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VideoGames
Aug 18, 2003

Of course I know Kirby.
I'm a real GAMER


Hello all. I love video game music. I love it a lot. I also love top ten lists. This thread I am combining them and I would like you all to join me. I am going to be using this thread as a place to dump my top three tracks of various video games in descending order for as long as I see fit and listen to video game music.

I have slowly been building a whole collection of posts of specific games and my favourites from each and matching the name to a particular youtube video. The idea to make this thread came from the gen chat thread, as I am someone who has not played the final fantasy games but had heard they had great soundtracks and I asked people to submit the top three songs from each game so I could judge which had the best.

I have been listening to the FF soundtracks since then and I will be posting them too.

However, to start with I am going through the various 2D Sonic games as some of these tracks have been my most listened to since the games came out, and seeing as Sonic 1 was the first video game music I ever saved (recorded onto an audio cassette tape when I was ten years old) it seemed to be the best place to start.

I urge anyone to join in for any of the games I already pick or maybe choose whatever other games you wish. I am hoping to eventually have a thread full of top 3 lists and both discover how much overlap I share with others as well as loads of brand new enjoyable music! If you want to say anything about the music rather than just posting videos, go right ahead too! I will be doing similar for certain songs.

Sonic the Hedghog

Third Place
Green Hill Zone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-i8HYi1QH0

Second Place
Marble Zone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXukwNQG0uA

First Place
Starlight Zone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVAzxhh_cB8
The first song I recorded and still my absolute favourite from that soundtrack. Also is it just me, or is scrap brain zone basically the bladerunner credits theme?

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VideoGames
Aug 18, 2003

Of course I know Kirby.
I'm a real GAMER


Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Third Place
Aquatic Ruin Zone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhHa7ph5GLg

Second Place
Robotonik Boss Fight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbhX7XKgkDU

First Place
Chemical Plant Zone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCcJnffie48
This might be one of the top 5 best ever tracks from the whole sonic series. It absolutely rocks and is so punchy and catchy.

VideoGames
Aug 18, 2003

Of course I know Kirby.
I'm a real GAMER


Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Third Place
Save Select Screen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWi6S5S9o60

Second Place
Ice Cap Zone Act 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYxlqTpZ-24

First Place
Hydrocity Act 1+2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K1rV9kFs6I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPYzgCI6Q1I

Ok this one is being a bit cheeky because Hydrocity is my favourite sonic zone out of every sonic game I have played and both act tracks are the greatest and I hum them all the time when doing other things. Plus it is my thread and if I want them joint first, then I will

VideoGames
Aug 18, 2003

Of course I know Kirby.
I'm a real GAMER


Sonic and Knuckles
For the purposes of this thread I have seperated them into two games because that is how I originally played them. I actually played Sonic and Knuckles a couple of years before I ever managed to get a hold of sonic 3 and locked them together.

Third Place
Sandopolis Zone Act 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQTb46RLW0g

Second Place
Death Egg Act 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8mM_IP4ByM

First Place
Lava Reef Zone Act 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf1UXzrZPMM

Still utterly fabulous! I love sonic music most when it is floaty and calm and juxtaposes the frenetic speed of the games.

VideoGames
Aug 18, 2003

Of course I know Kirby.
I'm a real GAMER


Sonic Mania
The best 2D sonic game and daresay one of the best platforming games ever. This game has it all including the best version of Hydrocity. However, in order to be fair I have not picked any of the music that is present in other games that has already appeared on my lists (like Chemical Plant, Lava Reef and the wicked versions of Hydrocity).

Third Place
Titanic Monarch Act 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZg4xuDmBdI

Second Place
Hyper Potions - Checkpoint (Reveal Trailer track)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJUVNi_WOtc

First Place
Studiopolis Zone Act 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIWyZmFSep0

This is actually my morning alarm. Something about it is really good at waking me up I especially dig the opening few seconds before it launches into the full track. Superb!

VideoGames
Aug 18, 2003

Of course I know Kirby.
I'm a real GAMER


Sonic CD JP/EU OST
I am including 3 from the EU/JP sound track and then 3 from the US soundtrack for impartiality.

Third Place
Collison Chaos Good Future
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sjc45l19Ufg

Second Place
Quartz Quadrant Present
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgThnrxI5nc

First Place
Stardust Speedway Bad Future/Good Future
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo3UcnH8y3c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_VHsD2aa7s

OK technically this is another two tracks in the top spot, but again they are both from the same zone and equally as good. I like that sonic 3 onwards adopted the idea of changing the second act music slightly as was done here in Sonic CD. It made for some incredible remixes!

VideoGames
Aug 18, 2003

Of course I know Kirby.
I'm a real GAMER


Sonic CD US OST

Third Place
Quartz Quadrant Bad Future
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdQVLNz_VGI

Second Place
Tidal Tempest Bad Future
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY35ovg66S8

First Place
Stardust Speedway Bad Future
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxwPTc37G2I

VideoGames
Aug 18, 2003

Of course I know Kirby.
I'm a real GAMER


Sonic Colours

OK. Not a 2D sonic. Also a game I have never played, I have only heard the soundtrack. And also the game that has my most favourite sonic track ever.

Third Place
Aquarium Park Act 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEGro4NpgCg

Second Place
Planet Wisp Act 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I8g1Y5b7wU

First Place
Planet Wisp Act 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaaWKqKEQlM
This track is all-time number one for me. This does not sound like a song that would be in a sonic game. The piano is something else. Never at risk of being overwhelmed by the rest of the track, the serene notes stand tall. I use this track as background music when I am writing because not only does it relax me, but the constant beat keeps my pace up. This is the peak of sonic music and if I had to pick a top 3 of every single song in sonic vgm history this easily clinches the number one every time.

Erghh
Sep 24, 2007
"Stuff"

Video game music is cool. Got into a relaxing vg music thread on here sometime ago and have been digging into chill-ambient tracks ever since. (Don't know if that's what you're looking for though). Anyway, I'll go with a classic.

Third Place
Half-Life - Vague Voices

Second Place
Half-Life - Nepal Monastery

First Place
Half-Life - Drums And Riffs
Probably favorite vg track of all time. Everyone seems to forget this game had music sometimes.

Also I'm guessing that people leaving on loading screens, menus, or idling in levels just to here the background sounds is how the whole study/low-fi/chill-hop etc. thing started.

CharlieFoxtrot
Mar 26, 2007


The true power of the Sonic CD OST required Redbook Audio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYW7-hNXZlM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCSL7naH-8A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_HqRTYzQ58

Looper
Mar 1, 2012





while I am stunned and shattered that Hill Top and Mystic Cave didn't make your top three for Sonic 2, VG, I admire your decision to include more than just the level themes themselves

Flavahbeast
Jul 21, 2001

awoo



did someone say sonic music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o47N-aYd08

I said come in!
Jun 22, 2004



I want to list one of my favorite video game soundtracks, Chrono Trigger.

Frog Theme:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp7PYi5b8jg

Delightful Spekkio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MzLVOd-e8Y

World Revolution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QgUjqMxeXo

Arrrthritis
May 31, 2007



Been playing some three houses, so here's my top three from that game.

Between Heaven and Earth - link

Apex of the World - link

Tearing Through Heaven - link

Detective No. 27
Jun 7, 2006



Hey ya'll, I just want to advertise my video game vinyl thread. It's super slow, but anything posted in it would be cool. I post updates on releases every once in a while.

https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...0#post501003196

Chrono Trigger is also absolutely my favorite game soundtrack. I coincidentally started a new file on it the other day. Playing it on my Super NT, in glorious 1080p.

After years of deliberation, I decided that Secret of the Forest is my favorite track.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r1iesThvYg
Bonus: OneUps cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qMeOc_jKrg

Schala's Theme is the song that launched a thousand OCRemixes. Sometimes cliches are a cliches for a reason.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DEx4RVglcU

Yearnings of the Wind- 600 AD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqZaFDA7PXY

VideoGames
Aug 18, 2003

Of course I know Kirby.
I'm a real GAMER


Looper posted:

while I am stunned and shattered that Hill Top and Mystic Cave didn't make your top three for Sonic 2, VG, I admire your decision to include more than just the level themes themselves

Hehe thank you. I honestly like hilltop and mystic cave a lot, but the others I find myself humming way, way more. Plus I think I might like 2player Mystic cave a little bit more than single player. I listen to everything a lot and find some tracks quite underrated in the grand schemes!

Also thank you Ergh, Charliefoxtrot, Flavahbeast, I said Come in!, Arrthritis and Decteive No. 27 for adding OK. Some more from me:

VideoGames
Aug 18, 2003

Of course I know Kirby.
I'm a real GAMER


VVVVVV

Third Place
Piercing the Sky
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaedzERxOeI

Second Place
Potential for Anything
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj8MsbgpjaQ

First Place
Passion for Exploring
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0j6pe043L4

I love this track so much. When I first played the game, I immediately bought the soundtrack and the remix soundtrack on CD and stuck them in my car for the longest time. I looked like a dork, but did not care in the slightest

VideoGames
Aug 18, 2003

Of course I know Kirby.
I'm a real GAMER


Total Annihilation

Third Place
Warpath
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbFjjxd_ucI

Second Place
The March Unto Death
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CepFgRY-8yI

First Place
Attack!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_vhFjORokQ

One of the very first games I played over the internet (on my trusty 28.8 modem) was Total Annihilation with my bestie. We were limited (due to our isp) to two hour games because they would hang up the modem once we had reached 120 minutes for each call. As such, we had the most frantic games of TA as much as we could and as TA had a dynamic music system, playing the appropriate song based on what was happening, I heard this track more than any other

VideoGames
Aug 18, 2003

Of course I know Kirby.
I'm a real GAMER


Borderlands 2

Third Place
The Fridge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIVz_qrruGk

Second Place
Bandit Slaughter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg2fPI4y0o8

First Place
Hayter's Folly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCQIPND1LC0

This youtube is technically both the ambient and combat music linked as one, but I am ok with that due to the way the music changes based upon what is happening. I wish more games did that and very soon I am going to post my three favourite songs from my second favourite game ever which has the best use of dynamic layered sound that I think I have ever heard. Hayter's Folly should be used in more than just the Pirate Booty DLC because it truly is the outstanding gem on this soundtrack and the first time I heard it I fell in love

VideoGames
Aug 18, 2003

Of course I know Kirby.
I'm a real GAMER


Kid Chameleon

Third Place
Opening Theme - City Area
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYclhrzca1w

Second Place
Woods Area
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf0mz9Y1EXI

First Place
Opening Theme - Ice Area
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDSK6mwNJWk

Kid Chameleon was a game I was given by a kid I went to school with who hated it and found it too difficult. It was difficult, but I got a real kick out of all the cool suits and hidden areas/power ups and level skips. I played it to death and beat it eventually about four months later, but this music is absolutely seared into my brain the amount of times I heard it

CharlieFoxtrot
Mar 26, 2007


U.N. Squadron (Capcom 1991, composers Mari Yamaguchi & Yoshihiro Sakaguchi) was the first SNES game I played (even before Super Mario World) and the first thing that blew me away and made me realize "new console good" was the music

Front Line Base
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jmp1VcUm-Rs

Jungle Fortress
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03lZDCq9QfY

Ground Carrier
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVhU-fmWhGk

Looper
Mar 1, 2012





Donkey Kong Country

Third Place
Fear Factory
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v18pEFQb3EM

Second Place
Aquatic Ambiance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAPpVplHiDE

First Place
Tree Top Rock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMoroEuJPA8

Relax Or DIE
May 8, 2006

Hey, everybody. I'm a stupid gamer with an ugly gamer and a big gamer and my gamer smells, and I like to kiss my own gamer.

more like video game POOsic haha destroyed just go ahead and lock this thread

Doctor_Fruitbat
Jun 2, 2013

I can't believe I gotta swab
the poop deck

Oh god, this thread will ruin me. I'm gonna start with some Sonic as well, because Forces was all over the place with wildly different musical styles every other track. Really hard to pick three tbh.

Space Port:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1BjV7Lha3A

Arsenal Pyramid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr-g08X0E4Q

White Jungle remix, from Episode Shadow:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgNVF6v7K78

AngryRobotsInc
Aug 2, 2011




Final Fantasy IV

The Red Wings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB9rsHLSOzs

Golbez, Clad in Darkness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80mDlHGelyg

Fabul
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtowULiqoxQ

Erghh
Sep 24, 2007
"Stuff"

Ace Combat 6

Whole soundtrack is a roller coaster with a ton of good tracks but these flow.

Third
On The Field of Emmeria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL-...DC9251&index=27

Second
San Loma Assault
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7K...DC9251&index=28

First
The Liberation of Gracemeria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L2...DC9251&index=48

AngryRobotsInc
Aug 2, 2011




Bust A Groove 2

Zombie Hopper
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz7zmuY7Mto

Acid Line
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1evHS2E5vlg

Enka
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xynmhk1zC8Q

Doctor_Fruitbat
Jun 2, 2013

I can't believe I gotta swab
the poop deck

Prinny: Can I Really Be The Hero? was a Disgaia spinoff for the PSP, and an amazing little platformer.

1st Impression:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AW4aUw_sLRQ

Tower of Ice:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZEgPkWF3Oo

Sweet Palace:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDHz0K26l98

MrMidnight
Aug 2, 2006



I said come in! posted:

I want to list one of my favorite video game soundtracks, Chrono Trigger.

Frog Theme:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp7PYi5b8jg

Delightful Spekkio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MzLVOd-e8Y

World Revolution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QgUjqMxeXo

Honestly CT needs a top 10 and you probably still won't get all the great music. Same with Xenogears.

Doctor_Fruitbat
Jun 2, 2013

I can't believe I gotta swab
the poop deck

Final Fantasy XV

Stand Your Ground:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd5f3ic2a_E

Up For The Challenge:

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

Veiled In Black:

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

Kibbles n Shits
Apr 8, 2006

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Fun Shoe

I'm not very good with top x lists but I love me some video game music.

Faster Than Light has a soundtrack that is good and rules.

Milky Way (Battle)

Civil (Battle)

Void (Battle)

King of Dragon Pass is a game I actually never played that much but the music absolutely stuck with me in the time that I did.

Storm Season

Earth Season

Fire Season

Warcraft 2 was the first game I ever owned that featured fully orchestrated music and while some regard it as generic sounding, it nonetheless holds a special place in my heart.

Orc 1

Orc 2

Human 4

I could think of a million more but choosing a top three is hard work. I had to edit a bunch out because it was turning into just a link dump

Kibbles n Shits fucked around with this message at 05:47 on Feb 24, 2020

Kibbles n Shits
Apr 8, 2006

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Fun Shoe

Oh and I forgot to mention, 8-Bit Music Theory is a good channel if you're a music nerd like me and want to see someone analyzing classic game tunes. He even has a video about Sonic's music.

Kibbles n Shits fucked around with this message at 05:49 on Feb 24, 2020

Oxxidation
Jul 22, 2007


i could be lazy and just throw out stuff at random from undertale/deltarune, but instead:

Kickle Cubicle

Stage Theme

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIspxWXeC2M

Boss Battle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsiZCBI-wrY

Entering Boss Lair

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxsiTKtA4to


Illusion of Gaia

Returned Memory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CqZv5u8hgE

Lively City by the Sea

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

Descent into Darkness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PfytN0nt5I


Actraiser

Sacrifices

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-97BrdWBRuE

Bloodpool (Kasandora)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mlJCONtIqw

North Wall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMsRVQMm8oE


Jimmy & the Pulsating Mass

Beat Squad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_m9DSv2l_I

A Cocoon Throbbing in a Dead Man's Mouth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBNCa34uQQw

A Closing Window

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Gz5GzZyMMk


The Outer Wilds

Outer Wilds (Theme)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPi25G4FonY

14.3 Billion Years

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1R9NA-cseY

Space

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C59AUL804WQ

VideoGames
Aug 18, 2003

Of course I know Kirby.
I'm a real GAMER


MrMidnight posted:

Honestly CT needs a top 10 and you probably still won't get all the great music. Same with Xenogears.

This is part of the fun. Whittling a great soundtrack down to 3 is really, really difficult and I have struggled with a lot. I like limits in things such as this because of the way it pushes you.

Also thank you everyone! I am discovering great music and this thread is working out ace

Weedle
May 31, 2006




OST's only or is licensed music ok too

AngryRobotsInc
Aug 2, 2011




Mega Man X series
More than 3 here, since it's the entire series.

X1- Password
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWov_XGruT8

X1- Boomer Kuwanger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1el4ZLtMxg

X4- Storm Owl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p3ZspXJHIk

X4- Web Spider
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUV_clmJbuc

X5- Cyber Maze Core
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOpQoAqTTpc

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

As a true GAMER I recommend MtnDew PopTarts! Taste the Mountain Moss!


It's time for one of the best ever games soundtracks,

Final Fantasy X


Third Place
Besaid Island
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60cKUASLe3A

Second Place
A Fleeting Dream
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miuNmfcBfu8

First Place
To Zanarkand
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-0G_FI61a8

Hwurmp
May 20, 2005

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Videogame music owns!!!!!!!

Prey

Everything Is Going To Be Okay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPPJZNLk65k

Semi Sacred Geometry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4RanjlL7sg

Mind Game
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiIfVnPg4pA

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Iclucian Dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xogTY-BvV6s

Dana
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI4_b-ZqmK4

Gens d'Armes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDllGOPr-Vg

Ace Combat 7

Drag Racer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TSrUrFAyfY

Pipeline Destruction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TruSmnb9wws

Daredevil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kVdCaczLE8

VideoGames
Aug 18, 2003

Of course I know Kirby.
I'm a real GAMER


Weedle posted:

OST's only or is licensed music ok too

Please do add licensed music. If it is a track that is in a video game then go for it!

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ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

As a true GAMER I recommend MtnDew PopTarts! Taste the Mountain Moss!


Prey soundtrack is so good I listen to the song from the intro all the time and that's about as far as I've gotten in the game.

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