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SamSmith
02-20-2005, 06:04 PM
well, what game do you think boasts the best musical score?? wether that be theme or in-game music. i say halo/ halo2 has the best in game music ever! i love the theme tune, all the songs everything sounds so great!! well what game do you think has the best music?

TOTTEN
02-20-2005, 06:20 PM
well, what game do you think boasts the best musical score?? wether that be theme or in-game music. i say halo/ halo2 has the best in game music ever! i love the theme tune, all the songs everything sounds so great!! well what game do you think has the best music?
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I concur.
I do like being able to have my own custom soundtrack but its not going to happen with games like halo 2.

Reclaimer
02-20-2005, 07:44 PM
I like a lot of the music in Halo 2. My wife bought me the soundtrack and it's really good.

Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter get's a nod because they used The Rollins Band's "Shine" as the intro song.

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 and 4 had some good music in it. BMX XXX had some good songs on their too.

But now I'm just getting into popular songs included into a game.
For a specific score and music made for a game, Halo 2 is the best.

ll Mista GT ll
02-20-2005, 08:00 PM
I like a lot of the music in Halo 2. My wife bought me the soundtrack and it's really good.

Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter get's a nod because they used The Rollins Band's "Shine" as the intro song.

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 and 4 had some good music in it. BMX XXX had some good songs on their too.

But now I'm just getting into popular songs included into a game.
For a specific score and music made for a game, Halo 2 is the best.

100% True! :) - About the Halo 2 Soundtrack! :)

Variation-XBA
02-20-2005, 08:47 PM
I liked Mech Assault 2's soundtrack.

And yea, Halo2's was very well placed.

Anthony4sho
02-20-2005, 09:12 PM
Halo 2 without a doubt.

U.2.K
02-20-2005, 10:25 PM
OH MAN, easy one: The Whole Damn Mortal kombat Series.

I remember listening to MK 1 music in my headphones and it was hella cool. The MK games got the best music period.


* Oh, didnt know this was the xbox forum haha.

On the xbox tho, i would have to say Tao Feng hands down.

LTM360
02-20-2005, 10:29 PM
Metal Gear Solid 2/3. End of discussion.
Henry Gregson-Williams smokes everyone.

vman
02-20-2005, 10:32 PM
I really like the EA Sports game's soundtracks. They have a healthy mix of good songs. Especially Madden and MVP. But, yeah, the halo2 soundtrack is pretty beast, especially with Incubus. They are awesome.

SamSmith
02-21-2005, 02:45 AM
actually, i agree vman... EA do add great tunes to their sports games (thats why we cant do custom tracks) i find that i end up humming and singing alomng with the songs in EA sports games like FIFA 2005! but still, halo2 does it for me

Satch
02-21-2005, 11:22 AM
Definitely have to comment on this one, since this is what my career might be in about 3 years!

The mentions of Mortal Kombat, Halo 1 & 2, and Metal Gear Solid are all great ones.

My other favorites are Jet Grind Radio and Sonic Adventure (for Dreamcast)...most of the tracks were performed by real bands, not done on a keyboard attached to a computer (which is how most of sound design is done, but there is nothing wrong with it). For Xbox, Morrowind has some great orchestral compositions...check it out. Ninja Gaiden pumps out some great background music too...sometimes you don't even notice it because it fits so well, which is what you want in video game music.

Wow, weird this thread came up right after I did a 6 page paper on video game sound design for my First Year Writing paper at my university! Neat stuff

CarGuy
02-21-2005, 03:23 PM
Fable's music is my favorite. Morrowind is really good too..

Koopa
02-21-2005, 03:30 PM
zelda. man i love the overworld theme.

Echoes
02-21-2005, 04:23 PM
ESPN games since its my own music i put on :)

faceoff508
02-21-2005, 04:31 PM
Halo, the monks chanting are so good.. i have it on my Mp3 players. Along with like 11 other songs in Halo 1/2

SamSmith
02-21-2005, 04:48 PM
i also have a few of the halo2 songs on an mp3, i think theyr great! but i think fable also had some great music... but i know for sure that driv3r had some of the worst in game music EVER... nothing is more annoying than free riding lstening to that crap 2 bar beat repeating and repeating... but lukily the game is crap so you dont need to play it

Ninjermy
02-21-2005, 05:17 PM
Definately Halo/Halo2. Also props to TonyHawks2 and Ninja Gaiden.

Max33
02-21-2005, 09:42 PM
GTA ViceCity...It had some great jams,and really made the experiance of being in a 1980's "Miami" come alive.

Shadow20002
02-21-2005, 10:42 PM
Ninja Gaiden. Final.

thrAsher
02-21-2005, 10:51 PM
Fable's music fit perfectly at every instance. Halo CE had a much better soundtrack than the sequel. Otherwise, I hardly pay any attention to music in video games. Usually, if I take notice it's because the track is just awful or absurd.

LTM360
02-21-2005, 11:08 PM
Other Mentions;
Dance Dance Revolution Series
PaRappa the Rapper
Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Final Fantasy IX
Final Fantasy X
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

but Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 still have the best music there is.