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Epic Games releases 20th Anniversary OST

Epic Games releases 20th Anniversary OST

Fans of Epic Games' output will be pleased to hear the company has released a free retrospective soundtrack collection for its 20th anniversary.

In celebration of its 20th anniversary - yes, it really has been that long - Epic Games has announced the release of a retrospective soundtrack collection, featuring music from a subset of its two-decade back-catalogue.

Much of the music included in the collection will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the company's first- and third-person shooter obsession: themes and incidentals from the Unreal Tournament and Gears of War series are present and correct, along with the main theme from arcade-style blaster Bulletstorm.

Other entries in the list may come as a surprise to anyone who missed out on the company's work in its first decade: entries from side-scrolling rabbit-based platformer Jazz Jackrabbit and its sequel are particularly upbeat compared to the rest of the tracks, as is the Space table background music from Epic Pinball. Even 1992's little-known Jill of the Jungle - from back when the company was known as Epic MegaGames - is represented in the collection.

Finally, the collection is rounded out with the main theme from top-down scrolling shooter Tyrian, a track each from iOS-based fantasy title Infinity Blade and its sequel, and the main theme from side-scrolling sci-fi arcade hit Shadow Complex. As a final incentive to download, Epic has included the Cole Train Rap from the end credits of the original Gears of War - although if you've heard the 'song,' you'll be pleased to hear it's an optional download.

All the songs are available to download in DRM-free 320K MP3 format from the Epic Games website, although you may want to go equipped with a download manager as the company has chosen to provide each song as a separate download.

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Hustler 14th May 2012, 12:41 Quote
Nice collection overall....shame there's no Razorback though (Unreal Tournament) , that one really got the blood pumping during online battles back in '99.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLgSo90JhAQ
kosch 14th May 2012, 13:23 Quote
No One Must Fall 2097!!! :(
RedFlames 14th May 2012, 14:14 Quote
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8. Menu Song - Jazz Jackrabbit

I'm happy
Tris 14th May 2012, 16:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hustler
Nice collection overall....shame there's no Razorback though (Unreal Tournament) , that one really got the blood pumping during online battles back in '99.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLgSo90JhAQ


Seconded! Loved that track - used to listen to the UT99 soundtrack all the time. Still gets the blood pumping today.
BioSniper 14th May 2012, 16:46 Quote
The original Unreal main theme still sounds good even now.
Some truely great gaming memories from my childhood right here with JJR2, Unreal, Tyrian etc.

I might just go install UT '99 I think.
Malfrex 14th May 2012, 18:06 Quote
Given my interaction with Rob Elam back when OMF: Battlegrounds came out (I was one of the lead testers... don't blame me for some of the tweaks that happened at the end of development though :/) Epic pretty much abandoned OMF so Rob struck out on his own. Unfortunately, Rob seems to have vanished into the ether so I doubt we'll get a new OMF game or have Epic acknowledge it.
Redbeaver 15th May 2012, 19:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hustler
Nice collection overall....shame there's no Razorback though (Unreal Tournament) , that one really got the blood pumping during online battles back in '99.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLgSo90JhAQ

oh snap, that brings back memories.

splatter brain and jumping-railgun-sniping.
Tyinsar 16th May 2012, 21:39 Quote
Jill of the Jungle! ;):D
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