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what is the best computer game music EVER?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by sotu1, 10 Sep 2007.

  1. willyolio

    willyolio New Member

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    computer games only? final fantasy 8. FF7 had great music... but only if you bought the orchestral soundtracks. FF8 sounded a lot better in-game.

    shame that 9-12 never came on PC.
     
  2. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Sorry, thought you meant Halo 2. Did Halo 1 actually have music? :p

    In H2 it was the bit where you got to protect the Scarab I think.
     
  3. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Blow Me Away, was only in one area of the entire game. It is where your with MC and your about to enter the Mausoleum.
    With the Halo OST's, i prefered Cario Suite, and Delta Halo Suite.

    Command and Conquer does it for me.
    Hell March from Red Alert (Is not a Song, its music)
    Hell March 2 (HM 2) from Red Alert 2
    And pretty much all the other RA, RA2, Yuris Revenge and Generals OST i will listen too.

    Sam
     
  4. LoopyJuice

    LoopyJuice Astronomical

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    Max Payne 2 - End credits theme (Poets of the Fall - Late Goodbye)

    Really polished off a great game that felt for the most part like a movie, awesome.
     
  5. Bungle

    Bungle Rainbow Warrior

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    Battlefield 1942 theme was a well conceived war tune. Da.da....da.....da...da.da:D you know the rest.
     
  6. mookboy

    mookboy BRAAAAAAP

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    The theme from Green Beret on the Amstrad 464 CPC. So good I can still hum it, like, 20-odd years later.

    And the song from Cannon Fodder... "WAR! Has never been so much fun! WAR! Has never been soooo much fun!"

    Classics.
     
  7. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Monkey Island series for the win. Then Grim Fandango. Outcast (I love that orchestra). Oh, and Fallout 1 and 2 (Inkspots Cheesecake). And BioShock for the same reason.

    Worst game music though? Unfortunatley, I'd have to say Deus Ex. The techno beat stood out as a real weak point in an otherwise flawless game.
     
  8. WarMachine

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    I'll toss my vote in for the soundtrack to the first Homeworld... When I first bought this game years ago, I got the pack with the soundtrack CD, and that disc got more playtime than most of my other CDs. Very soothing.
     
  9. benjamyn

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    Doom

    Super star in various mario games (specially Super paper mario on Wii)
    Potential Spoiler to those who haven't played it
     
  10. Cabe6403

    Cabe6403 Supreme Commander

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    The music from the first C&C is the best in the series imo. Also the score from Oblivion is great, its so atmopsheric and I love the intro music.

    Just listen to the music in this clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGyw_0IG5s0 and tell me thats not a great theme
     
  11. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    I am surprised I didn't reply to this thread before...

    but anyway I am sorry guys but there is no contest here. The Intro theme of MegaMan III on the NES wins this one EASILY :D


    (i still have a feeling I replied to this thread before, I should chcek agian)


    I certainly did not expect to see a youtube video of MusicPlus here (the french canadian version of MuchMusic)
     
  12. Amon

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    Homeworld.

    If anyone appreciates orchestrated beauty in the chilling void of space.
     
  13. Guest-16

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    Streets of Rage series - Yuzo Koshiro is a god among men when it comes to old school beats. I don't even like Techno but I love these games because of it.

    Quake - Trent Reznor. Nuff Said.

    The Halo OST is great, as is the Splinter Cell (original) with The Crystal Method.

    Max Payne.

    And virtually anything Yoko Kanno has done. Ever. Although I'm not sure if she's made it to game yet.
     
  14. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    I have Street of Rage 2 on the gamegear, do you know if it's the same music as on the Genesis ? I am way too lazy to verify :D
     
  15. StephenK

    StephenK Sneak 'em Upper

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    Lots of really good music listed here.

    What list would be complete without the Deus Ex intro though! For its time the music was excellent quality.

    The original music so its popping up on a few sites (such as http://jadiepoo.com/dx/OST/) converted from its original umx format into handy mp3's :)
     
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  16. benjamyn

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    yoshi's island, super metroid, super mario kart also deserve mentions
     
  17. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Go to your brother
    Kill him with your gun
    Leave him lying in his uniform
    Dying in the sun!
    War, it's never been so much fun

    Sheer genius :rock:
     
  18. Cabe6403

    Cabe6403 Supreme Commander

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    The best music from the MegaMan series was from MegaMan II

    I'm usually one for listening to VG music as it was in the game but I do like the occational remix and this remix of the MegaMan II music is one of my favorites

    Right click, Save As
     
  19. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    MM2 and MMX also have great music indeed :D
     
  20. Guest-16

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    More than likely if they were the same time period.

    Much respect to MM2! My first game on my first console - the NES.

    Anyone else think they should have "retro gaming music nights" in nightclubs? How ****ing awesome would that be?

    EDIT: Shame about all that **** talking about the beginning but that MM2 remix is fantastic :D :rock:
     
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