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User Info: revolver

3 years ago#1
Playing through System Shock 2 again and I can't get over how amazing this game sounds 14 years later. The voice acting, the humming of the ships systems in the background and the sound effects are all some of the best in the industry so far IMO.

What games do you think compare?
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User Info: Cool_Dude667

3 years ago#2
Starcraft + Brood War
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User Info: TheWayOfTheGun

3 years ago#3
My favorites...

Halo 1
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Battlefield 2
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User Info: wizardmon

3 years ago#4
DiRT2 and three had some of the best sounds in video games. I enjoyed DiRT2 more though.

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay also had some fantastic sound implementation, one of the first games that actually used quadrophonic ambient noise-scapes.
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User Info: daemon_dan

3 years ago#5
Not a PC game but Fatal Frame (the first one at least) had some fantastic sound. And unnerving as s***
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User Info: DarkZV2Beta

3 years ago#6
Unreal had some fantastic sound design. So did Half Life.
A lot of SNES games had really good sound as well. Super Metroid, most of Squaresoft's library, ect
Also, Wild Arms series has some beautiful, well balanced music.
Metroid Prime has some of the best sound design in any game.
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User Info: Chaos_Missile

3 years ago#7
Personally, I would say War for Cybertron.

Yes, I'm biased since I just recently finish it, but the sound was pretty good that there were times I did feel like I was watching a movie. Didnt help that I played it through a headphone.
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User Info: daemon_dan

3 years ago#8
Oh man, how could I forget this one. Tales of Legendia. Holy freaking crap. All the music is done by the New Japan Philharmonic. They're amazing. I think all the music captures the moods of the game and areas, but some might find the soundtrack overpowering to the overall game. But regardless of if it overpowers the game, the music is amazing.
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User Info: ZeraphLordS

3 years ago#9
Dead Space (dat contextual music)
Crysis 2 had some great volume-based occlusion DSP.

There's a few more technically impressive titles I just can't remember now.
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User Info: NfuzedXGamer

3 years ago#10
Dead Space was one worth mentioning, FEAR 2 was decent in that department. For immersion Battlefield 4 with its frostbite 3 engine has some damn good sound i will admit even though i only played the beta.
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