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10 Jan 2012   #1

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
The 30 Best PC Game Soundtracks of All Time

Game soundtracks get no respect. Not to sound like Rodney Dangerfield, but despite years and years of amazing music coming from games, gaming music is often treated by the public the same way your mom treated your 3rd grade art project. A dismissive pat on the head and a "good work, Danny, this is beautiful!"…followed by it being promptly buried under calendars, grocery lists, and "real" art on the refrigerator.

Things have been particularly rough for PC soundtracks where, due to a lack of audio hardware uniformity, music in the pre-CD audio era was a wildcard at best. Hell, even well into the late '90s there was no guarantee a PC even had a soundcard. Still, despite the limitations, we're not ashamed to say we not only respect PC game soundtracks, we flat out love them! The good ones at least.

Comparing soundtracks from different genres and different eras is extremely difficult and entirely subjective, which is exactly why we didn't compare them: The 30 soundtracks are listed in no particular order. Only one "rule" applies—we're only referring to original compositions here, licensed soundtracks need not apply.
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10 Jan 2012   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

now come all the posts asking "how did they forget to include game x?"

my game x is borderlands:

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10 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2

cant say id consider many of those to have decent sound tracks what about GTA: vice city? first car you get in by the hotel and Billie Jean starts blaring out lol... classis.
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10 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
what about GTA: vice city?
Absolutely my favorite
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10 Jan 2012   #5


They did say licensed soundtracks need not apply. Don't really care for GTA's radio station music, Road Rash back in the 90s had plenty enough rocking tunes.

Wtf Doom 2? I like to think I'm more tolerant of midi than the average guy, having gamed since the 1980s, but Doom 2's midi was nothing outstanding.

They left out the Crusader: No Remorse / No Regret games, unforgivable. Some of the best protracker music for the time. Hell, even the installer music kicked ass. It kicked so much ass I still remember it. Speaking of installer music, the first Vampire: The Masquerade game (Redemption, not the later Bloodlines) had a nice one.
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10 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / Ubuntu 12.04.3 x64

And the soundtrack of Crysis 2 is awesome!
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10 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

No Tomb Raider
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11 Jan 2012   #8

Win 7 ultimate 32bit

Syndicate (1993) and Ikari Warriors (coin-op)
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13 Jan 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
No Tomb Raider
Was about to say this! Good lord..
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13 Jan 2012   #10

Windows 10 64bit

what about the first gears of war that was on pc ,that one had kick ass orchestra music
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