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  • Grim Fandango's soundtrack is so smooth and well-orchestrated, it was released as a CD. Get it here.
  • The Dig has a very beautiful soundtrack composed by Michael Land and inspired by Wagnerian pieces. Particularly awesome are "The Monument", "Dimensions in Time", "Cathedral of the Lost", and the incredibly beautiful "A River Canyon".
  • The opening sequence in Full Throttle, though really, the entire game should qualify.
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  • Then there's Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, which came with suitably EPIC music from Joel McNeeley, who originally wrote the score for the novel. His theme for Magnificent Bastard Xizor is just the tip of the iceberg. The awesome iceberg.
  • Knights of the Old Republic is a Star Wars game, so along with the Obligatory Epic Lightsaber Fight Scene comes the Obligatory Epic Lightsaber Fight Music. But there's also the Infinite Fleet Theme - so-named because the final cinematic for the Dark Side ending pans out through a fleet (a big fleet) of Sith destroyers ready to conquer the galaxy.
  • Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords has its share of awesome music, such as the emotional Rebuilt Jedi Enclave or The Main Theme.
  • The epic Mandalorian war chants, Vode An and Gratua Cunn, from Star Wars: Republic Commando.
  • The iMUSE interactive MIDI system definitely proved its worth by using a format that is generally regarded as having lackluster sampling in the games that made use of it, and the soundtracks themselves certainly contributed to the experience as well. Dark Forces boasts a remarkable score all around, with noteworthy tracks played during cutscenes that show Kyle in transit to Anteevy/escaping from his captor's ship or making his escape after blowing something up. The music scored for TIE Fighter likewise has an excellent variety to offer, but perhaps the most memorable comes from the opening cinematic (particularly towards the end where the Imperials pursue the fleeing Rebels). Regrettably, the original score was replaced with the music (or perhaps remixes thereof) from the original movie trilogy's soundtracks in later releases of the compilation CD. The remix for the Collector's Edition isn't anything to sneeze at, either.
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  • While later installment mostly used tracks from the films, the first Dark Forces game had a truly badass original theme.
  • Afterlife (1996) is a heaven and hell simulator, and thus the soundtrack is full of appropriately ethereal music, with strings, flutes and choirs to give an otherwordly sensation. It has a fun dance track for the Disco Inferno, and an upside to the "Surfers of the Apocalypso" defeat scenario - you're losing, but at least there's a cool surf rock tune playing!
  • Secret Weapons Over Normandy had some of the most epic music ever put in a flight sim outside of an Ace Combat game. It would not be hard to imagine it in a Star Wars or Indiana Jones film. Here is the main theme, and it just gets more awesome from there.