2007, 10:29 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Final Fantasy 8 did really good, I think. Also, the lesser-known Saga Frontier has some really catchy tunes.
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Old 26th January 2007, 05:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Duke Nukem time to kill(anything with Stabbing Westward wins)
Halo 2
The Silent Hill games
Final Fantasy 6 (if revamped, see Black Mages)
Final Fantasy 7
Castlevania: Symphomy of the night
Valkyrie Profile.
Suikoden 1&2
Metal Gear Solid.
Star Ocean: til the end of time.
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Old 26th January 2007, 06:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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FF!! the opening the best and some of the fighting sece music! I want it for my ringtone!
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Old 26th January 2007, 07:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Kaylo Mizuri, I completely agree about Star Ocean: Till the End of Time! Oh, and the music from the Suikoden series, too!
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Old 26th January 2007, 08:04 PM   #14 (permalink)
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For the rock fans out there, I have heard that the Jak X soundtrack is a good buy or, if you have limewire, a worthy download.

Among the different scores, there are a few songs from Queens of the Stone Age on it.
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Old 27th January 2007, 07:03 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Gotta say the music from Oblivion is incredible. Not a note out of place.

Also, as a major contrast, the soundtrack to Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines is excellent. Lecher Bitch is a great track.
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