Best Sound Track in a Game -- Part Two

Posted by: Becky

Best Sound Track in a Game -- Part Two - 04/06/08 04:45 PM

My votes go to Grim Fandango and Uru:Ages Beyond Myst. Those were two games where I would stop mid-game and just listen to the music.

Sometimes the best game music is music that adds to the atmosphere almost subliminally -- and in that case, I don't notice it until I go back after I've finished the game and listen just for the music.

I'm not sure if one effect is superior to the other, now that I think about it.
Posted by: Volkana

Re: Best Sound Track in a Game -- Part Two - 04/06/08 04:53 PM

I think the part with the atmosphere is very crucial for a game's music... With the correct choice of music the game becomes even better... Even though some times i might not like the music of a game it's good to add to the atmosphere...
Posted by: Duststorm

Re: Best Sound Track in a Game -- Part Two - 04/06/08 05:42 PM

I thought the music in Ring was beautiful. Especially the opening.
Posted by: Darleen03

Re: Best Sound Track in a Game -- Part Two - 04/06/08 06:20 PM

While I didn't care much for the game...

I have to give credit to Dream fall...The music tracks were very mystical & beautiful...
Posted by: 3dobermans

Re: Best Sound Track in a Game -- Part Two - 04/06/08 06:26 PM

Enjoyed the music from "Journey to the Center of the Earth".
Just couldn't figure out a way to capture it. Even went to the web site hoping there would be some kind of "soundtrack".
Posted by: mel22odie

Re: Best Sound Track in a Game -- Part Two - 04/06/08 07:08 PM

This is such a great subject. For me, great background music can make a game memorable. I've downloaded short clips of Robert Holmes' music from Gabriel Knight's 2nd game and some from the 1srt and 3rd games. I've played it over and over again. Also, the music from The Last Express was truly beautiful. It stayed with me long after I had finished the game. The music from Syberia, Grim Fandango amongst many other was also outstanding. Wished that all the great music was available in cd form. Also Would love to try some of the games mentioned such as Loom for the music alone.
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Best Sound Track in a Game -- Part Two - 04/06/08 07:10 PM

Atlantis: The Lost Tales
Betrayal at Krondor (and other Sierra soundtracks from DOS games)
The Dig
Faust
Gabriel Knight 2 (other Gabriel Knights good also)
Monkey Island games (all of them)
Myst
Outcast
Parasite Eve
Riven
Syberia

and from what I've heard from them, the new Sam & Max games
Posted by: RayBres

Re: Best Sound Track in a Game -- Part Two - 04/06/08 08:05 PM

The original Myst had some fine music, particularly in the Fortress Age.
Posted by: tinagoss

Re: Best Sound Track in a Game -- Part Two - 04/06/08 10:28 PM

Has to be Syberia II. Very haunting and very emotional. I actually got weepy at the end.
Posted by: Nikolas

Re: Best Sound Track in a Game -- Part Two - 04/07/08 12:11 AM

Betrayal at Krondor (already mentioned it)
King's Quest VI
Legend of Kyrandia

In the matter of music in games. It always seems a bit retarded for the music not to follow the actions of the hero. Only very lately there've been moves towards more interactive elements in music. Monkey Island had some examples of that, but in midi.

Finally, since the thread is about games and not adventure games I do feel inclined to propose Morrowind (Elder Scrolls III). The main theme is offered by the composer (Jeremy Soule) and also in the game's website. So there is no issue I think. http://www.ubi.com/DE/Downloads/Info.aspx?dlId=308

It is an rpg, but anyhow...
Posted by: Marian

Re: Best Sound Track in a Game -- Part Two - 04/07/08 12:15 AM

I've always loved the Morrowind soundtrack--splendid, and haunting!! wave thumbsup
Posted by: colpet

Re: Best Sound Track in a Game -- Part Two - 04/07/08 06:10 AM

I'd have to say Shivers 2, because it was part of the puzzles.
However, I did burn the Gabriel Knight music (my favorite is the theme from GK 3) to listen to in the car smile .
And, maybe because it's my favorite game ever, I think the background music from Riven is very evocative and atmospheric.
Posted by: Volkana

Re: Best Sound Track in a Game -- Part Two - 04/07/08 08:59 AM

Every time i play a game with good music, i try after finish to keep the music... Some games have mp3 files some others ogg files and some of them they have file extensions that i never heard before... So i do the best i can to hear my favorite soundtrack evn though the game is finished laugh
Posted by: Phoebe

Re: Best Sound Track in a Game -- Part Two - 04/07/08 09:37 AM

For me the best soundtracks it is:

Syberia
Syberia 2
Riven
Myst Exile
Myst Revelation

Love Maria hearts
Posted by: Mary

Re: Best Sound Track in a Game -- Part Two - 04/07/08 12:50 PM

My favorite music was from Myst and Zork Nemesis. Both games for me had a rather sad and sorrowful feel at times. But I can remember those still to this day, and I played them many years ago.
Posted by: Tomer

Re: Best Sound Track in a Game -- Part Two - 04/07/08 02:14 PM

Good question!

Myst 3 and 4.
Gabriel knight 3 also had wonderful music!


and.... Dreamfall as well!
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Best Sound Track in a Game -- Part Two - 04/07/08 03:16 PM

The strange thing about the Syberia games is that I didn't notice the soundtrack much when I was playing the game. I remember the menu screen music, and some of the music when cut scenes played, and Helena's aria, but I don't remember much in-game music otherwise.

Originally Posted By: Duststorm
I thought the music in Ring was beautiful. Especially the opening.

The trouble I have with Ring's music is that it isn't original. It's using previously written music from Wagner's Ring cycle. So it isn't really what I think of as game music because it wasn't composed for a game. It wasn't even gathered from separate sources, like Faust's music was.
Posted by: Volkana

Re: Best Sound Track in a Game -- Part Two - 04/09/08 01:13 AM

The Myst creators give a lot of love in the music part of the series... that's for sure... lol
Posted by: sccurrie

Re: Best Sound Track in a Game -- Part Two - 04/09/08 12:54 PM

Shiver's 1
7th Guest/11th Hour (actually has CD to purchase by The Fat Man and Team Fat)
Myst 1
Phantasmagoria

are my picks,
Shelly
Posted by: Jehane

Re: Best Sound Track in a Game -- Part Two - 04/09/08 08:19 PM

I loved the soundtrack in the Gabriel Knight games. It was perfect. Also, the soundtrack in the first Broken Sword games fitted the mood and style of the games. I think the best soundtrack is that which you don't recoginze much because it kinda stays in the background. It just contributes to the atmosphere without becoming dominant.