Video game music has come along way since its inception. Now today, with millions of dollars budget, as well as top notch composers, video game music is an essential, as well as memorable attachment to all games.
Mine is in the Street fighter/Marvel vs. Capcom universe. Who comes up with this music? It's really hypnotic.
P.S. Ryu stage music FTW!
What? There was basically no music in Sp1? I know:) I appreciated the silence.
Music sometimes takes away from a game, however I did like the music and radio tracks in GTA Vice city.
Vice city soundtrack
It was the first GTA to go from really low, unrecognizable music to actual music you know or at least heard of.
Metal Gear Solid when you have been spotted by the enemy (the music in the trailers). It's when that music comes on the action begins ;)
silent hill 3
ff7, system shock 2, gta3 gta vice city and tony hawks (the one on dreamcast with the song "the ace of spades!"
Final Fantasy VII
BioShock (great use of period-style music)
Legend of Zelda (once you hear it, you don't forget it)
Tales of Symphonia
And, of course, Super Mario Brothers. Once you hear it, you don't forget it.
Ahh Super Mario Brothers, I love that theme I even had to go learn it on guitar.
Burnout 3 and GTA San Andreas soundtrack.
Super Mario Bros....
The Goonies (NES version)
Metal Gear Solid..
Metal Gear Solid 2...
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time...
Final Fantasy VII...
and there are so maaaany others...I just don't want to type them all down...
The opening theme for Metal Gear Solid 2 is by far my favorite video game theme song. When that orchestra kicks in, it gives me cold shivers...
The techno/industrial/metal from Descent II (1996) by Allister Brimble was some of the most awesome and fitting stuff ever. The old Need For Speed games had great, well thought out selections of electronica too.
The theme at the end was really good.
Lemmings and Elite 2:Frontier were good too.
i like the chronicles of riddick and metal gear music.
The super mario music was unforgettable,i also enjoyed the music in Bioshock quite a bit.
Shadow of the Colossus
ocarina of time defiently one of my favorites. And since someone mentioned descent. I have to say i loved the music from descent freespace the great war(i really miss that game and want a remake or another one:(
there are a bunch of others though.
I like what everyone's listed so far, but I'll go with a lesser-known one: Headhunter (Dreamcast/PS2). By far one of the most underappreciated games of all time. It had a neat storyline, some descent Resident Evil meets Grand Theft Auto meets Syphon Filter type gameplay, and best of all: one the best orchestral soundtracks of all time. By now the game certainly is NOT spectacular by any means, but I urge ANYONE with an appreciation for older games to check it out. I can find it in just about every PS2 bargain bin around.
So, in short, if you like video game music, please check out Headhunter for PS2 (or Dreamcast). Oh, and don't bother with the cruddy sequel... still good music though.
Duke Nukem 3D
Perfect Dark Zero
Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
I always liked the music of Naughty Dog games, particularly music from the second and third Crash Bandicoot games they did.
S3&k, spyro the dragon.
ZOIDS Commodore 64
Edit: wow found the music
Imagine this playing on a 64k machine back in mid 80s. I guess most of you were not even born at that time.
Metal Gear Solid 2 Theme tune
While I liked kotor 1 better, I liked kotor 2's musical score better, felt more emotional and sad to me. Mainly, listen to the credits music.
God of war
YA THE BEST FOR ME ARE WHEN YOU KILL A COLOSSUS IN THE SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS AND THE INTRO TO THE GAME WHEN HES ON HIS HORSE GOING TO THE TEMPLE THE MUSIC IS MAJESTIC ^_^ AND OF COURSE
STREET FIGHTER 2 TURBO MENU MUSIC (SNES)
GUITAR HERO ^_^ DUH
I THINK THATS IT?
then alot of "artists" in the "real" music industry. Like the Street Fighter Alpha series........gosh, I love that music so much, Ryu stage music is the profile song on my Myspace page.
Silver Surfer (NES)
Journey to Silius (NES)
Streets of Rage (Genesis)
To add, Shenmue's soundtrack is one of the few that "touched" me. Maybe because I know there wont be a part 3.
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