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11th May '17 8:10:34 AM mlsmithca
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* ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}.'' The first game featured some ridiculously atmospheric tracks. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2evIg-aYw8 Tristram]] theme comes to mind.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7ekMFeC5V4 Raise some hell]]. Sadly there is no studio version of this.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}.'' ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' series:
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The first game featured some ridiculously atmospheric tracks. tracks.
*** The hauntingly melancholy
[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2evIg-aYw8 Tristram]] theme comes to mind.
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immediately establishes a mood of unease in a town facing destruction from an invasion from the forces of Hell itself.
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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7ekMFeC5V4 Raise some hell]]. Sadly there is no studio version of this.
11th May '17 6:15:22 AM morenohijazo
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** That's not to say ''VideoGame/DiabloII'' doesn't have its good tracks. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YruCuC6gbl0 Case in point]].

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** That's not to say ''VideoGame/DiabloII'' doesn't have its good tracks. tracks.
*** When you defeat Diablo, the introductory guitar riffs from Tristram's theme plays.
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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BODYxesJLVo Straight from the first act.]]
*** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdLjvpHk39Y Spider]] piece that's used for Act III's dungeons uses a remixed version of a portion of the theme that was used for the starting church levels of the original game. Nostalgia will hit like a ton of bricks.
*** The music in Act V, starting from the theme of Harrogath itself. The music really reminds you that 'this is it', you've defeated two Prime Evils, went ToHellAndBack, and fought many difficult battles-- and now this is ''the'' final struggle. Time to deal the decisive blow to the devils who have brought so many deaths and despair across the Sanctuary. You're not alone, the Barbarians of Harrogath are fighting alongside you. And if you're a Barbarian yourself, this is also a case of ItsPersonal: for the liberation of your homeland.
*** "[[https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=YruCuC6gbl0 Case in point]].Siege]]" from Act V.
6th Mar '17 7:13:31 PM Javertshark13
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* ''VideoGame/EcoQuest'' has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFIvg7JQZiY&t=1m42s the theme for Delphineus the dolphin.]]

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* ''VideoGame/EcoQuest'' ''[[VideoGame/EcoQuest Ecoquest: The Search for Cetus]]'' has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFIvg7JQZiY&t=1m42s the theme for Delphineus the dolphin.]]
2nd Mar '17 8:09:08 AM mlsmithca
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* A little-known game by Apogee called ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheTriad'' did this with half the music in the game. Instead of going atmospheric and moody like most first-person shooters of the time, Triad had music that made you want to charge in, guns blazing - and given that almost all the game mechanics revolved around the RuleOfCool, this was not only feasible, but [[SoCoolItsAwesome totally awesome to do.]]

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* A little-known game by Apogee called ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheTriad'' did this with half the music in the game. Instead of going atmospheric and moody like most first-person shooters of the time, Triad had music that made you want to charge in, guns blazing - and given that almost all the game mechanics revolved around the RuleOfCool, this was not only feasible, but [[SoCoolItsAwesome totally awesome to do.]]
16th Feb '17 12:24:01 AM mlsmithca
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* ''VideoGame/TransportTycoon''. Transport Tycoon (and Transport Tycoon Deluxe) had some AMAZING pieces of jazz, easy listening, blues and so much more. Amazingly, this music sounds better on the old Adlib and Sound Blaster cards. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FzIevuSvCU Here, have a sample!]]
* Also from the same person who did Transport Tycoon's music; ''VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense''. This game had some good music (such as the iconic [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRSIo_RV9q4 "Geoscape"]] theme) across all versions: PSX, PC and Amiga. Laurent Lorcán' Horsch made a wonderful cover album for the open source version ([=OpenXCOM=]). It's titled ''Cydonia's Fall''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyZKtNHnRaI Here,]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFtj5BDc6Zo have a listen.]]
** The original PC release had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX0Cm3N_n6k a rather enjoyable intro]] with a very 90's synth BGM (and tons of CutscenePowerToTheMax). An enterprising fan has since [[https://soundcloud.com/fnotte/x-com-revamp-4 remastered]] the theme to match the instrumentation of [[VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown 2012 reboot]], to great effect.

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* ''VideoGame/TransportTycoon''. Transport ''VideoGame/TransportTycoon'' (and ''Transport Tycoon (and Transport Tycoon Deluxe) Deluxe'') had some AMAZING pieces of jazz, easy listening, blues and so much more. Amazingly, this music sounds better on the old Adlib and Sound Blaster cards. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FzIevuSvCU Here, have a sample!]]
* Also from the same person who did Transport Tycoon's music; ''VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense''. ''VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense'':
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This game had some good music (such as the iconic [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRSIo_RV9q4 "Geoscape"]] theme) across all versions: PSX, PC and Amiga. Laurent Lorcán' Horsch made a wonderful cover album for the open source version ([=OpenXCOM=]). It's titled ''Cydonia's Fall''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyZKtNHnRaI Here,]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFtj5BDc6Zo have a listen.]]
** The original PC release had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX0Cm3N_n6k a rather enjoyable intro]] with a very 90's synth BGM (and tons of CutscenePowerToTheMax). An enterprising fan has since [[https://soundcloud.com/fnotte/x-com-revamp-4 remastered]] the theme to match the instrumentation of the [[VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown 2012 reboot]], to great effect.



* Though the gameplay itself was on the mediocre side, the mid-'90s adventure RPG ''[[Franchise/{{Thunderscape}} Entomorph: Plague of the Darkfall]]'' did at least have a surprisingly good soundtrack, if you're into '80s-style rock. Listen for yourself [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLU7pZZhRnU here]] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVAJgoGxhbc here]].
** Same is true for the previous game in the same setting (but otherwise unrelated 1st-person RPG), ''[[Franchise/{{Thunderscape}} World of Aden: Thunderscape]]''.

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* Though the gameplay itself was on the mediocre side, the mid-'90s adventure RPG ''[[Franchise/{{Thunderscape}} Entomorph: Plague of the Darkfall]]'' did at least have a surprisingly good soundtrack, if you're into '80s-style rock. Listen for yourself [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLU7pZZhRnU here]] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVAJgoGxhbc here]].
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here]]. Same is true for the previous game in the same setting (but otherwise unrelated 1st-person RPG), ''[[Franchise/{{Thunderscape}} World of Aden: Thunderscape]]''.



* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDqXO7XOw7c main theme]] of ''VideoGame/ArkSurvivalEvolved'' will really make you feel like you're on an mysterious island full of primeval beasts. Also featured in the original trailer, perfectly going alongside the footage shown.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekcXHVXPIQc The theme for]] the ''Scorched Earth'' expansion (once again featured in the trailer) combines a desert-fitting tune with the epic prehistoric feel.

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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDqXO7XOw7c main theme]] of ''VideoGame/ArkSurvivalEvolved'' will really make you feel like you're on an mysterious island full of primeval beasts. Also featured in the original trailer, perfectly going alongside the footage shown.
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shown. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekcXHVXPIQc The theme for]] the ''Scorched Earth'' expansion (once again featured in the trailer) combines a desert-fitting tune with the epic prehistoric feel.
15th Feb '17 11:12:50 PM Stealth
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** The original PC release had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX0Cm3N_n6k a rather enjoyable intro]] with a very 90's synth BGM (and tons of CutscenePowerToTheMax). An enterprising fan has since [[https://soundcloud.com/fnotte/x-com-revamp-4 remastered]] the theme to match the instrumentation of [[VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown 2012 reboot]], to great effect.
2nd Jan '17 12:54:20 PM MagnusForce
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekcXHVXPIQc The theme for]] the ''Scorched Earth'' expansion (once again featured in the trailer) combines a desert-fitting tune with the epic prehistoric feel.
19th Oct '16 11:43:45 PM mlsmithca
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* Also from Sierra, ''VideoGame/EcoQuest'' has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFIvg7JQZiY&list=PLEE768432C66F2C02&t=1m42s the theme for Delphineus the dolphin.]]

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* Also from Sierra, ''VideoGame/EcoQuest'' has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFIvg7JQZiY&list=PLEE768432C66F2C02&t=1m42s com/watch?v=KFIvg7JQZiY&t=1m42s the theme for Delphineus the dolphin.]]
19th Oct '16 8:16:40 PM Javertshark13
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* Also from Sierra, ''VideoGame/EcoQuest'' has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFIvg7JQZiY&list=PLEE768432C66F2C02&t=1m42s the theme for Delphineus the dolphin.]]
13th Oct '16 4:54:04 PM nombretomado
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Note: Some of the music from the older games (Mostly DOS games before Windows 95) were composed with specific hardware in mind (Sierra games' music was made with Roland MT-32 in mind, for example) that are not possible to emulate on modern sound cards and DOSBox. Fortunately, as of summer 2011 the [[http://www.sierrahelp.com/Utilities/Emulators/Munt.html fans made]] [[http://ykhwong.x-y.net/ considerable progress]] in emulating the Roland MT-32 hardware.

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Note: Some of the music from the older games (Mostly DOS games before Windows 95) were composed with specific hardware in mind (Sierra games' music was made with Roland MT-32 in mind, for example) that are not possible to emulate on modern sound cards and DOSBox.UsefulNotes/DOSBox. Fortunately, as of summer 2011 the [[http://www.sierrahelp.com/Utilities/Emulators/Munt.html fans made]] [[http://ykhwong.x-y.net/ considerable progress]] in emulating the Roland MT-32 hardware.
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