I basically made this thread so that I could pimp Jake Kaufman's Adventure Time Soundtrack, which I looked up after watching last week's 'Sup, Holmes with Austin Ivansmith from WayForward (where some of our old buds from the IGN boards also work). WayForward has some pretty incredible in-house talent, including some of the best game and graphics designers around and Jake Kaufman, who is kind of a monster, handling the audio. Also, 'Sup, Holmes is a surprisingly enjoyable window into the world of game development.
He can seemingly write quality songs in any style, including vocal tracks. The soundtrack was my favorite part of the Adventure Time demo. I probably hung out on the menu screen, listening to that opening vocal song for four minutes straight the first time that I booted it up. And a lot of the in-game music harkens back to 8-bit favorites (like Adventure of Link, natch!). I'm only a couple of tracks in, but it's pretty awesome so far. But don't take it from me! Check it out, yo:
I'm pretty obsessed with the EarthBound soundtrack. It is just a varied soundtrack with that runs the gamut from cheery to weird to ominous and many other emotions. My favorite song is the track "Pokey Means Business" which occurs near the end. It is a fairly sharp change in style since most of the game's soundtrack which I feel is based more around horn instruments into a heavy metal guitar riff.
My childhood in a bottle. Fantastic and catchy chiptunes that will make me forever nostalgic.
A little bit weirder of one now and not one many people will know...although I have talked about this game a little bit over at NT. Can't find a youtube link to the full soundtrack but heres one of the songs and a link to the soundtrack download. You have to scroll down a little bit to get to it though.
Bioshock. Brilliance. Amazing. Among the slew of dudebroish shooters that were released last gen this game came out and made me fall in love with Rapture and all it offered. Amazing score, amazing game.
That's all for now otherwise I may fill this topic up.
EDIT: Still have no idea how to embed these. Help please.
I love, love, love the Earthbound/Mother 2 soundtrack! The Mother 3 soundtrack too. And the Mother soundtrack. Ooooooo.
As for the rest of the games, I've yet to play most of them, so I can't say how I feel about their soundtracks. I've heard a lot of good stuff about Hotline Miami's music, so I just might start with that one.
Personally I think Xenoblade Chronicles has one of the best soundtracks out there:
I couldn't find the full, 90+ song soundtrack in one link, so you'll have to make do with the special soundtrack. My favourite song in the game, and one of my favourite songs in any game ever:
I'm gonna keep an eye on whatever Manami Kiyota composes in the future for sure.