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Favorite OSTs

by Syndicate Sat Oct 02, 2021 5:45 pm

So I spend quite a bit of time listening to video game soundtracks when I'm working, studying, and etc. I still don't own too many, but my favorites are generally from the 16-bit era especially the Genesis games that show what the system can really do. A lot of the more modern soundtrack work is really good as well. Thinking over soundtracks that stay in rotation are:

Classic
  • Streets of Rage 1 & 2
  • E-SWAT
  • Revenge of Shinobi
  • Shinobi III
  • F-Zero
  • Final Fantasy III
  • Donkey Kong Country 1 - 3
  • Thunder Force III - V
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Super Mario World
  • Megaman 1 - 8
  • Megaman X - X4
  • Bloodlines
  • Symphony of the Night

Modern
  • Shovel Knight
  • Mass Effect Trilogy
  • Hollow Knight
  • Dragon Age Inquisition
  • Megaman 9 - 11
  • Dust: An Elysian Tail
  • Skyrim
  • Streets of Rage 4
  • Dustforce
  • Ultra Street Fighter IV

...anyone else have any favorites? I'd like to get to the point of actually buying OSTs but just haven't gotten around to it just yet.
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Re: Favorite OSTs

by o.pwuaioc Sat Oct 02, 2021 6:36 pm

There have been a few threads on this topic already, some by year, some not quite "favorite" but "top 100" etc.

Might be worth checking out.

E.g.

viewtopic.php?f=44&t=48643
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Re: Favorite OSTs

by Raging Justice Sun Oct 03, 2021 1:50 am

Syndicate wrote:So I spend quite a bit of time listening to video game soundtracks when I'm working, studying, and etc. I still don't own too many, but my favorites are generally from the 16-bit era especially the Genesis games that show what the system can really do. A lot of the more modern soundtrack work is really good as well. Thinking over soundtracks that stay in rotation are:

Classic
  • Streets of Rage 1 & 2
  • E-SWAT
  • Revenge of Shinobi
  • Shinobi III
  • F-Zero
  • Final Fantasy III
  • Donkey Kong Country 1 - 3
  • Thunder Force III - V
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Super Mario World
  • Megaman 1 - 8
  • Megaman X - X4
  • Bloodlines
  • Symphony of the Night

Modern
  • Shovel Knight
  • Mass Effect Trilogy
  • Hollow Knight
  • Dragon Age Inquisition
  • Megaman 9 - 11
  • Dust: An Elysian Tail
  • Skyrim
  • Streets of Rage 4
  • Dustforce
  • Ultra Street Fighter IV

...anyone else have any favorites? I'd like to get to the point of actually buying OSTs but just haven't gotten around to it just yet.


You've listed some of mine already, so let me see what I can add

As far as modern games go:

13 Sentinels has some amazing music. I never finished that game. I want to go back to it at some point and do so as I really like Vanillaware and think Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir and 13 Sentinels are probably their best games. The remake of Odin Sphere is far better than Dragon's Crown even though Dragon's Crown seem to be the more popular game, but I digress. Here's a few tracks from 13 Sentinels

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlmYYyzek48
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3abA3m3ujg

As for Mega Man X games, man some of the fan made ones in progress already have some great tracks

Mega Man X Corrupted

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg2H3MO1Ixk

Awesome cover version of the same song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7F80e8Njrk
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Re: Favorite OSTs

by PretentiousHipster Sun Oct 03, 2021 9:19 am

My 3 favourite soundtracks from a hipster's perspective:

The Vault Archives (Fallout 1 and 2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIsctzRrfBo
Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars (composed by Les Claypool of Primus): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0sgUios_3g
Lost Eden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB4v9_rYqnc
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Re: Favorite OSTs

by Note Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:47 pm

I like to listen to game soundtracks in the background while I work, but also only own a few. I mostly listen to soundtracks from from the 16-bit era and 32-bit era, with some of my favorites listed below. Interested to read other favorites or recommendations I might've missed!

Streets of Rage 2 (GEN)
Shining Force 2 (GEN)
OutRun (GEN)
Golden Axe (GEN)
Shinobi III (GEN)
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (GEN)
Batman: The Video Game (GEN)

Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
Ninja Warriors (SNES)
Super Double Dragon (SNES)
Secret of Mana (SNES)
Earthbound (SNES)
Chrono Trigger (SNES)
Super Castlevania IV (SNES)

Galactic Attack (SAT)
Saturn Bomberman (SAT)
Sonic R (SAT)

Final Fantasy VII (PS1)

Phantasy Star Online (DC)
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (DC)
Ikaruga (DC)

Golden Sun (GBA)

Mushihimesama Futari (360)
Raiden Fighters Jet (360)
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Re: Favorite OSTs

by ElkinFencer10 Sun Oct 03, 2021 9:56 pm

I will go to my grave holding Persona 4 as the greatest gaming soundtrack of all time.
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Re: Favorite OSTs

by isiolia Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:55 am

More 32-bit and on...

Valkyrie Profile
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CXLfP6 ... EE3AA0A16D

Xenogears
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqpZHhU ... ABE0842BDE

Guilty Gear in general, but for example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9khT_IUXUk

Pretty much anything from Supergiant, IE Bastion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLA0vB9LCTM

Doom 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm932Sqwf5E

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Better in-game as it's very dynamic, with different elements of tracks coming in as you do better, where the soundtrack album is specific mixes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vfkzMA ... wzjT96cYeb

Final Fantasy XIV
One of the channels with most/all tracks (I think?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr_s8Mm ... 0FKj4KgouH
But since that's around 450, some selections...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orvKqkgWZOc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnOKdmAcSP0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62ezXENOuIA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHwTVFSrwlU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ascfjJXDWjo

Main themes at least
The Last of Us https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfA5UqEU_80
Uncharted https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm8x3g4MejU
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Re: Favorite OSTs

by Gucci Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:32 pm

Pokemon battle music are some of my favorite gaming music.

Specifically the battle music played during legendary encounters: https://youtu.be/92xRszGkyog

DS Era has great Pokémon music in general. Here’s another one from Black and White vs. the team from those games: https://youtu.be/pF1n0GflZMg
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Re: Favorite OSTs

by marurun Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:55 pm

Here are some of the soundtracks I enjoy enough to listen to on the regular. They aren't necessarily the "best" soundtracks, but they're the ones I enjoy and want in my ears more often than not.

Shadow of the Ninja (NES)
McDonald's Treasure Land Adventures (Treasure, yo! Genesis)
Gunstar Heroes (for a little while; the soundtrack is super impressive but gets REAL grainy. Genesis)
Batman (NES)
Gimmick! (NES)
Lords of Thunder (TGCD)
Gate of Thunder (TGCD)
Shining Wisdom (Saturn)
Soukyugurentai (Saturn/Arcade)
Magical Chase (Sakimoto! TG16)
Gauntlet IV (Sakimoto! Genesis)
Verytex (Sakimoto! Genesis)
Midnight Resistance (Sakimoto! Genesis)
Dragon Saber (Arcade)
Actraiser (SNES)
Joe & Mac (SNES)
Super Castlevania IV (SNES)
Super EDF (SNES)
Legendary Axe (TG16)
Soldier Blade (TG16)
X-Men (Arcade)
Dairus II (Arcade)
Air Zonk (TG16)
Super C (NES)
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