ROUND 2 PT.9 MARIAAAAAA: Best Game Theme Contest


#1

EDIT: Voting has already started, check the most recent posts!

Since the best boss theme contest wrapped up (though seriously how does Hopes and Dreams beat Megalo-sorry, I have opinions), I figured I do a new one of these with a different angle that should allow a wider variety of games to be represented.

This time, we’ll be deciding on the best main theme pieces for a given game. It can be something that plays on he title screen, a constantly reoccurring theme that isn’t a character or faction motif, ect. Remixes in other games in a given series are acceptable as well as the original (if they’re still the main theme of the game). I’ll even accept stuff like “Open Your Heart” in Sonic Adventure, which while being a final boss theme, is basically a theme for the game (It Doesn’t Matter would not be accepted because it’s directly Sonic’s theme). I’m not going to be TOO strict on this, but please don’t just pick any given song.

Nominate whatever you want in those parameters and I’ll mark them down and prepare a bracket later.

I’ll toss out more later, but here’s some of my own.

Suicide Mission - Mass Effect 2
Endless Possibilities - Sonic Unleashed
Silent Hill Theme - Silent Hill
The Silver Case (Akira Yamaoka Remix) - The Silver Case (Remaster)
Beyond The Bounds - Zone of the Enders 2
Huzzah! Still Wondering What If… - Deponia Doomsday
Power of Love, Chroma Squad! - Chroma Squad
Sparking - Tekken 5
Twister - The World Ends With You
Growing Wings - Drakengard
It’s Kill or Be Killed - No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle


#2

Burn My Dread - Persona 3
Love Theme - Mother 3
Main Theme - Chrono Trigger


#3

not even gonna pretend like there’s another option than this:


#4

Brand New Days, The Beginning - Persona 3 FES
Title Theme - Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Main Theme - Shin Megami Tensei IV
God Hand - God Hand


#5

#6

Simon’s Theme - Super Castlevania IV
Bloodborne Main Theme
Parappa the Rapper 2 - Main Theme (De La Soul Version)
Skate or Die 2 - Main Theme
Donkey Kong Country - Main Theme


#7

Bloodborne - The Night Unfurls
Metroid Prime - Title Theme
The Witcher 3 - Geralt of Rivia
Planet Coaster - The Light in Us All
Undertale - Undertale
The Last of Us - The Last of Us
Journey - Nascence
Celeste - First Steps
Crypt of the Necrodancer - Mausoleum Mash
DOOM (2016) - At Doom’s Gate
Sonic CD - Sonic Boom
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Icarus
XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Main Theme
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon - Blood Dragon Theme
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Title Theme

You should have limited the nominations like @Skyridge did for the boss theme contest, there’s too many I want to nominate.


#8

Ghost Trick - Main Theme
Gitaroo Man - Legendary Theme
Grand Theft Auto 3 - Theme
Magic and Mayhem - Celtic 1 / Urban Aire
Professor Layton and the Spectre’s Call / Last Specter / Spectre’s Flute / Fourth Game in the Series - Theme of the Devil’s Flute
Sam and Max Hit the Road - Pleasantly Understated Credit Sequence
VVVVVV - Pushing Onwards


#9

Theme - The Secret of Monkey Island
The Sun Rises - Okami
Strike the Earth - Shovel Knight
Setting Sail, Coming Home - Bastion
Main Theme - World of Warcraft
Also Sprach Brooks - Catherine
Main Theme - Samurai Gunn
Main Theme - Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
Sewer Surfin’ - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
Luna Ascension - Tower of Heaven
Snake Eater - Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Time’s Scar - Chrono Cross
Real Emotion (JP) - Final Fantasy X-2
Hills of Radiant Wind - NieR
The Concept of Love - Jet Set Radio Future
Ganbare Goemon - Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon

I’ll be back with more once I sleep.


#10

I got two words for y’all

BURNING
RANGERS


#11

#12

Off to a great start!

Some more nominations from me…

Main Theme - Super Smash Bros Brawl
Bleed Harder - Bleed 2
Enter The Gungeon - Enter The Gungeon
Broforce Theme Song - Broforce
Reset (Vocal Ver) - Devil Survivor
Fist Bump - Sonic Forces
Sonic Boom - Sonic CD
Open Your Heart - Sonic Adventure
I Am… All of Me - Shadow the Hedgehog
It’s A Mad World - MadWorld
Lord Laharl’s Hymn - Disgaea
No Good - This Is The Police
Devils Never Cry - Devil May Cry 3
Summer Love - LISA The Painful
One More Soul to the Call - Silent Hill: Homecoming
Theme of Laura - Silent Hill 2
Stories Untold - Stories Untold
Odin Sphere’s Theme - Odin Sphere
Return of the Tres - Total Overdose
The Vth Vanguard - Wild Arms 5
Turn Back - The Beginner’s Guide
Lone Survivor - Lone Survivor


#13

It’s a thirty second loop, but goddamn does it shred

Shatterhand was good

Pick your Metroid opening theme. They’re all great, but I think Super Metroid is the most atmospheric and memorable.

Legend of the Throne - Nuclear Throne

I’d say Your Sunset from TTT2 but I’m not sure that counts.


#14

Ar no Surge - em-pyei-n vari-fen jang;
Blue Reflection - Blue Reflection
Catherine - It’s a Golden Show
Mega Man 2 - Title Screen
Valkyria Chronicles - Main Theme


#15

I missed the boss theme contest, so I’m here to represent my two favorite Genesis era games.

Gunstar Heroes - Title Screen

Streets of Rage 2 - Opening


#16

More

Time is Changing - Dark Cloud 2
Main Theme - Bully
Balance Slays The Demon - Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
The Poet and The Muse - Alan Wake
Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors - Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
Theme - Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Baba Yetu - Civilization 4
Exceeding Love - Suikoden 3


#17

Another batch. I still have more to go through…

Title - Mega Man 3
Maze of Life - Persona Q
Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There - Persona 5
Theme - Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
Opening Theme - Pokemon Green/Blue/Red
Lost in Thought All Alone (Eng) - Fire Emblem: Fates
The Whereabouts of Light - The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
Pursuit ~Cornered - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Ballad of the Goddess - The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Theme - Animal Crossing
Theme - Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Jump Up, Super Star - Super Mario Odyssey
Theme - Skullgirls
Theme - Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward
Mysterious Destiny - Bayonetta
Overture - Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Tristam - Diablo II
Indestructible - Street Fighter IV
Title - Pac-man Championship Edition DX


#18

Does licensed music count?


#19

Eh…I’m going to say “yes” as long as its central to the game and not just the ads.


#20

Sweet! I would like to add “Where My Dogs At” By DMX from Def Jam Vendetta