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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453 255
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Chrono Trigger Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square

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346 266
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Super Mario 64 Nintendo, Nintendo Australia

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324 186
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379 236
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235 200
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Super Mario World Nintendo, Mattel

7
385 176
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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516 252
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Bethesda Softworks

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307 179
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Final Fantasy X Square Electronic Arts, Square, Sony Computer Entertainment

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476 196
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Final Fantasy VII Square Enix, Eidos Interactive, Square

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252 219
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Sonic the Hedgehog Electronic Arts, Sega, Tectoy

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277 141
Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 12 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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215 150
Final Fantasy VIII is listed (or ranked) 13 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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220 160
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Metal Gear Solid Microsoft Studios, Konami, Microsoft Corporation

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159 145
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Super Mario Bros. Nintendo

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132 89
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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323 174
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218 177
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271 158
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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229 138
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 20 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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277 183
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Halo: Combat Evolved Microsoft Studios, MacSoft Games

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166 126
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Mega Man 2 Capcom

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149 110
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Super Metroid Nintendo

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174 142
Super Mario Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
tigerte4 added Super Mario Galaxy Nintendo

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91 114
EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
i.ha2602 added EarthBound Nintendo

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211 122
Castlevania: Symphony of the N... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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125 119
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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196 123
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72 42
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Shadow of the Colossus Sony Computer Entertainment

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98 106
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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129 115
Chrono Cross is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Chrono Cross Square Electronic Arts, Square

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153 116
Mass Effect 3 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Reilcan Jones added Mass Effect 3 Electronic Arts

33
107 100
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Red Dead Redemption Rockstar Games

34
156 95
Final Fantasy IX is listed (or ranked) 34 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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98 96
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Super Mario Galaxy 2 Nintendo

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121 97
Pokémon Gold and Silver crysta... is listed (or ranked) 36 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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85 62
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
GoldenEye 007 Nintendo

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138 117
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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94 105
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar Games

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101 68
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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44 27
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Konami

42
110 114
Banjo-Kazooie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Banjo-Kazooie Nintendo, Microsoft Studios

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109 87
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Mass Effect Electronic Arts, Microsoft Studios

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55 52
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Batman: Arkham City Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

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67 91
Sonic & Knuckles is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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109 90
Star Fox 64 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Star Fox 64 Nintendo

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118 101
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward S... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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65 90
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's I... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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90 48
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Michael Samons added The Last of Us Sony Computer Entertainment

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61 62
Doom is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
DaedelothThomas added Doom WMS Industries Inc., Valve Corporation, Ocean Software