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8_Bit
October 15th, 2011, 10:05 PM
Many video games have awesome soundtracks.

What is one of your favorite video game themes?

Here's one I really like. Fear Factory from Donkey Kong Country. :popcorn:

http://youtu.be/TYjKjjgQPk8

CharlesA
October 15th, 2011, 10:19 PM
Tomb Raider title screen.

Either that or this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbkDIFPks5M).

Lucradia
October 15th, 2011, 10:23 PM
I like the themes played when down in the bowels of aperture and whatnot with Cave Johnson, in Portal 2.

Either that or this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYlSUcjec8mY).

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CharlesA
October 15th, 2011, 10:28 PM
I like the themes played when down in the bowels of aperture and whatnot with Cave Johnson, in Portal 2.


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forrestcupp
October 15th, 2011, 10:31 PM
All time favorite is probably the music from Snafu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5U_fD3abKU) on the Intellivision.

More recently, I love the sound track from Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Bachstelze
October 15th, 2011, 10:47 PM
The sound in Solstice on the NES was pretty impressive at the time, to the point that no emulator is able to render it correctly, and the only way to experience it is to play the game on the real thing. There are youtube links of it, not sure how good they are.

And Zelda OOT is of course a classic. I especially like the Kokiri Forest theme.

Martin Marshalek
October 15th, 2011, 10:54 PM
Anything from the Zelda series is amazing.

More recently though, the title theme from Uncharted 2, if there was any song that would make me want to hunt for ancient treasure, it would be this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkPF5UiDi4g

Quadunit404
October 16th, 2011, 01:09 AM
I REALLY like the music from Lagrange Point on the Famicom. It's the only game in the entire world to use the six channels of FM synthesis provided by the Konami VRC7 (only two games use the VRC7, but the other game, the Japanese version of Tiny Toon 2, doesn't use the enhanced audio) and holy **** does it sound amazing.

For example, here's Figher's Sadness, the game's boss theme. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8qjBzPGdms)

Although, I like The Extreme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVkcmx2l3WA) as well. Probably my favorite Nobuo Uematsu final boss theme.

johnb820
October 16th, 2011, 04:29 AM
Myst Theme.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVdfgFr2-EU

Zeta-K
October 16th, 2011, 04:34 AM
Sephiroth's theme, chocobo theme, mario theme

Quadunit404
October 16th, 2011, 06:10 AM
Shoulda mentioned this in my original post, but I also have a nostalgic attachment to music from the Pokemon series. Even though I left the series behind in 2009, the memories of me playing it live on.

Ctrl-Alt-F1
October 16th, 2011, 07:12 AM
Morrowind's Soundtrack, Final Fantasy 7's soundtrack, and a pc game called King Arthur the Role-Playing Wargame.

doorknob60
October 16th, 2011, 07:18 AM
Choosing a favorite is completely impossible, there are so many good ones, but this is a great one.

Gusty Garden Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z2kxFCQ_mQ) (actually, the entire game's soundtrack is great, and so is the sequel's)

EDIT:

More recently though, the title theme from Uncharted 2, if there was any song that would make me want to hunt for ancient treasure, it would be this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkPF5UiDi4g
Can't argue with that one, what a great game! Can't wait for Uncharted 3 :)

8_Bit
October 16th, 2011, 07:33 AM
+1 to all who said Zelda. :) OoT's is one of my favorite soundtracks of all time. I still listen to it at least once a week.



Gusty Garden Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z2kxFCQ_mQ) (actually, the entire game's soundtrack is great, and so is the sequel's)

Totally agree on that one.
The sequel had an amazing soundtrack too.

In particular I really liked this one:

Sky Station Galaxy (Super Mario Galaxy 2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEqofzdkik0

BigSilly
October 16th, 2011, 09:12 AM
Choosing a favorite is completely impossible, there are so many good ones, but this is a great one.

Gusty Garden Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z2kxFCQ_mQ) (actually, the entire game's soundtrack is great, and so is the sequel's)


Absolutely! Marvellous games, marvellous music. :)

I'm a big fan of Okami on the Wii too. The Shinshu Plains music (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XPsYCyZlGs) gets me every time. Really love how it builds up. Loads of great music in this game.

leviathan8
October 16th, 2011, 10:01 AM
Enter the east theme song - Metin2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8ISPD6fdiY)

doorknob60
October 16th, 2011, 10:17 AM
While we're at it, I'll post some more of my favorite songs form the two galaxy games, in no particular order :)

SMG: Battlerock Galaxy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p2qAE6xrBQ)
SMG: Buoy Base Galaxy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsAFpdAgh6A)
SMG: Good Egg Galaxy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzYBrUl926c)
SMG2: Final Boss (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2GHF8icAXI)
SMG: Comet Observatory (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW7pdX7pDM0)
SMG2: Melty Monster Galaxy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkBlw28gx8Q)
SMG2: Haunty Halls Galaxy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWKLF50_rcc) (Basically a remix of the also awesome ghost house music form Super Mario World)
SMG2: Throwback Galaxy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3l3xpkAkv) (Another remix, this one of Super Mario 64's overworld theme)
SMG: Credits (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBrwceBdDQQ)
SMG2: Sharship Mario (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzVVlxriIcU)
SMG2: Road to Bowser (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0WnISE79mU) (Remix of bowser theme from Super Mario 64...This is a remix of a remix, since they remixed this in the first game too, but this one is way better IMO)
SMG: Airship Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLYWHiuRFQQ) (Remix of Super Mario Bros 3 Airship Theme)
SMG2: Slipsand Galaxy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGRjovnsbKI)
Did I go overboard? Probably, but honestly I still missed a lot of good ones, that just shows how awesome the music is in these games (and everything else about the games)

Some other non SMG ones? OK...got nothing better to do than look up old game music right now :P
Super Mario World Ending (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNcIAC30mWI) (can you tell I'm a Mario fan by now?)
Banjo-Tooie: Hailfire Peaks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T81cuL7OPbA)
Yoshi's Island: Big Boss Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9kgdJn79vI)
Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door: The Crystal Star (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyhLabJvb2M)
Super Mario World: Castle Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqFtW92WUaI)
Conker's Bad Fur Day: Overworld (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWh7crjCWlM)
Donkey Kong Country: Aquatic Ambience (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDvKwSVuUGA)
Yoshi's Island: Title (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COZFtqciZkw)
Super Smash Bros Brawl: Luigi's Mansion Theme Remix (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjdgxK44ct)
Super Smash Bros Brawl: Main Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PInuVXgxO1g) (let's not even get into all of Brawl's good music right now, holy crap, so many remixes and things :D)

OK I'm done...at least for now :D

3rdalbum
October 16th, 2011, 11:17 AM
Many of my favourites have been mentioned (pretty much anything from Donkey Kong Country or OoT) but I also like the glider music from Pilotwings Resort. It's quite relaxing and the perfect complement to the vision of my glider crashing.

forrestcupp
October 16th, 2011, 10:43 PM
Myst Theme.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVdfgFr2-EU

Wow. I didn't think of Myst. That's definitely going to be my favorite right after OoT.

mips
October 16th, 2011, 11:10 PM
Thief III: Deadly Shadows - Shalebridge Cradle level

The atmosphere is amazing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8mQNTQCSaU

Can't wait for Thief 4, love these games.

kostkon
October 16th, 2011, 11:52 PM
Anno 1602

Leaf
October 16th, 2011, 11:59 PM
The Phendrana Drifts music from Metroid Prime is really nice.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbbUv1hz6mE

I'm also a big fan of David Whittaker's Shadow of the Beast tracks on the Amiga.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TKV_90aYgI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INDfzMiA-F4

BrandonC19
October 17th, 2011, 12:08 AM
I'd say my personal favorite is the DBZ Budokai 3 theme. (The instrumental one, idc too much about the vocals.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVKSgAG3Hr4

Quadunit404
October 17th, 2011, 12:17 AM
I really should mention all this in my first post because I like a crapton of video game music.

MEDIC! from Team Fortress 2 is pretty cool.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6NQx4WRRg0

I also like The Part Where He Kills You, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5KsccBqIkE) Bombs for Throwing at You, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaJFpYEZnqw) and Want You Gone, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vU1trDdJsk) all from Portal 2- wait, Portal 2 OST Volume 3?! IMPOSSIBRU!

forrestcupp
October 17th, 2011, 01:57 AM
Thief III: Deadly Shadows - Shalebridge Cradle level

The atmosphere is amazing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8mQNTQCSaU

Can't wait for Thief 4, love these games.

I played Thief II and absolutely loved it. I'm going to have to try out some of the newer ones.

hhh
October 17th, 2011, 02:28 AM
The Dr. Mario "Chill" diddy, my fave...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsBtQCDbTWc&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK_8OchInaY

odiseo77
October 17th, 2011, 06:16 AM
Thief III: Deadly Shadows - Shalebridge Cradle level

The atmosphere is amazing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8mQNTQCSaU

Can't wait for Thief 4, love these games.


I'm a big Thief series fan too! The Shalebridge Cradle level is really scary, btw... Just hope Thief 4 wont take too long.

Here's the theme of the first game of the series: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppV2EMfbk0w

8_Bit
October 17th, 2011, 06:42 AM
Here's another one from me. I've always quite enjoyed the Resident Evil save room themes.

Resident Evil 2's is probably my favorite of them all. It sounds ominous but yet also, somewhat calming in a way. Capcom really did a great job with these.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xp7NtRiu204

mips
October 17th, 2011, 10:19 AM
I played Thief II and absolutely loved it. I'm going to have to try out some of the newer ones.

I'm busy playing Thief II at the moment (on and off). The majority of thief fans don't seem to like thief3 and prefer 1&2. I'm the opposite and love 3. Can't wait for 4!



I'm a big Thief series fan too! The Shalebridge Cradle level is really scary, btw... Just hope Thief 4 wont take too long.

Here's the theme of the first game of the series: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppV2EMfbk0w

I don't have thief1, will have to get it though, just wondering how hard it would be to get going on WinXP. I had to do some tweaks/patches for thief2 on XP and also install hi-res texture packs.

Next game series I'm looking into is Assassins Creed.

Lucradia
October 17th, 2011, 12:51 PM
Also, I'm very big on parodies too.

*cough* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc-EP-0xEDQ

I'm glad Youtube now had their age-restriction system up finally.

See what I did there?

odiseo77
October 17th, 2011, 02:36 PM
I don't have thief1, will have to get it though, just wondering how hard it would be to get going on WinXP. I had to do some tweaks/patches for thief2 on XP and also install hi-res texture packs.

Next game series I'm looking into is Assassins Creed.


Not sure how does Thief 1 runs on WinXP, since I used to play it on Win98, and sadly, I lost the game CD (can't test now).

I've played Assassin's Creed I and a bit of the second one; it has astounding graphics and huge realistic scenarios... It's great too (although, not as great as Thief :D).

Quadunit404
October 22nd, 2011, 02:32 AM
Rediscovered this gem recently: the main theme from the Commodore 64 game Monty on the Run. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93nIljXpqUY)

Even though the game is notorious for being extremely hard, it is known for its catchy theme song, which is said to be one of - if not THE best - video game song ever composed. Seriously, it's practically a legend among fans of 8-bit music and fans of regular video game music alike - so much so it got remixed numerous times and even received an orchestral treatment (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPYFkXHOulo) from the Commodore 64 Orchestra.

mips
October 22nd, 2011, 10:57 AM
Rediscovered this gem recently: the main theme from the Commodore 64 game Monty on the Run. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93nIljXpqUY)

Even though the game is notorious for being extremely hard, it is known for its catchy theme song, which is said to be one of - if not THE best - video game song ever composed. Seriously, it's practically a legend among fans of 8-bit music and fans of regular video game music alike - so much so it got remixed numerous times and even received an orchestral treatment (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPYFkXHOulo) from the Commodore 64 Orchestra.

Ron Hubbard is a genius!

Listen to that orchestral version and you will hear snippets of what sound like part of the Bourne movie trilogy atmospheric music!!! The part I'm talking about starts at 0:52 and repeats throughout. I also recognise the Delta High Score composition from somewhere else?

kef_kf
October 22nd, 2011, 11:12 AM
Metallic Monks on the Fallout soundtrack:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot3T5ac_Dq4

or anything from Mark Morgan to be honest, he is awesome.

Quadunit404
November 1st, 2011, 01:11 AM
And then I rediscover the music of another gaming gem: Terranigma.

Light and Darkness (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76RS1M_Ygzc)
The Sacred Summit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8shtrc_uC6Y)
Those Who Stand in the Way (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVAPcIzQFwc)
Overcoming Everything (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=774VbcSFodU)
Just some of my favorite tracks from the game.

That's not to say the rest of the game's soundtrack is bad, though; it's epic both gameplay-wise and music-wise the entire way through. (http://www.youtube.com/user/PeyserConley#grid/user/B1FC8CDEAE32E82F)

JDShu
November 1st, 2011, 02:23 AM
Morrowind Main Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWuNf4gxwuM), Easthaven theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6WhjqYst4s) from Icewind Dale... well I guess anything by Jeremy Soule is good.

Also, Terran Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V9wMRuJuYw) from Starcraft 1, Hell March (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb-gI_pFog0) from Red Alert, Rampart Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFs5nYHejDU) from Heroes 3, and the Main Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdek0w_kBSk) from Simcity 2000.

Off the top of my head anyway.

EDIT: Can't believe I forgot Storm Eagle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sayGb0MMS_k) from Rockman X

CompyTheInsane
November 1st, 2011, 02:46 AM
- The vampire killer theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYfgpodCVHE) from Castlevania.
- The main menu theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT9mF2oWrsQ) from Top Gun: Hornet's nest
- Loadout/Map loading/Campaign intro theme from Top Gun: Hornet's Nest as heard in the beginning of this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azA8fBGeFPc)
- Airship theme from Super Mario Bros. 3 (I'll add the link when I find it)
- Steam in the pipes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR_pIjHYBPA) (from Half-Life and Half-Life 2)
- Valve theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohJ3EfC7lP4) from Half-Life and Half-Life 2, also used as the Valve intro theme for many of Valve's other games
- The password (www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYyWQNNZmpE) theme from Strider (NES version)
- The Australia/Japan/Los Angeles campaign theme (www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2v6a0o1lZE) from Strider
- zYnthetic - Abandon All (a.k.a. the final wave theme) (from Killing Floor)
- zYnthetic - Defection (from Killing Floor)
- Main menu theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-3ZHnn2LI8) from Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
- Main menu theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wojyU517Up8) from Half-Life (PlayStation 2 version). I've played only the Windows version.
- MEDIC! (One of the main menu themes) from Team Fortress 2

Kaparen
November 4th, 2011, 08:54 PM
Commando theme on C64: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrQuR1LHAVI

BillyBoa
November 7th, 2011, 12:33 PM
I don't see many friends of Half Life 2 and I'm surprised!

CharlesA
November 7th, 2011, 02:36 PM
I don't see many friends of Half Life 2 and I'm surprised!
I actually liked HL2. But didn't really think of it as having a sound track (even tho it does)

Linuxratty
November 7th, 2011, 10:45 PM
Not sure what game this is even from:

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

And the Tetris theme.

Not much of a gamer.