Squaresoft and Enix, before their merger around 2000-2001, both put out some outstanding soundtracks for their games all throughout the 90's. Star
Ocean: The Second Story and Valkyrie Profile (Enix) had amazing orchestrated soundtracks. The Final Fantasy series (Squaresoft) is of course notorious
for its musical pedigree, as well as games like Chrono Trigger/Chrono Cross, Vagrant Story and Xenogears. Konami's Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
had an excellent soundtrack, featuring some haunting choir singing, creepy atmospheric tunes and some kickass vampire metal! Bust-A-Groove 1 and 2 had
some fun and original music. Even the Tekken series had some good music, especially from Tag Tournament on up. Just give a listen to the track titled
"Moonlit Wilderness" from Tekken 5. And, of course, can't forget about the Zelda series, especially Ocarina of Time. Just too many pleasant
memories and beautiful music. All of these titles listed are just some of the most immediate examples that come to mind.
It is amazing how games today excel ahead of Hollywood films, not just in story writing and adventure, but also in music! You’d think these games
would create a sense of competition, forcing filmmakers to do better, but...I’m not seeing it.
Somebody had to ask... I've got a long playlist...
Surprised nobody mentioned it yet... Cheetahmen soundtrack. Game was total crap, but the effort apparently all went into the soundtrack. Couldn't
quite find a decent chiptune version, but this midi version is quite epic.
Here's an old game I remember from a long time back that had a cool track...
And this one had a cool title sequence semi-random bassline that was boss... There's also a decent hiphop remix which uses it by Romeo Knight, it if
anyone cares to look.
Some fun PC game I remember from the late 1990's...
Nintendo's Legend of Zelda series is always good regarding music... I'm sure people are familiar with these.
Some other epic song that's burned into my brain, and if you played it you'd recognize it right away...
Not considered a new game anymore, but I still play this often...
And of course there's this one, it's pretty calming even if it doesn't always fit what's going on right at that moment in the game.
There's even more music I'd consider video-gamish and epic, but those are more demo-scene or keygen than true game tracks so they wouldn't quite
count. Yet I'd definitely say music of that type happens to be worthy of it's own thread.
edit on 24-11-2012 by pauljs75 because: fixed
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