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Let me start by saying Devil May Cry 2 is utter shite.

It's boring, slow and the story is ridiculously dumb even for the series it's in, but Jesus Christ is the soundtrack not brilliant

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Thunderscape, was one of the last games from SSI. Released in 1995, Thunderscape was supposed to be the PC adaptation of the "pencil & paper" RPG by the same name.

 

However, the developers were overcome by the complexity of this task and axed 80% of the content shortly before launch. Leading to one hell of a crapfest.

 

To name a few :

1. Buggy saved games which killed your party when you loaded them.

2. A black screen where the sky should be.

3. Quests which lacked the steps to complete them.

 

That aside. It was one of many PC games I enjoyed playing.

1. Options that allowed you to customize your fights.

2. A soundtrack that not only provided ambiance, but would change due to an upcoming occurrence.

3. Obtainable characters you felt sympathetic towards. You felt their desperation for redemption, avenging their now dead city, or just their single-minded thought to push back the endless tide of Nocturnals.

 

The source I'm submitting is the FB page of the actual creators of the soundtrack, Dial 911 Productions. They are original, and sound exactly as they do in the game.

There are other soundtracks from various SSI titles, etc.

 

My favorite track is, Thunderscape OST Combat 6.

 

So throw up the windows, and crank the volume as high as it goes! It's time to piss off the neighbours, ladies and gentlemen!

 

https://www.facebook.com/dial911productions/app/2405167945/

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Let me start by saying Devil May Cry 2 is utter shite.

It's boring, slow and the story is ridiculously dumb even for the series it's in, but Jesus Christ is the soundtrack not brilliant

Sample

The Entire Playlist

I actually rather enjoyed that game. It was utterly linear and brainless, but even a lot of today's more slick, narrative-driven first-person exploration games can feel a little bit one dimensional, at least in terms of gameplay. It didn't exactly help that Dante himself is an unbearably smug bellend, even by platinum haired and oddly effete anime standards that the series exudes. That being said a lot of the appeal for me in DMC and DMC 2 may have been in the enemy design, being the perennial monster geek that I am I love the creatures in both titles. The soundtrack is absolutely tekkers though, so good call :D

 

Speaking of slick, narrative-centric, first-person games whose difficulty veers wildly from chapter to chapter - the soundtrack to

is gorgeous and a serious recommendation for fans of sci-fi inflected dark ambient.

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All of the following are from metroidvania style indie games you've probably never heard of.

 

Hero Core Soundtrack: http://brotherandroid.com/album/hero-core-ost-stereo-expanded-edition

 

Very fun freeware game. It's a 2D shooter where you float around freely killing baddies, bosses, and collecting power ups. Notable for many reasons: It's the only game I've played where each difficulty has it's complete own map, it also has different enemy and boss patterns depending on the difficulty.

 

Hydra Castle Labyrinth Soundtrack: https://www.dropbox.com/s/18e51dhgxrtdtfe/Hydra%20Castle%20Labyrinth%20Soundtrack.zip?dl=0

 

A small freeware platformer based on Maze of Galious on the MSX computer in japan. It's a very fun exploration game, with a stellar soundtrack, which is bafflingly made entirely in midi. Since the soundtrack isn't available anywhere, I've left a dropbox with the original midis. For best effect use the default windows midi sequencer.

 

Treasure Adventure Game Soundtrack: https://robitstudios.bandcamp.com/album/treasure-adventure-game-ost

 

A surprisingly large freeware platformer evoking memories of The Legend of Zelda the Wind Waker with a (not freeware) remake coming out soon. My three favorite tracks are Fight or Fight, Duct Work (Electrified), and All Things... Notable for having the highest concentration of plot twists in 10 minutes I've ever seen in a game.

 

Finally the La-Mulana Soundtrack: https://nigoro.bandcamp.com/album/la-mulana-original-sound-track-complete and also https://www.dropbox.com/s/f3i3996shufawod/La-Mulana%20Soundtrack.zip?dl=0

 

La-Mulana is my vote for best indie game of all time, possibly best game of all time. A massive platformer with a heavy emphasis on cryptic and difficult puzzles. The puzzles mostly involve solving riddles and paying close attention to the environments in the game. They're hard, but also fair, however there's definitely no shame in using a walkthrough. There's the original freeware version and also a not free steam remake. The remake generally has slightly easier puzzles and slightly harder gameplay. Both are fantastic but overall I recommend the remake, though there are enough differences to make playing both worth it. It also has an awesome backstory involving aliens and most religions, past and present with a surprising amount of research put into it. The bandcamp is for the remake soundtrack, and the dropbox has a few songs I like more in the original soundtrack.

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Hey Ross, firstly let me say happy late birthday from me, and now, let me get into some pretty amazing soundtracks I'd at least imagine you'd like to take a look at. Now I don't know any game where you'd probably enjoy the entire soundtrack, but I do have a few songs from many different games/anime/shows I'm sure you'd love to hear. A lot of it is softer stuff, but not all of it.

 

The title theme for Ib - I'm not sure what you'd think of this song, but to me personally it really sets the whole mood for the game. Mysterious, creepy, and some how comforting at the same time.

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Shadow Hearts: From The New World : Dead Fingers Talk - A lot of people dislike this game, and yeah it is a lot different from the prior two games in the series (JRPG, You'd probably prefer the music over anything) This is one of the main battle themes, and by god I love it like hell. You might to. 8-)

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Shadow Hearts: From The New World : Great Ghost Dance - I don't even really know how to describe this one, other than it's an epic opening theme for me. They mix a lot of different things into it. I'll admit, you might not find this one as enjoyable, but that's up to you.

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Darker Than Black : Kuro - Okay, I promise this is the last one of a softer tone. xD But anyways, this isn't from a video game, so I assumed no one would ever have shown this to you. I love this song for a good amount of reasons, I'd have to assume the one top reason is the song is usually played during a tragic moment or event, and it's a really good mood setter for me.

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Ace Attorney : Objection - I don't know what else to say besides the fact that there is nothing more satisfying in life then screaming out objection just to hear this song kick in. I love the Ace Attorney games, and I especially love this one theme from the game.

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Soul Eater: Theme of Stein - I imagine at least, that you're not a fan of anime, which is fine. But I think this song especially would be something you'd really enjoy. I love it, that's for sure.

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Dexter - 24 Blood Theme - Don't care about the show in the slightest, and I honestly think this song is WAY to good for it. But it's creepy and shiz, so I assumed you'd get a kick out of it if you haven't heard it before.

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Resident Evil Outbreak : Main Theme - Most people don't really remember or know about the outbreak series, which is a shame to me. I'd have loved to see a game Dungeon Video over it someday if you could. But anyways, the main point to this is, I love Resident Evil, and The outbreak series is probably my second favorite game from it. And the main theme is amazin

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You already know the game. I made an account on this site just to plead with you - USE THE TYRIAN SOUNDTRACK. It's far too awesome to not be used (for whatever project you have going). Camanis is awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-33IXXgvfg

 

Even better, there's people who have been remixing the soundtracks for some time - and some of them are unreal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2s47LYC614

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlKMt-xqi6Y

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pS7yQ9M63M

 

Check em' out Ross 8-)

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My interest in Game Soundtracks is a bit varied, so I cannot say the same about you Ross, but here you go

(NOTE: I am aware that these aren't "obscure" games, at least not for most of them, but the Soundtracks are decent-ish);

 

Available for Download(ish);

 

Portal 2:

I wouldn't go as far to say that all tracks sound brilliant, especially with the presence of the ear-bleeding 'The Friendly Faith Plate', 'I Saw a Deer Today', etc, but some tracks feel awesome... personally, of course.

The tracks are as follows, along with a download link from the Portal Wiki;

 

- "TEST" -- http://i1.theportalwiki.net/img/4/45/Portal2-06-TEST.mp3

- "Machiavellian Bach" -- http://i1.theportalwiki.net/img/0/01/Portal2-04-Machiavellian_Bach.mp3

- "Don't Do It" -- http://i1.theportalwiki.net/img/5/5e/Portal2-10-Dont_Do_It.mp3

- "Music of the Spheres" -- http://i1.theportalwiki.net/img/4/4a/Portal2-13-Music_Of_The_Spheres.mp3

- "You Know Her?" -- http://i1.theportalwiki.net/img/c/ce/Portal2-11-You_Know_Her.mp3

 

 

Available on YouTube (probably only);

 

Octodad: Dadliest Catch:

 

Of course, not quite a serious game, but some tracks feel (personally) too good for the game.

I'm afraid the tracks have not been released for download, wether official or not, but I have links to videos made by a person who managed to upload the tracks that way, enjoy;

 

- "Final Boss Part ll" --

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=or2HDTfm7lw

- "Stealth" --

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2pkQWc5vgU

- "Cardiac Arrest" --

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpo9vrw33n4

 

 

I Am Bread:

Yet another ridiculous game made for the soul purpose of making you pull your hair out, but amongst the frustration of navigating a slice around a local living space there are some, but not a lot of, good tunes.

The tracks have been officially uploaded to YouTube, but are automatically available via Steam's music system if you own a copy of the game, but here are the YouTube links;

 

- "Garden Theme" --

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

- "Garage Theme" --

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2WYV0LuzvM

 

 

Lemmings 2 Tribes (GameBoy version):

Unfortunately, I'll be only listing one tune from this game, since... ...well, its the only one I remember well, and brings back nostalgia when I hear it, but here you go (don't worry about when to skip to, I've pasted the exact time when the tune plays);

 

- "Beach Tribe" --

https://www.youtube.com/watch?start=250&v=NudQ9L8G-X0

 

 

LEGO Rock Raiders (PC):

A stradegy game which utilises both sounds, lighting and music to give the erie sense of being in a cave... Well, Track 2 and 3 convey it on the music side.

 

- "Track 1" --

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wQCkwp-ztw

 

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The 1997 PS1 title I.Q. - Intelligent Qube (aka Kurushi) has the most ridiculously amazing soundtrack for such a basic a puzzle game. There are two games, (Kurushi and Kurushi Final, from 1999), both with great soundtracks.

 

I've looked around for links of ripped files, but since I haven't found a complete set, here are some some youtube vids with decent enough audio. Since these are PS1 titles it's completely possible to rip near-perfect audio from the game CDs, btw.

 

- Track medley:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGjHS0r_tjk

- Some individual tracks:

- Game footage:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnTJPhxHX8s

- And here's an emulator for the game itself: http://www.emuparadise.me/Sony_Playstation_ISOs/Intelligent_Qube_%5BU%5D/37019

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I have a soft spot for the short but sweet soundtrack of McPixel, a rather simple but very amusing Wario Ware-esque game in which the titular character has a few seconds to figure out what to do in a particular scene. The 8-bit style of the music results in a sound that shockingly minimal (the same percussion samples are pretty much used throughout the entire game, for all tracks) yet surprisingly memorable. It only consists of six measly songs because there is so little of the game to go around, but they are all rad as balls.

 

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Looking up the aforementioned game, I accidentally stumbled upon this soundtrack for a game called Cave Story. I have absolutely no idea what it's about or if its even any good, but if you like melodious and twee chiptune music you you likely find something to tickle your earbuds.

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSh1xK8aFCg

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Not sure if it's been mentioned, but the Spyro the Dragon soundtrack has always been my favorite. Every song fit each level perfectly, and even though not every track is the most memorable, they sure do a hell of a job at creating a certain feel for the game. It's a YouTube link, but they're the most high quality recordings I've come across.

 

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A belated happy birthday, Ross. I don't believe anyone has suggested this one yet, so I'll do it. I listen to a lot of game music, almost exclusively, in fact, and I think Legend of Mana has some of the best Orchestral game music I've heard.

 

Though Every piece in the soundtrack is amazing, I'll just post Earth Painting, which is my all time favorite video game track of all time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVFN9-grkuo

 

 

Also, I actually compose music myself, though I unfortunately have yet to have it featured in any video game. I would normally be hesitant to plug my own music like this, but I'll also use that quote from Orbital's Satan to justify my doing so, and post a few choice pieces.

 

https://soundcloud.com/greyhooves/hooves-and-wings Because Orchestral

https://soundcloud.com/greyhooves/audio-graffiti Because 8-bit

https://soundcloud.com/greyhooves/zany-hijinks Because Benny Hill

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I have several OSTs on my MP3 player, and people always give me puzzled looks when they notice it. I'm glad I can share some here.

Now I'm pretty sure most of the music I'm gonna post was already posted, but hell, I'll post it anyway, because I think they deserve it.

 

So, first off, let's start with something calm. Those musics are from the game Endless Space.

Here's a link where you can listen to most of them:

https://gameaudiofactory.bandcamp.com/album/endless-space-soundtrack

I suggest listening to "Deafen Dawn", "Flawless Theory", and "Beneath the Strings", at least. I think the entire OST is good, with a few amazing tracks, but that's just my personnal advice.

It's a turn-based strategy game set in space, and the chill music really fits. Also, a strong factor that made me like the music, I think, is that the music scales depending on your actions. If you look at the entire galaxy, it will be very calm, but when you zoom on a solar system for instance, it will add a few instruments. It doesn't sound much, but I guarantee it really adds to the atmosphere.

 

In the same vibe, the same composer made soundtracks for a game called Endless Legend. It's also pretty chill, but this time it's set in a Fantasy setting. It's worth taking a shot.

http://gameaudiofactory.bandcamp.com/album/endless-legend-soundtrack

I'd suggest to try "Dusty Strings" or "From Dawn To Dusk". I'd like to suggest more, but I'll just let you work your way through the playlist.

 

Now, for something a bit more energic: The Ace Combat: Assault Horizon music has amazing tracks. Some tracks are just "ambient" tracks with no real music, but some are really packing a punch. Here's a few examples (Sorry, couldn't find non-Youtube links):

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6hpReqjTrA

If you liked those, I'd suggest going for "Dogfight", "Fighter", or "Shall Defend".

 

I'd like to name a few other soundtracks, but I feel like I'm going to spam the board if I do. So... Yeah.

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The Tribes 2 soundtrack is really good as well, but I can't seem to find a good download/torrent link for it right now... (which is unfortunate)

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