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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Perfect Dark Dual CD Soundtrack

Grant Kirkhope continues to be one of the coolest dudes around, offering up soundtracks that he wrote games for at a name your price/free download. First it was Banjo-Kazzoie, then Banjo-Tooie and now, the N64 classic Perfect Dark.

The Perfect Dark Dual CD Soundtrack is a digital re-release of the album of the very same name that was originally available through Nintendo Power Supplies catalog. Now the whole 2 disc soundtrack can be yours in MP3, FLAC and other formats for the price of your choosing or free if you're broke, cheap or don't feel like shelling out any cash.

Like the music from the N64 hit GoldenEye 007, each level theme comes in two flavors, the normal stage theme and the X version of the normal theme. The X version is a used speed up tempos of the original theme to make for more dramatic audio. Track 4 dataDyne Central Defection is the standard theme but at about 3:41, the more frantic X version of the theme kicks in. I cannot begin to tell you how many times I turned on the X version of dataDyne Central Defection in Combat Simulator mode. Speaking of multiplayer, Combat Simulator Menu is one of the best menu themes in the history of menu themes.

If you really need anymore motivation to download this soundtrack, there's Carrington Villa Hostage One, Carrington Institute, Alien Conflict, Chicago Stealth, the Ending Credits, Dark Combat and dozen other great tracks I could link you to. More than twelve years after it's release, Perfect Dark still has some of the most memorable music in a FPS. You'd be hard pressed to come across a physical copy so a digital version at no cost is more than welcome. Please keep the soundtrack goods coming, Mr. Kirkhope.

Perfect Dark Dual CD Soundtrack

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