Music not found on official video game soundtracks
God of War 3 Bioshock Infinite L.A. Noire Playstation 3 Xbox 360
I will start with the earliest song I came across, which is called "Melody of Pandora" from the game God of War 3. The God of War series has been a long time favorite of mine since the first game on Playstation 2. When I heard this song in the game I just stood there so I could listen to the beautiful melody. There is a version of the song on the official soundtrack, but it is not the same version you hear in the game when you are traveling through Hades.
The top video is the song I wish I could download, the one you would hear while you are playing the game. The video below it, its the song "Pandora's Song" which you can hear on the official soundtrack.
My next song is from one of my favorite games from the PS3/Xbox 360 generation, L.A. Noire. Rockstar Gmaes is one of my favorite publishers this gen, and L.A. Noire put a lasting impression on me, and I will always think of it as one of my favorite games.
This song, that you can't find on the official soundtrack, is taken from within the game. It seems to play as background music when you are driving in your car in some situations. I don't know if they only play it during certain cases, but it is a song that really sticks in my mind, and I really enjoy it. I don't know if this song has a name or not.
For this video you will have to skip to the 8 minute and 35 second mark to hear it start. It ends around 9 minutes and 36 seconds when the player gets to the mission point, which cues a cut scene.
Last but not least, this is the most fun song of the three. This song can be heard in the game Bioshock Infinite. You come across this song in the game when you reach a beached area. Like the other two, you hear the song in the background, and once again it is not included in the official soundtrack.
The song is "Girls just want to have fun" by Robert Hazard, which was probably more famously made by Cyndi Lauper in the 80's.
I will leave you with this last video, just because when I hear "Girls just want to have fun" i always think of this fun moment in Sleeping Dogs. Check out the dance moves at the 1:15 mark. Hit it Wei!