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TA Top Five: Main Menu Themes

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bennjjee
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bennjjee
Posted on 11 July 16 at 07:46
I would add Valiant Hearts to this list. A great score.
hawk syn
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hawk syn
Posted on 11 July 16 at 08:42
The original dragons dogma song is by B'z and it's called into free (dagan) and it's on there ep that is on iTunes and that song is the only reason I just sat at the main menu for an extended period of time
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Hahaman4real
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Hahaman4real
Posted on 11 July 16 at 09:06
Halo 3 hands down
x Mataeus x
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x Mataeus x
Posted on 11 July 16 at 10:02
The Child of Light theme reminds me of this awesome Bruce Dickinson track: Arc of Space. Check it out, great chorus and fantastic acoustic solo: https://youtu.be/YpUsNsLFpFs
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Stevo6483
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Stevo6483
Posted on 11 July 16 at 10:21
Some that others have mentioned that would all be worthy of a mention;
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon,
Fez,
Castle Crashers,
any from the Halo series.

Also;

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons - very powerful and emotional, and pretty much sets out the tone of the game.

The Walking Dead: Season Two - very sombre music, which following the heartbreaking ending to Season One fit really well, and emphasised the hopelessness of the world Clem found herself in.

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West - quite a simple and minimalist theme but it had quite a mystifying feel to it. And I love that game.
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Ereaser NL
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Ereaser NL
Posted on 11 July 16 at 10:25
Stevo6483 said:Castle CrashersOh yes! That one fitted the game perfectly :)
Nexxun
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Nexxun
Posted on 11 July 16 at 10:49
topux said:Lords of the Fallen main theme:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm5PQtVpjVA

Underrated game, underrated music.
Thought of this as soon as I saw the list title. Definitely #1 for me! rock
Drummer
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Drummer
Posted on 11 July 16 at 10:56
No Halo no love. As simple as that. Gears was also really nice, so was crackdown 2. As for the multiplayer menu theme Black Ops 2s "Adrenaline" is by far one of the best ive ever heard.
Racxie
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Racxie
Posted on 11 July 16 at 11:57, Edited on 11 July 16 at 12:09 by Racxie
Elyoh said:Racxie said:Don't get me wrong, Halo 2's main music theme is good, but Halo 3 took its best parts and made them better:For me it's not really a case of better or worse, they're just displaying different emotions. Halo 3 is quite somber, whereas 2 is just plain bad-ass laugh Very few games has shredding electric guitar, and it is still a song I'd love to learn to play one day.There's no shredding electric guitar in the main menu music, that's the Halo 2 theme. Otherwise I would agree with you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCSDeT6dPSU

Whereas Halo 3's main menu music is filled with emotion once the piano kicks in, which works beautifully especially with the live background, setting the mood of the game's premise (destruction, invasion etc. smile )
Bazroy99
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Bazroy99
Posted on 11 July 16 at 13:17
THE Sk1N WaLKER said:My favorite is from batman Arkham City.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXKrsJZWqK0
Excellent choice.
HappyCalf82281
Posted on 11 July 16 at 13:41
Doom, any Halo game (but particularly 2&3), DmC, Killer Instinct, Rocket League, Fallout 3 & 4, and Arkham City are a few off the top of my head that definitely deserve a mention.

PGR4 was also a great one, I loved how that Prodigy track built into different layers as you went through the different menus.

Also the original Street Fighter 4 one was a great in a "holy fuck, this is the cheesiest shit I've ever heard but somehow it makes me so hyped to fight" way.
Erik Seidel
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Erik Seidel
Posted on 11 July 16 at 15:44, Edited on 11 July 16 at 15:49 by Erik Seidel
Shit, I'm late to the party. I listen to a lot of soundtracks all day. Good choices (minus Dragons Dogma's theme wich is stupid) and deserved #1.

I just wanted to throw in some main menu themes that I haven't seen mentioned in the articles or in the comments:

Assassin's Creed 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP9SsCaBHAU
Jesper Kyd is a fucking beast!

Resident Evil 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mblJq6FtPEk
This one is so simple but yet it captures the atmosphere of the game so well.

Jet Force Gemini: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYi8o-RAWuk
This one just screams "Adventure!". As a huge Zelda fan, I have to admit that Jet Force Gemini takes the cake for best soundtrack on the N64. Since it is on Xbox One as part of Rare Replay, I don't see why it shouldn't have been included.

Prince of Persia (2008): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEKUGODX3ZQ
Beautiful.
DownInFlames85
Posted on 11 July 16 at 16:59, Edited on 11 July 16 at 17:04 by DownInFlames85
Layers Of Fear main title has an honorable mention from me at least. So good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sB_6mk-XTw

As far as Top 5 goes, I'd put in the Gears Of War main title theme for me, especially at the 1:50 mark.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u70gCHwPUrs
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Shinnizle
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Shinnizle
Posted on 11 July 16 at 17:35
Elyoh said:Racxie said:Don't get me wrong, Halo 2's main music theme is good, but Halo 3 took its best parts and made them better:For me it's not really a case of better or worse, they're just displaying different emotions. Halo 3 is quite somber, whereas 2 is just plain bad-ass laugh Very few games has shredding electric guitar, and it is still a song I'd love to learn to play one day.It's to be expected when Steve Vai is the guitarist smile
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is that Hydro
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is that Hydro
Posted on 11 July 16 at 17:52, Edited on 11 July 16 at 17:53 by is that Hydro
HuwCW87 said:xONLY INHUMANx said:Settle down all you halo fan boys this is their opinion no need to get so worked up over itNo one's getting working up over it.LoL - I was thinking the same thing.. Pretty calm from what I read before the comment laugh
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Racxie
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Racxie
Posted on 11 July 16 at 18:59
Shinnizle said:Elyoh said:Racxie said:Don't get me wrong, Halo 2's main music theme is good, but Halo 3 took its best parts and made them better:For me it's not really a case of better or worse, they're just displaying different emotions. Halo 3 is quite somber, whereas 2 is just plain bad-ass laugh Very few games has shredding electric guitar, and it is still a song I'd love to learn to play one day.It's to be expected when Steve Vai is the guitarist smileSee my last comment, the guitar isn't in the main menu theme.
Shinnizle
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Shinnizle
Posted on 11 July 16 at 20:00, Edited on 11 July 16 at 20:00 by Shinnizle
I know it isn't, but I know what theme he is referring to.
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Apocalypse Kane
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Apocalypse Kane
Posted on 11 July 16 at 22:33
Nice list but many others deserve at least an honorable mention.
The Real Daemon
Posted on 11 July 16 at 23:34
How did I forget!

XCOM: Enemy Unknown!

http://youtu.be/zkWtthtbQQ8
deluxnugs
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deluxnugs
Posted on 11 July 16 at 23:45
where do I submit my idea for a Top 5 list?
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