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Opinion NSFW Anyone willing to start debating Top 3 gaming soundtracks of the Eighth generation?

DunDunDunpachi

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Persona 5 - the most stylish OST I have ever heard in an RPG and I love Final Fantasy Songs! Also felt a bit nostalgic as it definitely has that 7th Gen feel given it was supposed to come out on the PS3 as the main console.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - It was between this and NieR, and I think this one beats it out for me.

Yakuza 0 - Probably the most memorable songs out of all of the Yakuza games. I like the Cabaret Fever Song in particular, as well as that fight with a certain popular character.
 
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Xenoblade X
The Wonderful 101
Nier: Automata
World of Final Fantasy
NintendoLand
Genei Ibun Roku #fe
Persona 5

If I had to pick 3 probably nintendoland, xenoblade, and nier.

Didnt care for nier but the score was amazing.
 
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Need for speed HEAT


bloodstained


animal crossing new horizons



oh and special mention is dragon quest 11 that composer seems like such a chill dude and all :pie_roffles:
 
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There is just no way I can narrow it down to a top 3. There was a LOT of great ost this gen (don’t forget about the indies)

Just a quick glimpse of what I have on my iPhone only (or what I intent to buy) :

A Plague Tale : Innocence
Alien Isolation
Animal Crossing
Another Eden
Atelier Ryza
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Bayonetta 2
Below
Bloodborne
Celeste
Concrete Genie
Control
Death Stranding
Detroit Become Human
Disco Elysium
Donut County
Doom 2016
Dreams
Dying Light
Ether One
Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture
Fallout 76 & Wastelanders
Far Cry 5
Far Cry New Dawn
Farlands
Fat Chicken
Final Fantasy XIV
Final Fantasy XV
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Final Fantasy 8 (yeah?)
Firewatch
Florence
Furi
Gears Of War 4&5
God Of War
Gone Home
Gravity Rush 2
Gris
Gungirl 2
Halo 4&5
Horizon Zero Dawn & Frozen Wild
Hotline Miam 1&2
Interstellaria
Klang
Kona
Last Day Of June
Life Is Strange Before The Storm
Life Is Strange 2
Little Nightmares 1&2
Longshot + Longshot Homecoming
Mafia 3
Medievil PS4
Metro Last Light
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
Nier Automata
Ni No Kuni 2
Octopath Traveler
Ori 1&2
Oure
Outer Wilds
Persona 5
Poly Bridge
Prey
Pyre
Red Dead Redemption 2
Resident Evil 2 Remake
Resident Evil 3 Remake
Resident Evil 7
Shadow Tactics
Shape Of The World
Shatter
Soma
Stardew Valley
Subnautica
Super Mario Odyssey
The Evil Within 2
The First Tree
The Legend Of Zelda : BotW
The Legend Of Zelda : Link’s Awakening
The Order
The Vanishing Of Evan Carter
The Walking Dead
The Witcher 3
The Wolf Among Us
Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Wildlands
Tomb Raider : Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
Transistor
Uncharted 4
Uncharted Lost Legacy
Wolfenstein 2
Xenoblade 2
Yoshi’s Wolly World
Ys VIII

Still waiting on :
The Last Of Us Part 2
Ghost Of Tsushima
Cyberpunk 2077
Dying Light 2

Some might not be 8th gen... I know ost more than games, sometimes...

I’m sure I’m forgetting some, too...
 
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Nier Automata comes immediately to mind.
Code Vein has an awesome orchestral soundtrack.
Sonic Team Racing is God Tier Sega soundtrack.

These would be my picks.

Final Fantasy XV should be in there as well, but if it's only three...
 
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Kokoloko85

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Hmmmm. At the top of my head:
Fire Emblem 3 houses
Bloodborne
Death Stranding

Bonus -
Stardew Valley
Destiny
Flipping Death - just has one song in my head all the time with the funny Narrator going on

Ill probably have a flood of more come to mind, like God of War PS4
 

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Nothing went to waste on either three. Horizon clinches it for me though, spectacular work (and the game isn't half bad either)



 
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Top 3:

Nier Automata
Persona 5
CrossCode

If you don't think CrossCode belongs on this list, it's because you haven't played it. It's an all-time great soundtrack as far as I'm concerned.

Edit: Bloodstained's soundtrack doesn't belong on this list. It's utterly forgettable and feels like a rip-off of Ys music. It's an insult to the pitch-perfect SOTN and Lament of Innocence soundtracks. It's kind of shit.
 
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FFVIIR definitely among the list...the soundtrack is incredible with lot of phase, variation and transition that even synchronize with the game location/situation/boss battle phase seamlessly..personally the stuff they bring is on whole different level

for example this

8 phases, 8 transitions, 4 guitar solos with variation from another theme inserted blend in beautifully
 
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I'm boring, but I have go with these masterpieces:
- Nier: Automata
- Persona 5/P5R
- FFVII Remake

Honorable mentions: Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Smash Ultimate, Super Mario Odyssey, Pokemon Sw/Sh and Undertale.
 
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There is just no way I can narrow it down to a top 3. There was a LOT of great ost this gen (don’t forget about the indies)

Just a quick glimpse of what I have on my iPhone only (or what I intent to buy) :

A Plague Tale : Innocence
Alien Isolation
Animal Crossing
Another Eden
Atelier Ryza
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Bayonetta 2
Below
Bloodborne
Celeste
Concrete Genie
Control
Death Stranding
Detroit Become Human
Disco Elysium
Donut County
Doom 2016
Dreams
Dying Light
Ether One
Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture
Fallout 76 & Wastelanders
Far Cry 5
Far Cry New Dawn
Farlands
Fat Chicken
Final Fantasy XIV
Final Fantasy XV
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Final Fantasy 8 (yeah?)
Firewatch
Florence
Furi
Gears Of War 4&5
God Of War
Gone Home
Gravity Rush 2
Gris
Gungirl 2
Halo 4&5
Horizon Zero Dawn & Frozen Wild
Hotline Miam 1&2
Interstellaria
Klang
Kona
Last Day Of June
Life Is Strange Before The Storm
Life Is Strange 2
Little Nightmares 1&2
Longshot + Longshot Homecoming
Mafia 3
Medievil PS4
Metro Last Light
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
Nier Automata
Ni No Kuni 2
Octopath Traveler
Ori 1&2
Oure
Outer Wilds
Persona 5
Poly Bridge
Prey
Pyre
Red Dead Redemption 2
Resident Evil 2 Remake
Resident Evil 3 Remake
Resident Evil 7
Shadow Tactics
Shape Of The World
Shatter
Soma
Stardew Valley
Subnautica
Super Mario Odyssey
The Evil Within 2
The First Tree
The Legend Of Zelda : BotW
The Legend Of Zelda : Link’s Awakening
The Order
The Vanishing Of Evan Carter
The Walking Dead
The Witcher 3
The Wolf Among Us
Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Wildlands
Tomb Raider : Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
Transistor
Uncharted 4
Uncharted Lost Legacy
Wolfenstein 2
Xenoblade 2
Yoshi’s Wolly World
Ys VIII

Still waiting on :
The Last Of Us Part 2
Ghost Of Tsushima
Cyberpunk 2077
Dying Light 2

Some might not be 8th gen... I know ost more than games, sometimes...

I’m sure I’m forgetting some, too...
I think its cheating to just list every game released in the past 6 years.
 

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Ironically, I can't think of a single OST that made my heart flutter this gen, unlike the previous ones.

I guess OSTs that touched me to the point I went to YouTube and download parts of the soundrack where ...

Witcher 3

Dragon Ball Xenoverse series

Mirror (a forgettable hentai game with an amazing soundtrack) - I mean hear this:

Final Fantasy 7 Remake

A couple of stages from Mortal Kombat 11

Not a Hero (amazing use of 8-Bit soundtracks)

And the main theme of Horizon Zero Dawn. Pretty great stuff.
 
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There were so many great Soundtracks this gen, it's hard to pick three but I try:

- Killer Instinct
- The Witcher 3
- Sea of Thieves

Honorable (quick) mentions:
Halo 5
Assassins Creed: Black Flag
Not A Hero
Hotline Miami 1
Axiom Verge
Ryse - Son of Rome and many, many more.

I need to take a look at my collection H Home - there were so many great Soundtracks in the past 7 years that it's head to remember all of those.
 

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Very hard to pick only 3, so let me expand this ranking:

1) Persona 5 (and Royal)
2) Nier Automata
3) Red Dead Redemption 2
4) Undertale
5) DOOM (2016)
6) Hollow Knight
7) God of War (2018)
8) Death Stranding
9) The Witcher 3
10) Assassin’s Creed Origins
 
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Octopath is definitely a contender for one of the slots in my top 3. Amazing character themes, battle themes, and map themes, all meshing so well with the overall tone of the game:


(one of the best RPG map themes of the past decade, no question)


 
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My 3 in no particular order:

I wasn't a big fan of the game but Final Fantasy VII Remake's soundtrack stood out to me. One of the most memorable soundtracks I've heard in a long time; so many incredible remixes and too many songs I didn't want to end.

Hotline Miami. Killer track after killer track that gets your adrenaline pumping. It was hard killing the last guy in each level knowing a sick track would stop (although the ambient stuff was great too). Probably my most listened to soundtrack of any game I've ever played.

Death Stranding. I dunno how much music was in this game but it seemed almost endless. Plenty of the tracks in it I would think of as indie wank outside of this game but it just fit the setting perfectly. The music was picked and placed so masterfully, it contributed so much to making the game feel like a massive journey.
 
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Well #1 is easy because it's not even fair. With nearly 1000 tracks from a number of franchises, with many originals and remixes, Super Smash Bros Ultimate isn't just the best OST of this generation it might even be the goat.


So:
1. Smash Ultimate
2. FF7 Remake
3. Octopath Traveler
 
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Final Fantasy 7 remake is the best.

Witcher 3

Death stranding

FF15 and 14 gets an honorable mention.
 
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