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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Chrono Trigger Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square

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452 228
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Bethesda Softworks

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444 174
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Final Fantasy VII Square Enix, Eidos Interactive, Square

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352 216
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299 161
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347 158
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
tigerte4 added Kingdom Hearts Square Enix, Disney Interactive Studios, Square Electronic Arts

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218 186
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Super Mario World Nintendo, Mattel

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288 162
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Final Fantasy X Square Electronic Arts, Square, Sony Computer Entertainment

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316 252
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Super Mario 64 Nintendo, Nintendo Australia

11
248 128
Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
tigerte4 added Final Fantasy VI Square Enix, Nintendo, Square Electronic Arts

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230 205
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Sonic the Hedgehog Electronic Arts, Sega, Tectoy

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291 158
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196 134
Final Fantasy VIII is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
gilgethan added Final Fantasy VIII Square Enix, Kazushige Nojima, Hironobu Sakaguchi

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245 142
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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215 123
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
i.ha2602 added Kingdom Hearts II Square Enix, Disney Interactive Studios

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201 148
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Metal Gear Solid Microsoft Studios, Konami, Microsoft Corporation

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207 164
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187 111
Castlevania: Symphony of the N... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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257 168
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Halo: Combat Evolved Microsoft Studios, MacSoft Games

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148 132
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Super Mario Bros. Nintendo

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144 83
Final Fantasy IX is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
gilgethan added Final Fantasy IX Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Infogrames Entertainment SA

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176 112
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135 95
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Super Metroid Nintendo

25
111 76
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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153 115
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Mega Man 2 Capcom

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154 130
Super Mario Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
tigerte4 added Super Mario Galaxy Nintendo

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116 110
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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124 105
Chrono Cross is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Chrono Cross Square Electronic Arts, Square

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83 105
EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
i.ha2602 added EarthBound Nintendo

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134 105
Mass Effect 3 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Reilcan Jones added Mass Effect 3 Electronic Arts

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74 50
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
GoldenEye 007 Nintendo

33
55 35
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Shadow of the Colossus Sony Computer Entertainment

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90 98
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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103 87
Pokémon Gold and Silver crysta... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
minemaniac83 added Pokémon Gold and Silver crystal Nintendo, The Pokémon Company

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89 85
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Super Mario Galaxy 2 Nintendo

37
92 90
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Red Dead Redemption Rockstar Games

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106 82
Star Fox 64 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Star Fox 64 Nintendo

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116 106
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Rockstar Games, Capcom

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113 93
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward S... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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78 59
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowi... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
lostshadow added The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Ubisoft, Valve Corporation, Bethesda Softworks

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63 36
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Michael Samons added The Last of Us Sony Computer Entertainment

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153 109
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Fallout 3 Bethesda Softworks

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64 41
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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144 117
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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Rockstar Games, Capcom

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91 80
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Mass Effect Electronic Arts, Microsoft Studios

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73 62
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
lostshadow added Super Smash Bros. Nintendo

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102 108
Banjo-Kazooie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Banjo-Kazooie Nintendo, Microsoft Studios

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107 87
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Mario Kart 64 Nintendo

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101 95
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