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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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Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Nintendo
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
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Ranker Video
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Super Mario Galaxy 2 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Nintendo
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Michael Samons added Sony Computer Entertainment
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Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Rockstar Games
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Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Nintendo
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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowi... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
lostshadow added Ubisoft, Valve Corporation, Bethesda Softworks
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EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
i.ha2602 added Nintendo
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Chrono Cross is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Square Electronic Arts, Square
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Final Fantasy IX is listed (or ranked) 37 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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Pokémon Gold and Silver is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
minemaniac83 added Nintendo, The Pokémon Company
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Doom is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
WMS Industries Inc., Valve Corporation, Ocean Software
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Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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Mass Effect 3 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Reilcan Jones added Electronic Arts
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Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Konami
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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Bethesda Softworks, ZeniMax Media, Vir2L Studios
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Rockstar Games, Capcom
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Xenoblade Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Joseph Anthony Ruiz added Nintendo
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Ranker Video
Nintendo
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Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Electronic Arts, Microsoft Studios
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Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
NoahEvans added Microsoft Studios
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Banjo-Kazooie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Nintendo, Microsoft Studios
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Ranker Video
Rockstar Games, Capcom