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Posted Feb 14, '12 at 2:24am

Sonatavarius

Sonatavarius

1,375 posts

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.

http://www.themoderndaypirates.com/pirates/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Shadow_of_the_colossus.jpg (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)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbOnvj9wZKc

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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ha320edRi8

I have more songs that I really enjoy that I'll gladly share if this thread gets off the ground.

 

Posted Feb 14, '12 at 6:56pm

Joe96

Joe96

2,306 posts

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.

 

Posted Feb 14, '12 at 7:55pm

Hobbed_it

Hobbed_it

33 posts

I remember that stage 5 in the original Castlevania had good music.

Call me old school, but I still like it.

 

Posted Feb 15, '12 at 8:37am

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

15,472 posts

Knight

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.

 

Posted Feb 16, '12 at 4:05am

darkengy

darkengy

207 posts

Assassin's Creed series OST, Chrono Cross and Final Fantasy OST are the best music I've heard so far

 

Posted Feb 16, '12 at 10:04am

MrDayCee

MrDayCee

9,075 posts

Moderator

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'.)

 

Posted Feb 16, '12 at 11:15am

ilberic

ilberic

871 posts

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.

 

Posted Feb 21, '12 at 2:31pm

NarutoAwesomeness28

NarutoAwesomeness28

197 posts

I like the music in Halo.. especially when you're driving throughout the land in your Warthog :D

 

Posted Feb 21, '12 at 5:57pm

AvengedSevenfold11

AvengedSevenfold11

535 posts

Mw3 has cool music. But Skyrim is the best!

 

Posted Feb 21, '12 at 6:49pm

Justinian2012

Justinian2012

25 posts

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.

 
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