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

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



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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

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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.



One recent game I forgot to include in my previous post is the FFVII remake. Just a perfect example of how to rearrange an existing score while staying true to the style and tone of the original. Easily my favourite video game score from last year.



Last edited by IcaroRibeiro - on 27 August 2021

Im not really a music guy especially when it comes to video games but The Outer Wilds and Nier Automata really stood out to me



From the last 5 years, these are the games that stood out to me musically, with one track from each:

Monster Hunter Rise

Xenoblade 2

Astral Chain

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