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Games have had some sort of soundtracks with them from very early on.

I remember those Pinball machines and video games from the early 80s and later having them.
Ron Hubbard is a legend from those times. And some games by Bally Midway inherited wide variety of music in the incarnations of their biggest games made for the new rising computer field.

C-64, NES and other game systems started to have some sort of intro music on their games. And the stage was set.

Soundtracks became big in the 90s. First sign of these is the first musical score from a computer game Dune, 1992. It was published separately in CD format. Nothing new since the games by Bitmap Brothers already had songs by Bomb the Base, which was a big name in the music industry side. But the CD format is what made The Dune soundtrack special.

The Musical score was done mostly by Stephane Picq with the assistance of Philippe Ulrich. The OST is still great to listen, but it is rare to find a copy. Youtube helps on that regard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF_0W1cYPYo where you can hear it entirely.

The next soundtrack is going to be posted one of these days, but if You have a favourite soundtrack of your own and you are willing to share it, please do. Just place it here behind this message that failed to introduce world of gaming soundtracks properly:

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The Rocksmith 2014 soundtrack was pretty decent :ugeek:

For real though, Portal had a NEAT soundtrack.

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Portal soundtrack is a great tip, especially that last song in it, Still Alive, which is still worth listening.

I have to give a shout out to one of the better soundtracks recently.

Crypt of the Necrodancer, which is great game in itself but how the music if woven into the game itself is astonishing feat. The soundtrack is great in itself and can be easily listened without playing the game. Danny Baranowsky has really done a superb job in this. Small sample of the OST in youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETgYaD8xXiQ.

Loads of great soundtracks out there. Portal, Dune and Crypt of the Necrodancer are just a small portion. Anything else comes into mind?

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Journey is a game that stays on my mind as one of the best games I have played in recent years. The game is great and the only handicap must be that it is only available for PS3 and PS4.

What is remarkable is the soundtrack. Austin Wintory composed it for a long time and propably still would be doing it, but the game needed a release. :) It is the integral part of the game and has won a grammy for a best score in visual media, which is not a small thing at all.

Austin Wintory himself has uploaded the entire soundtrack to youtube, with some interesting concept images from a game and text about making the soundtrack and about different versions of the game. Very interesting documentary and the soundtrack is very beautifull to listen. Highly remommended:

Enjoy!

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Not all games get great reviews and Lair is one of them. Lair was PS3 title and one of the first games that was published for it back in the 2007. It was about a kinight who flew with his trusty dragon and defended different areas given to him to protect. Game relied heavily on the Sixaxis part of the Dualshock (as Sony was forced to remove some features of the previous dualshock for PS3). The game was not a success, but it left great soundtrack behind that has a small but devoted group of followers. Lair soundtrack by John Debney who is better known from his work in the movies.

Great stuff and this could have been used in a movie easily.

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Back after a short absence.

A bit older soundtrack this time.

Dreamweb was a dark game published for Amiga and later PC with interesting story. Game was a bit bloody at places and the moody athmosphere of the game was supported by a great soundtrack. The Original soundtrack was done for Amiga game, but PC game ost was done in the same vein and it is more readily available than Amiga version. Enjoy!

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For me it would definitely be the song played in the "Mortal Kombat" mission in Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.. gotta love that Synthwave goodness :mrgreen:


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The Entire soundtrack for Blood Dragon is great. 80s scifi-movies and their music :)

Xenoblades Chronicles for Wii was one of the better jrpgs of those days and the game is still been played, since a version of it was published to 3DS this year. And luckily this following song is on both versions. If you get to the mechanical parts of the game you can hear this as a battle music.

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