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Forums - Music Discussion - Best recent video game music (last 5 years)

I know we have done plenty of best video game music threads on this site in the past, but whenever we do the vast majority of songs that people post are songs from much older games. So I'm thinking that we all have to post music from games that released in the last 5 years. I'll start with some of my favorites from recent games:

Control

Borderlands 3

Sonic Mania

Sonic Forces



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Two out my three favorite game OSTs came out in the last 5 years, actually. I love nearly everything on them but to avoid making the post too long I'll keep it to one song apiece, as these two stand out and are easily some of my favorite music ever:

Might post more later but these two are too good.



mZuzek said:

Two out my three favorite game OSTs came out in the last 5 years, actually. I love nearly everything on them but to avoid making the post too long I'll keep it to one song apiece, as these two stand out and are easily some of my favorite music ever:

Might post more later but these two are too good.

Love the Ori soundtracks, will be posting some of my own from Ori 2 in the 2nd batch. Haven't played Persona 5 yet, but I've heard a ton of praise for it's soundtrack. 



For me, the best recent video game soundtrack is from Nier: Automata

Another great OST that comes to mind is from Hollow Knight.



^Nier Automata is also going to be in my 2nd batch.



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Ori
Abzu
God of War
Horizon
The Last Guardian
BOTW



Persona 5
Super Mario Odyssey



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Hollow Knight is easily my favorite. Such a great soundtrack. 

Nier Automata would come second. 

The soundtrack of FF7r is also a 10/10 in my book. 

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Last edited by Jpcc86 - on 26 August 2021

Studiopolis Act 1 from Sonic Mania was also the first track that came to my mind but since t's already mentioned, and rightfully so, I'll pick something else instead.

I could go on.



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