Most satisfying sounds in videogames

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  1. Drangleic

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    When you grab someone in Double Dragon and start kneeing them in the head, that sound fx is so satisfying.

    The noise they use for placing nodes in Deadspace, I absolutely love that sound.
     
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    Shotgun, Chaingun and Plasma gun in OG Doom.

    Fierce attacks and knockdowns in 2D Street Fighter games, the sound design has never been quite the same since the shift to 2.5D IMO.
     
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    The critical hit noise from RPGs. Nothing more satisfying than knowing you hit something extra hard especially if its the finishing blow.
     
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    That jingle in zelda games whenever you open up a major treasure chest.

    Exploding headshot sound in Gears of War games.
     
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    Double barrel shotgun in doom 2
     
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    The eerie whoosh of a Wraith tank charging forward and successfully splattering a foe or crushing an annoying Ghost :) 
     
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    Smash bros. Bat successful hit.
     
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    I 2nd the Gears headshot sound. I can’t think of anything more satisfying than that.
     
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    The original sword sound in The Legend of Zelda

    That nice little save sound in games like Aria of Sorrow and Golden Sun.
     
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    The thwack sounds that Belmont's morning star makes in OG Castlevania games, when it makes contact.

    The "winning" jingle at the end of routine battles in Final Fantasy games. (Actually, that's more like an earworm.)

    Ultimate earworm: it's a toss up for me, between the Tetris A or B music from the GB, or the Dr. Mario A music.
     
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    The glory kills in DOOM 2016. The crushing of bones... I can't just stop at one...
     
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    The headshot "dinks" in Overwatch were designed to be especially satisfying. For double the satisfaction points, the foley artists created the sound by pitching up the sound of a beer bottle being popped open.
     
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    Another the one: the "Grunt Birthday Party" skull from some of the Halo games, with kids yelling, "Yay!" in the background.
     
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    The first thing I thought of was the sound of elbowing someone in Double Dragon :D 

    Enemies' death screams in the arcade version of Golden Axe.
     
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    The ding of grabbing a coin in Mario Bros

    The tune when you grab a chaos emerald in Sonic

    8 bit explosion noise

    Sonar bouncing back in Ecco the dolphin

    Hadouken!

    Mega Man's buster powering up

    The twinkling noise of Swift in Pokemon games

    The ratatat of Amaterasu's prayer beads
     
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    1up and super mushroom noises
     
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    The alert sound from the Metal Gear Solid series.

    Also, the knockout sound heard in some SNK arcade games, like POW and Street Smart. I loved hearing that very distinctive sound when I punched out an enemy.
     
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    How could I have forgotten that sweet, sweet, sweet sound of landing my first Shoryuken?!
     
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    Picking up a ring in Sonic.
    Also- getting hit and losing all your rings. :p 

    doors opening in NES Castlevania games.
     
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