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    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2013
    Inspired partially by Flabyo's post in the net thread and partially because I'm curious.

    So video games have some damn good music to them. Let's hear them. Old favourites and new wonders welcome.

    On my end I have to put in at least ONE song from Hitman: Blood Money. I mean...I know that there were other games before it, but the soundtrack to this really stuck out in my mind. Jesper Kyd & The Budapest Symphony Orchestra.

    And secondly, I have to go with a recent favourite of mine, Journey. Which...just beautiful.

    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2013 edited
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2013 edited
    This should be fun, this is a subject I'm very fond of...

    Max Payne 3 had some good stuff, avoiding the usual Hollywood Orchestral score that action games usually go with.

    Deus Ex Human Revolution has what I think to be one of the greatest title tracks ever scored with 'Icarus'.

    And despite me not really getting on with the game, I really like 'Ballad of the Goddess' from Skyward Sword.

    I'll do more once someone else has had a go :)
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2013

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    I've always been partial to the score from Relentless/Little Big Adventure. Particularly
    The Rebels

    Also the intro track to the original Thief:

    The rest of the Thief score is also really great ambient stuff that you kind of need to listen to in the context of the game.
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    I also like this next one that's from a fan-shooter. For some reason it really amused people to do the piano note track, while renaming it Death Waltz.

    All I've got time for now. Gitaroo Man later. :)
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    This is a good thread.
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2013
    Any song from Bastion is worth putting up here.

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    Just a couple from Gitaroo Man, because it'd be far too easy to post the whole soundtrack-

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    Alright, now that I'm mellow...

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    or if you're in a shopping mood?

    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2013 edited
    Firstly a track from Hope of the states, i absolutely adore this song, it was the only track i liked on this soundtrack, (and this game music thing has made me detour to ebay to get the limited edition ep this song was on, an underrated band i miss)

    Driver 3

    secondly for the fact that hearing it reminds me of the day it finally arrived after a year long search and i was in bed ill and the next few months were spent trying to finish it on one credit , chapter 4 was as far as i could get

    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2013
    I love the music from Effing Hail
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2013
    Bastion not winning the original score BAFTA in the year it was nominated is a complete travesty.

    What to do next... How about: lesser known Final Fantasy tunes!

    Final Fantasy 7: Crisis Core has a mix of arrangements of Uematsu's original score for FF7, and some new themes. This is one of the latter...

    Final Fantasy 13 is much maligned, and with good reason to be honest, but it still has some interesting music...

    This one is interesting. There are two summoner characters in FF9, and their individual themes are designed so they can play together (which I don't remember the game ever actually doing). Nice touch from Uematsu though.

    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2013
    The Bionic Commando reboot was a real underrated gem that suffered from some poor marketing and a lukewarm critical reception upon release. It had a soundtrack composed by Jamie Christopherson, who recently did the soundtrack for MGRR: Revengeance.

    Of course, all of Platinum's games have pretty interesting and unique soundtracks.

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    Rayman fucking Origins. Easily the best and most hardcore game I've played in years.

    Super Castlevania IV was the first game whose soundtrack amazed me. Why don't more chiptune artists compose for the SNES chipset?

    The Super Mario Galaxy soundtrack is often startlingly good, though I didn't notice until hearing the songs separate from playing the game.

    Amon Tobin composed the Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory soundtrack. Chaos Theory was the first game I played in which the tempo and arrangement of the music changed dynamically according to the actions (and mistakes) of the player. Haven't cared much for the rest of the series, but in my opinion, Chaos Theory is a classic action-stealth title.

    And the Okami and Strider 2 soundtracks have their moments.

    • CommentAuthorDavie
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2013
    Jesper Kyd is a damn genius. His tracks from Borderlands are an incredible mix of genres.

    Oh, plus, even two years after the fact, this still gets my blood pumping.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2013
    I was pretty disappointed when they said Jesper Kyd wasn't doing Assassin's Creed 3.

    Here's a version of the Venice Rooftops Theme from Assassin's Creed 2 that he remixed for use in Soul Calibur 5, I like how the changes make it fit Namco's musical style...

    (Oh, and I'm sure you know it was Jeremy Soule that did Skyrim, the way you've worded it makes it seem like you're saying Jesper did that too...)

    While we're on Jeremy Soule, and for something a bit different, here's Jeremy doing a fan arrangement of Uematsu's 'Terra' from FF6. Cause even professional composers can be fanboys too...

    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2013
    ToeJam & Earl had one of the best soundtracks of its generation, for my money.

    For when you're feeling down