Heavy Metal Fakk2 has excellent in game sounds a creates a great atmosphere with a 4 speaker EAX system. As for sound tracks the original GTA is unbeatable for me. I also Like some of the Electronic music in Mechwarrior 2.
I realize it's a different type of music than most of the techno/heavy-metal stuff they put on most high speed fraggin games nowadays (and I'll probably get laughed at as a result), but did any of you ever play Lucas Arts old game Outlaws? It was an old Wild Western theme game based on the oringal Dark Forces 3D engine. The graphics weren't all that great, but I swear that is still far and away the most professional soundtrack I've ever heard in a game (especially considering when it was released). It was a perfect take on the old spaghetti Western music and just well done all around. It doesn't get you pumped or for fragging like Quake music does because that wasn't its purpose. But it was SO polished that it really made you feel like you were walking around in an old Western movie.
I have Outcast and never really got into because of the graphics. That was with my C400. I should give it a try again with my [email protected] I bet it would play a lot better now. What do people think about it?
I'm a musician (several genres, from southern rock to blues to classical) and I really appreciate it when a game has a good soundtrack. I'd have to say the best soundtrack is LucasArt's Outlaws hands down. The game is pretty much just another fps (it's got some unique stuff to it, though, like reloading), but the music makes it awesome. It gives it feel that wouldn't be there without it. If you like games with good soundtracks, check e-bay for Outlaws. It's worth listening to the CD by itself easily. Although nowhere near Outlaws, Total Annihilation had a pretty cool soundtrack. Nice and melancholy; added a dark feel to the game. 7th Guest had a really cool tango song called "Skeletons in the Closet" by The Fat Man, too. Parts of Descent 2's soundtrack wasn't bad, either.