Best Theme Song in a game.

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  1. OzRecon

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    Great thread;

    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.

     
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    Monty Mole on C64 I think it was ... god that was hard
     
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    I'm kind of surprised no-one has said Bastion yet since it's got an amazing soundtrack.



    And many more :)
     
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    Soundtracks don't get any better then this









     
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    I'm going to 2nd Father with the Max Payne 2 Music.

    Also going to throw in this oldie

     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    Double Dragon
     
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    Don't forget the Zelda theme song guys. How can you ever get that out of your head ? It burns itself in your brain.
     
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    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:D











    tribute to ocean loader2
     
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    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.



     
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    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:


    Thumpmonk e1m9:
     
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    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.
     
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    2nd for wizball!
     
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    Oldie that stuck in my head from when i was younger

     
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    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.

     
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    Seconding Wonderboy ... man ... I'd forgotten about the skateboard :D



    Also, possibly breaking the rules of the thread, but LOVE this trailer song from Assassins Creed: Revelations.

     

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