Total Nerd The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time  

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List Rules soundtracks only, no single songs! Can include compilation soundtracks.

Asking a group of gamers what the best video game soundtrack of all time is is like asking baseball fans who the best pitcher of all time is - there are sure to be very strong opinions and definitely a few heated arguments. For this list we've compiled some of the greatest video game music of all time, and we're leaving it up to you to decide which is best. In recent years games like Braid and Bastion have been praised for their beautiful songs, while older favorites seem to be Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, and Final Fantasy 7

Video game music can be good for different reasons. Some songs are epic, some sweet, some scary, intense, catchy, sad, etc... Whatever the reason, vote for the video games that you truly believe have the greatest soundtracks of all time.

If one of your favorite games with great music is missing, feel free to add it to the list so it has a chance for other people to vote on it too. You can add a game from any console, whether it's an older platform like SNES or it's a newer game for PC. Just make sure it has an amazing soundtrack before throwing it with these other greats!

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The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

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Chrono Trigger Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square

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Final Fantasy VII Square Enix, Eidos Interactive, Square

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Bethesda Softworks

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Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kingdom Hearts Square Enix, Disney Interactive Studios, Square Electronic Arts

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Final Fantasy X Square Electronic Arts, Square, Sony Computer Entertainment

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Super Mario 64 Nintendo, Nintendo Australia

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Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Final Fantasy VI Square Enix, Nintendo, Square Electronic Arts

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Super Mario World Nintendo, Mattel

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Sonic the Hedgehog Electronic Arts, Sega, Tectoy

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Final Fantasy VIII is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII Square Enix, Kazushige Nojima, Hironobu Sakaguchi

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Metal Gear Solid Microsoft Studios, Konami, Microsoft Corporation

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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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Castlevania: Symphony of the N... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kingdom Hearts II Square Enix, Disney Interactive Studios

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Final Fantasy IX is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Final Fantasy IX Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Infogrames Entertainment SA

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Halo: Combat Evolved Microsoft Studios, MacSoft Games

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Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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Mega Man 2 Capcom

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Chrono Cross is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Chrono Cross Square Electronic Arts, Square

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Super Mario Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Super Metroid Nintendo

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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Mass Effect 3 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Mass Effect 3 Electronic Arts

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Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Shadow of the Colossus Sony Computer Entertainment

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EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
EarthBound Nintendo

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GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
GoldenEye 007 Nintendo

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Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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Pokémon Gold and Silver crysta... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Pokémon Gold and Silver crystal Nintendo, The Pokémon Company

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Super Mario Galaxy 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Rockstar Games, Capcom

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Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Red Dead Redemption Rockstar Games

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Star Fox 64 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Star Fox 64 Nintendo

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Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Mass Effect Electronic Arts, Microsoft Studios

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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowi... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Ubisoft, Valve Corporation, Bethesda Softworks

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Fallout 3 Bethesda Softworks

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Banjo-Kazooie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Banjo-Kazooie Nintendo, Microsoft Studios

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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bethesda Softworks, ZeniMax Media, Vir2L Studios

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward S... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Rockstar Games, Capcom

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Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Mario Kart 64 Nintendo

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Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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Secret of Mana is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Secret of Mana Square Enix, Square, Nintendo Australia