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Halo Infinity
09-14-2013, 12:09 AM
I checked the search function and Google, but I haven't found any threads on video game music. If there is one, I suppose that this thread can just get locked accordingly. I sometimes actually like to listen to video game music as I lurk and post in ETS. I've also found Spinach Rag from Final Fantasy VI to be rather nice for forums.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHa_9OYNgPQ

And to make things little bit more interesting if possible, which video game songs would you recommend for forum browsing? And if dependent on exact moods, which ones? :) (Or you could just post and discuss video game music. I only added those two questions as a means to add a little more fun to this thread.)

Space Suicide
09-14-2013, 12:22 AM
Some of my favorite video game soundtrack tracks!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQkJJMzhf3U


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn1gqNNzTHs


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


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OLax-NenP8


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EN-_1OGtUY


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59lwqDZln4Q


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l65NZt6EbeU

That's enough for now.

nemesiswontdie
09-14-2013, 05:35 AM
I LOVE video game music (It's actually my dream to make music for games). The SMT series always has kick ass music.


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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBkm5oRO_ps&lc=GQbBQRNzyLlg244Uvc2N9YK_QLj wWPkXWGMx8bm4hOk

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SejOPWizwk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngUfhhoRh84

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFhXPvElNZ0

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kBqP06eDRY

MrsMeowMeow
09-14-2013, 06:16 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFf60ECWpzU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Noi3MCcapjg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrqIZS3jVuw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nswfLcROs-0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyyqKg3wDbg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWzoXaY108g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGN_3Am98zc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97-sVj9Y-6k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcA24RTmnF8 plus mighty, mighty man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=um6OsOvEqBw
ok, I'll better stop for now

somethingelse
09-14-2013, 06:36 AM
Pause/Map screen music for Body Harvest. I really wish this game would get a remake. A sci-fi GTA? Yes please.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWhFcFV3IQk&list=PLC6BC35FD59A7BD1B

Shadowman title theme.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbSYrzt25Cw

Shadowman The Sisters Awake.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cbPTET4mPI

Forest Temple

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmsZyC0UXUU

Ax Mr. L
09-14-2013, 10:29 AM
As mentioned above the Mass Effect Trilogy Soundtracks are really good and the Spliter Cell Conviction theme is also great. Here's some other soundtracks I like.

Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory - Amon Tobin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFs1DcYP7ZY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyA2ns2U2Z0

Sword & Sworcery - Jim Guthrie

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

Max Payne 3 - HEALTH

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEH_LSL4rVw

The Binding Of Isaac - Danny Baranowsky

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izHxUkF4ZAQ

Sound Shapes Corporeal - Jim Guthrie
Didn't find any good youtube videos of these tracks, but you can listen them at Jim Guthries bandcamp page
http://jimguthrie.bandcamp.com/album/corporeal

Halo Infinity
09-14-2013, 10:56 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2HGbRUSio4


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


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


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqRH4_EFwc8


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HdQKeJNJLI

And like in many other things, the nostalgia can sometimes be quite the tearjerker as it reminds me as to how much time has passed quicker than I ever thought it would. It's rather bittersweet. (Super Mario 64's Jolly Roger Bay and/or Dire Dire Docks song is one of those songs that really has that *Feels* effect on me, as it was the game that was one of the biggest moments of gaming in my childhood at ages 10-11.)

And just to get a little bit off-topic, such video game music actually reminds me of the following quotes.

There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. ~Graham Green, The Power and the Glory

When you finally go back to your old hometown, you find it wasn't the old home you missed but your childhood. ~Sam Ewing

In childhood, we press our nose to the pane, looking out. In memories of childhood, we press our nose to the pane, looking in. ~Robert Brault

I think that's exactly what I'm doing whenever I listen to video game music from the mid 1980s to the late 1990s, roughly around up to most of 1998. (So it sort of is still on topic in some way. As for the quotes, I found them at The Quote Garden.)

http://www.quotegarden.com/childhood.html

ImTheWiseJanitor
09-14-2013, 05:55 PM
SO. MANY. FUCKING. GAHDAMN. VIDEOS. SHIT.

Journey's soundtrack, conveniently (and officially) uploaded and organized into a playlist on YouTube. (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL60408EBD7150DDA5)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdG-e_Joc8Q

SM Rollinger
09-14-2013, 10:00 PM
Im not going to embed more youtube vids in here, but I will say this though. The following game has the best (IMO) score ever....

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b7/Halobox.jpg

My favorite track has to be from :52 onward on the track "Covenant Dance", its used twice in the campaign, once when you reach the control room and again in the engine room. The keyboard hook reminds me of Assimilate and Addiction from Skinny Puppy. The first part of the track is awesome too, Elite dance music to the max (wort wort wort!!)

Other great tracks in include:
Brothers In Arms
Perilous Journey
A Walk In The Woods
A Gun Pointed At the Head of The Universe
Under the Cover Of Night
Rock Anthem For Saving The World (impossible not to get jacked up listening to this!)
The Maw (goosebumps from this one for sure!)
On A Pale Horse
Perchance to Dream


Halo 2 also has some good themes, such as Prologue and Reclaimer (Steve Vai FTW), as does Reach and 3. But Combat Evolved (the original, not the Anniversary version) is hands down the best IMO.

Halo Infinity
09-14-2013, 10:36 PM
I was wondering if those that liked A Warm Place would like the main menu music of Star Fox 64. It ranks right up there with Super Mario 64's Jolly Roger Bay/Dire Dire Docks song with me. If you talk about "nostalgiaing hard" with the Nintendo 64, this is it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mME__GBAYo0

SM Rollinger
09-14-2013, 11:02 PM
If were going old school, some of my favorite tunes have to be...

Megaman X
- Spark Mandrel Stage
- ah hell the whole game
Street Fighter 2
- Ken's Theme
Super Metroid
- anything in the game, the whole thing kicks ass

Those are some of my all time faves. Still to this day I get them stuck in my head from time to time. And of course....

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/84/Killercutsfront.jpg
I wish I still had my copy, i lost it ages ago! :(

nemesiswontdie
09-15-2013, 06:06 AM
I figured I'd post this here and say that this makes for a really good alarm clock ringtone.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfByN8H8BgE

I've had that song as my alarm clock ringtone for a few years now and it still wakes my ass up lol.

Halo Infinity
09-16-2013, 09:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAPxbnL4a7E


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


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMa-H8vT_-Q


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctlRAwqd_J8

ManBurning
09-22-2013, 04:12 PM
And like in many other things, the nostalgia can sometimes be quite the tearjerker as it reminds me as to how much time has passed quicker than I ever thought it would.

Funny thing you mention this, I was on wikipedia last night, being bored, looking up random things, I somehow found myself on the year 2020 page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020

And to my surprise, it had listed:


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time (http://www.echoingthesound.org/wiki/Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles:_Turtles_in_Time) (1991): The Level "Neon Night Riders" Takes place in 2020.

Which I found interesting, because I remember when I was a kid in 1991 playing this game, I thought "2020, holy smokes, that is soooooooo far away, I will never be alive then, look at how futuristic everything is, neon buildings and flying hovercrafts" and here we are, in 2013... only 7 years off from 2020. It's kinda frightening to think how fast time really HAS gone, as it literally seems like it was 1991 yesterday and I was reading the new Nintendo Power issue that was previewing this game coming out, I was so excited.

Space Suicide
09-29-2013, 01:53 PM
Never posted these in my initial post, all from same series though:


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


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnM_5gKvF_E


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


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3NwN966EeU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RdVA24gLlE

The Reason Being
09-29-2013, 04:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVZcvnItkdw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEbFLSfHqQ8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xa2wHCErJ8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J67nkzoJ_2M

The DKC & Zelda series has so much music that holds true to those quotes above, oh man, dem feels.

Space Suicide
09-30-2013, 12:58 AM
Donkey Kong Country has the best music consistently of any game series in the entire history of games. I love it all!

heroicraptor
09-30-2013, 01:09 AM
Im not going to embed more youtube vids in here, but I will say this though. The following game has the best (IMO) score ever....

Halo Combat Evolved

My favorite track has to be from :52 onward on the track "Covenant Dance", its used twice in the campaign, once when you reach the control room and again in the engine room. The keyboard hook reminds me of Assimilate and Addiction from Skinny Puppy. The first part of the track is awesome too, Elite dance music to the max (wort wort wort!!)

Other great tracks in include:
Brothers In Arms
Perilous Journey
A Walk In The Woods
A Gun Pointed At the Head of The Universe
Under the Cover Of Night
Rock Anthem For Saving The World (impossible not to get jacked up listening to this!)
The Maw (goosebumps from this one for sure!)
On A Pale Horse
Perchance to Dream


Halo 2 also has some good themes, such as Prologue and Reclaimer (Steve Vai FTW), as does Reach and 3. But Combat Evolved (the original, not the Anniversary version) is hands down the best IMO.

Have you heard Siege of Madrigal (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHqvzih_bgg)? That's my favorite.

Fixer808
09-30-2013, 01:32 AM
How's about a little cake?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RthZgszykLs

This is awesome:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4OV2UofPFg

heroicraptor
09-30-2013, 01:39 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJghR7CuxG0
Fixer808

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLS35kyYlOU

frankie teardrop
10-01-2013, 01:02 PM
some all time favorites from the 8 bit era:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPmXiYkCjo4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-RdjNFCYs8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-RdjNFCYs8&list=PLF6A2A462092A21CA)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUg6gmC-MmQ

ambergris
10-01-2013, 01:59 PM
Star Control 2 (1992) - the soundtrack is downloadable somewhere on the Internet.
This is the, in my opinion, best track - maybe inspired by early Depeche Mode:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMBxBS0tgwk


Freelancer (2003) - also full of good music


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jieg-7FjMLo

Halo Infinity
10-02-2013, 02:15 AM
Damn, I really haven't played this game in ages. SNES makes me melt. :)


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

xmd 5a
10-02-2013, 05:43 AM
The DKC games truly do have the best soundtracks of any games out there. Some of my favourites:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v18pEFQb3EM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Qp0_NE8M1c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUGU_Zlf9tU

Other assorted favourites:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1Ose7A8P94
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOipoww-H3U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDGHM3D6DGM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkQXQLPrCqo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMTZN4sk0NE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaAq7X-q-6E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ9O1Gh58vI

fillow
10-02-2013, 07:37 AM
Half Life 2
Half Life 2 Episode One
Half Life 2 Episode Two

/thread

wizfan
10-02-2013, 08:15 AM
HEALTH did a stellar job with Max Payne 3. Blasting "Tears" now.

Halo Infinity
10-04-2013, 03:42 PM
This is one of those songs from Crash Bandicoot that really stuck with me. I also forgot how much I loved playing Crash Bandicoot games. Crash Bandicoot really is like Mario and Donkey Kong for the PlayStation to me.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ8V73i1YZI

Self.Destructive.Pattern
01-17-2016, 03:25 AM
***Bump*** Going back to the retro days lately, has had me rediscovering all of this awesome music we used to have. Man, nothing comes close for me than 8-bit, and 16-bit Nintendo goodness. Some of my personal favs:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFeL7kTw2CU

thelastdisciple
01-17-2016, 10:01 AM
I love a lot of music from Command and Conquer by Frank Klepacki, lots of great Metal Gear Solid stuff, Deus Ex: Human Revolution OST is fantastic, Portal 2 OST, Max Payne 3 score by Health and absolutely love the original Max Payne theme.

Space Suicide
01-18-2016, 06:03 PM
I just posted this on the What Are You Playing thread. Love this fucking menu theme.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLRgUtqvErg

AWESOME shit.

Halo Infinity
01-20-2016, 11:52 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvmf3Pes1tA

Halo Infinity
01-20-2016, 11:56 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfxCBC8ZP6U

Halo Infinity
01-20-2016, 11:59 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf4tP19rngY

Halo Infinity
01-20-2016, 11:59 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCCjH_LSRik

Halo Infinity
01-20-2016, 12:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BM-k8sDo78

Halo Infinity
01-20-2016, 12:01 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G9YNj6mkb8

Self.Destructive.Pattern
01-20-2016, 07:06 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EWk3qBTc5I&list=PL85DC373E4DF2BC52&index= 5

Self.Destructive.Pattern
01-20-2016, 07:06 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2LF2t4YlBI&index=8&list=PL85DC373E4DF2BC5 2

Halo Infinity
05-12-2017, 07:21 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMxHC6RxpTY