Video Game Music Discoveries

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Jeff Kent, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. Former Scientist

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    Yes yes yes! Data Discs do a lovely double album of SoR 2, that music stirs you up, in a very 90's dance floor kind of way...

     
  2. Halfwit

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    My Xmas present to myself was this lovely limited edition box set of the Nier OSTs. Beautiful music, lovely packaging and the pressings are wonderful:

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  3. Runicen

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    Something that may be of interest to folks on here is the soundtrack to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Issued exclusively on blu-ray, the whole thing is just under 7 hours long, plays in hi-res and even has an option to download MP3s off the disc (if you're not a pedant like me who rips audio from blu-ray discs). It's a really nice presentation, if not exactly cheap.

    I'd never even played the game. I was just curious once I'd heard about how they chose to package this thing. Music is great too. ;)
     
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  4. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love

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    The soundtracks to Red Dead Redemption and Deadly Premonition (which also happen to be my two very favorite games) are just beautiful and absolutely breathtaking.
     
  5. MikeManaic61

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    Final Fantasy game soundtracks always stood out to me in my youth for me. Maybe some Mass Effect music is really nice, here is the Illusive Man Suite for example:

     
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  6. StuJM84

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    The Streets of Rage II soundtrack was probably the first game with a soundtrack that grabbed me, especially the intro and credits.

    Tony Hawks Pro Skater II also got me into a few bands that feature on that.
     
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  7. whiskeyvengeance

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    Perhaps my favorite video game opening theme ever.

     
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  8. Jiri Smahel

    Jiri Smahel Forum Resident

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    Definitely Quake 2

     
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  9. edenofflowers

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    Here's a couple I like in particular...

     
  10. edenofflowers

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    From Lumines, Child of Eden and No More Heroes...

     
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  11. Sick Sick Phil

    Sick Sick Phil Forum Resident

    Jet Set Radio soundtracks are cool
     
  12. edenofflowers

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    From We Love Katamari...

     
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  13. edenofflowers

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    And just for fun, the godlike power of the Yakuza series' Majima Goro's rendition of 24-hour Cinderella. Dynamic. Exciting.

     
  14. Anachostic

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    I'm glad that someone ripped the soundtrack from the arcade game Spy Hunter, which uses the Peter Gunn theme. I thought a lot of the solo sections were pretty well done.

     
  15. Runicen

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    Played a really wild game a few weeks ago, but the real star of the show was the soundtrack.

    A guy by name of Cosmo D seems to enjoy creating these odd "walking simulator" adventure games, which seem to mostly be settings for some excellent music that he also composes and records. The one I played was called "The Norwood Suite."



    This only gives a brief taste of the music. The full soundtrack can be streamed via Bandcamp and is well worth a listen.

    The Norwood Suite Soundtrack, by Cosmo D
     
  16. Quake had Nine Inch Nails for the soundtrack. Quake II had Sonic Mayhem. A highlight is ‘Descent Into Cerberon’.

    Unreal, Unreal Tournament and Deus Ex all have highly praised soundtracks done by mostly two guys, Alexander Brandon and another guy I can’t spell the name of. A highlight is ‘Chizra’.

    The Halo series are famous for having incredible soundtracks. A highly is ‘Deference Into Darkness’.

    Hotline Miami has a lot of music from indie artists, and create half the atmosphere for the game. Absolutely incredible stuff. A highlight is ‘Horse Steppin’’
     
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  17. Runicen

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    That reminds me: are you aware of any way to get the Unreal and Unreal Tournament soundtracks other than streaming via YouTube? If there isn't one, I may need to dig out my game discs and see if the music can be extracted somehow.
     
  18. I’m glad someone else knows these games.
    You can use a YouTube downloader. Tons of them around. Personally I used this. It’s safe, don’t worry.
    Unreal MP3 - Download Unreal Soundtracks for FREE!
    Enjoy! :righton:
     
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  19. MikeManaic61

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    Ayyy! That's where i got Kingdom Hearts and Ghost in the Shell music from :righton::righton::righton:
     
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  22. Actually this is what I used for Unreal. Great quality and ‘remastered’ but sounds very similar to the original, but better. There’s a FLAC and MP3 download link in the description. The quality of the Unreal Tournament OST on my first link also sounds great.
     
  23. Runicen

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    I've actually used a program called "Win X HD Video Converter" to snatch audio from YouTube videos. My beef with that approach, aside from the loss in quality that comes with pulling from YT, is the fact that I need to create CUE sheets to split the thing up into its constituent tracks. Definitely not super enjoyable. Granted, in a pinch, I'll take it over nothing. Used it to get game soundtracks from Nintendo releases that never got proper soundtracks.
     
  24. plynthe

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    It's supposed to be coming soon on vinyl. Really cool, dark ambient stuff.
     

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