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Gamegus.Cye
08-07-2006, 05:15 AM
Well ok Theres quite a few "Best video game songs" Threads but they are flooded with Final Fantasy songs o_O, and when I am looking for Epic as in give you goose bumps video game music I get tired of being redirected over and over and over again to One-Winged Angel.

Now I will put my favorite in two catagories and attempt to link them to the Galbadia hotel.
Bare with me, this is my first post but I am a life long video game player that adores good music.


Meloncholy/Calming music


Resident Evil: Outbreak -
Opening Theme (This is probably one of my favorite, and definately my favorite RE song)
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Mafia -
Main Theme (Absolutely Beautiful, something you would expect hearing from the Green Mile or something)
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Medal of Honor Frontline -
After the Drop (Both After the Drop and Arnhem really brought out the sorrow of war and conflict, its hard to make you teary eyed while killing nazis but it did it for me)
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Arnhem
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Metal Gear Solid -
The Best is Yet to Come (You knew it was coming, this is probably the saddest song to ever grace a video game)
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Silent Hill 3 -
Breeze ~ in monochrome night (Very Beautiful Piano play)
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Dance with the Night Wind (For some reason this reminds me of Colorado and my trip to the Black Hill in South Dakota, excellent piece)
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A Stray Child (This one is a true SH gem with has the unique SH feel 100%)
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Silent Hill 4 -
121 Room of Angel (This song made SH4, First time I heard it in the trailer I knew a great new SH soundtrack was coming and I couldnt wait)
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MGS Snake Eater -
Ending Theme of Big Boss Battle (Instrumental)
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Time Splitters II -
2019 Neo Tokyo (Reminiscent of Blade Runner, Beautiful)
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Adrenaline/Epic Battle music



Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction -
Deck of 52 (This song made me want to hunt down more of the deck, just so I could hear the song more)
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Trouble At Work
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Explosion Scherzo
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Time Splitters II -
Ice Station (This is the ultimate kick everybodies ass song, Reminds me of Quake or Unreal Tournament, Baddass Juggurnaut music that I cannot stress enough, if you enjoy battle music, GET THIS)
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Small Soldiers - (Ok, this is a very little known fact, but the PS1 game Small Soldiers which was an adaption to a movie in around.. 98 I belive? Has some EXCELLENT music, the feel changes from Naturalistic Primal battle music to Army battle music and a few mix inbetween) ps the game sucked, I ended up using my copy for just listening to the music :P
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I will post more soon and I realize I am cutting things short but its 6am and I need my sleep :P.
I urge ANYONE to add to this list, as I want this list to help video game music lovers to find the best music made out there.

Cheers!

Bluelulu
08-07-2006, 11:29 AM
Great list, some of my favourites.

I recently discovered the soundtrack to "advent rising":

These are my favs:

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liger_zero
08-08-2006, 02:45 AM
ok here are my favourites:

calming music: Dot hack-SIGN original collection, track 9 - Fear


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Adrenaline: Ghost in the shell ( stand alone complex vol 1) track 11- inner universe

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Driving Music ( for those of you who have cars , like myself):

Destruction Derby 2 , track 10 (tuscan - pinnacle)

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for just surfing the web e.t.c i cant go past the " onegai teacher" series.. it works wonders after a hard day at work.

Gamegus.Cye
08-08-2006, 03:11 AM
Some Honorable Mentions

Tenchu Wrath of Heaven - (The Music in the Tenchu Series is something definately to check out if you are into an Oriental feel, the music covers meloncholy aswell as good battle music)
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Tenchu -
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Hitman 47 Series - (Hitman is known for its dark feel and also its good music, I contently wait for the Bloodmoney OST to be released :). )

Hitman:Contracts
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Hitman Codename 47 and Silent Assasins
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Myst III Exile - (Some unique and very soothing music here)
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Theme of the Voltiac - (This is the one that stood out for me, I cant begin to explain how this song makes me feel, its incredibly calming and quite soothing)
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Valyrious
09-02-2006, 03:52 PM
If anybody has Unreal Tournament 2004, that'd be a great addition.

DMK
09-02-2006, 04:38 PM
Check out Gustaf Grefbergs works ( Chronicles of Riddick, Enclave, Knights of the Temple)

Graeystone
09-07-2006, 11:47 AM
Wild Arms. Especially the main theme songs.

RaslerHeios
09-08-2006, 06:08 AM
Well for me, the below are all from Suikoden IV
Sad ones
Rune of Punishment

Battle theme
Fated Confrontation
Magnificient Swordsmen
Battle on the Sea 1

Ending theme
Epilogue 108 Stars of Destiny

The thing is, the games that i played, the protagonist are destined to die or disappear or watever lol

Laharu
09-09-2006, 11:52 PM
Epic?

Theme of Juno - Ragnarok Online BGM

md
09-10-2006, 08:37 AM
Shadow of the Colossus - Remise of the Ritual

freker
10-01-2006, 11:42 AM
Anything done by Tommy Talarico working for Shiny
Especially MDK and Wild 9 soundtrack
(MDK actually had a soundtrack, but Wild 9 don't can only be ripped)

Some beautiful epic music on MDK.

thinginthetub
10-01-2006, 12:36 PM
Epic and/or beautiful? Hm.

Elder Scrolls III Morrowind: Morrowind title
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Tales of Legendia : March
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Shadow of the Colossus : Swift Horse
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Guild Wars : Autumn in Ascalon
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Advent Rising : Greater Lights
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sado
10-03-2006, 12:58 PM
Anything Chris Tilton and Jesper Kyd do in my opinion is golden.

Mario Kinnikuman
10-03-2006, 01:36 PM
Meloncholy/Calming music

Medal of Honor Frontline -
After the Drop (Both After the Drop and Arnhem really brought out the sorrow of war and conflict, its hard to make you teary eyed while killing nazis but it did it for me)
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Arnhem
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I wholeheartedly agree with those two wistful songs. Nijmegen Bridge's music was germane for the tenebrous atmosphere, as well. Spooky, with a hint of caution and dispair.

It'll take time for me to list my own enrapturing Video Game music, but it shall come.

Balmor
10-04-2006, 10:25 AM
Hmmm. While I've always loved music, there is one song that drew me in the first time I heard it. It is from FFXI.

FFXI - Longfall(Ronfaure) ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

Tiamat
10-04-2006, 04:12 PM
For me, it's the Onimusha series, no doubt about it.

Sofiane
10-05-2006, 04:49 AM
I agree the Onimusha series has good and epic songs.

More series that have good and epic songs imo are:

- Kessen
- Soul Calibur
- Shenmue

War_Torn
10-09-2006, 04:06 PM
THANKS FOR THE LISTS!!
JUST WHAT I LIKE!

JC.Magnus
10-12-2006, 02:43 AM
I'll mention two tracks that come to mind for now:

Star Ocean: The Second Story
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- Field of Expel ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

ghoulies
11-08-2006, 10:34 AM
My favourite are all Crash Bandicoot.Here:

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And all others CB soundtracks aren't in GH.

phazonmasher
11-19-2006, 11:44 PM
The entire Gears of War OST is Epic (no pun intended, ok, pun was intended)

Shadow of the Colossus OST gets the blood pumpin but I noticed the one here at GH wasn't of very high quality. Thank goodness I have the import OST.

listener
01-16-2007, 02:35 PM
hitman bloodmoney - apocalypse, when you made your hit, for me it was in the theater, and then walk slowly over the red carpet and everything around you is chaos because of the kill, thats something that give me a weird feeling, just great, and yes the one track from ut 2004, track 8 i think, thats one of the best for calming

xman107
01-16-2007, 05:03 PM
My Favorite Epic (battle) music:

1) Advent Rising - Bounty Hunter (once the first boss battle started, and this song pumped through my speakers I was hooked. Even though there were only like 4 boss battles in the game, this music made each one stand out much more than they probably would have without it)

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2) Chaos Legion - Massive Strokes. A pulse-pounding track to go with a heated final battle!

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3) Final Fantasy X - A Contest of Aeons or Summon Beast Battle. My favorite battle music from a Final Fantasy game. It's a shame it was only used for that one fight.

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Jonny Nemesis
01-19-2007, 01:42 PM
The Oblivion Soundtrack needs to be in there somewhere. Epic is probably the perfect word to describe it.

magyareagle
01-30-2007, 06:29 PM
1) Cheery, upbeat music

A Vision of Escaflowne - Colors
My favorite upbeat tune, love the rhythm and the acoustic guitar.
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Uncharted Waters II Special Edition - Olive Wind
Love this theme, has a nice, slightly tropical feel
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Uncharted Waters II Special Edition - Southern Twighlight ~ Dance on the Cape of Good Hope
One of the most complex and refined pieces of game music ever made, with multiple instrumental layers and very nice almost tropical club feel to it. It is a long piece, (almost 9 minutes), with two main parts. A slow jazzy beginning, that switches to a fast paced dance number around 4:50. The transition is very smooth, and this remains one of my favorite songs of all time.
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2) Modern Times- great music with a distinctly modern/near future feel

Snatcher Zoom Tracks - Twighlight of Neo Kobe
An absolutely amazing piece that I can't reccomend enough. It has a quite jazzy feel, and brings to mind the hustle and bustle of a futuristic metropolis.
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Snatcher Zoom Tracks - Theme of Jaime
An amazing track slightly remeniscent of the 80's best soundtracks. A very upbeat theme with some great electric instrumentation.
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Witch Hunter Robin OST 1 - Inspection, STN
Somewhat remeniscent of the MIST theme from Parasite Eve II, but with a slightly faster beat and better precussion. Both of these songs are simply amazing.
Inspection
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STN
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3) Epic

Patlabor II - Hallucination
Dramatic, there is no other way to describe this one. It has an excellent air of tension to it, and is the perfect piece for anyone needing a song to build up tension
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Anubis1989
04-11-2007, 05:26 AM
The greatest ever all round tune is Sadame by Addu'a from the opening sequence of Tenchu Return From Darkness. That and all of Halo Music

buymecds
04-16-2007, 07:16 PM
Definately Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams for epic music. Especially the last boss fight. Too bad it loops so quickly. :-(
Even though there's lots of electronic noises in it, I find Sea of Rage from Tales of Legendia pretty epic. Also, Unrivaled Chaos from Legend of Legaia and Demise from FFX-2 really get my blood pumping.
For sad music, I would pick one of the Silent Hill games, or perhaps Indigo Prophecy.

spannp
04-17-2007, 09:27 AM
Xenosaga II--Communication Breakdown=epic
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Here are some other ones from Xenosaga II that might fit epic criteria as well
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Listen to these next two back to back
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Xenosaga I has alot of good ones as well

spannp
04-17-2007, 09:28 AM
Oh, and if we're including anime music as well check this out from X the tv series

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MudcrabDL
04-26-2007, 03:49 AM
Hmm...I reckon that the most tension-building music I've heard recently would have to be Freelancer, from the Dead Rising OST.

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The most epic music I've found on FFShrine, while not strictly from the videogame, still deserves a mention. It's a remix of the FF5 'Battle of the Big Bridge' music, and...well, it's kind of hard for me to explain. I got a headache at the moment, so you'll have to be the judge yourself.

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Schala
04-28-2007, 12:24 AM
Small Two of Pieces has always been incredibly epic to me, whether it's within the context of the game or not. That guitar solo gets me every time.

chubbycheeks4
04-28-2007, 04:29 AM
Check out Gustaf Grefbergs works ( Chronicles of Riddick, Enclave, Knights of the Temple)

Do you know where to find Knights of the Temple music? I don't remember the soundtrack much for this one, but I liked some of the music for Knights of the Temple II. Can't find music for either of them.

m0hawk
08-17-2007, 08:54 PM
Xenosaga: Episode 2
- Communication Breakdown
- Fatal Fight

Xenosaga: Episode 3
- Promised Pain

Metal Gear Solid
- The Best is Yet to Come (The greatest vocal track in gaming)

Metal Gear Solid 2
- Main Theme

Metal Gear Solid 3
- Main Theme
- Debriefing

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
- Gene
- Metal Gear Raxa

Devil May Cry 3
- Vergil Battle 3
- Total Results (Beautiful piano song)

FFVII: Advent Children
- Divinity
- Divinity 2
- Advent: OWA (Yes, you've heard it, but it's the best version yet)

Final Fantasy XII
- The Battle for Freedom

Final Fantasy VIII
- The Extreme

Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal
- Lance & Red Battle Theme (Truly amazing)

Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix
- Another Side (Very, very epic)

Kingdom Hearts 2 or Kingdom Hearts 2: Final Mix+
- The Other Promise
- Showdown at Hollow Bastion
- Darkness of the Unknown
- Fate of the Unknown

Ninja Gaiden (Xbox)
- Main Theme
- Emporer
- Alma Awakened

Shadow Hearts: Covenant
- The 3 Karma

Shadow Hearts: From the New World
- Lady Tears II

Shadow of the Colossus
- The Opened Way
- Demise of the Ritual
- Gatekeeper of the Castle Ruin
- Counter-attack
- Sleep Now

Silent Hill 2 or 3
- Nightmarish Waltz

Tekken 5
- Ground Zero Funk

Mai-Hime (Anime)
- Mezame (Another beautiful song)

m0hawk
08-17-2007, 08:54 PM
All the above music is highly recommended. Incredibly epic and emotional.

ZereX
08-19-2007, 04:55 AM
Epic Battles call for Epic measures.

Xenosaga Ep I - Final Battle
Xenosaga Ep III - Testament, Godsibb and Outrageous ( Probably amongst my fav I can not begin the detail on how powerful these pieces are)
Xenogears - The One Who Is Torn Apart, One Who Bares Fangs At God, Awakening (Also amongst my fav, truly befits the character it is for)
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children - One Winged Angel
Final Fantasy XII - The Battle For Freedom
Phantasy Star Universe - The Vibe, The End of Planets
Okami - The Sun Rises
Kingdom Hearts II - The 13th Struggle

Nonbattles

Alundra - The Use of Meia
Megaman 8 - Beginning Stage
Megaman Network Transmission - Zero Stage, Zero Account
Megaman X - Sigma Stage 1
Megaman X5 - Zero Virus
Megaman X8 - Gateway

Vocal Songs

Drakengard 2 - Open Wings
Zone of the Enders 2: 2nd Runner - Maki Kimura, Beyond the Bounds
Kingdom Hearts II - Passion ~After Battle Version~

If anyone knows any they might think I like please msg me ^.^

Some_guy
01-04-2008, 03:22 AM
This is EPIC:

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If anyone knows where to download please tell me.

Coldblackice
01-04-2008, 10:58 AM
gosh, you would think these video game makers would pump out some more quality music these days...

RaptureOmega
01-07-2008, 09:25 PM
FANFARE from alot of Final Fantasy's
lol that was a joke. :D
Try "The Extreme" from the FF8 Soundtrack

jinx13
03-07-2008, 07:42 AM
What about GTA?

Zombie-A-GoGo
03-19-2008, 02:09 PM
Some Honorable Mentions

Tenchu Wrath of Heaven - (The Music in the Tenchu Series is something definately to check out if you are into an Oriental feel, the music covers meloncholy aswell as good battle music)
[Only registered and activated users can see links]

Tenchu -
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Hitman 47 Series - (Hitman is known for its dark feel and also its good music, I contently wait for the Bloodmoney OST to be released :). )

Hitman:Contracts
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Hitman Codename 47 and Silent Assasins
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Myst III Exile - (Some unique and very soothing music here)
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Theme of the Voltiac - (This is the one that stood out for me, I cant begin to explain how this song makes me feel, its incredibly calming and quite soothing)
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For Tenchu:Wrath of Heaven. What's the name of the boss music?

Chico Azteca
03-19-2008, 06:51 PM
Ill need to mention the Brawl OST
and also this

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Best Nobuo Uematsu song ever

Music_Lord
03-20-2008, 10:12 AM
Great list, some of my favourites.

I recently discovered the soundtrack to "advent rising":

These are my favs:

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The song "Bounty Hunter" is amazing!

Jill Sandwich
04-07-2008, 09:53 PM
I would definitely classify most of the Call of Duty 4 soundtrack as epic, which is not surprising considering that Stephen Barton and Harry Gregson-Williams composed it.

I also get goosebumps whenever I listen to the song that plays in the GRAW2 menu.

Darkauras
04-07-2008, 11:21 PM
Pretty much and Shin Megami Tensei music (especially Nocturne, that enitre ost is amazing) but specifically I have two
Aria of the Soul-Persona 3 It's a beautiful mix of piano and a soprano
Battle Hymn of the Soul- Persona 3 A boss battle song with parts of the singing from Aria of the Soul mixed in...I heard this and just went...wow...