Your Favourite Game Soundtracks

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  1. PerfectFooty

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    When it comes to gaming sometimes the soundtrack is the thing you focus on last, but there are plenty of games out there that have fantastic soundtracks that even improve the overall experience in gameplay. So what are some of your favourites? (Don't include games that borrow soundtracks from their source. eg, Lego Star Wars uses the star wars soundtrack from the movies)

    Here are mine
    1) Banjo Kazooie - Everything is so hummable, each tune memorable even if it dated now
    2) Jak X - As a fan of the Jak series of games, while the combat racing game was different to the normal jak platforming the soundtrack accommodated it well
    3) Shovel Knight - While put together to sound retro has some pretty catchy tunes
    4) Sim City 3000 - For me, i spent a lot of time in this game, and it really feels like it gets the theme to world building well, as well as the perils of city life.
    5) Rachet Gladiator - Very similar to Jak x, captures the environment of the competition well

    Hon mentions
    6) Paper Mario 64
    7) Banjo Tooie
    8) Super smash Bros brawl (Soundtrack for parts of the campaign)
    9) Super Mario 64
    10) Donkey Kong County

    Standalone tracks
    1) Song of Storms (Zelda)
    2) Gruntilda's Lair (Banjo Kazooie)
    3) Koopa's Road (Super Mario 64 and later Galaxy)
    4) Mute City (F-Zero)
    5) Power Grid (Sim City)
    6) Far Horizons (Skyrim)
    7) Fear Factory (Donkey Kong)
    8) Grist for the Mill (Rachet Gladiator)
    9) Isle of Hags (Banjo Tooie)
    10) Jungle Japes (Donkey Kong)
     

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    Zelda: Wind Waker is pretty special and Donkey Kong Country.

    My favourites are the bit tunes from the classic arcade era though. Wouldn't call them a soundtrack as that implies and album's worth of materials, but I love them.
     
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    Immediately going against thread rules and saying Vice City.
     
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    For a list that plays by OP's rules.

    Metal Gear Solid 2
    Mirror's Edge
    Life Is Strange
    Ori and the Blind Forrest
    Splatoon
    Sunset Overdrive
    Hotline Miami
    Resogun
    Almost every Final Fantasy but FFVI-FFIX are especially great
    Destiny has some great individual pieces of music to it
     
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    Mega Man 2 OST has to be up there



    CONSTANTLY in my head 30 years after I played it haha

    Especially Dr Wily's Castle 1 (it's a banger)

     
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    Agree with Big Sauce on Vice City- so many good 80's tracks

    a few off the top of my head

    Wonderboy on c64
    Sensitive on c64- instrumental soundtrack
    Slapfight on c64 - de de de de-de de deee :D
     
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    Soul Sacrifice is insanely beautiful



     
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    The overall sound design for Oxenfree is perfect, not just the soundtrack
     
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    really enjoy the music on swtor
     
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    All my favourites are from the 80's.

    The top three:
    Alex Kidd in miracle world
    Zillion
    Space Harrier

    No others are worthy.
     
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    Wipeout 2097 has to be up there
     
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    GTA 3 Vice City.
    Who doesn't have flashbacks to this game when Bryan Adam's 'Run to you' or 'Otta touch' come on the radio?

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    Listening to Life is Strange while laying down at a pool deck in 30 degree heat in Bali is a magical experience. Every song evokes each moment in the game, so much so that it feels like an actual lived experience.

    On another note, although small (8 songs), after playing Tales From the Borderlands I've loved listening to that soundtrack. 'To The Top' is ******* awesome and was a great start to one of the episodes (3?).

    I'll have to get some others in this thread onto my spotify list. Always a great thing about game soundtracks is the variety, usually goes through several different types and genres which makes for easy listening.
     
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    Ride into Mexico in Red Dead Redemption is pretty iconic.

    Tetris tune also pretty iconic.
     
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    Likely just my childhood speaking to me but Pokemon Red and Blue.
     
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    Doom
    Spyro 1
    And GTA vice city
     
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    Grim Fandango wins this hands down
     
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    Skyrim has such a great soundtrack, some of those songs are amazing. Witcher 3 also an honourable mention. But seriously can't go past Banjo Kazooie or Ty The Tasmanian Tiger :)
     
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