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I believe that everyone reading this has most likely played a video game at some point in his/her lifetime. A very integral part of the video game experience nowadays is the music and songs that are incorporated into the game play. The way it is implemented into the games can sometimes make or break a cut scene or a boss battle. I'd like for this thread to be used for the discussion of our favorite video game song tracks. If there's ever been a video game song that you can youtube and have it send shivers down your spine after having not played the actual game for a long time, then share it here!
I have one with which I'd like to start off the thread. It's a track from the game Shadow of the Colossus. It's entitled "The Opened Way." I haven't played the game for years, but hearing this song brings me back mentally to epic battles against giant behemoths. It's actually a really good musical piece in itself. If anyone else would happen to know of anything similar to that, then I'd be most grateful if you'd tell me about it.
(courtesy of a google image search... I doubt the person who I got it from actually owned it, but there's a signature on there so I'm assuming it belongs to that person)
The next song is a fan made song for SotC. It's title is "Wander on the Offensive." It's a lot different from the normal SotC musical pieces, but I think it's been done really well. I think the video has a link to the owners of the song... along with a free owner endorsed download if you happen to like it. I really enjoy the violin or whatever instrument they used to fake the violin in this piece. If anyone happens to know of any other songs that incorporate similar instrumental work (the violin!!! ;D) I'd be grateful for that too.
I have more songs that I really enjoy that I'll gladly share if this thread gets off the ground.
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Okay, let's start this thread up
I like some of the music from Black Ops Zombies and MW2 campaign. Also, some of the mini-music things from Left 4 Dead (the first one) are pretty cool and add to the scary feel. Branching off of that, the second game isn't as scary in my opinion. It has more features, but is more of a fun campaign rather than terrifying.
I remember that stage 5 in the original Castlevania had good music.
Call me old school, but I still like it.
I don't really pay attention to music in games when I'm playing, but I absolutely loved listening to the music in the Dynasty Warriors games when I was playing them. It made playing the game better because it matched the fighting style of it and situations. Here's a playlist with 21 songs.
Assassin's Creed series OST, Chrono Cross and Final Fantasy OST are the best music I've heard so far
I don't know if this is allowed as Game Music for what you intended SonataVarius, but I'm actually very fond of the music used in the game "Rebuild"!
That music fits the game and it's scenery fantastically! =D
(Game Music Credits: Music by Julio Kladniew, Dominik Hauser, Bjorn Lynne, Jason Livesay and Alexander Khaskin by way of 'shockwave-sound.com'.)
I don't like any game music, which is why I play games on mute. They do nothing for me to add to the game, unless the game is a music game of sorts. Usually I turn it off so I can listen to the sound effects. The exception might be Grand Theft Auto, just because I can change the stations and listen to actual music.
I like the music in Halo.. especially when you're driving throughout the land in your Warthog
Mw3 has cool music. But Skyrim is the best!
The Uncharted Theme Song all the way. Skyrim's "Dovakiin" is also really cool. Um....Let's see what else. A ton of Nintendo tracks are also cool, like Zelda, Mario, and Super Smash Bros Brawl.
I love pretty much all of the Halo music, just because it makes everything so epic, but I've recently fallen in love with Bastion; half of that being because of the music.
Sorry for my being busy with school, but I have a few more songs that I'd like to share with everyone. The two songs I'm about to mention come from games that are some of my all time favorites.
That's right... It's Guile's Theme. If you didn't already know, the song pretty much goes with anything (It's a meme!:3). One of my first video games as a kid was Street Fighter II Turbo for the SNES. Alongside Ryu, Guile was one of my favorite characters then and is one of my favorite characters now. If you search the youtubes you'll find that there are several variations of Guile's theme song, and they're all pretty great. The one I've posted is my favorite version at the moment.
My second song for this post comes from another video game that stole 100s of hours of my childhood away.
That's right, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle for the gamecube is one of my favorite games of all times. I really do wish they'd bring back the chaos for some of the newer consoles ;_;. Now, the song from this game that I really liked was the song that played during the final boss fight... Live and Learn
Back in the day, that song coupled with super saiyan hedgehogs made the game beyond fun. I replayed that level so many times just because of that song it's ridiculous.
I have to say the legend of zelda music and definetly the Halo3 music are my favorites.
Goldeneye007 n64 and COD black ops have good music. I could listen to the cradle theme and firesale all day.
Well to go with one of my favorite games:
The music here is great. I could listen to it all day. It is intense but not in the fighting sort of way. It just seems to be telling you that something big is coming.
Health contributed some nice music to Max Payne 3.
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