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    Assassin's Creed OST (Your Top 10)?

    One of the best parts of the AC series has always been it's OST. I have a huge affininty to music. And AC music has always had a wow factor.

    It is indeed very difficult to pick a Top 10 from the compositions of Jesper Kyd, Brian Tyler and Lorne Balfe

    But here it goes

    1. AC4 Stealing a Brig composed by Brian Tyler

    A marvelous piece, for my favorite mission in the game, stealing the Jackdaw and escaping in a hurricane, The first time I played that mission totally floored (Had my headset on) and Edward yells "Let's out run this hurricane".

    2. AC2 - Florence Tarantella by Jesper Kyd

    A folkish dance music, usage during many diverse missions, elevated the Italian feel.

    3. AC3 - Fight Club by Lorne Balfe

    One word "Haytham Kenway", great addition to the brawl missions involving Haytham and Connor.

    4. AC2 - Ezio in Florence by Jesper Kyd

    One of the best Ambient tracks in AC history, perfectly suited for exploring renaissance Italy

    5. AC4 - The Buccaneers by Brian Tyler

    The best stealth music , in AC, period, Perfectly captured the stealth mood and the danger of being spotted.

    6. AC4 - Main Theme by Brian Tyler

    To me the best main theme, of the series, Loved the title screen variant as well. Had nice transitions

    7. AC4- Take What is ours by Brian Tyler

    This one captured the terror / the plunder of ships being invaded by pirates, another Black flag beauty

    8. AC2 - Home in Florence by Jesper Kyd

    Yet another favorite from Jesper, another Ambient open world track the captured the italian feel beautifully

    9. AC3- Homestead by Lorne Balfe

    A score, that drew a great picture of Connor, the Frontier and it's people

    10. AC2 - Ezio's Family by Jesper Kyd

    A fan favorite , But I honestly like the above 9 better.

    Depending on my mood I would interchange a lot of positions in the top 10, But these were some great pieces of OST


    Honorable Mention - Jack the Ripper theme by Bear Mccreary

    Captures the terror of the Ripper magnificently


    So what is your top 10???

    I would love the AC series to continue it's legacy of great OSTs in game.
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    In no particular order

    And this IS difficult. I literally loved all the songs in the soundtracks, but rules are rules, Only 10 xD


    AC2 - Ezio's Family by Jesper Kyd

    Breathtaking, that is all.

    AC2 - Earth by Jesper Kyd

    Refer to previous comment

    ACB - The Brotherhood Escapes

    Another chase song I love

    AC3 - Main Theme by Lorne Balfe

    I think this is probably the best version of the main AC theme I love

    AC3 - Fight Club by Lorne Balfe

    This song is perfect for dem brawls!

    AC3 - A Bitter Truth by Lorne Balfe

    Painfully truthful background song during the white room conversations. Especially Thomas Hickey's.

    AC3 - Eye of the Storm by Lorne Balfe

    Really makes me feel at sea, fighting against the waves.

    AC4BF - Ships of Legend by Brian Tyler

    This song feels awesomely creepy, going into war with legendary ships and it gets me pumped when I hear this one.

    AC4BF - The High Seas by Brian Tyler

    Another song I love during ship battles.

    ACS - Family by Austin Wintory

    A lovely remix of Ezio's Family.



    Honorable Mention - AC1 - Access the Animus by Jesper Kyd

    I especially love when it plays while I'm being chased.
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    I love these soundtracks. They speak to my heart. It's hard to pick only ten of them. But let's try...

    10. AC1- City of Jeruzalem by Jesper Kyd
    I love that track. It gives me a feeling of a city, where cultures, religions and nations are interacting with each other. The chorus is very Christian, while the overall sound is Muslim-like
    9. AC Chronicles Russia Theme
    Russian Revolution is among my favourite time periods. This tracks delivers an amazing experience- A sound of Loss, Despair, an ongoing war. I love this remix of Ezio Family
    8. ACB Countdown by Jesper Kyd
    Hurry up. There is no time to waste. The Piece of Eden must not fall into Borgia's hands. The name says it all. It's a race against time. An epic one
    7. AC4 In This World or the One Below by Brian Tyler
    Like saying goodbye to a friend. That's why I love Black Flag so much
    6. AC2 Dreams of Venice by Jesper Kyd
    Italy is one of the most interesting countries in the world. For me it sounds like a transformation. From Middle Ages, full of suffering and darkness to Renaissance.. As always, I love the chorus and the viewpoint theme
    5. AC2 The Plague by Jesper Kyd
    I love dark cities, full of fog and dirt. In AC2, there is Forli, city, where the sun hides behind the clouds. I wish London was as dark as Forli, I really do
    4. AC3 Farewell by Lorne Balfe
    A short, but an emotional one. One of my favourites
    3. AC4 The British Empire by Brian Tyler
    If I were a Brit, I would be proud of this track. Busy streets of Kingston, soldiers are talking, ships are sailing, pirates are getting drunk It shows the power of the colonial empires
    2. ACS Underground by Austin Wintory
    Piano isn't my favourite instrument, but that one is special. I want more songs like this in the future
    1. ACB Echoes of The Roman Ruins by Jesper Kyd
    If they ever make a game set in Ancient Rome (assuming this trilogy rumor is true) they need to remix this track. If they don't, I will be mad

    Honorable Mention - AC Rogue Theme by Elista Alexandrova
    I don't need to explain this one

    And yes, no Ezio Family. Don't get me wrong, I love that track, but I love these a little bit more.
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    2. AC2 - Florence Tarantella by Jesper Kyd

    A folkish dance music, usage during many diverse missions, elevated the Italian feel.
    Actually, funny note, Florence Tarantella wasn't used in AC2 at all, despite being in the official soundtrack. And it was used just a couple times in ACB.

    While we're at it, Earth from AC2 soundtrack exists in the game proper only as a single cue, you don't hear the other 95% of the track in the game. And a cue of Ezio's Family is used like two times in AC2 and a couple times in ACB. Literally you hear Venice's theme more in the game and during really important moments in Ezio's life (like the Bonfire of the Vanities speech, for example), than Ezio's Family theme and Earth.

    It's just really curious how the theme became so popular despite being so barely used and not even featured fully in the game at all. Guess it's a testament to how cool it is just on its own
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    I don't know all of the names of the songs, but I'll do my best-

    1) The Parting Glass
    This counts, right? I'm counting it.
    I'm so glad that my wife (then girlfriend, I guess) was out of town the weekend Black Flag came out, because I was openly weeping during the end of this game. To avoid spoilers, let's just say that the moment that Edward glances toward the table full of his old friends- man, that really got me. Such a beautiful song.


    2) Assassins Creed Revelations Theme

    This haunting melody really just does it for me. I like Ezio's Family, but in my opinion this is the true theme of the series.

    3) Stealing a Brig
    I'm so glad RV had this in their list as well! Easily one of my favorite AC songs, and one that I searched a long time to find (as you can tell, this is one that I actually do know the title to). I think this song does musically what the entire game did thematically- tying together themes of open seas piracy with the brotherhood of Assassins.

    4) ACIII Theme
    You know, the one on the main menu. I have this on all my running playlists, actually. Really gets me pumped up.

    5) Arno sparring with Bellec in prison theme
    They really set the bar high early on in Unity.

    6) AC Unity Theme
    Really high indeed! Perhaps it's just because I associate it with the open sprawling shot of Parisian crowds, but I think this track really captures the civil unrest of the time.

    7) Venice Rooftops
    Great variation on Ezio's family. I prefer this version much to the original.

    8) ACIV theme
    Good track back from the days before every theme had to be a variation on Ezio's family

    9) Whatever track plays during Jupiter's vision sequence
    Haunting, beautiful, and epic

    10) Rogue's theme
    Another good Ezio's family variation. Did a good job of combining familiar elements of previous games and the Brotherhood with the more naval centered themes of Rogue.

    I'm sure there are some that I missed, particularly at how many game themes are on here. I guess this is just what was on my mind at the time.
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    Originally Posted by cawatrooper9 Go to original post
    I don't know all of the names of the songs, but I'll do my best-

    1) The Parting Glass
    This counts, right? I'm counting it.
    I'm so glad that my wife (then girlfriend, I guess) was out of town the weekend Black Flag came out, because I was openly weeping during the end of this game. To avoid spoilers, let's just say that the moment that Edward glances toward the table full of his old friends- man, that really got me. Such a beautiful song.


    2) Assassins Creed Revelations Theme

    This haunting melody really just does it for me. I like Ezio's Family, but in my opinion this is the true theme of the series.

    3) Stealing a Brig
    I'm so glad RV had this in their list as well! Easily one of my favorite AC songs, and one that I searched a long time to find (as you can tell, this is one that I actually do know the title to). I think this song does musically what the entire game did thematically- tying together themes of open seas piracy with the brotherhood of Assassins.

    4) ACIII Theme
    You know, the one on the main menu. I have this on all my running playlists, actually. Really gets me pumped up.

    5) Arno sparring with Bellec in prison theme
    They really set the bar high early on in Unity.

    6) AC Unity Theme
    Really high indeed! Perhaps it's just because I associate it with the open sprawling shot of Parisian crowds, but I think this track really captures the civil unrest of the time.

    7) Venice Rooftops
    Great variation on Ezio's family. I prefer this version much to the original.

    8) ACIV theme
    Good track back from the days before every theme had to be a variation on Ezio's family

    9) Whatever track plays during Jupiter's vision sequence
    Haunting, beautiful, and epic

    10) Rogue's theme
    Another good Ezio's family variation. Did a good job of combining familiar elements of previous games and the Brotherhood with the more naval centered themes of Rogue.

    I'm sure there are some that I missed, particularly at how many game themes are on here. I guess this is just what was on my mind at the time.
    thanks for sharing
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    Originally Posted by foodadd Go to original post
    thanks for sharing
    No problem, welcome to the forums!
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    Originally Posted by Farlander1991 Go to original post
    Actually, funny note, Florence Tarantella wasn't used in AC2 at all, despite being in the official soundtrack. And it was used just a couple times in ACB.

    It's just really curious how the theme became so popular despite being so barely used and not even featured fully in the game at all. Guess it's a testament to how cool it is just on its own
    You absolutely sure about that?...

    I'd honestly bet multiple pennies that I heard it on my recent playthrough...I may be wrong, and would lose at least five pence, I grant you, but I've really got the feeling I should be able to say which bit I heard it in too...Hmmmm...Trouble is, with the daughter blaring the Skyrim music in the same room, I'm sure you can imagine how difficult it is to picture something from AC at the same time... ...

    Anyways...

    A countdown...


    1 - City of Rome, Jesper Kyd...Brotherhood's wandering music of the highest order...

    2 - Assassin's Creed III Main Theme, Lorne Balfe...The main theme of-...Nevermind...

    3 - Access The Animus, Jesper Kyd...Properly fine tune from the all the ways back at the start...

    4 - Unity, Chris Tilton...Go on...Have a guess...

    5 - Homestead, Lorne Balfe...Lovely tune from Assassin's Creed III...Cutscene music of some awesomeness...

    6 - Welcome to Kostantiniyye, Jesper Kyd...More gorgeous wandering musics, this time from Revelations...

    7 - Dark Slayer, Sarah Schachner...Assassin's Creed Unity...I think this was featured in the Co-op section...But I wouldn't swear to it...It's on the soundtrack nevertheless (though obvs, this doesn't mean a lot... ...)...

    8 - Liberation Main Theme, Winifred Phillips...A very underrated soundtrack - and likely one heard by far fewer than the others - that deserves a decent mention...

    9 - The Revelation, Lorne Balfe...Go on, guessing time again!!...

    10 - On The Horizon, Brian Tyler...Always sends shivers up me timbers, does this one from Black Flag...



    Well, there you have it...My own personal faves...I listen to the soundtracks a lot when I'm doing the comp work...So they've had a decent going over down the years... ....
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    Originally Posted by cawatrooper9 Go to original post
    9) Whatever track plays during Jupiter's vision sequence
    Haunting, beautiful, and epic
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6xR3esZSHw

    This?...

    It's called Labored and Lost...Because that's what he's going on about at the time...Watched that bit this morning...Properly brilliant stuff...Loved it...
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    Originally Posted by RobertMcSassin Go to original post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6xR3esZSHw

    This?...

    It's called Labored and Lost...Because that's what he's going on about at the time...Watched that bit this morning...Properly brilliant stuff...Loved it...
    Bingo, that's the one.
    Man, say what you want about ACR, but I think there's a reason there were such high expectations for MD in ACIII, and that ending is certainly part of it.

    It absolutely was brilliant.
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