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#26 demagogue

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 04:12 AM

The first one that comes to mind is the Stars Full from Civ3.
As you know it's a long-term game where you're listening to the same tracks over & over, but I never grew tired of this one --


Then there's the intro song for Stiletto Anyway in Anachronox. Polygonal perfection.

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#27 Maijstral

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 04:27 AM

I really enjoyed most of the music in the first Witcher. I thought this was especially atmospheric.


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 04:33 AM

Also, the devil may cry soundtrack is worth mentioning, as it is produced by Noisia, my favorite producerteam of all, usually resonsible for the most devastating Drum & Bass tracks you'll ever hear! :D


I wanted to throw in the DMC3 and possibly 4 soundtracks, and the VTM:B soundtracks, but figured I'd leave them for other people to post :)
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Posted 06 February 2014 - 04:39 AM

Tyrian is great. I have not even played the game, but I regularly listen to the music. the composer, Alexander Brandon has also worked on Unreal, which is full of odd beauty (The Temple of Vandora, etc.), Deus Ex, which was comic bookish in a good way, and much more. He currently has a Kickstarter going for a new album!

Generally, I like it when computer games don't try to ape "cinematic" symphonic orchestra music, but do their own thing, exploiting the possibilities of their own medium. That's why people like Ben Daglish, Rob Hubbard or David Whittaker, or the long-dead demoscene still feel more modern than actual modern games.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:43 AM

I like The Witcher (1) and DX:HR soundtracks a lot, especially the tracks that have been posted. However, I would like to mention a game that has a very very very special place in my heart. The news that there will be a HD version of this game and its successor gave me great joy. Without further ado, I present:



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:43 AM

Here you find a video with the best track in one piece:


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:43 AM

I wanted to throw in the DMC3 and possibly 4 soundtracks, and the VTM:B soundtracks, but figured I'd leave them for other people to post :)


No love for the original?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atGcliA-HNw

Here you find a video with the best track in one piece:


God I love well-done choral music.

Edited by Airship Ballet, 06 February 2014 - 06:48 AM.


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:47 AM

I've never played DMC1 or 2, on account of not having a Playstation 2. PSX (the original playstation) was the last time I was a dirty console peasant console player, though I do have a gamepad for my PC which I use for games like DMC4 (DMC3 won't recognise the stick or the dpad, as my gamepad is a cheap ps2 knockoff >_>)

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#34 Airship Ballet

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:53 AM

I've never played DMC1 or 2


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:55 AM

Speak of what ;)?
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Posted 06 February 2014 - 09:40 AM

Since I'm a big fan of Western movies, it's natural that my favorite game soundtracks are from these Western-themed games:

-- Call of Juarez
-- Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
-- Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
-- Red Dead Redemption

#37 Airship Ballet

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 09:46 AM

-- Red Dead Redemption


Rockstar are in the habit of commissioning pretty great, fitting, unconventional soundtracks. HEALTH for Max Payne 3 and Tangerine Dream for the best in GTA V were both great choices, but not the kind of stuff you hear in most games nowadays; it's usually faux-orchestral stuff we've all heard a million times before in the same scenarios.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 09:48 AM

Here you find a video with the best track in one piece:

http://youtu.be/_y8Dhqi1YvY


That's Samuel Barber, Adagio for strings :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRMz8fKkG2g

I love so many videogame music that I wouldn't know where to begin...

Edited by Diego, 06 February 2014 - 09:49 AM.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:51 AM

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:00 PM

Fallout 3 is another that I really liked. I thought the way music was used in that game was clever, and I liked the songs they chose. New Vegas did the same thing, but I didn't think it worked quite as well in that one.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 09:59 PM

Both these songs take about a minute and a half to get good, but are pretty catchy when they do:




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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:25 PM





Two of my favorite games, coincidentally two of my favorite video game soundtracks.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:38 AM

Lovely topic. I'm a soundtrack junkie myself and there's too many songs and soundtracks that I could list... There's no top 10 listings for me with game music.

I'm amazed at times how some songs can play on repeat for ever. I swear, I've listened to the Dwarf Fortress tune for dozens, if not hundreds of hours and even today it does not annoy or bore me:


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 03:38 AM

Epic game - epic soundtrack.


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 06:25 AM

Epic game - epic soundtrack.


Man, my gf played that game to death. Too bad that I never got the Ultima 5 (?) mod for this game to work.
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#46 Airship Ballet

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 06:30 AM

I've listened to the Dwarf Fortress tune for dozens, if not hundreds of hours and even today it does not annoy or bore me:


I love it, but it's damn cathartic when I finally close it and the room goes silent.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 07:02 AM

the ICO soundtrack.

That sounded good, shame it was so short..

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 09:09 AM

It's brilliant, really ambient. Shadow of the Colossus was comparably orchestral, but this was mostly wind, wind chimes, birds and waves. It's so atmospheric.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:27 PM

Man, my gf played that game to death.


Your gf is very cool B)
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Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:55 PM

Apart from the original Thief's?

I really like the mood pieces in Half-Life 2. The fact I remember them all this time later is testament to how great I found them.

Recently The Last of Us has impressed me with it's mood pieces. Really very delicate and high quality.

And I recently discovered the soundtrack to Electronic Super Joy, which I haven't even played!




I really like this indie game revival and some of the music coming along with it is great. Hotline Miami had a particularly memorable soundtrack, eg.


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