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What game has your favorite soundtrack?

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  1. [4]
    smolboye
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    Bastion [1] has really good soundtracks!

    Bastion [1] has really good soundtracks!

    11 votes
    1. [2]
      Kernal
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      Both Bastion and Transistor have fantastic soundtracks. I haven't played/heard it yet, but I've heard great things about Pyre as well.

      Both Bastion and Transistor have fantastic soundtracks. I haven't played/heard it yet, but I've heard great things about Pyre as well.

      10 votes
      1. smolboye
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        indeed, and you should play it if you haven't already

        indeed, and you should play it if you haven't already

        3 votes
    2. dfin
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      Oh man, when I first head the soundtrack I had to start playing it. When I got my guitar into the right tuning I realized that was 50% of the magic. I love playing around in that tuning now. (For...

      Oh man, when I first head the soundtrack I had to start playing it. When I got my guitar into the right tuning I realized that was 50% of the magic. I love playing around in that tuning now.

      (For anyone curious: C F A# D# G C)

      2 votes
  2. [3]
    ruspaceni
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    FTL. That game is excellent to zone out to (and then make deadly mistakes in) because of the music. As artsy fartsy as it sounds to say, it really does give it more of a "drifting through space"...

    FTL. That game is excellent to zone out to (and then make deadly mistakes in) because of the music. As artsy fartsy as it sounds to say, it really does give it more of a "drifting through space" floaty vibe.

    For a lot of other games, I'll just roll my own music and just keep the game sounds. But FTL just doesn't feel like FTL without that music for me.

    9 votes
    1. [2]
      Kernal
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      Agreed. FTL's soundtrack is excellent to just zone out to. It's a soundtrack that I can just put on while playing through the game and never get tired of.

      Agreed. FTL's soundtrack is excellent to just zone out to. It's a soundtrack that I can just put on while playing through the game and never get tired of.

      3 votes
  3. ajar
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    Ummm, probably PPPPPP, the soundtrack of VVVVVV.

    Ummm, probably PPPPPP, the soundtrack of VVVVVV.

    7 votes
  4. just_trees
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    Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2. That soundtrack has cemented itself in my brain ever since I first played the game. Honorable mention, any FIFA soundtrack.

    Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2. That soundtrack has cemented itself in my brain ever since I first played the game.

    Honorable mention, any FIFA soundtrack.

    6 votes
  5. [4]
    HutchinsonianDemon
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    Both Nier Games get near (ha) constant play on my ipod. There's just something so ethereal and special about the music from those games. Bloodborne has an amazing soundtrack as well. Halo has one...

    Both Nier Games get near (ha) constant play on my ipod. There's just something so ethereal and special about the music from those games.

    Bloodborne has an amazing soundtrack as well.

    Halo has one of the most iconic soundtracks out there.

    Ori and the Blind Forest has a beautiful score as well.

    Undertale's music is great as well.

    Doom 2016's soundtrack is probably one of the better metal albums of the decade, haha.

    6 votes
    1. Cleb
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      My vote goes for the Nier soundtracks as well, mainly Automata. Absolutely wonderful and despite being over 3 hours long I never feel more than a couple of dull moments.

      My vote goes for the Nier soundtracks as well, mainly Automata. Absolutely wonderful and despite being over 3 hours long I never feel more than a couple of dull moments.

      1 vote
    2. Zalka
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      The Halo 1 menu music is probably my favorite track from any game ever.

      The Halo 1 menu music is probably my favorite track from any game ever.

      1 vote
    3. dfin
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      DOOM 2016 is what I listen to at work, haha. It's great for drowning out the open office!

      DOOM 2016 is what I listen to at work, haha. It's great for drowning out the open office!

      1 vote
  6. pHorniCaiTe
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    Dustforce and FEZ share that spot.

    Dustforce and FEZ share that spot.

    6 votes
  7. eladnarra
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    Going for things that haven't been mentioned yet, I really like the Mirror's Edge soundtrack. Kind of weird since I've never played it, but it was good study music for me because I can't listen to...

    Going for things that haven't been mentioned yet, I really like the Mirror's Edge soundtrack. Kind of weird since I've never played it, but it was good study music for me because I can't listen to lyrics when I'm trying to focus.

    Another one is Machinarium. I enjoy most of the songs on it, but my favorite is probably By the Wall on the bonus EP. It's so slow and melancholy and wistful.

    5 votes
  8. TreeBone
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    I don't know if it's because I played retro games more often and for longer that those songs are stuck in my head, but I have a deep love for the Secret of Mana soundtrack as well as Chrono...

    I don't know if it's because I played retro games more often and for longer that those songs are stuck in my head, but I have a deep love for the Secret of Mana soundtrack as well as Chrono Trigger and Super Mario RPG. The super Mario rpg soundtrack is a masterpiece to me. Timeless, even.

    I like music from more modern games but I still have the final fantasy 7 soundtrack on my phone and stuff from say... Overwatch or Halo is great, just not as catchy or listenable.

    4 votes
  9. michicachan999
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    Imho, this is a great great thread to start :D Without a doubt, Final Fantasy XII. I can't imagine how many hours I've put into that OST.

    Imho, this is a great great thread to start :D
    Without a doubt, Final Fantasy XII. I can't imagine how many hours I've put into that OST.

    4 votes
  10. Squeaky
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    Hotline Miami for that beautiful 80's synthwave. It just gets you HYPED, every time that beat hits oh my god. Feels like taking a shot of Novocaine right to the brain

    Hotline Miami for that beautiful 80's synthwave. It just gets you HYPED, every time that beat hits oh my god. Feels like taking a shot of Novocaine right to the brain

    4 votes
  11. iiv
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    Minecraft, no doubt. It's very calming and nice. David Rosenfeld (C418) really did a great job.

    Minecraft, no doubt. It's very calming and nice.

    David Rosenfeld (C418) really did a great job.

    3 votes
  12. [2]
    Axelia
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    Mass Effect original trilogy (sorry Andromeda).

    Mass Effect original trilogy (sorry Andromeda).

    3 votes
    1. Chill
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      Suicide mission, Uncharted Worlds, Vigil, The Scientists, Leaving Earth, An End Once and For All, A Future For the Krogan, and EOS COMBAT THEME!!!

      Suicide mission, Uncharted Worlds, Vigil, The Scientists, Leaving Earth, An End Once and For All, A Future For the Krogan, and EOS COMBAT THEME!!!

      1 vote
  13. SaucedButLeaking
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    Crypt of the Necrodancer and The World Ends With You are two that I haven't seen in this thread yet

    Crypt of the Necrodancer and The World Ends With You are two that I haven't seen in this thread yet

    3 votes
  14. Kernal
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    For me, it would have to be Super Smash Bros. For Wii U just based on the number of tracks, but if I can't count that it'd have to be Xenoblade Chronicles 2. All 120 of the game's songs are...

    For me, it would have to be Super Smash Bros. For Wii U just based on the number of tracks, but if I can't count that it'd have to be Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

    All 120 of the game's songs are fantastic, and each of them conveys some level of emotion, whether it be excitement, humour, or sadness.

    2 votes
  15. Keeyzar
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    I get goosebumps on the soundtrack of final fantasy X. Especially "back to zanarkand". :)

    I get goosebumps on the soundtrack of final fantasy X. Especially "back to zanarkand". :)

    2 votes
  16. [2]
    sniper24
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    Hacknet Wonderful to code to

    Hacknet
    Wonderful to code to

    2 votes
    1. Silbern
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      Yep, same here :D You might know of these already, but if you like hacknet's soundtrack you might like the soundtracks of Shenzen I/O, Silicon Zeroes, and hackmud too.

      Yep, same here :D

      You might know of these already, but if you like hacknet's soundtrack you might like the soundtracks of Shenzen I/O, Silicon Zeroes, and hackmud too.

  17. Elusive
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    I listen to The Witcher 3 soundtrack a lot recently.

    I listen to The Witcher 3 soundtrack a lot recently.

    2 votes
  18. kaitlyn
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    I'd probably have to say the Super Hexagon OST. It's short, but Chipzel makes amazing music and every track has stuck with me for a long time.

    I'd probably have to say the Super Hexagon OST. It's short, but Chipzel makes amazing music and every track has stuck with me for a long time.

    2 votes
  19. Eeyore
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    The Elders Scrolls Online : Morrowind. Maybe it's nostalgia, but I love the music in this game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AktRHveHYBA

    The Elders Scrolls Online : Morrowind. Maybe it's nostalgia, but I love the music in this game.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AktRHveHYBA

    1 vote
  20. dik
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    I still think Final Fantasy 7 stands up after all this time.

    I still think Final Fantasy 7 stands up after all this time.

    1 vote
  21. dodger
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    Starcraft (original) and Diablo (both 1 and 2). Can definitely code all day listening to those. edit: OK, tbh code for a while then get the urge to reinstall these and play for the rest of the day.

    Starcraft (original) and Diablo (both 1 and 2). Can definitely code all day listening to those.

    edit: OK, tbh code for a while then get the urge to reinstall these and play for the rest of the day.

    1 vote
  22. [2]
    Savannajeff
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    The original Tropico had a brilliant soundtrack. I still hear 'huepa huepa' in my head every now and then.

    The original Tropico had a brilliant soundtrack. I still hear 'huepa huepa' in my head every now and then.

    1 vote
    1. evye
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      I love the Tropico soundtracks! I could easily leave them on as background music.

      I love the Tropico soundtracks! I could easily leave them on as background music.

  23. aki
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    When i’m in that specific mood, VA-11 HALL-A’s OST hits that perfect spot for retro style synth. My favourite track, Umemoto, never gets old.

    When i’m in that specific mood, VA-11 HALL-A’s OST hits that perfect spot for retro style synth. My favourite track, Umemoto, never gets old.

    1 vote
  24. tilde
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    Papers, please of course DUHH, DUHH. DUHH, DUHH.

    Papers, please of course

    DUHH, DUHH. DUHH, DUHH.

    1 vote
  25. Manuel
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    Mario world , it has an upbeat tone it always makes me happy.

    Mario world , it has an upbeat tone it always makes me happy.

    1 vote
  26. Social
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    Dark Souls 3. Epic and majestic.

    Dark Souls 3. Epic and majestic.

  27. Bear
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    I rather enjoyed Skyrim's music.

    I rather enjoyed Skyrim's music.

  28. Dot
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    KOTOR 2

    KOTOR 2

  29. Dione
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    Any Star Wars game, WoW, Starcraft, and Transistor

    Any Star Wars game, WoW, Starcraft, and Transistor

  30. Crespyl
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    Most of my favorites have already been posted (Transistor, VVVVVV, Hotline Miami, Dustforce, NecroDancer, FTL), but a kind of different one I keep coming back to is the instrumental piano...

    Most of my favorites have already been posted (Transistor, VVVVVV, Hotline Miami, Dustforce, NecroDancer, FTL), but a kind of different one I keep coming back to is the instrumental piano soundtrack for the puzzle game Splice.

    I really like the music for Shatter too, even though I've never actually played the game.

  31. PetitPrince
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    I really like Yasunori's Mitsuda work in general and Xenogears in particular. Xenogears: Creid is my benchmark album I use whenever I have a new headphone.

    I really like Yasunori's Mitsuda work in general and Xenogears in particular. Xenogears: Creid is my benchmark album I use whenever I have a new headphone.

  32. Chill
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    Not my favorite perse, but Bioshock Infinite had a really clever soundtrack. I don't really know how to use spoiler tags on here, so I'm just going to put a big SPOILERS AHEAD right here......

    Not my favorite perse, but Bioshock Infinite had a really clever soundtrack. I don't really know how to use spoiler tags on here, so I'm just going to put a big SPOILERS AHEAD right here...

    SPOILERS AHEAD!!

    So anyways, Bioshock Infinite deals with quantum physics, with "tears" into alternate realities being prevalent in the world. There is a character named Albert Fink that uses these tears to find music from a multitude of eras, such as Fortunate Son, or Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, and he converts them into his own. As a result, the game is full of iconic music that has been covered to sound like it would in 1912. Pretty cool if you ask me.

  33. ols
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    For me, it has to be Outlaws Not sure if this is because of the music or the nostalgia of the music but I still hum the tunes absentmindedly

    For me, it has to be Outlaws

    Not sure if this is because of the music or the nostalgia of the music but I still hum the tunes absentmindedly

  34. Zeerph
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    I still listen to the Grim Fandango soundtrack about once a month. It's not entirely nostalgia as I do like that style of music and should probably try to find more.

    I still listen to the Grim Fandango soundtrack about once a month. It's not entirely nostalgia as I do like that style of music and should probably try to find more.

  35. ppsh41
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    Mine is fallout 3. The radio stations have great music but the background music is awesome too. It really sets the tone for the game.

    Mine is fallout 3. The radio stations have great music but the background music is awesome too. It really sets the tone for the game.

  36. MeckiSpaghetti
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    Mega Man X ... so many good stage music tracks.

    Mega Man X ... so many good stage music tracks.

  37. merick
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    One I don't see mentioned very often: Ragnarök Online. Ragnarök's soundtrack is extremely nostalgic to me and it's really good, in my obviously biased opinion. I like it so much I recently...

    One I don't see mentioned very often: Ragnarök Online.

    Ragnarök's soundtrack is extremely nostalgic to me and it's really good, in my obviously biased opinion. I like it so much I recently downloaded the whole thing and made a playlist with a couple dozen tracks that took me way back even though I hadn't played in over a decade. And then promptly redownloaded the game cause I couldn't stop listening to the soundtrack. Didn't play for very long though. Turns out I don't really care too much for the game itself, but every time I hear its music I get the urge to play.

  38. PsychoticEvil
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    I may be showing my age and love for the 80's music scene, but GTA: Vice City had some of the most enjoyable music I've had to compliment a great game.

    I may be showing my age and love for the 80's music scene, but GTA: Vice City had some of the most enjoyable music I've had to compliment a great game.

  39. Icecapman10
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    Sonic 3 & Knuckles or Sonic Mania. I just love how fresh those OSTs sound.

    Sonic 3 & Knuckles or Sonic Mania. I just love how fresh those OSTs sound.

  40. FrankitoBurrito
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    Wrath of the Lich King expansion had some of the most atmospheric and and goose-bump inducing songs. I love every time I end up in Grizzly Hills for whatever reason

    Wrath of the Lich King expansion had some of the most atmospheric and and goose-bump inducing songs. I love every time I end up in Grizzly Hills for whatever reason

  41. fishinginthecoy
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    Cuphead! Its soundtrack is an absolutely inspired recreation of the music from the period it stylistically places itself in.

    Cuphead! Its soundtrack is an absolutely inspired recreation of the music from the period it stylistically places itself in.

  42. gtwillwin
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    Halo, Martin O'Donnell is a genius.

    Halo, Martin O'Donnell is a genius.

  43. False
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    Sonic R, growing up with this game has made every song so memorable and when you play them you feel compelled to sing along! They are so upbeat and no other soundtrack comes close to the nostalgia...

    Sonic R, growing up with this game has made every song so memorable and when you play them you feel compelled to sing along! They are so upbeat and no other soundtrack comes close to the nostalgia factor.
    My runner up is VA-11 HALL-A's soundtrack and bonus album by Garoad, the songs bring so much life to the game's universe. Even long after finishing the game I find myself going back to that album to give it a listen

  44. thepopcornator
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    Ocarina of Time has an amazing soundtrack. I think the fact that most people recognize at least one song from the game really speaks to this. And the soundtrack itself helped with the world building.

    Ocarina of Time has an amazing soundtrack. I think the fact that most people recognize at least one song from the game really speaks to this. And the soundtrack itself helped with the world building.