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Best Video Game Theme Songs?  
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2476 posts, RR: 24
Posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

I'd have to say Red Alert 2 Hell March

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WqwFhX6Cqg

The original Hell March is also very good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-3FOHxPHhs

Also, I liked the small video sequences between the missions as well  

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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2860 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2339 times:

GTA San Andreas.

And Revenge of Shinobi on Sega Megadrive  



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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2776 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

NOTHING... I mean NOTHING beats the Janes Combat Sim intro. This brings back a lot of memories. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOaFJQ2G7Hs

Btw, it has lots of great US Navy footage! (Tomcats, etc)

[Edited 2010-08-05 09:16:14]


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User currently offlineKPHXFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 413 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2329 times:

I thought COD:MW2 music was very well done. Then again I'm a sucker for Hans Zimmer soundtracks: Crimson Tide, Broken Arrow, Dark Knight, The Rock.

Quoting AirPacific747 (Thread starter):
I'd have to say Red Alert 2 Hell March

I had never heard this song before but that was mighty good wake up music.


User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6118 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

How about the end title to Sonic 3 (1993)?

Heck, most of the score on the game (The original Genesis release, not later releases) was written by Michael Jackson, no less (but not credited, thanks to his legal issues that arose when the game was being developed.)

Case in point: the end titles are an upbeat techno version of MJ's Stranger in Moscow (sans vocals,) which was written after that first legal battle was settled, and included in his HIStory album (1995.)



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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2476 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

Quoting KPHXFlyer (Reply 3):

I had never heard this song before but that was mighty good wake up music.

It goes very well with the story in the game.. The soviets kidnap Einstein who develop a time machine, so they can take care of Hitler, and then invade Europe and the US without Nazi Germany being a problem 


User currently offlineN776AU From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 770 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

FSX, Anyone?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8s7wYbscncQ

I'm also a fan of Super Smash Brothers Melee:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpsz_99j-s4&feature=related

And a little old school with Jackal on Nintendo, specifically the level 1 music:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfUnm-2WKoA



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User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

One video game's music I absolutely loved listening to is TIE Fighter's, from the early-90s. I'd play the game just to listen to the music, and the way it very effectively changed moods depending on what was happening in the game was so effective and, in certain cases, pretty damn thrilling.

Here was the intro -- a really cool and creative twist on John Williams' themes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cozXQbUh4U8
I'd love to hear a real orchestra play that.

Here's the music in action during the gameplay (skip to 1:56 for the music)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boDiy4H2jBY&feature=related

The music in StarCraft II, although extremely derivitive of certain film scores, is still really entertaining in its own right.

Cheers,
Anthony/Airport


User currently offlineStuckInCA From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1999 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2293 times:

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault

User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2232 times:

Mass Effect 2 has a pretty good theme and the overall soundtrack is darned good. Too bad the gameplay isn't as good as the graphics or music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYtj38KQxm4

Another one that brings back many memories is the soundtrack from Incoming

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI0tgLudkZk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjqh0-TQrRg

Another favorite is Mirror's Edge. Damn good game and very moving music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xCb6gkVCmY

The theme is based on this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIvFrYoDqIQ&feature=related

Oh and how could I forget, another classic: Need for Speed 3, a surprisingly good mix-up of electronic and rock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rea2Z14FzU0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhTe7NPx0p8

[Edited 2010-08-06 11:44:08]

[Edited 2010-08-06 11:44:36]

User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3355 posts, RR: 45
Reply 10, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2217 times:

Halo 2.

end of thread.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineAcheron From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1724 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2208 times:

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3EOibiVzq4

Sonic The Hedgehog.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFHvxuuOymo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Cy8BDipACE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbx9rYMoKlQ

Sunset Rider
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXrihmoMpmk

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 9):
Another favorite is Mirror's Edge. Damn good game and very moving music:

Loved every minute of that game, couldn't get enough of it.

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 9):
h and how could I forget, another classic: Need for Speed 3, a surprisingly good mix-up of electronic and rock

Good times, good times!. When NFS wasn't "Fast and the Furious" crap.
I can't wait for the new Hot Persuit 3, though
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5imMoYoSwXc
Back to the roots, I hope.

Also, no Zelda?. You guys are lame  
The most epic and awesome soundtrack ever for a game.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx_GossODwg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxO14oei6YA

And for something different: An orchestral version of the Mario Bros theme
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yrjepmeYZk
And some of Super Mario Galaxy soundtrack
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKlJmUg5uZU


User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8974 posts, RR: 39
Reply 12, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2202 times:

World Cup 98 Soundtrack - Tubthumping
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRVnNFwFdUM&feature=related

It was in the soundtrack, but I'm not sure if it was an official theme song. .



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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2190 times:

Personally, the Zelda Theme is very beautiful and very "epic". But listen to this crazy piano version of ALL of the themes from the Original Mario up through the years:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFZki6TcY4w


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2476 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2187 times:

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 12):
It was in the soundtrack, but I'm not sure if it was an official theme song. .

I remember it.. really good!

I really like the soundtrack to the Uncharted series for PS3:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-Z23q7ZLEU&feature=related

I completed them both  Highly recommendable games!!


User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2184 times:

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 10):
Halo 2.

  

Quoting Acheron (Reply 11):
I can't wait for the new Hot Persuit 3, though
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5imMoYoSwXc
Back to the roots, I hope.

Yeah I can't wait for them to release it later this year. NFS Porsche Unleashed was the last good one before the started with the rice rocket theme, it went all downhill from there fast. However, looks like they FINALLY took the hint. I have NFS Shift and its pretty good, focuses more on the actual racing part of the game, but you can still mod your car if you wish.

However NFS HP3 seems to be like an epic remake of the original NFS 3. Can't wait to play it   


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

Call of Duty - Modern Warfare:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9xdu0KVIYQ

Far Cry:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8No-skBteO0

Halo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om0M6Ol8FjQ



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User currently offlinenwaesc From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 3408 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2122 times:

Tetris- If for no other reason than it's amazing ability to get stuck in one's head...


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User currently offlineRedTailDTW From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 757 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2099 times:

Here are some of my favorites:


"Hikari" from the game Kingdom Hearts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZVAvHah9io

"Cloud's Theme" from Final Fantasy 7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_oS8zsO2nU

And from a game near and dear to my childhood...

"Theme Of Legaia" from Legend Of Legaia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9Vq8hSRpOE

Also from Legaia:

"Title" (Main Menu theme)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcAvLAPlgXg&feature=related

"Ending Theme"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwE-go4Nofk


Enjoy!

Mason (RedTailDTW)



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User currently offlineidealstandard From France, joined Apr 2009, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2078 times:

The entire soundtrack of Vice City and the main theme.

Awesome!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p1vacn3KcE


User currently offlinemetroliner From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 1067 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2067 times:

Most of these ar actual songs in their own right. How about the absolute classics like the GoldenEye scores for N64, and the Sonic games (already mentioned, but so worthy)?

Video game designers used to put so much into that... the good old days!

Cheers,

Toni



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User currently offlineMolykote From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1343 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2052 times:
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Zelda (NES)

or

Top Gear (SNES)



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User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2692 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2040 times:

I don't know if Super Mario Bros. is necessarily the "best" from a compositional or musical standpoint, but I don't think that anyone can argue that it's certainly the most iconic (whatever that means in the context of video game theme music) video game soundtrack in existence.

User currently offlineflyboysp From Australia, joined Apr 2007, 740 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

I'd have to go with Joyride by Da Shootaz for the theme song for the oriignal Grand Theft Auto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYy69qOJWoM



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User currently offlineflanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1661 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

Starcraft
Starcraft 2
HL2
Warcraft 3
WoW
Mass Effect 2
NOX



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User currently offlineLuftfahrer From Germany, joined Mar 2009, 1041 posts, RR: 1
Reply 25, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1966 times:

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 9):
Need for Speed

Agreed! Need for Speed used to feature very good song compilations. Now not so much anymore, imo.

I vote for Hot Action Cop – Going Down On It (NFS Hot Pursuit II) as the best video game theme song.



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