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I don't know your opinions on Sonic games, but the soundtracks to the fangames Sonic Before the Sequel and Sonic After the Sequel are some of the most high quality fangame soundtracks I've heard of in a long time. It's got that video-gamey, groovy feel, some of the songs wouldn't sound out of place in a game like Jet Set Radio or Viewpoint.

 

Personally, I like BtS' soundtrack a bit more, as it leans toward that groovy, electro feel more, while AtS experiments more yet relies more on techno sounds. It's all great however, and I think one of the composers works at Square now, but I'm not too sure.

 

Both soundtracks are 100% free, legally. There ARE FLAC versions if you're into that sort of thing, and if you're really an audiophile you can listen to the versions they have on brawlcustommusic, the brstm format. It's one of those game formats that basically doesn't fade out, so you can listen to it as long as you want.

 

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Please don't link directly to torrent sites or youtube redirections that lead to torrent sites. if anything please link to the youtube video, and let whomever's interested find the torrent themselves.

 

Thanks.

~Kyou

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Please don't link directly to torrent sites or youtube redirections that lead to torrent sites. if anything please link to the youtube video, and let whomever's interested find the torrent themselves.

 

Thanks.

~Kyou

I'd like to know why? Many torrents are 100% perfectly legal.

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Hey Ross! I'm late to the party, but happy freaking birthday man! I wish you all the very best in life. Let no financial issues ever get you down, and best of luck with your movie!

Anyway, I'm going to give you a whole bunch of obscure tracks that (I hope) you've never heard before. Even if you find a small 5 second section in just one of the tracks, I'd be satisfied. You spend thousands of hours creating content for us, this is the least we can do for you.

 

To start it off, I'm gonna quote this guy:

The Neverhood's soundtrack. Amazing game with a lot of happy, funny sounding songs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSGk1bQ9rcU

He's 100% right. This game, THIS freaking game, is one of the coolest claymation-style adventure games I've ever played. Not only does it have a kickass soundtrack, but it is a wonderful choice for a Ross's Game Dungeon. I highly recommend you check it out.

 

Next, we move on to a long-forgotten gem called LEGO Football Mania (or LEGO Soccer Mania). The soundtrack for this game is one of my all-time favourites. Unfortunately it does not exist, other than this YouTube playlist of this dude who took the time to rip the files from the game. Nevertheless, please at least check out these three songs:

 

 

 

Now we go to Tempest 2000, one of the most relished games of the Atari Jaguar series. This game has a killer techno soundtrack that always get stuck in my head. Try these two out:

 

 

 

And here we have SEGA's favourite hedgehog, Sonic! I know Sonic is kind of viewed as a joke, and has had some very questionable titles in the past, but in my honest opinion, the Sonic games have some of the best soundtracks in the world (and some of the games are absolutely epic). I'm gonna share a favourite soundtrack of mine from the Sonic Heroes game. Please check these tracks out:

 

 

As a bonus, from Sonic Generations (even though this is a new and wildly known title), I had to include this song because it's really good:

 

 

 

Moving on, I have to share some tracks from a unique MMO called Freestyle Basketball 2. I know that some songs in the soundtrack have lyrics or sampled lyrics in them, but it's still really good. I'm posting the songs that have minimal or no lyrics:

 

 

 

Finally, I have a superb soundtrack from a mobile game called Extreme Road Trip 2. For such a simple game, it has very well made music that compliments it immensely. Check these out:

 

 

 

I'm going to end things off with some assorted songs that I feel do not belong to an entire video game or soundtrack collection.

Some of the tracks from the Wii console are actually extremely catchy and make for epic elevator music:

 

 

Detroit techno track from the Smuggler's Run video game:

 

 

Stage 1 and 5 from the Batman NES video game (this one is a real 8-bit gem):

 

 

 

PS: I have one more request for you. I request that you play this short, existential flash game called Tower fo Heaven. It has an amazing soundtrack, and despite being so short, feels like an epic journey as you ascend the tower. The game overwhelms me with feelings for some reason. It's almost like a spiritual phenomenon, which is why I'm asking you to take a look.

You can play it here: http://askiisoft.com/games/tower-of-heaven/

If you do not have time for such things, I understand. The soundtrack itself can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VCjEAb-etk

However perhaps it will not sound so good on its own.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I of course know of many more tracks and am a huge music fan in general, but seeing as you have 18 pages of content (so far) to go through, plus all the private emails and YouTube comments, I will have to end it here. Once again, happy birthday Ross, and I wish you all the best in life.

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Shin Megami Tensei IV. I signed up just to share this gem with the forum.

 

107 tracks filled with dark analog synths, ambient noises, bells, funky 80's synth basslines, rocking battle themes, and more.

 

Making your way through the full playlist can be daunting, so I've created a shorter playlist of my own that highlights some of my favorite tracks:

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"Tactics ogre: Let us cling together" on PSP is a remastered version Tactics Ogre - tactical jrpg for SNES. Besides all the remastered stuff it has reorchestrated soundtrack, which is glorious.

 

The music is composed by Hitoshi Sakimoto and Masaharu Iwata, so it's reminiscent in style to music from Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy XII

 

I enjoy listening it on the regular basis very much. apparently, it is sold standalone, but I couldn't find it anywhere except iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tactics-ogre-let-us-cling/id402622164

it is also available with premium edition of the game

Here are some of my personal favorite tracks:

 

http://downloads.khinsider.com/game-soundtracks/album/tactics-ogre-unmei-no-wa-let-us-cling-together-original-soundtrack-psp-/1-01-overture.mp3

http://downloads.khinsider.com/game-soundtracks/album/tactics-ogre-unmei-no-wa-let-us-cling-together-original-soundtrack-psp-/1-03-fortune-teller-2.mp3

http://downloads.khinsider.com/game-soundtracks/album/tactics-ogre-unmei-no-wa-let-us-cling-together-original-soundtrack-psp-/1-10-air-land.mp3

http://downloads.khinsider.com/game-soundtracks/album/tactics-ogre-unmei-no-wa-let-us-cling-together-original-soundtrack-psp-/2-22-revolt.mp3

http://downloads.khinsider.com/game-soundtracks/album/tactics-ogre-unmei-no-wa-let-us-cling-together-original-soundtrack-psp-/2-02-autumnal-sky.mp3

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Hey, I know I'm, what, two months late to the party, but I know a couple of pretty good movie soundtracks. One of them you might've heard of, 'cause it's a pretty famous movie, but only in certain circles. It's the soundtrack to Ridley Scott's (hey, same last name, haha) "Blade Runner", my favorite movie of all time. The soundtrack is done by Vangelis, so it can be pretty quiet at times, but when it is, it's beautiful, and the rest of the time, it pretty much sends chills up and down my spine. Wait, that's the lyric to a Johnny Mercer song, isn't it? Nevermind.

The other soundtrack is less heard of, I'm sure, but it's the soundtrack to the classic Sydney Pollack film "Three Days of the Condor" by Dave Grusin. It's sort of a funky 70s jazz- funk fusion type of sound. The only thing that annoys me is that the last song on the soundtrack is a version of "Silver Bells" that was used in the movie. I know it's IN THE MOVIE, but it's not the kind of song you want to listen to every day, you know?

I don't know if these are up anyone's alley but mine, but I figured I'd mention them. They're both still available for sale new, so I don't think I can share the files or anything. The second one is kinda rare, as far as I can tell. I only have it in mp3 format that took me forever to find, because for the longest time, Dave Grusin refused to allow any record companies to release it on CD (but then again, it seems CDs are becoming obsolete anyway), but if you have to have it on CD for listening purposes, that has changed. If you are reading this, and you ARE an audiophile, unlike Mr. Scott, I recommend tracking down a decent copy of the vinyl. The only reason I don't have it is because I tend to buy vinyl locally, since I have a lot of new and used vinyl stores nearby, and haven't found it in any store. I might just break down and order it online soon.

Anyway, sorry for the long post, and sorry for the varied language ("you" vs "Mr. Scott"), it's because #1 I just woke up, and #2 I've never actually used the forums here, so I don't really know who to address. Like, I would hope Ross Scott would see this, but he might not, and other people probably will. So, yeah. I need to finish my cigarettes and coffe, hope this helps!

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Ok.. not sure where to start, so I'm just going to order the games by the platforms I played them on and from least to most known. Also note that there will be a whole spectrum of songs, so If you don't like one, you might as well love the next one. Ok so lets start.

 

N64

Top Gear Rally I hope you have surround sound headphones, or speakers. If not, you will only hear main song in your right ear and the backing stuff in your left.... sorry..

 

 

 

 

Diddy Kong Racing Its a kids game with fast, tense mostly happy upbeat music. I really like all of them and you can listen to the whole soundtrack here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz8pXp_JsIE ...

Time stamps to different songs in the description, but...

 

 

 

PC

Gothic 3 Has a lot of nice tunes, but just a few quick examples

 

Vista Point

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLyqSQhS6E0

Faring

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAS7iDDCZKc (lol.. I see Ross already used this one in the birthday video)

 

 

Cabal online This was a MMORPG game, that I think no longer exists. One of my favorite soundtracks. Some examples:

 

 

 

Quick mentions that you probably know already:

 

Duke Nukem64 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwYlEgOKrTM

Super mario64

Banjo and kazooie

 

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pRoJiu3K_1w

 

The composer of this incredible soundtrack made his almost entire living out of making music for Sonic games. I really wish he made music more in the vein of this because this is just gorgeously amazing. It's like a soundtrack to a Silent Hill game taking place in Victorian England.

Actually Yngwie of Haus Malmsteen, feefty eenches of pure Svwedish beef.

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Entomorph: Plague of the Darkfall - 1995

 

Available on GOG for less than £5.00 here:

 

http://www.gog.com/game/entomorph_plague_of_the_darkfall

 

Samples on youtube here:

 

 

There seems to be a logic often followed that when composing a medieval fantasy setting sound track, it might be best to leave out instruments of the modern age. I appreciate that player immersion can be easily damaged this way but rarely find music in the genre that stays with me. Well Entomorph opens with GIANT TIME TRAVELING SPIDERS, so it was never going to follow some stupid rules anyway. Electric guitar riffs wail over the piano, drums and synth in a nicely plotted album that ranges from atmospheric exploration to a tense action finale.

 

Entomorph was the second and last world of Aden release. It's predecessor: Thunderscape shared little narratively but had the same team composing and is worth checking out if you want more of the same.

I am aware that I cannot spell or punctuate correctly. I do not plan to rectify this.

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Civilization: Beyond Earth, while a shallow reskin of Civ5, has a pretty awesome soundtrack, with lots of epic chellos and ambient music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5utr1nKTMNk

 

My favorite tracks are

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B9h5TiiKSM and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXYBO2-eOAs.

 

The expansion, Rising Tide, has mostly more nice ambient stuff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Prl6vr6SLZc

 

The soundtracks come free with the game/expansion.

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Inferno (1994) is interesting. 1996, Computer Gaming World ranked it as the 44th worst game of all time. However, the entire soundtrack was written by Alien Sex Fiend. Alien Sex Fiend was a famous early goth rock band - putting out its first album in 1983 - although this soundtrack is ambient-techno.

 

The Youtube link to the soundtrack is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEd4C94YrDw

 

Here is its entry on Discogs, and its not very expensive to still buy the soundtrack: https://www.discogs.com/Alien-Sex-Fiend-Inferno-The-Odyssey-Continues/release/395759

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I know i'm little late to party but i really like to share this piece of art

as i see i'm not the only one who me mentioned Touhou but i really like the music be master ZUN so i post it once again :

http://moriyashrine.weebly.com/

 

be little diging true this site you can find sountrack official and fun game and more

also is good to mentioned thed IN START MENU of almost every official game is choice of access sountrack directly ... why we dont have this anymore :(

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My personal favorite soundtrack is the one from Wet. If you like punk rock with some rockabilly and psychobilly flare thrown in, this is a soundtrack for you! http://www.game-ost.com/albums/2871/wet/

 

If you like upbeat Japanese rhythm music, Senran Kagura: Bon Appetit has some great tracks.

 

This one might be a bit of an acquired taste, but the soundtrack to Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is fantastic in my opinion, apart from a few remix tracks. The entire soundtrack is composed by the band New World Revolution, which is pretty fitting considering the story of the game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LE5P1Xk-0l8 (also available on Spotify)

 

If you're looking for a slight retro feel with some modern influence thrown in, check out the soundtrack to OlliOlli 2.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpLdTcBsoK4

 

A fan of 50's spy movies? Counterspy's got ya covered in the music and game department... but mostly the music. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLns_aA1IgZuKzVA8hibSLhGliGmTg42Uh&nohtml5=False

 

Ever wondered how haunting, gothic melodies mixed with jazz influences would sound like? Enter Skullgirls with the composer of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night! https://skullgirls.com/media/music/

 

That's all I have. (Sorry if this was too long winded. )

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The Silpheed DOS game soundtrack... My all-time favorite game soundtrack. There are many good soundtracks, but this is the best.

 

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