In recent years the Game Masters are not only fuelling the sense of intensity, stunning visuals and excitement to improve gameplay and performance but, in my opinion, it has to be the music in video games today that manages to pull off even relatively poor game sales to faster rate enabling them to make or break a game in profits.
Of course, a rousing soundtrack canít be applied to all genres of games but competitive games in FPS or RPG genres need often popular, well-known tracks mixed with some lesser known bands to create a variety of playlists to ramp up the initial release adrenaline and maintain that affect successfully as time goes on. In fact, the quality is at par with recent movie soundtracks
What is your favourite game music or soundtrack and why? Tell us and share in the comments
- Crysis Warhead and Hitman Contracts are my personal favorites till date!
In my opinion a SOUNDTRACK isn't a song by someone else, posted onto a game.
But with the music, which I could hear when I play or even when ending credits roll almost always a good source of well known music or a band and even yester years underrated artists all provide a memorable gameplay effect with either soundtracks or lyrics blend in music. Music is a half-tempted piece of art in games that might be favorite for many emotionally attached with the game AND there are so many others that think popular music is much better than the versions that the Game Developers brought into the game. Basically it doesnt matter as far as it blends in perfectly with the concept of the game
To me, all the oldest games had the best soundtracks. I'm not saying that because I'm a secret gaming oldie at heart, scared off by all this XBox Live and online malarkey, but I genuinely believe both music and gameplay were at their prime before the 2000s. Even now, I smile inside thinking of the sound the original Playstation made when the logo flashed on screen. It was hollow, but at the same time, so warm and welcoming, and offered people of all ages a haven and new gaming experience. It seems strong, but I have fond memories of playing games such as Tombi, Kula World, Wipeout and Tekken (all with fantastic soundtracks too, by the way) and being completely immersed in this colourful, often bizarre world.
The one that takes the cake for me though? This beauty...
I couldn't begin to tell you why if you asked me, but at the time I'd never heard or played anything like it. Runners up include the Jet Set Radio series, Resident Evil, and Spyro The Dragon.