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Memorable audio ambience in games


Oct 25, 2017

Quake 2 ambience is so good. It's one of the reasons I play the game without the soundtrack which otherwise drowns it out.


Oct 25, 2017
Vancouver BC
Glad HL1 got not only an early mention, but the first mention.

That game has legendary sound effects.

My vote goes to Half-Life and the original Unreal.

The wind howling and sound of the creek is perfection.


Restless Insomniac
Oct 25, 2017
Can I give an anti-vote to Minecraft? A game that I adore to death but find myself constantly adjusting slider volume for and getting annoyed at the constant use or absence of sound.