The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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List Criteria: 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 Legend of Zelda: Ocarina o... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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    Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time


    Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square

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    Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time


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    Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time


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    Super Mario World is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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    Square Enix, Nintendo, Square Electronic Arts

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    Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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    The Legend of Zelda: Majora... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time


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    Final Fantasy X is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time


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    Square Enix, Kazushige Nojima, Hironobu Sakaguchi

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    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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    Super Mario Bros. 3 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time


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    Metal Gear Solid is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time


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    often listed & added by JasonJanikowski
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    Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time


    Microsoft Studios, MacSoft Games

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    Mega Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time


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    Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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    Nintendo, The Pokémon Company

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    Super Mario Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time


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    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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    Undertale is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time


    Undertale

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    Square, Sony Computer Entertainment

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    Nintendo

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    Nintendo, Capcom, Majesco Entertainment

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    F-Zero is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time


    Nintendo

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