More and more we see soundtracks stand out, among regular music releases. Part of this is also, Videogame music. With up and coming talented indie developers, there are also great musicians. VGM is not really a genre. Do you like to listen to specific kind of VGM? Chiptunes? Orchestral rendition? Heavy metal? Jazz? Blues? Share your thoughts.
Among the VGM niche, there is also another niche, VGM vinyl. We have a dedicated group, where you can keep up with latest news and rumours about VGM releases on vinyl.
If you like one particular Videogame and the virtual world, you probably will like the music because it gives you a context …in rare cases ,sometimes there not much of a good game but the Soundtrack is astounding good…
here are my examples
The Talos Principle (actually like the game )
The Old City: Leviathan
Silent Hill 3 (never played …it is so melancholic)
Deus Ex (because if somebody mention it on internet people install it)
Fallout 1+2 (the music just works without the game)
This is awesome! I really love it how soundtracks of a game draws you in, conveys a relative setting or atmosphere. @GrimLife: Even though I don’t know anything about the game, ‘Hack//G.U.’ OST have me strongly considering buying it.
I think the only game soundtrack i own is the “Interstate 76” and the “nitro pack” addon, as i bought the game when it was released way back then.
Back in the day, when i was gaming on the C64 and the Amiga500 there where lots of games with great music, but that was more theme song rather than complete soundtracks. Composers like Ben Daglish, Rob Hubbard and Martin Galway spring to mind
Personally the best game soundtrack I’ve ever heard is easily Bloodborne. It’s just perfect. I listen to it all the time!
Some other favorites of mine would be from the Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver series.
Gen_go’s comment about if you like a particular video game and the world it’s in, the music will be good because you reference the game when listening to the soundtrack. It’s no surprise to me that my favorite game soundtracks are also in my favorite games!
I’ve also always enjoyed the Super Metroid soundtrack, especially the Brinstar Underground Depths: