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Old 10-06-2012, 11:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has there been any really great video game music lately?

I recently listened to a couple of those new concerts honoring the music of video games and it occured to me- almost all the music was from the 16-bit era, 1991-1995. There were outliers, and some classic stuff from the '80s, but the medleys that the orchestrators really bothered to put effort in were things like Super Metroid, the SNES version of the Legend of Zelda and all the Squaresoft RPGs that still had midi sound. Thinking to what I've played myself, I honestly can't remember a game I've played lately where I really noticed how nice the music was, God of War, Medal of Honor: Frontline, and Halo Reach being the exceptions.

So, I pose the question, have there been any truly great video game soundtracks since the mid '90s?
Am I just being nostalgic, or was that really the golden age for video game music?

Oh, and I'm excluding games with compilation soundtracks, like Grand Theft Auto or Fallout 3.

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Old 10-06-2012, 12:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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video games have sound tracks? who knew? good luck with your quest!
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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All of the Best Video Game Music of 2011
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I miss megaman

All the metal gear games including sons is awesome on the soundtrack
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I think Skyrim is the only memorable one for me.

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Old 10-06-2012, 12:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well, from the ACII trailer, Iron by Woodkid was sick.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I had forgotten how nice the music in Skyrim and the Portal series was.
L.A. Noir was great too, though I have trouble remembering any specific melody.

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Old 10-06-2012, 01:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
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you can also get the whole Portal 2 soundtrack here
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Normally I hate fan covers of game music, but a metal cover of various Mass Effect songs called Metal Effect has been stuck in my head for weeks now.

EDIT: Also, for those who love good game music, just go play Brutal Legend.
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Deus Ex and Bastion had some awesome music, in my opinion.
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