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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950 461
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2
601 353
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Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square

3
456 357
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Nintendo, Nintendo Australia

4
345 308
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Nintendo, Mattel

5
491 316
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6
437 268
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7
511 251
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

8
407 254
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Square Electronic Arts, Square, Sony Computer Entertainment

9
712 333
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Bethesda Softworks

10
351 297
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Electronic Arts, Sega, Tectoy

11
598 255
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Square Enix, Eidos Interactive, Square

12
367 197
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
362 219
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

14
215 153
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

15
272 206
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
411 220
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17
285 187
Super Mario Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
tigerte4 added Nintendo

18
270 230
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19
208 214
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Nintendo

20
284 206
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Microsoft Studios, Konami, Microsoft Corporation

21
290 159
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22
382 232
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Microsoft Studios, MacSoft Games

23
154 67
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Sony Computer Entertainment

24
292 178
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

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212 161
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Capcom

26
204 150
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Nintendo

27
276 152
Castlevania: Symphony of the N... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

28
171 136
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Rockstar Games

29
175 148
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

30
140 150
EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
i.ha2602 added Nintendo

31
155 133
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Nintendo

32
148 137
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

33
172 143
Chrono Cross is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Square Electronic Arts, Square

34
199 150
Mass Effect 3 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Reilcan Jones added Electronic Arts

35
169 126
Pokémon Gold and Silver is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
minemaniac83 added Nintendo, The Pokémon Company

36
102 86
Doom is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
WMS Industries Inc., Valve Corporation, Ocean Software

37
198 125
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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179 88
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Undertale

39
159 99
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowi... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
lostshadow added Ubisoft, Valve Corporation, Bethesda Softworks

40
168 77
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Michael Samons added Sony Computer Entertainment

41
118 121
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Nintendo

42
181 160
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
108 115
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

44
116 95
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Nintendo

45
80 53
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Konami

46
132 58
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
96 87
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
lostshadow added Nintendo

48
72 56
Xenoblade Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Joseph Anthony Ruiz added Nintendo

49
147 146
Banjo-Kazooie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Nintendo, Microsoft Studios

50
102 124
Jet Set Radio is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Sega, THQ