What games had the best music?

IceDigger

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What games do you think had the best music?

Turrican on the Amiga

Ecco the Dolphin
 

wyqtor

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Subnautica. It has to be said that the guy who composed this masterpiece got fired anyway, for having politically incorrect opinions.


Then there's Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 1 & 2:


And Horizon: Zero Dawn:

 
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Aireoth

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Best Retro

Best 90's

This Chrono Trigger is Better

And this game has the best soundtrack of them all:) - Edit to 3D0 version because its the entire OST
 
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Doom 2016

^^ this. Doom 2016. Only game sound track I sought out in high bit rate so my entire neighborhood could enjoy the evil sub-sonics too.



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Turrican 1-3 (Chris Huelsbeck is one of the best!)
Shadow of the Beast 1-3
Chrono Trigger
System Shock 1 and 2
Ultima VII (Complete)
Ultima VIII: Pagan
Quake I and III:Arena
Deus Ex: HR/MD
Mass Effect 1-3
Star Control II
Al Qadim
Veil of Darkness
Most Legend of Zelda games
Shovel Knight
FEZ
Quest for Glory series
Legendary Axe I and II
Ghouls n Ghosts
VVVVVV
Revenge of Shinobi
Secret of Evermore. (I believe this is Jeremy Soule's first soundtrack, I hung out in his studio at Square Redmond when it was there. Nice guy.)
Actraiser
Megaman 1-3
Castlevania series
Leander
Awesome
Time Trax (unreleased Genesis)
Any C64 game with music by Rob Hubbard, Martin Galway, Tim Follin, Ben Daglish. Maybe Jeroen Tel.

I could go on and on. I think there's an older thread with a lot more from about a year or two ago.
 
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I believe the soundtrack was insturmental (ehm...) in Fallout becoming as successful as it was.

 

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Diablo
Quake 2
Modern Warfare 1 and 2
Darksiders 1 and 2
Mass Effect series
Painkiller
DMC: Devil May Cry
Infamous
 

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Life is Strange and Before the Storm.

Hearing pretty much any songs from those brings on the crippling depression every single time. Such poignant songs tied to some seriously emotional moments in game.

As far as cinematic soundtracks, I'd have to give it to the Metal Gear Solid series.

More recently, Nier Automata. THIS CANNOT CONTINUE.
 

Krenum

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Good lord too many to count,

This one sticks out above all others though,


Nether Animal, Mechanism 8, Run, Phobos & Foregone Destruction (y)
 
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Castlevania 2 - for NES
Phantasy Star - for Sega Master System
Original Sonic the Hedgehog - Sega Genesis
System Shock 2 - PC
Mechwarrior 2 - PC CD-rom
 
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In the last few years..

TES5: Skyrim
Mass Effect trilogy.
Dragon Age: Inquisition
The Witcher 3
Firewatch
Trine
 

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Not actually from a game but close enough to mention in here imo (nsfw)

 

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Did I forget
X-COM UFO DEFENSE ? (Dos version with wavetable midi)

Loved the soundtrack
 

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Battlefield Bad Company Main Menu "The Beast"
Not written for the video game, but Milt Buckner's the man.
 

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FF4 - Too many to list
FF6 - Too many to list
Chrono Trigger - Too many to list
Chrono Cross - if only the game itself was as good as the soundtrack
F-Zero - Mute City, Big Blue, Red Canyon, Fire Field, etc
Super Castlevania IV - First 2 levels are awesome
Aerobiz - Anyone else love the European theme?


Diablo
Diablo 2
Starcraft
GTA Vice City
UT99

So many more...
 

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Mass Effect Finale' song: M4 part II (Faunts)

 
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