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Sound of Play: 234

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This week, Sound of Play brings you a musical collage — a constellation of audio memories from the year 2004. Rediscover favourites from 2004 or encounter tunes for the first time. This mix contains excerpts from 140 of the year’s games.

We challenge you to test your knowledge of videogame music by trying to identify all of the games included within, and you can collaborate with members of our community by sharing your knowledge in our forum.

You can keep up with the History of Videogame Music project and download high-quality MP3s of each mix at https://playwritecast.com/the-history-o ... game-music.

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Let’s have a go at this one then...
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Really difficult this one, looks like I didn’t actually play all that many games in 2004. I would’ve been very deep in the crunch for Black and White 2 at the time, but there was another reason which we’ll get to...

In rough order...

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Easter (still amazed they got away with a theme that ludicrous)
GTA San Andreas
Something that sounds like a Sakimoto theme but I can’t place it.
Metroid: Zero Mission
Myst 4 (I’ve sat about 10 feet away from an orchestra playing this, it absolutely *slays*)
Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations
Halo 2 (almost caught me out there, this theme is in multiple Halo games)
007: everything of nothing
Psp boot Sound
I know Walkie Talkie Man was in Elite Beat Agents, but we’re a few years off that...
Warioware Twisted (only one not release in Europe, mercury tilt switches don’t pass our toy safety laws)
Half life 2 (duh)
Xenosaga 2 (the only good thing about that one was the Yuki Kajiura soundtrack if you ask me)
Metal Wolf Chaos
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (reeeeeemake)
World of Warcraft (and *thats* why I didn’t play many games in 2004...)
Unreal Tournament 2004
Katamari Damacy

And at least two that I know I even own the soundtracks to but can’t place for some reason.

Anyway, here’s that Xenosaga 2 piece in a fuller version than was in the actual game, cause it’s crazy and shows why Kajiura really hasn’t done enough game soundtracks for my liking.


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Wow, quite a few licensed songs this year, it's a shame I have no idea what games any of them come from...
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Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (a freebie)
Metriod: Zero Mission
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Halo 2
Pretty sure ~21:00 is from whichever Megaman Battle Network game came out that year (Man, remember when we got Megaman games every year?).
Clannad (Hits me like a knife, every time)
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Donkey Konga
Pokemon Fire Red/Leaf Green
Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones
Kirby and the Amazing Mirror

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The full tracklist. Timestamps are for the standalone download version, not the podcast.
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0:00 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
1:27 Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War
1:58 Fable
2:39 Onimusha 3: Demon Siege
3:22 Samurai Warriors
3:46 Donkey Konga 2
4:26 Nintendo DS
4:28 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
4:48 Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
5:08 Metroid: Zero Mission
5:34 Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue
6:03 Tony Hawk's Underground 2
6:37 Spider-Man 2
6:44 Hitman: Contracts
7:00 Gradius V
7:07 The Suffering
7:30 Tribes: Vengeance
7:45 Myst IV: Revelation
8:04 Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault
8:49 Metal Slug Advance
9:05 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations
9:29 Evil Genius
9:36 SingStar
10:40 Lumines
11:25 F-Zero Climax
11:52 Transformers (2004)
12:14 City of Heroes
12:57 Halo 2
13:29 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords
14:18 Cave Story
14:27 Get on da Mic
15:03 Mario Power Tennis
15:15 Pro Evolution Soccer 4
15:41 Mario Golf: Advance Tour
16:00 Dragon Quest VIII
16:24 Neo Contra
17:02 James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing
17:31 PlayStation Portable
17:35 Crusader Kings
17:48 Mushihimesama
18:02 Crash Twinsanity
18:27 Alien Hominid
18:34 MVP Baseball 2004
18:49 Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
19:03 The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
19:21 The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
20:02 Vib-Ripple
20:23 WariorWare: Touched!
20:58 Red Dead Revolver
21:50 Syberia II
22:40 Jak 3
23:05 CLANNAD
23:17 Gran Turismo 4
24:26 Call of Duty: United Offensive
25:23 Densetsu no Starfy 3
26:02 Sonic Advance 3
26:35 The Sims 2
27:02 Tekken 5
27:30 The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
27:43 Thief: Deadly Shadows
27:52 Half-Life 2
28:27 Garry's Mod
28:45 Def Jam: Fight for NY
29:06 Yoshi Topsy-Turvy
29:17 Sacred
29:36 Shadow Hearts II: Covenant
30:16 Monster Hunter
30:39 Xenosaga Episode II
30:52 Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
31:17 Fate/stay night
31:44 Mr. Driller: Drill Spirits
31:56 Metal Gear Acid
32:07 Metal Wolf Chaos
32:39 Counter Strike: Source
32:45 Ridge Racer (2004) (Ridge Racers)
33:11 Phantom Brave
33:37 Gish
34:05 Killzone
34:41 MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf
34:57 Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga
35:18 ESPN NFL 2K5
35:39 Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage
35:51 Sid Meier's Pirates!
36:01 Pikmin 2
36:29 Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
37:34 Yume Nikki
37:59 Sega SuperStars
38:19 Mario Party 6
38:40 Spyro: A Hero's Tail
39:06 Bejeweled 2
39:40 Silent Hill 4: The Room
40:12 Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
41:19 Custom Robo: Battle Revolution
41:43 Second Sight
42:27 The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth
43:03 Viewtiful Joe 2
43:09 DOOM 3
43:24 BloodRayne 2
43:37 Madden NFL 2005
43:46 Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
44:11 The Bard's Tale
44:25 Space Rangers 2: Dominators
44:41 WarioWare: Twisted!
45:03 Gungrave Overdose
45:35 Super Mario 64 DS
45:38 Star Wars Battlefront
45:52 Sly 2: Band of Thieves
46:22 Tenchu: Fatal Shadows
46:52 Tales of Rebirth
47:19 World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 International
48:00 Mario vs. Donkey Kong
48:41 Ninja Gaiden (2004)
49:13 Burnout 3: Takedown
49:35 FIFA Soccer 2005
49:49 Painkiller
50:03 Far Cry
50:33 The Getaway: Black Monday
50:36 Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel
51:02 Need for Speed: Underground 2
51:42 Mortal Kombat: Deception
52:14 Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen
52:33 Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
53:04 Kirby & the Amazing Mirror
53:17 Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
53:39 Spank the Monkey
53:48 World of WarCraft
54:37 Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
55:26 EverQuest II
56:17 Michigan: Report from Hell
56:47 Unreal Tournament 2004
57:19 Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2
57:44 Ghost Squad
57:52 Phantom Dust
58:38 Crimson Room
58:42 Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
58:43 N
59:01 Sabre Wulf (2004)
59:14 Rome: Total War
59:36 ObsCure
1:00:20 Katamari Damacy

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I didn’t spot the Fable track? Oh dear. (In my defence, I didn’t work on the first one, so it’s soundtrack isn’t burned into my memory like the ones for the sequels are)

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It's layered on top of other music, so it's a bit hidden.

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