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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419 230
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Chrono Trigger Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square

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456 229
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Bethesda Softworks

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353 218
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445 177
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Final Fantasy VII Square Enix, Eidos Interactive, Square

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301 162
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349 160
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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220 187
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Super Mario World Nintendo, Mattel

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290 164
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Final Fantasy X Square Electronic Arts, Square, Sony Computer Entertainment

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320 252
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Super Mario 64 Nintendo, Nintendo Australia

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248 130
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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232 206
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Sonic the Hedgehog Electronic Arts, Sega, Tectoy

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292 159
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197 136
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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246 143
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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216 125
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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203 149
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Metal Gear Solid Microsoft Studios, Konami, Microsoft Corporation

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207 166
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189 111
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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258 170
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Halo: Combat Evolved Microsoft Studios, MacSoft Games

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178 112
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148 134
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Super Mario Bros. Nintendo

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144 85
Final Fantasy IX is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
gilgethan added Final Fantasy IX Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Infogrames Entertainment SA

24
112 77
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

25
136 97
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Super Metroid Nintendo

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154 116
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Mega Man 2 Capcom

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157 131
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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117 112
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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124 107
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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84 106
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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134 107
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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57 35
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Shadow of the Colossus Sony Computer Entertainment

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75 52
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
GoldenEye 007 Nintendo

34
91 99
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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105 89
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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93 91
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Red Dead Redemption Rockstar Games

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90 87
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Super Mario Galaxy 2 Nintendo

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117 107
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Rockstar Games, Capcom

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106 84
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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80 60
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowi... is listed (or ranked) 40 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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66 36
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Michael Samons added The Last of Us Sony Computer Entertainment

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114 95
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward S... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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154 110
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Fallout 3 Bethesda Softworks

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66 42
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

45
105 109
Banjo-Kazooie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Banjo-Kazooie Nintendo, Microsoft Studios

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144 119
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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Rockstar Games, Capcom

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92 82
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Mass Effect Electronic Arts, Microsoft Studios

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103 96
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73 64
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
lostshadow added Super Smash Bros. Nintendo

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108 89
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Mario Kart 64 Nintendo