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    Best Instrumental Theme?

    I ask this question knowing full well that even I have multiple contenders for the top spot in this category but my all-time favourite instrumental theme in a video game has to go to Final Fantasy X's "To Zanarkand". The game itself was not very well received in the gaming community as it's story was very linear and the levelling system was very complicated and intensive, but the musical score was almost unmatched by any game in the series, perhaps only being eclipsed by 7. Something about the piano haunts me in that song and I tear up every time it begins to play. I suppose I am at the nerd level of enthusiasm when it comes to in-game music. Any takers willing to talk about their favourite theme in a game? Genre, and age doesn't matter.

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    Just beautiful, in my opinion.
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    There are so many to choose from don't think I have one favourite. I agree with the OP FFX has one of the best musical scores in any video game.

    However I went with this:
    have listened to this alot over the past year since I beat Mass Effect 3 and I find it beautiful yet haunting.

    I have too many to choose though and may come back to this thread to post more themes as it can honestly change on a daily basis with me



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    I'm not sure if any of the names but Chrono trigger had some amazing themes in it even considering that game is as old as it is.


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    Back To Zanarkand is my favorite instrumental theme, it is so emotional and it brings back so many good memories.


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    [/QUOTE]Just beautiful, in my opinion.[/QUOTE]

    I can't disagree with you on that one my friend- thank you for posting the link to it- the feeling of floating is definitely there in the beginning and end parts- very nice
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    [QUOTE=Cybertox;6276118]Back To Zanarkand is my favorite instrumental theme, it is so emotional and it brings back so many good memories.

    I've never seen or heard the orchestral version of this before :'( started bawling half way through it- it's overwhelming- thank you so much for posting that

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    To Zanarkand's probably my favourite, too. Anyone listen to The Black Mages before? They're a band fronted by FF's old composer Nobou Uematsu and do rock-ish arrangements of Final Fantasy songs. A lot are brilliant.

    Here's their version of the song, although it's not the best it's still epic.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2h_uzQGj_8

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    I love the Metal Gear Solid theme, particularly this version:



    and this:





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    Actually my favorite.. I haven't listened that much so far to the music behind games, should get myself a little deeper into it...

    So far, this is my favorite..
    And if you're in a really sad mood, put on www.rainymood.com in the background while playing this song. :P

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    For me it's the instrumental from the F1 2011 launch trailer:

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