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The best Xbox soundtracks

  • Posted on 24 July 21 at 16:31
    Music is one of the secret ingredients of great game design. While it might often go unnoticed by many players, it's an aspect of gaming that doesn't get the love it deserves, so let's change that.

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  • HmizzzHmizzz544,671
    Posted on 24 July 21 at 16:40
    Thank you for mentionning the FF13 trilogy, and for making me remember crazy chocobo rock
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    Posted on 24 July 21 at 16:41
    Below.

    This game was a bit of a disappointment, but Jim Guthrie's score was one of the few highlights because it nailed the tone perfectly.
  • True OwlcaholicTrue Owlcaholic1,581,022
    Posted on 24 July 21 at 16:44
    I'll definitely have to try a couple of these solely based off of this list. Have played most but Furi and Undertale are intriguing. Semi-surprised the Forza Horizon series didn't make an appearance under the licensed category. Great list overall though! 😅😄
    ~RT~
  • The 7th ODSTThe 7th ODST668,659
    Posted on 24 July 21 at 16:44
    Halo Snubbed!
  • Pseudo TrollPseudo Troll632,030
    Posted on 24 July 21 at 16:45
    Where's Fallout?
  • ManulelsManulels471,597
    Posted on 24 July 21 at 16:46
    I really enjoyed the Sunset Overdrive soundtrack, the game was crazy, and the soundtrack fit really well, i keep listening it rock
    Yo, yo, yo, 148, 3 to the 3 to the 6 to the 9, representing the ABQ, what up biatch?
  • Thief000Thief0001,030,278
    Posted on 24 July 21 at 16:46, Edited on 24 July 21 at 16:47 by Thief000
    So many great OSTs. Shame that Xbox never learned that they could sell these on their Store and make a penny, even in combination with their respective games. I'd buy them, I listen to VG music all the time.
  • ネメシスネメシス1,096,829
    Posted on 24 July 21 at 16:49
    Othercide has some absolute bangers
    Too many games not enough time
  • FreshAspekFreshAspek643,619
    Posted on 24 July 21 at 16:50
    Awesome article. Thanks for posting.
  • Posted on 24 July 21 at 16:50
    I wish Bloodborne could make it to this kind of list someday. Port it Sony, you cowards!
    I work on achievements. Life sanity tip: don't work on achievements.
  • Posted on 24 July 21 at 16:51
    Stoic Slab said:
    Below.

    This game was a bit of a disappointment, but Jim Guthrie's score was one of the few highlights because it nailed the tone perfectly.
    Great shout. Guthrie is another that pretty much always delivers amazing stuff.

    True Owlcaholic said:
    I'll definitely have to try a couple of these solely based off of this list. Have played most but Furi and Undertale are intriguing. Semi-surprised the Forza Horizon series didn't make an appearance under the licensed category. Great list overall though! 😅😄
    Personally, I would expect to see a Burnout game over a Horizon, but there's certainly a case for FH as well. As I said in the article, any discussion of music is going to be subjective, but this is a great place to share even more recommendations — can never have enough great game music!

    The 7th ODST said:
    Halo Snubbed!
    Haha there's obviously some amazing music across the series, but I thought O'Donnell's work on Destiny was stronger as an overall package.
  • Termentir725Termentir725205,420
    Posted on 24 July 21 at 16:55
    Even as a die hard metalhead I can admit even all of the non metal soundtracks here are amazing. Kinda surprised no Silent Hill 2 or RDR1 or 2
  • bryan dot exebryan dot exe1,183,416
    Posted on 24 July 21 at 16:55
    Showed up to write "no Furi, no list" but I see I can put down my knives. Well done.
  • MarkatronMarkatron281,305
    Posted on 24 July 21 at 16:55
    Two words: Octopath Traveler.
  • Posted on 24 July 21 at 16:56
    Pseudo Troll said:
    Where's Fallout?
    I was SO close to including a Fallout, but it didn't feel right to include a game where the music was essentially optional, especially in the face of such strong competition.

    Manulels said:
    I really enjoyed the Sunset Overdrive soundtrack, the game was crazy, and the soundtrack fit really well, i keep listening it rock
    Another solid pick.

    Momiji said:
    Othercide has some absolute bangers
    I'ma need to check this out, thanks!

    CodeMonkeysGuy said:
    I wish Bloodborne could make it to this kind of list someday. Port it Sony, you cowards!
    It's mentioned in the DS3 entry as I think it's the best FromSoft OST, but I wouldn't get your hopes up for a port...
  • k3lt0nk3lt0n209,879
    Posted on 24 July 21 at 16:58
    Anyone put these all in one playlist to share?
  • Mr M BurkeMr M Burke131,788
    Posted on 24 July 21 at 16:58
    Some good calls. Though possibly not the best soundtrack(s) overall, some truly epic tunes feature across the Borderlands franchise, imho. Dear Esther has a great soundtrack for a tiny budget indie game. Pity the game is so awful.
  • MikaszMikasz807,147
    Posted on 24 July 21 at 17:03
    I loved Witcher's soundtrack. I probably have 15-20h more in the game because I was either sitting in main menu or wondering through different areas with music that I wanted to hear.

    As for soundtracks, I know it's not a Xbox game (although it is available on XGP), Europa Universalis IV has one of the best soundtracks I've ever listened to. The starting song was even played by an orchestra - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99_qehhZUds
  • Posted on 24 July 21 at 17:04
    Death’s Door not being in the list is disappointing.
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