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Everyone, Karen Cook -- one of my ludomusicology colleagues -- is putting together a database of games that include chant, or music close enough to be thought of as chant (e.g. Halo's iconic opening moments).  I thought the community might be able to help her out, so I'm going to throw the list down here and see what we all come up with.

After the thread starts to die down, I'll send along all of everyone's additions to Karen, who will put it to good use.

I'll start off by including the first additions: Final Fantasy X and Castlevania: Circle of the Moon should have been on here.

Games Including Chant or “Chant-Like” Music: A Partial Inventory:

(Suggestions and Additions heartily welcomed!)

1. Halo (series)

2. Sid Meier’s Civilization IV

3. Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword

4. Sid Meier’s Civilization V

5. Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies

6. Assassin’s Creed

7. Skyrim

8. Sacred 2: Fallen Angel

9. The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night

10. The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning

11. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

12. The Hobbit

13. Pandora’s Tower

14. Dante’s Inferno

15. The Da Vinci Code

16. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

17. Medieval II: Total War

18. Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition

19. Reign of Kings

20. Bloodborne

21. Phantasmagoria

22. Final Fantasy VII

23. Final Fantasy IX

24. Final Fantasy XIII

25. Super Smash Bros. Brawl

26. Resident Evil

27. Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

28. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

29. Heroes of Might and Magic III

30. Heroes of Might and Magic V

31. Warcraft II

32. 7th Guest

33. The Talos Principle

34. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

35. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

36. Age of Empires III

37. The Binding of Isaac

38. MediEvil

39. MediEvil II

40. Van Helsing

41. God of War 3

42. Slain

43. Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem

44. Gabriel Knight 3

45. Hexen

46. Zombies Ate My Neighbors

47. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

48. Gauntlet Legends

49. Sam and Max, Season 2

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Dark Souls 2- When you go into the Dragon's Sanctum, as you work your way through, you'll hear a disembodied woman's voice doing a chant at times. You'll hear another woman chanting a different tune when you make your way through the Shrine of Amana (it's from the women in huts that are comforting the dead).

Nier- Quite a few tracks feature various choral and chant-filled songs.

 

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I've got a few, might have a few more when I think about em' a bit.

Warcraft III: Frozen Throne (Extra Human track from that expansion)

Mario Paint (One of the opening sequences has a tribal chant in it)

Dragonseed (Some of the tracks have choral backings to them, like this one)

Any particular style you looking for (Western, Gregorian, etc.), or does more ethnic styles count as well (Eastern chant, indian chant, etc.)? Also, does it need to be performed in a 'choir', or do solo works count? It's not quite clear from the OP - there are quite a few other options not represented here that I could include if some of those restrictions are clarified.

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FFX isn't on your list, and the hymn of the fayth is often performed in a chant or chanter setting.

also, assassin's creed II has some chant in the final fight and in the chapels, as does assassin's creed II: revelations. don't remember if brotherhood did.

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Speaking of Metroid, would Lower Norfair from Super Metroid count?

If so, then you can include that and its covered/remixed versions in Metroid Prime ("Lava Caves (Burning Trail)" and "Lava Caves").

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