Examples of great electronic compostions in video games

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Re: Examples of great electronic compostions in video games

Post by Scories » Sun May 23, 2010 4:10 am

I'm not a gamer, but this is by far the best music I've ever heard on a videogame Fallout 1 & 2:



The music makes the game totally addictive. So much I had to get rid of the cd-roms! :oops:

And this must be the worse - It's a SEGA game called Two Crude Dudes:

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Re: Examples of great electronic compostions in video games

Post by Jabberwalky » Sun May 23, 2010 6:42 am

It said "banana" in graffiti on the wall in Two Crude Dudes. lol! This thread is amazing by the way

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Re: Examples of great electronic compostions in video games

Post by balma » Mon May 24, 2010 5:06 pm

Bioshock's filmscoring could compete with any decent Hollywood big $$$ movie.

Just hear it by yourself.

After playing hundreds of videogames in my life, I came to the conclusion that the masterpiece of videogame's filmscoring and sound effects is this one. It's so, so elaborated and original!!!!!

The music, voices and sounds on Bioshock makes my flesh crawl:


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Re: Examples of great electronic compostions in video games

Post by mangros » Wed May 26, 2010 1:36 am

Villi wrote: Yes! The Deus Ex soundtrack is incredible.
Totally agree.The UNATCO theme and the conversation music are just unbelievably beautiful. Perfect sounds for perfect melodies.

Quick question - does anyone have any idea of the gear/sounds used for Deus Ex (and presumably Unreal too - they sound very similar)? I know it's a total shot in the dark as it could be from any rompler box or sample set made before 1998, but there are some lovely mysterious sounds in there. I realise the late 90s rompler/PC games crossover crowd might not have much of a presence here :)

Here's some Unreal anyway.




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Re: Examples of great electronic compostions in video games

Post by themilford » Wed May 26, 2010 2:00 am




these have talking but the gameplay music is SO good:


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Re: Examples of great electronic compostions in video games

Post by THEODICY » Wed May 26, 2010 3:50 am

Capcom games always had great music.


Always loved getting really high and playing this level, tripping out to the music:

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Re: Examples of great electronic compostions in video games

Post by R.L » Thu May 27, 2010 12:45 am

How could anyone forget one of the greatest Videogames on the SNES, Castlevania 4?




Then How about Super Metroid?
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Re: Examples of great electronic compostions in video games

Post by Solderman » Thu May 27, 2010 1:06 am

R.L wrote:How could anyone forget one of the greatest Videogames on the SNES, Castlevania 4?
Proof that this thread is getting large. I linked SC IV on the first page.

I just rebought Super Metroid for my SNES to do speed runs. Lots of catchy tunes there, and the composer stayed with the entire series from that one on, for the most part.
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Re: Examples of great electronic compostions in video games

Post by Purity_Control » Thu May 27, 2010 10:14 am

I think it can be argued that YMO pretty much invented video game-style music at a time when video games only had pretty minimal soundtracks. Play (or listen to) almost any late 80s/early 90s Japanese action game and you'll most likely hear the influence.
Thanks for bringing those guys to my attention, just added that to my amazon wish list for next time i want a couple of bits!
The music, voices and sounds on Bioshock makes my flesh crawl:
I'd never really thought about the music that much in Bioshock 1/2, don't know if it's different on the PC version or i'd just regarded it as kind of incidental to the game in a way that never jumped out and grabbed me.

I would check but i've banned myself playing both games while i;ve jobhunting to do.

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Re: Examples of great electronic compostions in video games

Post by Purity_Control » Thu May 27, 2010 10:17 am

btw does anyone remember the original tune to (i think) Revenge of the Mutant Camels on C64?

i can remember hearing this on the demo/attract mode in a shop in the early 80s and the tune always stuck in my head, but when i try to google or youtube it up the music is always totally different? it was the one where you had the big camel on the scrolling landscape and there were CND symbols and telephone boxes attacking you and s**t?

maybe my memory has just let me down...

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Re: Examples of great electronic compostions in video games

Post by osaeris » Thu May 27, 2010 1:17 pm

Spent hours on this game when I was a lad.


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Re: Examples of great electronic compostions in video games

Post by philip » Fri May 28, 2010 9:44 pm

Very strange nobody mentioned this one





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Re: Examples of great electronic compostions in video games

Post by Virgule » Fri May 28, 2010 10:43 pm

:)

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Re: Examples of great electronic compostions in video games

Post by tekkentool » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:26 pm

Sorry to bump...but...


The soundtrack to the first ridge racer is so good for all the wrong reasons...

Rom di prisco is a f**k genius who keeps appearing in my favourite video game OST's.

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Re: Examples of great electronic compostions in video games

Post by ryryoftokyo » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:38 pm

Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
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