Scariest game soundtracks?

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Scariest game soundtracks?

Postby DaHeckIzDat » October 4th, 2018, 4:20 pm

Post a link to some of the scariest video game soundtracks you can think of.

Fatal Frame, Encounter to Himuro Mansion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByVJkfP3vqQ
This isn't even really a song, just a bunch of ghostly moaning. But as the track that plays when you first go into Himuro Mansion, it does a great job of setting the tone and giving you the feeling that these halls are filled with violent, restless spirits.

Bloodborne, Hail the Nightmare: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuHzagjqOLU
Just like Dark Souls, Bloodborne is a game where music is usually only used for boss fights, leaving you to explore in eerie silence. But then you get to Hypogean Gaol and this starts playing. A creepy gothic choir singing in a foreign language that you assume is just background music... until you come back later, find everyone dead, the music has stopped, and realize that a choir was actually chanting that somewhere offscreen. And whatever they were trying to do, it must have worked because... well, spoilers.

Donkey Kong Country 3, Treetop Trumble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3WsNvqORzY&list=PL3F37BC9E9A5DC61D&index=22
Okay, hear me out here. Yes, it's a game about two monkeys jumping on crocodiles' heads, but the level this song plays on is enough to give anyone anxiety. You're trying to climb a tree while a giant saw is slowly working its way upwards after you. If you take too long, or miss a jump, it's over. And the song perfectly matches that sense of urgency you feel while playing it, with a haunting mixture of "gotta hurry, go go go!" and "calm down, don't panic, take it slow."

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Re: Scariest game soundtracks?

Postby DaHeckIzDat » October 6th, 2018, 6:50 pm

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Re: Scariest game soundtracks?

Postby TimPossible » October 7th, 2018, 9:30 am

Friday the 13th PS4/XB1

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Re: Scariest game soundtracks?

Postby mbd36 » October 7th, 2018, 2:18 pm

The snow level music from the original Donkey Kong Country always sounded like horror movie music to me. Why did they make it so spooky?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ygz0iw2fD_o

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Re: Scariest game soundtracks?

Postby VideoGameCritic » October 7th, 2018, 3:01 pm

Seems to me some of the Silent Hill games had that that unnerving screeching-metal, Nine Inch Nails style music. Very creepy.

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Re: Scariest game soundtracks?

Postby DaHeckIzDat » October 7th, 2018, 3:47 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:Seems to me some of the Silent Hill games had that that unnerving screeching-metal, Nine Inch Nails style music. Very creepy.


Fun fact, Akira Yamaoka made a lot of the songs in the first game (maybe the others, I don't know) with a dentist drill and a metal trash can.


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