What do you, the community, feel is the game with the best overall audio package?
Halo has some of the best sound design out there.
BFBC2 is way up there, too. Best gun and sound effects I've heard in a game.
Halo definitely the entire soundtrack is top quality. I was considering MW2 with Hans Zimmer's theme but thats just one piece, not the entire package overall.
I'm gonna have to go with Bioshock 2 - it's brilliant.
Portal 2. Musically brilliant and the VO work is phenomenal.
Best overall score is a never-ending battle. You have Jack Wall's brilliant Mass Effect scores, Koh Ohtani's Shadow of the Colossus score, Harry-Gregson Williams' Metal Gear Solid scores, Nick Ingham and Terry Divine King's one song for Heavy Rain that is now used in EVERY YouTube video like Lux Auternu was in the past. (I'm glad Clint Mansell has signed on for Mass Effect 3, btw.) Then, Norman Corbeill did the rest of the Heavy Rain score, which is brilliant! Koji Kondo with the Zelda series and Yoshi's Island... You can go on for days! Kingdom Hearts! Final Fantasy! Halo! Civilization! Elder Scrolls! It's all just so incredible! If it's strictly sound design, it's a tighter race, but the Battlefield, Killzone, Halo, and God of War series' come out on top for me.
you read my soul. heavy rain, MGS, SotC, ME etc.... all fantastic scores. for me, as sound design goes, BFBC2 takes the cake. wonderful all around, from the effects, to music, to ambiance, to general QUALITY of the recordings themselves. but as soundtracks go, I would also like to mention Assassin's Creed 2. and IloMilo.
Oh, God yes! Ubisoft has done well with scores this generation. Also, I'd like to mention the use of Sia's "Breathe Me" in the Prince of Persia trailer. Just wow...
pick any ps3 game with HD7.1 deadspace, uncharted, resistance
I have said this before ~ I could never understand how graphics affect a games score (or in a "VS" comparo) but yet audio doesn't. Probably because one company usually has uncompressed audio and up to 7.1 on more titles than both of it's competitors (because they can't do so). Funny how that works huh? Especially since audio is just as enthralling to a story as the visual aspect.
Brutal Legend.. Best soundtrack for miles and some really nice voice work by Jack Black, Ozzy etc
Oh, I know! That soundtrack and the writing in that game will forever be underappreciated. I just wish the gameplay hadn't divulged into RTS. : /
BFBC2, now Battlefield 3, realistic sounds with HDR Technology.
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