The 20 greatest PlayStation 1 soundtracks ever (according to Mixmag)

music
gaming

#1

I’m not a gamer & in fact have never owned a console as an adult

but that year in a shared house with two software coders …playing Wipeout 2097 every night was a defining moment for me in terms of getting into dance music

Thought this article might appeal to folks on here - loads of gaming/music crossover comes up in chat here (@ericthefourth & @Bamnan)

share your memories or make your own fave game soundtrack lists - any platform


#2

V much looking forward to reading this after lunch.


#3

no silent hill ffs


#4

came in here to say wipeout


#5

I bet they don’t have Psychic Force in there, but it should be.

Metal Gear probably had the best though


#6

THPS and THPS2
The original Grand Theft Auto


#7

Still remember the country song off GTA


#8

can someone stick all these on a playlist please


#9

Let it out by the Hounds was actually a really good song.

Also obvs this


#10

:dancer: :dancing_women: :dancing_men: :dancer: :dancing_men: :dancing_women: :dancer: :dancing_women: :dancing_men::dancer: :dancing_men: :dancing_women: :dancer: :dancing_women: :dancing_men::dancer: :dancing_men: :dancing_women: :dancer:


#11

Cool Boarders 2 for me


#12

#13


#14

NO FFVII? :exclamation::exclamation::exclamation::exclamation::exclamation::exclamation::exclamation:

I suppose we have a whole thread for that.


#15

My favourite game soundtrack ever.


#16

Yeah yeah, it’s PS2, but it’s fucking incredible.


#17

Sony always head a head start because they were a music tech firm before a videogame firm, but concentrating on the sound was such a good decision.
Some of the best music I’ve ever heard on ps2 soundtracks, let alone just in a game.


#18

oh man he did the streets of rage music too. Amazing stuff!


#19

if we’re extending it beyond the PS1 I’d say that Flashback for the megadrive had the most powerful sound for me as a kid. It was so brave in it’s sparseness, just a few minimal ominous synth chords occasionally to add tension and the ambience of birds chirping or wet dripping sounds to convey a sense of place/space.


#20

oh my god he did revenge of shinobi too?!? fuck I’d go to a club night that just played his soundtracks super loud that would be awesome