Discussion in 'Retro Gaming and Nostalgia!' started by AvatarICEMAN, Dec 28, 2010.
Going waaaay back the Delta theme on the C-64 I still love when I hear it today.
Max Payne II, dark, dismal, depressing, sublime.
Something more recent, the Assassin Creed theme song imo is simply beautiful.
Monty Mole on C64 I think it was ... god that was hard
What springs to mind is the game over (or resurrection) scene from Shadow of The Beast II for Amiga
and "Agnus Dei" used for in Homeworld during the launch of the mothership. When I saw it just now, it felt almost like meeting a long lost friend...
Homeworld Intro Cutscene + Mothership Launch - YouTube
Possibly not the catchiest but the Chrono Trigger theme makes me so happy, I can be in the worst mood, flip this on and within 10 minutes I'll be on top of the world.
Chrono Trigger OST- Main Theme ~ Crono's Theme - YouTube
I don't know what it is about the song.
I'm kind of surprised no-one has said Bastion yet since it's got an amazing soundtrack.
And many more
Soundtracks don't get any better then this
I'm going to 2nd Father with the Max Payne 2 Music.
Also going to throw in this oldie
What is wrong with you people, you missed the best 2!!!
My major stand-out game for music is Ascendancy, it has to date the most original score I've ever heard.
These vid cover the 4 main game themes...
And that's not including all of the fab tracks for each individual playable race which were just as brilliant and much more varied/alien.
This composer (Nenad Vugrinec) also scored Wing Commander II, III & Privateer as well as Ultima VII and VIII but I think Ascendancy was his best work.
And who could forget the music of MechWarrior 2. And you people call yourselves Older Gamers. Shame I say, Shame!
Pretty much every track (all 25 of them!) from Mech Warrior 2 was brilliant, but here were my standouts.
Give this one at least 30 seconds.
To this day I still have my original MW2 CD's because of this music.
I am Playing now the metal gear series HD remake, besides being a game that was way ahead of its time it also has awesome music.
Metal gear solid: guns of the patriots a 4 year old game that still looks and is amazing and is garanteed to give you one of the most memorable gaming experiences ever.
I was a PC gamer at heart and this was the first game i played on a console since then i never looked back
Don't forget the Zelda theme song guys. How can you ever get that out of your head ? It burns itself in your brain.
A long long time ago before the invention of harddisks,dvd roms and floppy disks in a time where birds still had to walk, we had to load our games from a cassette tape that took 30 minutes to load.
during that time we where presented with a loading screen that sometimes had some kickass music.
We loaded the shittiest games just to hear the music
tribute to ocean loader2
Would have to be Secret of Mana on SNES for me. Main theme had a big impact on me as a kid and I still love the entire soundtrack.
Donkey Kong Country love? That had a great funky track to it that really went with the style of the game:
Goldeneye also had some great music in it too, probably overshadowed by the game itself!
X-Men vs. Street Fighter had some cranking music too Gamits theme:
DooM had some great hard rock inspired tracks and some people went and did some remixes of them:
Hangarmageddon Evil Horde -"Dark Side of Phobos" Project:
IMO, The theme song from Rome: Total War. The version with lyrics from the credits screen. "Forever" by Jeff van Dyck. A good aussie artist - his wife sings the song.
A really lovely song. The chorus is awesome.
2nd for wizball!
Oldie that stuck in my head from when i was younger
One I just realised hadn't been mentioned is a real goodie.
"Best of Times" from World of Goo. In "video game music" circles (yes, for some people this is their entire hobby!) this had been widely acclaimed - and it's in an indie title. Nice orchestrals and choir. Unfortunately the end is a bit of a let-down. So much more the composer could have done from the crescendo. Your taste may vary.
And another fav just for the memories
FF5 SNES opening credits.
Seconding Wonderboy ... man ... I'd forgotten about the skateboard
Also, possibly breaking the rules of the thread, but LOVE this trailer song from Assassins Creed: Revelations.