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first thing i do when i've installed a game is disable music
after that the video settings
i hate music in games...if i want music i'll just listen to my own music
What!

Anyways, I totally agree with OP.

Old C&C games had excellent soundtracks. Up to and including C&C Generals. C&C '95 and RA1 had the best though.

BioShock also has great music 0:18 and onwards is just so good, it fit really well with BS2 ending.

Mirror's Edge also had great pieces IMO .
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Very important, the soundtrack sets the mood. I love the music in Deus EX human revolution.
    
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post #33 of 40
Buddy of mine at work e-gasms to great Video Game soundtracks. I've been to Play! A Video Games Symphony and he's been to Video Games Live. We both agree, behind a great story, a game's soundtrack can make or break the experience.
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You could just have downloaded the free album from the internet
Didn't say I purchased it
post #35 of 40
Think about it for a few minutes. How many sense do you have? Sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell.

How many of them get used when gaming?

Smell and taste don't. Touch (sort) of does, with force-feedback effects. Sometimes.

So that really just leaves sight and sound. If you've only got two sense to respond to stimuli from a game, losing (or disliking, even worse) one of them is really going to damage the immersion you feel, or your sense of enjoyment.

I'll add Tenpei Sato (the composer of all the Disgaea music) to the list of great game music composers. His variety is superb, and I've not enjoyed a game soundtrack as much as Disgaea since Final Fantasy VIII and IX.

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Frank Keplacki and Kesper Jyd
The Hitman music is great, as is C&C/C&C:RA.

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I've enjoyed a number of games with mediocre soundtracks, but every one of my favorite games has an absolutely brilliant OST. For example, the Final Fantasy series.

Nobuo Uematsu's work does more to create a sense of atmosphere or convey emotion than just about any dialogue or graphics that I've seen in games. I don't wanna say the series would be bad without him, as Square has an amazing lineup of composers (Yoko Shimomura, Yasunori Mitsuda, etc.), but it certainly wouldn't have been the same.

Final Fantasy IX is by far my favorite video game OST. It's about as close to perfect as a soundtrack can be IMO.
This is a perfect example of how a good soundtrack can take me through a game I otherwise wouldn't play. I didn't really like FFIX all that much, but the music! Oh, the music... that kept me playing by itself.

When Square started using people other than Uematsu as composers for FF music, I started to struggle. FFXII I didn't like for multiple reasons, but the music is one. Same with FFXIII and X-2 - Uematsu either had help, or was replaced entirely...
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Bioshock's soundtrack is excellent as is in the original Halo game composed by Michael O'donnell. Dues Ex is the latest game that I've played that I've noticed having a solid soundtrack. C&C Tiberian Sun definitely has an iconic soundtrack created by Frank Klepacki and it still rivals ones that are created today.
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post #37 of 40
Most memorable game soundtrack for me was Bully. It was brilliant. So atmospheric and right for the concept of the game. Slightly toungue in cheek yet epic when it needed to be. Good news is that the same composer is working on the sequel
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Can I say Minecraft with music detracts from the experience? :B

I mean, really. When that soothing piano track comes on I want to stop building and just go surf the Internet.

I was going to say the same thing. Music in games is very important but in minecraft its just bad.
post #39 of 40
Ok, I listened to all ur little tube toons and the easy win goes to Starcraft. That's just fantastic, wacky stuff. Honorable mention to Bioshock. Weak sauce award goes to Final Fantasy (insert number here).
post #40 of 40
very important
I did not expect god of war to have such an epic soundtrack through out but it was great
suited it very well
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