Best game soundtracks

In honor of the topic on the previous board. What are the best game soundtracks according to you?

I think Red Dead redemption was really awesome, but Max Payne 3 is also worth a listen (click the youtube link):

“Tears” awesome song that is typical of the game
Full Max Payne 3 soundtrack

Donkey Kong Country (all of them)
Rampage Universal Tour
Vigilante 8 2nd Offense
Brutal Legend

Streets of Rage 2
The Secret of Mana
Chrono Trigger
Castlevania : Symphony of the Night
Ori and the Blind Forest
Jet Set Radio & Jet Set Radio Future
Panzer Dragoon Saga
Command & Conquer / C&C Red Alert


Metal Gear Rising Revengence
Streets of Rage 2
Anarchy Reins
Mass Effect 2
Guiles Theme

One day I will finally come across a copy of Panzer Dragoon Saga. That will always be the one that got away as far as my game collection is concerned. Sold my original Saturn weeks before Saga came out.

Anyways, as far as soundtracks, I’d say:

Castlevania SOTN
Mortal Kombat (Genesis version)
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy Tactics
Super Mario 3
New Killer Instinct
Original Killer Instinct
Skies of Arcadia
Aggressive Inline
Lost Odyssey
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Soul Calibur

In no particular order. They’re fantastic to me.

In no particular order:

Killer Instinct (Xbox One)
Halo 3
Half-Life 2
MegaMan 2
Super Mario 64 (Mainly nostalgia reasons)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Castlevania: Sympathy of the Night
Final Fantasy 10
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

May I add Rez. Dying was so fun in this game because the first few tunes when restarting still bounce around my head.

I still have my copy of MGR Revengeance, and all I remember is the music that kept me going.
Never finished it ironically *…quickly unplugs XB1, inserts HDMI cable in ps3 *

Mass effect is another where I just kept playing on and on for the music.

Ah the memories. I know that one of the composers (Hideki Naganuma?) had produced some of the music for a couple of sonic games released on the old DS. Those soundtracks are gems as well. Never played the actual games but that’s what youtube is for hehe.

Crysis 3 and Killer Instinct (Xbox One) have my favorite Soundtracks.

Street fighter 3rd strike

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Been listening to alot of my favorite NES tunes lately which I feel like are classics that are always fantastic.

Ninja Gaiden, Castlevania, and Startropics (this game NEEDS a reboot).

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I totally forgot about this Streets of Rage 2 OST that intro song was awesome indeed.

Also, a brilliant soundtrack for an old DS game not known by many: Osu! Tatakae! Oendan

My favorites, in no particular order, are:

Dark Souls 1
Killer Instinct (2013)
Bioshock 1
Team Buddies (PS1)
Crash Bandicoot 1
Rush 2
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1
Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Genesis)

Killer Instinct
Ori and the Blind Forest
Mega Man X
Conker’s Bad Fur Day

I have to agree.

What I liked about demon souls is like dark souls 1 the background music and melodies are spot on. Actually, the entire atmosphere is.

Carmageddon Reincarnation
F-Zero X & GX
Killer Instinct
MotorStorm Apocalypse

Totally forgot about MotorStorm games. Always liked the soundtracks a lot.

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One of only tracks to actually make me feel, while playing the game. First time I played Mass Effect 2’s Suicide Mission, I was dying and sweating so hard…LOL

Man, I really hope season 3 can be put in the top 3 of fighting game soundtracks when all is said and done.

I don’t think I would have enjoyed ME2 this much, if it wasn’t for the soundtrack. Epic!

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Oh my… I love game scores…


Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2

Mass Effect 2 & 3

Lost Odyssey

Destiny and Destiny the Taken King





Gears of War 2

God of War 3

Doom, Killer Instinct, Halo, and Crash Bandicoot are all pretty high up there for me.