View Full Version : Greatest Video Game Soundtracks
01-31-2011, 09:33 PM
I'll just leave these here...
YouTube - Dragon Quest I - Overture March (Symphonic Version) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1nZo4srXKU)
YouTube - Final Fantasy VIII - Liberi Fatali [HQ] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zfd9krEsr-k&playnext=1&list=PL294020FE0E62D993)
(as overrated as Uemetsu is, the soundtrack to VIII is still awesome).
YouTube - PLAY! Concert - Chrono Trigger / Chrono Cross (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NITRZK8z0ek&feature=related)
Add links/examples as thou see fit.
01-31-2011, 11:02 PM
WTF? No Contra Jungle Jam?
01-31-2011, 11:05 PM
Actually most of that Konami stuff was pretty off the hook, Castle Vania, Gradius...Contra just had incredible midi 8 bit awesomeness going on.
Awhile back when my band was recording some stuff, the engineer and I started BSing about video game sound tracks...and he was a bit out there but he said something I never forgot, he was all like "Ya know how we grew up in elementary music class talking about Mozart and Bach?...in 100 yrs the composer's to those NES games will have chapters for the kids"
He might be onto something there.
02-01-2011, 01:20 AM
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, almost any of the first four Silent Hill games, Dead Space, MGS series, COD Black Ops (especially the samples of rock music used as Easter Eggs). There are lots to choose from.
02-01-2011, 02:19 AM
Castlevania II. Best soundtrack ever.
Oh and Wizards and Warriors, Mag Max and Friday the 13th.
02-01-2011, 02:53 AM
IMO for video game music... context is everything. LOL.
1.) Xenogears "Flight": YouTube - Xenogears OST - Flight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fc3CaS97hP8)
I remember the boss battle was like at the top of the mountain or something and in the very beginning of the fight I was getting my butt wooped so badly, but then at around 40 seconds the song really takes off. The music totally re-energized me and even though I was almost dead I never gave up... and in the end I won... thanks solely to the music. LOL. Xenogears had the best video game music ever IMO.
2.) FFVII "Aerith's Theme": YouTube - Final Fantasy 7 Music - Aerith's Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CK2hx377iU)
Aerith's death is seared into my mind... it is a wound I have never truly healed from. LOL. And the fact that this sad music is playing as you are trying to take your revenge on the person that took your little flower girl away from you... EPIC. LOL.
3.) FFXIII "Battle Theme": YouTube - Final Fantasy XIII Battle Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39Cg92jbc88)
Same with the Xenogears music... this song really picks you up during battle. From 0:57 - 1:29... that's when the song starts kicking a** IMO. Like when I was fighting with Lightning I would intentionally hold back her special Army of One attack just to time it so she would unleash it at the same time as when that specific part of the music would start playing... that's how much I loved the music. LOL. Through 115 hours of gameplay I never got tired of hearing that battle music.
video games have soundtracks? isnt that like watching a movie with the commentary on?
02-01-2011, 09:03 AM
You guys should check this out. AOL radio has it's own station for Video Game music. There's also a channel for Final Fantasy.
AOL Radio (http://player.radio.com/player/AOLPlayer.php)
02-05-2011, 01:00 PM
Oh and Wizards and Warriors, .
Dah-Duh, Duh-Dah, Dun-Dun-Dah-Dun!
02-05-2011, 02:51 PM
I was always partial to the first NES Batman game :)
02-05-2011, 02:52 PM
...and Zelda Twilight Princess
Guilty Gear's OST. 'Nuff said.
pig iron grenadier
02-17-2011, 03:56 PM
Grandia, IMO, has the greatest video game soundtrack of all time...especially the main theme...
YouTube - Grandia intro (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kel1loIYjpM)
02-17-2011, 04:04 PM
Wild Arms Theme PSX (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bEsv7IXLbg)
02-17-2011, 04:07 PM
Suikoden 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljmw3309AEI&feature=fvst)
wild arms theme psx (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6besv7ixlbg)
02-20-2011, 11:14 AM
Any games made by Ocean for the Commodore 64 were off the hook back in its day
Medal of Honor: Frontline (All of the WWII MOH games had great soundtracks really)
YouTube - Medal Of Honor Frontline song - Arnhem Knights (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLiRgNFvfGw)
Jump to 2:55 for epic-ness.
Medal of Honor (The reboot.. awesome, Black Hawk Down like)
Jump to 1:47. Sigh.
Elder Scrolls: Oblivion (and the new Skyrim it sounds like)
Halo (all of them)
World of Warcraft (Really epic stuff in there)
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