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Hawaii Part II

Ok so this one isn't as much a soundtrack as it is an obscure music album. I don't know whether or not it will be up your ally, since you said you don't like people singing, and this is not metal at all. That being said, the music itself is available as an instrumental and even some really nice sounding demos on a separate album called "Hawaii Part II Part II." The music itself is kinda all over the place, as the band who made it attempts to squeeze just about every genre they can into what they make. The band who made it is called "Tally Hall," but released it under a different band name called ミラクルミュージカル, or "Miracle Musical." Now, even though its clear that you lyrically prefer that of heavy metal, you strike me as someone who would make exceptions if they're deep or have alot of good emotion in them. Well let me tell you, this album is pretty deep lyrically, but so deep I still haven't gotten to the bottom of what it's all about. You can tell its a concept album about a love story, involving murder, time travel, hawaii, sirens, and 9/11, but piecing those together is tricky the more you listen to it, to the point of frustration. That's not a criticism though. Like an actual siren, it draws you in with beautiful melodies and thoughtful lyrics before eating you alive. Now, I mentioned its not actually a soundtrack. That wasn't true when it came out, but not long after, they made a really short Zelda-type game around it. One of the songs from the original album called "Labyrinth," had a music video accompanying it, and it was made to look like a gameboy zelda/mario/castlevania game, and so not long after that, they made an actual game out of that called "Hawaii Part II: The Game." From watching a let's play of it, it doesn't seem to be that engaging of a game, I don't know if it's really game dungeon material on it's own. It seems it was only released to people who had signed up to the band's mailing list in 2015, and a public link to it apparently is broken, so it may end up becoming one of those games that will be lost to time. But anyways, the songs from the album were remade in an 8 bit midi style for this game, and those were released separately on a third album called "hawaiipartii." Ok, this was a bit all over the place, this is kindof a rabbit hole of an album. It makes me want to start my own "game dungeon" style youtube series but on music. Not many have talked about this album, again, its really obscure. Attempting a listen WILL steal a part of your soul. I give this album the "does this kill people?" award.

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ENDLESS SPACE 2
Great space music from a 4x game. 

The entire soundtrack is just pure gold imo (hence, someone probably already recommended it to you), but be warned - the last composition has words emitted through a human mouth. 

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KILLING FLOOR 2 (additional tracks)

I know this OST has been mentioned a few times already, but the game keeps on getting updated with newer music added. Here's a playlist with tracks from seasonal events, most of which was composed for the game, as opposed to using existing licensed tracks in the past.

 

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Registered to scavenge some good tunes and add to the fray.
 


  • Secret of Evermore is Jeremy Soule (of Elder Scrolls Fame starting from Morrowind)'s first soundtrack. It's not as good as his Elder Scrolls or his other works (Icewind Dale, Dungeon Siege) due to the limitations of the SNES but it has some great gems, and he also released some arranged versions of the tracks
  • Forsaken is an obscure 3D vehicular combat game developed by Probe Entertainment and Iguana Software (which was then bought out by the now defunct Acclaim). If you like Drum and Bass and Trance, this is your soundtrack. The game is kinda decent, too. It's a Descent-like. Think Twisted Metal meets Starfox. There's a remastered version for the PC, Linux, and XBone.
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The game G-String has a great synthwavy/atmospheric/cyberpunk soundtrack. The composer (who also made the rest of the entire game by themselves) also mixed the entire thing with cutscenes, dialog, and sound effects into a 5+ hour concept album retelling of the game itself on spotify, and some tracts are available on youtube

 

 

Spoilers for the game if you listen to the spotify version obviously.

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Well, happy new year. Mine contribution to this thread is the soundtrack for "Taz: Wanted".

A small game from 2002 that never did get much attention, but the music there is awesome! You might be interested in the "spin" versions.

The playlist is going to be below. Some samples first:

The playlist is here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLO4jlmGoc6uBGe69_-jGaOesia9IFhr45

Or here, for .flac quality: https://downloads.khinsider.com/game-soundtracks/album/taz-wanted-soundtrack

 

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This game has some amazing techno music. Here's the playlist.

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Command & Conquer Remastered - Bonus tracks.

The album can be found as "Celebrating 25 Years of Command & Conquer" (see Spotify, YoutubeMusic). 


Even though these bonus tracks are labeled "Remastered", they aren't THE actual remasters -- more like fan-service covers, with more liberty to used instruments. The interesting part is, this album features a few reworked tracks from other C&C games as well. Here's a couple:

 

 

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Grand Turismo 6, specifically the songs by Daiki Kasho. I'm unsure if Ross is into this sphere of car games but it's so outside of the sort of things I play that I was surprised to find out just how hard this music goes:

 

 

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This granturismo track is good, no doubt, but I feel like I am not the person who would listen to such music. I am more of a chill person, all this loud and meaningful music is just not for me, I listen to music in order to relax, first of all. If you are looking for some good music that you will be able to listen and to think about something personal, the best thing I can recommend you is to go on royalty free sounds and search there for such music. You will definitely find a lot of good music there, at least because there are a hundred different genres and everything is the highest quality level possible!

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Bounce On: 

This is the soundtrack from an old iOS platformer that's no longer on the app store. It's surprisingly good. Each world had its own theme music and each piece is unique and compelling.

 

Enigmo 2:

Ambient orchestral goodness from a puzzle game for the PC & Mac that I loved when I was a kid. Can't find the game anywhere online, but thankfully the soundtrack was uploaded.

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