Ace Combat/Awesome Music

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  • Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies
    • Comona, used in the game's namesake mission.
    • Operation Bunker Shot. Just imagine this playing while flying over a 21st Century version of the D-Day landings.
    • Farbanti. Another great track for the given level. In this case, sacking your enemy's capital city, and dogfighting with Yellow 13 in the sunset.
    • There's also Blockade - it gets particularly good at around 2:38.
    • Megalith. The first track in the series to use Ominous Latin Chanting was used in the final level where the world was about to end, Deep Impact style.
    • ISAF is powerfully rousing stuff.
    • Two briefing tracks. Operation to start off, and later Second Strike after the destruction of Stonehenge.
    • Escort. The final part is especially awesome.
    • Emancipation is quite calming, but when the bell strikes, it invokes a feeling of uncertanity. In later part (about 3:18), it turns into an awesome rousing theme.
    • Whiskey Corridor cannot go by without a mention, especially not with what starts at 2:50.
    • Stonehenge Attack. Made doubly terrifying when you hurry to obey the sudden order to drop altitude, not knowing why it was given, and watch as half your allies get blasted out of the sky above you.
  • Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War
    • Hrimfaxi, a reprise of the music from the earlier Scinfaxi fight, but with some insane electric guitar thrown in for effect.
    • Supercircus
    • Wings of Unity
    • Dead Ahead
    • First Flight
    • The Unsung War - Latin chanting of the legend of the main characters, with sweeping orchestral music wins it every time.
      • Winter Storm, a sort of prologue to Unsung War, also deserves mention.
      • Ice Cage sounds like a You Shall Not Pass moment.
      • Into the Dusk A more somber piano version of The Unsung War.
      • 15 Years Ago Another piano version that you normally hear during Nagase's and Gennette's musings on the Belkan war, but also plays during the final mission if you beat the enemy planes quick enough. This song, along with the ordinarly sappy dialouge, makes those two minutes leading up the SOLG assault practically into a CMOH/TearJerker.
      • Unsung Heroes, a short, yet still magnificent piece, truly befitting of your final victory.
    • The Journey Home. A Tear Jerker, with or without words.
    • Closure. Apparently, it's an easy-to-miss song.
    • Lit Fuse. It gets better with every second.
    • Briefing2. One of the best pre-battle tracks in any video game.
    • Razgriz. Listen to this song and tell me you don't want to stand and salute.
    • President Harling. It may only be just over a minute long, but the last fifteen seconds are truly awesome.
    • Grabacr - Unfortunately very easy to miss, which is a shame because it's one of the best in a game with a LOT of incredible tracks.
      • Similar tracks include Mask and the apparently unused 8492, which together form a sort of ad-hoc Leitmotif.
  • Ace Combat Zero. My god, where do we even begin?
    • Glacial Skies
    • Flicker of Hope
    • Diapason - A rousing, uplifting piece that plays as the player flies in the skies over the capital city of their homeland, pushing the Belkans and liberating the city.
    • Glatisant - The beat gives it an ominous feel as you enter your enemy's home country. Hard to believe people missed this.
    • Contact is absolutely fantastic. It fits the incredibly frantic dogfight against the ace squadron at B 7 R so well.
      • B7R, from the same mission, is also awesome.
    • Merlon
    • Mayhem is possibly the best non-boss track in the whole series.
    • The Final Overture
    • The Round Table
    • Avalon
    • Zero - AKA Keiki Kobayashi's Crowning Moment of Awesome Anyone who considers themselves a music fan owes it to themselves to listen to it at least once.
      • To put it into better perspective, imagine yourself as the only person in the whole damn world capable of putting a stop to the maniacal terrorist organization who just launched a missile capable of wiping out half the cities in a US-sized nation. All that stands between you and the destruction of that missile is your former wingman, and you have to literally joust against him in air combat. You have the skills; he has the technology-- Just you vs. him in a duel for the fate of the world. And this song captures the feeling of that moment perfectly.
      • This 8-bits remix is as awesome as the original.
      • Even better, someone made an 11 minutes long, digitally remastered HD-quality version. Here it is.
    • Galm 2/Epilogue
    • Ending Credits
    • Hell, even the hangar music kicks ass.
    • Don't forget the shop music! The entire track is perfect for a technology demonstration!
    • If you'd already played AC 4 and 5, you probably knew something bad was going to happen the moment they told you your last mission was a peaceful patrol over Gracemaria. When City Lights starts playing, those suspicions are confirmed.


  1. The 3D Cross Rumble soundtrack calls this song "Like a Phoenix Rising," but in the credits for Assault Horizon Legacy this song is titled "Gravity." This is also the name Noel herself used for the song.
  2. The 3D Cross Rumble soundtrack calls this song "Gravity," but in the credits for Assault Horizon Legacy this song is titled "Locked."