Videogame Music Recommendations?

BenG

Senior Member
Been really getting into some modern, videogame scores and already came across a couple of gems :)
Looking for some suggestions a la John Paesano's Spiderman, Gordy Haab's Stawars, etc.

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
 

purple

Senior Member
Check out the other star wars soundtracks. Knights of the old republic 2, the old republic MMO, the force unleashed. I'm sure there are others I have forgotten about.

Also world of warcraft.
 

Mihkel Zilmer

Senior Member
Off the top of my head - some here are more recent, others a bit older:

Journey; Banner Saga; many others - Austin Wintory
God of War - Bear McCreary
Ori and the Blind Forest - Gareth Coker
The Witcher 3 (+expansions) - Marcin Przybyłowicz, Mikołaj Stroiński, Percival
Assassins Creed Origins - Sarah Schachner
Assassins Creed 2 - Jesper Kyd
Doom (2016) - Mick Gordon
Dead Space trilogy, Far Cry Primal, Tomb Raider - Jason Graves
Risk of Rain - Chris Christodolou
Horizon Zero Dawn - Joris de Man
Diablo II - Matt Uelmen
The Last of Us - Gustav Santaolalla
Medal of Honor European Assault - Christopher Lennertz
Dragon Age Inquisition - Trevor Morris
Call of Duty WWII - Wilbert Roget
Mass Effect - Jack Wall, Sam Hulick
Skyrim, Oblivion - Jeremy Soule

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Always World of Warcraft.
 

philamelian

New Member
Maybe this will be a bit dated now but Jessica Curry's Everybodys Gone to Rapture is just amazing.
I am also a big fan of anything Jasper Kyd does... Borderland 3 is made available on streaming recently.
Witcher Wild Hunt's music is phenomenal.
 

Bear Market

Active Member
I love everything by Austin Wintory, I think he is brilliant.

If you're into more hybridy kind of stuff, I cannot recommend the soundtracks to Titanfall (1 and 2) enough. I think Stephen Barton knocked those out of the park!
 
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BenG

BenG

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Check out the other star wars soundtracks. Knights of the old republic 2, the old republic MMO, the force unleashed. I'm sure there are others I have forgotten about.

Also world of warcraft.
Absolutely and have been delving into them for a few months already. Some stunning work and I would love to hear their take on a full-fledged SW film...

Also, appreciate the the WoW suggestion and will definitely check it out!
 
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BenG

BenG

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Why modern? Age has nothing to do with quality.

Heroes of Might and Magic 3. Age of Wonders 1.
Yup, modern might not have been the best word! I was mainly looking for live, orchestral scores in lieu of sampled/midi based ones. Huge into the Zelda, Final Fantasy soundtracks as well which are definitely older...

I'll check these scores out asap too!
 
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BenG

BenG

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Off the top of my head - some here are more recent, others a bit older:

Journey; Banner Saga; many others - Austin Wintory
God of War - Bear McCreary
Ori and the Blind Forest - Gareth Coker
The Witcher 3 (+expansions) - Marcin Przybyłowicz, Mikołaj Stroiński, Percival
Assassins Creed Origins - Sarah Schachner
Assassins Creed 2 - Jesper Kyd
Doom (2016) - Mick Gordon
Dead Space trilogy, Far Cry Primal, Tomb Raider - Jason Graves
Risk of Rain - Chris Christodolou
Horizon Zero Dawn - Joris de Man
Diablo II - Matt Uelmen
The Last of Us - Gustav Santaolalla
Medal of Honor European Assault - Christopher Lennertz
Dragon Age Inquisition - Trevor Morris
Call of Duty WWII - Wilbert Roget
Mass Effect - Jack Wall, Sam Hulick
Skyrim, Oblivion - Jeremy Soule

And
Thank you and there is so much great stuff here! I'm familiar with some of these scores and it is amazing to discover the huge, quality soundtracks that are out there. I recently got back into gaming and the music has been such a pleasant surprise in several of these games. Thanks for the great list!
 
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BenG

BenG

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Outcast by Lennie Moore. Much more than just a game soundtrack. Brilliant symphonic work.

Geeez, was not expecting a full contemporary, orchestral work like that!!! What's the story behind this game/music? Hard to contemplate how such an amazing work made it's way into the media composing world...

Really, really cool.