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Sun, 18th Jul '04, 12:43am
I don't really know if there is a lot of people that play video games here but anyway. As the title suggest, this topic talk about the musics in video games! For me, musics is a very important thing in video games because it often set the mood and atmosphere. I don't know for you but I find that there is a lot of good musics to listen.
One game that I think has really good musics is the Castlevania series. One of my favorite is "The tragic prince". If you are interested in listening some of the musics of Castlevania, you should go there : http://www.classicgaming.com/castlevania/dungeon.htm
And if you ever wanted to listen to video games musics on your computer but you didn't find them, look no more. This site: http://www.vgmusic.com/ has surely what you want.
Anyway, coming back to the subject, is there any video games musics that you say WOW when you listen to them?
[ July 19, 2004, 12:05: Message edited by: Taluntain ]
Sun, 18th Jul '04, 1:46am
The Icewind Dale games.
The Baldur's Gate games. (including Dark Alliance)
All of the Final Fantasy games.
The Medal of Honor games.
Call of Duty.
There might be some others, but I can't think of any right now. :)
Sun, 18th Jul '04, 2:22am
The Mario Bros theme song. A classic.
Sun, 18th Jul '04, 2:25am
I quite like double dragon 2. :roll:
But the best game music ever, IMO, was in The Dig. It's just.... <speechless>
Sun, 18th Jul '04, 3:17am
tales of fantasia
final fantasy 6
Mon, 19th Jul '04, 3:28am
The music for Super Mario Bros was legendary. Second was the original Legend of Zelda score.
Other notable mentions are:
Dune 2 soundtrack (wicked even on PC speaker!)
Heroes of Might and Magic II
Doom 1/2 soundtrack (some are rip-offs straight out of classic metal songs)
Icewind Dale 1/2 soundtrack
Final Fantasy 7 soundtrack
Warcraft 2 soundtrack
Diablo soundtrack (especially in town and catacombs)
Come to think of it, all the games by Blizzard have some very decent scores.
Mon, 19th Jul '04, 4:06am
Blackmoon Chronicles (RTS with RPG elements and some good pause use)
Europa Universalis 2 (looking forward to Crusader Kings)
I liked what I got in:
Command and Conquer
Mon, 19th Jul '04, 12:10pm
Secret of Mana - the beginning score, and the rest
Heroes of might and magic II
Might and magic 6 - 8
Mon, 19th Jul '04, 12:25pm
BF:Vietnam has cool music.
FF8 - the only FF game I played - also
BG games had great music.
IWD2 & PS:T was good too.
Mon, 19th Jul '04, 10:58pm
Tales of Phantasia
All Final fantasy games
IWD 1 & 2
Quest for glory 1, 4 and spacially 5.
Thats the one i still can remember right now.
Mon, 19th Jul '04, 11:59pm
I love the music from Thief 1. Exactly my style.
I bought Dune 1 (the hybrid strategy-adventure game) purely for the sinister Atreides Court music. Oh yeah!
And the Gabriel Knight series mixed ominous jazz with an opera score.
But if anyone here has ever played the Neverhood...that music just sticks to you.
Equester - did you get the QfG5 demo-soundtrack CD with the QFG anthology pack? I still listen to it - great stuff! But they didn't include Katrina's theme...
Tue, 20th Jul '04, 1:07am
yah and I also bought the whole qfg5 soundtrack :)
Tue, 20th Jul '04, 5:25am
Well, the only game soundtracks I can think of that I can still hear in my head are BG1 & 2 and Metal Gear Solid. Damn fine soudtrackas all, not that there's really a lot of music during MGS, but what there is is still damn good.
Tue, 20th Jul '04, 6:57am
Big Bald, you just reminded me that the music in FF8 are really cool. It been a long time since I played this game!
Also it seem that a lot of people like the Icewind Dale music. One I really liked is the one you hear in the first town. Not at the dock but in the middle of the town. I was sometime coming back there only to listen to the music!
Tue, 20th Jul '04, 10:35pm
I'll try to hit two good ones that haven't already been mentioned:
The music for Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb is original and rolicking good for the atmosphere of the game.
I remember the original Dark Forces having smashing music too, even if I was a bit MIDI-ish sounding. Since then, the other Jedi Knight titles have used existing music from the SW movies, and there's nothing wrong with that at all - you know it's good because its John Williams. But Dark Forces was original and great with its music. I don't remember where, but somewhere I found a download where a person had cleaned up the soundtrack from the game and it sounds great.
Wed, 21st Jul '04, 4:21am
FFVII musicm sephiroth's theme song..and the mario brother song
Thu, 22nd Jul '04, 1:54pm
Super Cylce (title track)
Ghosts 'n Goblins (highscore track)
A friend recorded them directly to CD from my C128. Yes, he's sick. He's bavarian, what do you expect?
Sun, 25th Jul '04, 6:44pm
The Baldur's Gate games
American mcGee's Alice
Day Of The Tentacle
Sam & Max Hit the Road (<--I Love the Moleman song!)
Wed, 28th Jul '04, 10:01am
"Still more fighting" (the music for boss battles) from FF VII
Wed, 28th Jul '04, 4:06pm
I have the Warcraft II music on my cellphone, so I have one orc tune to wake me up in the morning and another orc tune when somebody calls :) . Other great soundtracks are:
Heroes of Might and Magic II (both MIDI and instrumental)
Heroes of Might and Magic III
Might and Magic VI
Might and Magic VII
Settlers II (both MIDI and instrumental)
Transport Tycoon DeLuxe
Wed, 28th Jul '04, 4:49pm
Icewind Dale has a brilliant soundtrack. I also liked the music in The Dig, Warcraft 2 and Vampire TM:R. Most Square Soft games had a very good soundtrack too.
Wed, 28th Jul '04, 5:15pm
@Big B: http://soundtracks.mixnmojo.com/
Wed, 28th Jul '04, 9:01pm
@Jesper898 I love that site! Thank you very very very much! I've been looking for Lucas art music in mp3 form for ages!
Wed, 28th Jul '04, 9:22pm
Seiken Densentu 3, best ever, with the exception of IWD1 of course.
Wed, 28th Jul '04, 11:06pm
I like the soundtrack to Heroes 2 so much, I would buy the game again just to listen to the music! (Currently the CD is maimed by being in the wrong place at the wrong time).
Thu, 29th Jul '04, 1:39am
I'm gonna post my two cents in here, even though most of the game scores that I love have already been posted, so I'm just gonna mention my favorite tracks on said games!
Let's see, Final Fantasy 7, of course, ranks as the highest and best game tracks to have even been made. To this day, every time I hear Aeris' theme music, a tear comes to my eye. Plus. there's a series of games that I'm now playing called the .Hack series, and the music on there is excellent!
Thu, 29th Jul '04, 3:24am
Icewind Dale II - during the prologue.
Thu, 29th Jul '04, 3:37am
Two of my favorites, the Wing Commander Series and the Ultima series, enspecially 6 and 7.
Mon, 2nd Aug '04, 2:25pm
- Kung Fu Master.
- Double Dragon.
- Moon Patrol.
- Mr Do!.
- Phoenix (the intro)
- Dig Dug
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- China Battle song in C&C Generals Zero Hour.
- Neverwinter's nights.
- BG2, the song when you are outside Nalia's castle.
- Any of the Warcraft series, the songs in the movies
- Full Throttle.
Mon, 2nd Aug '04, 9:22pm
Medieval: Total War
Final Fantasy games
Railroad Tycoon 2
Civilization III Conquests
Fallout I, II and Tactics.
Heroes of Might and Magic II - IV
Call of Duty and Medal of Honor
Medieval: Total War is my favourite for a single game but pales to Square's catchy tunes. Total War boasts brilliant battle music, especially for the Catholic factions.
Tue, 3rd Aug '04, 10:02pm
Tetris, Tetris, Tetris! :lol: It may have become a little annoying after awhile, and not the most innovative, but I think no one here can say that at somepoint or another they didn't get one of those damn songs stuck in their head for days. Yummy russian techno midi LOL :evil:
Tue, 3rd Aug '04, 10:31pm
The Legend of Zelda
Wed, 4th Aug '04, 12:17pm
How could I have left out The settlers II, I can listen to that tune for hours while seeing those blue guys work :)
Wed, 4th Aug '04, 6:38pm
-Final Fantasy 7,8,9,10
-Lords of Magic
-Heroes of Might and Magic
-Guilty Gear X2
-Baldur's Gate (Viconia's Theme is haunting...)
-Neo-Geo Fighting Games (KoF, Last Blade 1/2...)
-PS fighting games
-And several other old Arcade Games
Tue, 24th Aug '04, 12:42am
I tabbed out the Diablo "Town" (Tristram) theme last night on Powertab. I can post it if anyone wants to learn it. Awesome guitar piece.
Tue, 24th Aug '04, 1:27am
Medieval: Total War (European and Viking themes, mainly)
Planescape: Torment (almost everything)
Some of the pieces from Icewind Dale 2 (especially the Targos Docks theme)
Ultima IX (beautiful music, shame about the game)
Fri, 27th Aug '04, 1:18pm
BG2 - during the romances hehe
all the FF games, particularly FFX and FFVII
Guilty Gear 1
Max Payne 2
Tue, 31st Aug '04, 1:51pm
I can only remember the theme song of BG2: Throne of Bhaal. It's very epic. The FFVII and FFVII score, thinking better almost all of Squaresoft games (Chrono Trigger anyone?). Does anyone remember the game UFO: Enemy Unknown? I've always liked the music (if i can call it that) in the missions.
And many others i can't remember now.
Thu, 9th Sep '04, 4:46pm
Aside from RPG games mentioned in the thread (PS, BG2, IWD2, Morrowind, DS, etc.), I like music from
- Soul Calibur (1, 2 is not that good)
- Zelda: OoT (TWW is not that good)
- FFV (as in Final Fantasy 5)
- Sonic Adventure series (rock, but still enjoyable)
- Jet Set Radio (idiotic, but cool nontheless ;) )
Fri, 10th Sep '04, 3:16pm
The Dig (LucasArts). Very underrated game, great gameplay, amazing music, and a crappy ending :(
Ultima Underworld I (great game, great music)
Might and Magic 5 (and 6... and 7...)
Can't think of anything more recent that hasn't already been mentionned.
Fri, 10th Sep '04, 3:19pm
Jet Force Gemini