Video Game Music I Fell In Love With

The entire Ridge Racer R4 soundtrack, in particularly Kouta Takahashi – Urban Fragments. The entire soundtrack is fantastic which is why I uploaded it here (ripped from the original PSX CD, 192kBps 44.1kHz),. There’s also a remix of the intro track: Hiroshi Okubo – One More Win (also in the uploaded pack).

The Jazz Jackrabbit (and the sequel) menu music. Original MOD music from here (and the sequel here).

All of the Sonic music. In particular the ending to Sonic & Knuckles (or Sonic 3 & Knuckles, same thing). The credits mashup is awesome. The original VGMs: Sonic 1, Sonic 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles

The Doom 3 theme. Linky.

This one’s a little obscure. The menu music from a leaked UT2003 beta. The menu music in the final version of the game was different but the ogg was kept in the game files, although never used. I loved it the first time I launched the beta.. Oh the days of drooling over the graphics of CTF-Maul. Link to the musics.

The Metal Gear Solid VR Missions (or Integral) intro music.

The Half-Life 1 Closing Theme (Link) music….and the remix of it in Half-Life 2 (Double Link) apparently called Tracking Device by Kelly Bailey. The original is probably better.

And finally, everyone’s favourite from Portal. Still Alive.

A little less game related…The intro to Windows XP and 98 music.


Every Single (Awesome) Game I’ve Played

Today, I spent a couple of hours thinking back to how awesome the good ol’ days of DOS games were and that now…I hardly play games. Mainly because I find them all pretty damn boring. I thought it’d be awesome to make a 1995 super-computer, say a couple of Pentium Pros and a kick-ass 3dfx Voodoo card (or two), just to play some retro games. Alas, finding rare parts, even on eBay, is rather difficult and it’d probably be a pretty expensive ordeal. Guess I’ll just have to stick with DOSbox and VMware.

On another note, I present you with the list of awesome game I’ve played. You’ll notice how it begins with a shit-ton of DOS games, ventures briefly into Windows, then heads to the PSX, then to WoW, and finally, the world of casual gaming.

The DOS Era (1991 – 1997)
Battle Chess 4000
Bio Menace
Blake Stone
Blues Brothers – Jukebox Adventure
Bouncing Babies
Captain Comic
Catacombs 3-D
Command & Conquer: Red Alert
Commander Keen 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Dreams, 6
Companions of Xanth
Cosmo’s Cosmic Adventure
Crysal Caves
Dangerous Dave
Descent, 2
Doom 1, 2
Duke Nukem 1, 2, 3D (Atomic)
Earthworm Jim
Epic Pinball
Fantastic Dizzy
Freddy Pharkas – Frontier Pharmacist
Fuzzy’s World of Miniature Space Golf
Gertrude’s Secrets
Gorillas (QBASIC)
Grand Theft Auto 1, 2
Heretic, Shadow of the Serpent Riders
Hexen: Beyond Heretic, Deathkings of the Dark Citadel
Hocus Pocus
Hugo’s House of Horrors, Whodunit, Jungle of Doom
IndyCar Racing
Jazz Jackrabbit, 2
Ken’s Labyrinth
King’s Quest 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Lamborghini: American Challenge
Links: The Challenge of Golf
Lotus III: The Ultimate Challenge
Mario Is Missing
Monster Bash
Need for Speed
Nibbles (QBASIC)
Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
One Must Fall: 2097
Prince of Persia
Reader Rabbit
Rise of the Triad
Sango Fighter
Shadow Warrior
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective
Sim City 2000
Sim City Classic
Sim Farm
Terminal Velocity
The Incredible Machine
Theme Park
Tomb Raider
Wacky Wheels
Warcraft 1, 2
Wolfenstein 3D (Spear of Destiny)
The Windows Era (~1995 – 2004)
3D Movie Maker
3D Pinball for Windows
Age of Empires 1, 2, 3
Battlefield 1942
Chip’s Challenge
Counter Strike
Crazy Taxi
Daytona USA
Deer Hunter
Destruction Derby
Doom 3
Doom 3, Resurrection of Evil
Dope Wars
Elasto Mania
Enter The Matrix
Flight Simulator 2004
Grim Fandango
Half Life
Heretic II
HeXen II, Portal of Praevus
Hitman: Codename 47, 2: Silent Assassin, Contracts, Blood Money
Hong Kong Mahjong
Jurassic Park: Chaos Island
Kid Pix
Kingpin: Life of Crime
Math Blaster
Math Circus
Max Payne, Max Payne II
MechWarrior 2
Metal Gear Solid 2
Micro Machines V3
Microsoft Golf
MindMaze (that game in Microsoft Encarta!)
Monster Truck Madness
Motocross Madness 1, 2
Myst, Riven, III, IV, V, realMYST
Need for Speed 2
Need for Speed: Underground, Underground 2
Postal, 2
Quake II, The Reckoning, Ground Zero
Quake III Arena, Team Arena, Quake Live,
Rainbow Six: Rouge Spear
Rally Championship
Red Faction
Redneck Rampage
Sega Rally
Sim Park
Soldier of Fortune
Sonic CD
Starcraft, Brood War
The Land of Um
The Sims
Theme Hospital
Titanic: Adventure Out Of Time
ToCA Race Driver 2
Typing of the Dead
Unreal, Unreal Tournament, Unreal Tournament 2003, Unreal 2, Unreal Tournament 2004,
Virtua Cop
Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?
Yoot Tower
The PSX Era (1999 – 2002)
Ace Combat 1, 2
Colin McRae Rally 1, 2.0
Crash Bandicoot, 2:Cortex Strikes Back, 3:Warped
Croc 1, 2
Die Hard
Dino Crisis
Gran Turismo 1, 2
Metal Gear Solid: Integral
Point Blank
R4: Ridge Racer Type 4
Silent Hill
Siphon Filter
Spyro the Dragon
Time Crisis
Wargames: Defcon 1
WoW Era (2005 – 2009)
World of Warcraft, Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King
Post-WoW Era (2008 – 2010)
Colin McRae: DiRT 1, DiRT 2
Counter-Strike: Source
Knytt, Stories
Left 4 Dead 1, Left 4 Dead 2
Team Fortress 2
Unreal Tournament 3
Within A Deep Forest
iPhone Era (2009 – 2010)
Angry Birds
Doodle Jump
Flight Control
Need for Speed Undercover
Paper Toss
Plants vs. Zombies
Rock Band
Spikey’s Bounce Around
Super Monkey Ball 1, 2
Tap Tap Revenge
Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
GoldenEye (N64)
Granny’s Garden (C64)
Guitar Hero (Xbox 360)
Pokemon Red, Blue, Green, Yellow (GB)
Sonic 1, 2, 3, & Knuckles (Mega Drive)
Super Mario World (SNES)
Wayne Gretzky’s 3D Hockey (N64)
Wii Sports (Wii)

I am sure to update this list as I can think of any DOS games that come to mind. I currently have one game racking my brain that I played a ton and just can’t remember the name, sigh.


Top 10 games of all time – a list.

  1. Unreal Tournament
  2. Doom
  3. Metal Gear Solid
  4. Portal
  5. Half-Life 2
  6. Duke Nukem 3D
  7. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  8. World of Warcraft
  9. Counter-Strike: Source
  10. SimTower
  11. StarCraft

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