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Best Star Wars Video Game Score

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Jerran Tankarri, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Jerran Tankarri

    Jerran Tankarri Jedi Padawan

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    We have all the great music from the movies, but for some music from the games are just as nostalgic and awesome. What are your favorite SW game themes and music?
    I absolutely love the KOTOR theme :

    This beauty from the train level in Shadows of the Empire :
    And the theme:


    There are many amazing songs I am missing of course, so hop on the nostalgia train! Post your favorites!
     
  2. Alexrd

    Alexrd Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    There aren't many Star Wars games with original scores. But my favourite is probably the one from the first KotOR.
     
  3. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Republic Commando. The TOR score isn't too bad, either.
     
  4. Yunners

    Yunners Jedi Master star 2

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    The Old Republic's score is outstanding. It's renditions of already existing themes were pretty moving. For example:

     
  5. Joe

    Joe Jedi Master star 6

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    Republic Commando.
     
  6. DeviantSpirit

    DeviantSpirit Jedi Knight star 1

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    I'd cast in my vote for Commando too. Sounded like Star Wars with it's own raw distinct theme. KOTOR would be my second choice.
     
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  7. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah, the flow between bits of music from the films in RC and it's own distinct sound is really quite good. They use the Trade Federation theme alot in that game, and there's never too much of that to be had :p
     
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  8. DeviantSpirit

    DeviantSpirit Jedi Knight star 1

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    DarthBoba That is so true. Absolutely love the Trade Federation theme-it's up there with the Imperial March for me.
     
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  9. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yep. It's easily the most versatile theme (besides maybe the Force theme and Imp March) in the films; just gets used for so much, and it's weirdly appropriate for virtually all of those times.
     
  10. El_Machete12

    El_Machete12 Jedi Knight star 2

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  11. Poor Greedo

    Poor Greedo Jedi Knight star 2

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    Swtor! the music echoes in my ear for days...when I'm not logged in blasting imps to bits :D
     
  12. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    What is this? Wut wut wut? This thread has been up over an entire week and nobody has mentioned........



    Force Commander had the grooves, baby.
     
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  13. Cerrabore

    Cerrabore Jedi Padawan star 4

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    For me, Knights of the Old Republic I and II are by far the best. They're not the most Star Wars-y scores. In fact, KOTOR II contains only a five-second fragment of the Force theme borrowed from Attack of the Clones. I just love these scores as pure music. They have a strong internal consistency and an emotional arc. And that's why The Old Republic ranks lower for me; even though it features hours of excellent music, it doesn't have a beginning' middle and end. That's unfortunately the nature of the game.
     
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  14. 16AndPregnant

    16AndPregnant Jedi Knight star 1

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  15. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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    'nuff said
     
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  16. Episode Swag

    Episode Swag Jedi Knight star 1

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    While it's not spectacular, I do have a fair amount of nostalgia for this one:

     
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  17. Plebeian

    Plebeian Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I'm quite fond of KotOR I & II's
    especially

    and
     
  18. Iefan

    Iefan Jedi Knight star 1

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    Alderaan's theme in TOR was one of the best non-movie Star Wars pieces I've ever heard.
     
  19. Seagoat

    Seagoat Music and PT Section Sentinel star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Kotor II. For some reason, I just didn't like much music from Kotor I, but the Star Forge battle theme and Bastilla's theme were definitely beautiful, but Mark Griskey really knew what he was doing with Kotor II.

    Each of the planets' themes were so fitting, like Dantooine. To me, its theme sounds like wounded, but recovering. Nar Shaddaa, exactly as described, a cess-pool of scum and villainy, but it has a heart somewhere deep inside. And don't even get me started on the rebuilt enclave theme... pure beauty. Other things like Nihilus's theme, the main theme of the game, simply so moving and meaningful.

    Griskey could replace John Williams.
     
  20. Grievousdude

    Grievousdude Jedi Master star 4

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    I love this one
     
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  21. Cerrabore

    Cerrabore Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Well said. Another thing I love about KOTOR2 is the omnipresent theme for the Jedi Exile, or rather three or four "micro-themes." You get all of them in the main title track ("The Sith Lords," I think it's called in game). The themes show up in every single piece of area music, as well as a few others. Whereas John Williams wrote sweeping, long form melodies, Griskey wrote something deliberately against the grain. His themes for KOTOR2 are minimal and fragmentary. As much as I like the Force Unleashed scores and The Old Republic, I don't find the scores as thoughtful and conservative as KOTOR2.
     
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  22. TheYankee

    TheYankee Jedi Master star 1

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    Star Wars: Rebellion. Now that was a game.
     
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  23. TrandoJedi

    TrandoJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    KOTOR, Shadows, and TFU have excellent music. I really dig the TFU theme.

    Republic Command is excellent as well. I like it when original scores are made worthy of the Star Wars name instead of always recycling the movie themes.
     
  24. DarthMak

    DarthMak Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    TIE Fighter. Music that makes the Empire sound like they aren't that bad. Even in midi form it gives me chills.

    Underrated music in the Rogue Leader and Rebel Strike games for Gamecube as well.
     
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  25. TrandoJedi

    TrandoJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    Still gives me chills to this day.

     
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