General / Off-Topic The Music of Video Games

So yes it's true the music won't age - if you stick on graphics.
I actually intended a different thing, but of course also what you says applies. What I meant is for the technical side of it, not the art involved. Pictures do indeed age, what stays and make them timeless (eventually) is the quality of the art involved and the emotions they convey and provoke, be it for nostalgia reason or whatever. Same applies to music, you may have a beep or a full binaural orchestral composition, but in the end what will stick with you is the tune in itself and what it raises in you, not by how many strings it has been played. Different tastes for different people of course.
Currently loving the ost from A Plague Tale: Innocence

The ost from Thief: Deadly Shadows composed by Eric Brosius is probably my overall favourite:


alongside Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines:


Special mentions for The Witcher 3, Skyrim, X3: Reunion, Myst 4 Revelations, the Assassins Creed games, Fatal Frame 2 and 3, Silent Hill 2 and 3. Also Alien: Isolation.
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Ori and the Blind Forest. Only one of two games I was compelled to buy the soundtrack for as it's just so wonderful.
The energetic pieces that play during the run for your life bits of the game are great, with a catchy reoccurring theme shared between them.
But this song - First Steps into Sunken Glades - plays as your first setting out into the forest all alone. So chilling and really goes to setting the atmosphere.

I love the Ace Combat series music and will often substitute ED's BGM with AC's. Otherwise I'm deep in the rabbit hole that is Touhou Project arrangements. Literally my entire library of 20k+ songs is built up of Touhou Project arrangements....How does a series stir the music industry so?
Music in games that I loved:

  • The EVE online catalogue.
  • Witcher 3 music.
  • Divinity Original Sin 2 music
  • Battlefield 1 score particularly the Russian DLC stuff.
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