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X-Play: Metal Gear Solid 4 Soundtrack Review: True Sounds of Liberty

The Metal Gear Solid series has consistently delivered some of the best original soundtrack material in games, due in large part to the orchestrations of Harry Gregson-Willams. Those smart enough to have picked up the Limited Edition Bundle of MGS4 were treated to a bonus CD featuring 16 tracks from Gregson-Williams' killer score for the game.

For those not in the know, Harry Gregson-Williams is one of the most prolific composers of the past decade or so, with film credits ranging from "The Rock" to the upcoming "Wolverine" movie. Gregson-Williams is also unique since he is a film composer, who was sought out to lend his style to video games, starting with Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and continuing through this latest game. In fact, the only other game soundtrack to feature his music so far is Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

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meepmoopmeep3020d ago

simply superb soundtrack, i've ripped it and added it on my ps3, laptop and a cd for the car.

user8586213020d ago

no track can beat the emotion given from the song played in shadow moses

uehc3020d ago

Funny how it was never mentioned before release that it was only a sampler. Were we intentionally made to believe that it was the complete OST? I'm tired of publishers not making clear.

Hitmaker3020d ago

MGS4 had the weakest soundtrack of the series by far. Of course there were some superb tracks, but for the most part it was very underwhelming.

matchgrade3020d ago

Nevertheless, you can't deny that this latest rendition of the MGS theme (called Metal Gear Saga) is by far the best.

qwertyuiopasdfghjkl3020d ago

MGS4's soundtrack is composed primarily by Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori, Kazuma Jinnouchi, and Harry Gregson-Williams.

Harry is credited to 15 of the 47 songs featured in the 2 disc OST... some of which are considered the best of the soundtrack. ("Metal Gear Saga" and "Father and Son")

The best songs in my opinion though, were tied to Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori, and Kazuma Jinnouchi.

All in all though, the MGS4 soundtrack was a huge joint effort that resulted in an excellent musical score, one that accompanied an even greater game hand in hand until the end.

*Side Note* Harry Gregson-Williams is a good composer, some scores he composed were written by Stephen Barton, one of which being the COD4 soundtrack. (Barton's website is below featuring a few COD4 OST Mp3s)

http://www.after-light.com/