To me soundtracks are among the most important things within the game. Their ability to make you feel is endless. They can make you feel sad, scared, epic, happy and mad, they can make you feel on all ranges of emotions. They can wrench your heart or lift your spirits. In
any case, this is my list of the video game soundtracks that brought a tear to my eye. Happy or sad. This list is based on my opinion, post your own in the comments or suggest a track. Enjoy.
In no particular order:
Mass Effect 2 - "I was lost without you" by Sam Hulick
This track brought a tear to my eye when I first heard it. Still to this day it tugs at my heart strings with the same powerful affect as it did the first time. To me the track is about romance, pain, loss and recovery.
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter - "Valley of the Blinding Mist" by Mikolai Stroinski
This one took me by surprise. After the game fades to black this is what meets you in the credit list. And it keeps you there, and it brought a tear to my eye, not because of sadness but not happiness either. Just pure beauty, both of the game and the track.
Uncharted 2 - "Reunion" by Greg Edmonson
Few things are as beautiful as seeing loved ones reunited. To me, for a soundtrack to invoke that same feeling is just incredible. This beautiful track from the uncharted series does just that.
Assassin's Creed 2 - "Ezio's Family" by Jesper Kyd
This dramatic story of loss and revenge starts off slow and sad but later grows into desperation and rage. Much like the game's main character at the time, but towards the end of the song it matures, calms down and achieves it's plan through calm notes, leaving you in mess of tears and chills.
Mass Effect 3 - "I'm Proud of You" by Sam Hulick
I tried to not put two from the same series in here. But the Mass Effect games are too full of these things to just have one. "I'm Proud of You" symbolizes the main character losing what was to him essentially his father, at least the closest thing to him, who's last words to the protagonist were "I'm proud of you"
This isn't nearly my full list. Just some of the better ones. If I were to stuff them all in here it would take you a year just to scroll down to these final words. The sound tracks above all tip a bucket of feels over my head. Do they do the same to you? Which ones? In what way?