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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971 467
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628 359
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Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square

3
358 317
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Nintendo, Mattel

4
471 365
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Nintendo, Nintendo Australia

5
449 274
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6
501 322
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7
518 261
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
tigerte4 added Square Enix, Disney Interactive Studios, Square Electronic Arts

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418 262
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Square Electronic Arts, Square, Sony Computer Entertainment

9
731 340
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Bethesda Softworks

10
359 306
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Electronic Arts, Sega, Tectoy

11
616 260
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Square Enix, Eidos Interactive, Square

12
382 200
Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
tigerte4 added Square Enix, Nintendo, Square Electronic Arts

13
369 224
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

14
223 159
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

15
280 212
Final Fantasy VIII is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
gilgethan added Square Enix, Kazushige Nojima, Hironobu Sakaguchi

16
422 223
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17
292 192
Super Mario Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
tigerte4 added Nintendo

18
276 233
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19
212 219
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Nintendo

20
290 209
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Microsoft Studios, Konami, Microsoft Corporation

21
298 163
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22
394 238
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Microsoft Studios, MacSoft Games

23
163 70
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Sony Computer Entertainment

24
295 181
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
i.ha2602 added Square Enix, Disney Interactive Studios

25
225 165
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Capcom

26
212 152
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Nintendo

27
179 139
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Rockstar Games

28
149 150
EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
i.ha2602 added Nintendo

29
284 154
Castlevania: Symphony of the N... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

30
180 151
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

31
161 135
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Nintendo

32
152 139
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

33
177 144
Chrono Cross is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Square Electronic Arts, Square

34
112 87
Doom is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
WMS Industries Inc., Valve Corporation, Ocean Software

35
202 153
Mass Effect 3 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Reilcan Jones added Electronic Arts

36
198 89
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Undertale

37
171 128
Pokémon Gold and Silver is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
minemaniac83 added Nintendo, The Pokémon Company

38
204 125
Final Fantasy IX is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
gilgethan added Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Infogrames Entertainment SA

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125 121
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Nintendo

40
166 100
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowi... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
lostshadow added Ubisoft, Valve Corporation, Bethesda Softworks

41
178 78
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Michael Samons added Sony Computer Entertainment

42
186 164
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Rockstar Games, Capcom

43
111 117
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

44
86 53
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Konami

45
118 97
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Nintendo

46
145 59
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

47
79 57
Xenoblade Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Joseph Anthony Ruiz added Nintendo

48
95 82
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

49
104 125
Jet Set Radio is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Sega, THQ

50
151 148
Banjo-Kazooie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Nintendo, Microsoft Studios