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Video Game Soundtracks
-What do you wish to hear in a soundtrack?
-What makes a soundtrack worth listening to?
-Your favorite game soundtracks?

I'm listening to Q1 soundtrack. I've always liked it, love the atmosphere.. it's very inspiring musically. Any others I should check out?
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My Faves 
Doom, Doom II and the Playstation version of Final Doom; Quake, with honorable mention to Purusa's Neh tracks; and Blood, mainly because it uses its own wavetables. Wonderful.

Incidentally, if anyone can explain why Blood has started soft-resetting my computer for no obvious reason, please let me know. 
Yay! 
Blood music and texts rawked =)

"Fresh victims for the ever-growing army of the undead"
Got everything in .wav :] 
 
from snes - Super Metroid (dont like all the ff/chrono-like cheesy music)
pc - fallout(1,2) 
What about Halo? Duh-duh-duh-DAH! Duh-duh-duh-dah!Duh-duh-duh-dAh! Duh-duh-Dah-duh-duh-dah-duh-duh-dah!
And sonic 1? And mario? and ocarina of time...the list goes on... 
The Best Game Soundtrack 
Digger (I mean original old digger, not new remakes) 
Jeez, If You Are Going To Go That Route, 
don't forget the calmly serene music of Tetris. I bet it drove Vondur nuts. 
Hehe 
I have a techno remix of the tetris theme on my comp. so lame, and yet so awesome. ;) 
My Friend Has A Heavy Metal Version 
Heard it once... hilarious. Starts off with them shouting "Lets play some tetris motherfuckerrrrrr" befrore breaking into a grindy guitar version of the classic melody.

ahh classic 
Misyu 
sorry, I ain't got it. 
Panzer Dragoon Orta 
DUnno if it's good or not, but I seriously wanted to get it based on the stuff I heard from it, but I can't find it anywhere. The shit I heard was fuckin cool tho. Very nice stuff :D 
Sgsg 
descent. best soundtrack ever. played through that game just to hear all the nice tunes :)

daikatana is another one with great soundtrack. 
Never Heard Descent's Music... 
But Descent 2 had cd-quality audio, done by Type-O-Negative and a few members of Skinny Puppy. ^_^ It was pretty intense as I recall, I should dig that out...

Another game I remember is Mechwarrior 2. Sorta a tribal/orchestral hybrid soundtrack, also pretty cool.



games with bad soundtracks... Quake 2 and Quake 3, yuck. generic industrial rock. :/ 
Oh 
and I also still remember Warcraft 2 soundtrack. Absolutely not annoying and very athmospheric.

Yes, I know I luv midi :) 
? Hm? 
war2OST was released on a game CD tho, got everything in mp3 anyway 
???!! 
Why on earth has no-one mentioned SYSTEM SHOCK 2 yet? What the hell is wrong with you people. Now that's the kind of music games should have. 
Dom's E2M8... 
...has the coolest MIDI stereo effects. Listening to it now makes it sound like the sound source keeps moving around my desk. Woah. 
AoE 
Can't forget Age of Empires, now, can I? It's got a nice ambience. 
... 
The soundtracks that come to mind for me are:

Starcraft/Warcraft: especially the starcraft one that goes NA NA, NA NA NAAAA!! You know the one.

Diablo: the original diablo was the best i remember, nice and folky and gothic

Alice and Quake: grouped together because they're so obvious, also due to the nin connection. Chris vrenna probably did a better job than trent but I think he had more time to work on the tracks.

Total Annihilation: well its the greatest rts ever to of course its going to have a great soundtrack :). Really nice orchestral stuff, suits the game perfectly...the sort of epic stuff you want to hear as you send 100 gunships in to kill those damn laser towers. 
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Total Annihilation: well its the greatest rts ever to of course its going to have a great soundtrack :)

Absolutely agree. I still have grabbed Total Annihilation soundtrack (AoE too) in my mp3 archive.
I especially liked the track Blood of the machines. Cool track with even more cool name. 
The Tracks Have Names? 
could tell me how to get them? When I ripped them all I got was 7 tracks of 'battle' and 9 tracks of 'building'.... not so catchy :D 
CDDB, Probably. 
CDDB is where I got the track listing for the Quake CD tracks. 
I Checked The Site 
and i couldn't get anything better than the cddb titles that were automatically downloaded, weird... 
I Got 
them from CDDB before grabbing the disk.
If you want I may send them to you.

BTW The artist name of all tracks is Cavedog Entertainment.
Very funny is that artist name of AoE soundtrack is Microsoft corporation :) It's interesting to see Billy G. singing 8D 
Hehe 
i would certainly appreciate it if you could send me the track names, thanks. My email is starbuck@planetquake.com 
Well 
then you have to wait a little, cuz my mp3 archive is not at my comp now. I had a HDD crash awhile ago and all my mp3's are stored at my friend's hard drive. I'll send you track names when I get my mp3's back or at least just visit my friend 
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