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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The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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493 272
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Chrono Trigger Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square

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257 216
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Super Mario World Nintendo, Mattel

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373 285
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Super Mario 64 Nintendo, Nintendo Australia

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349 197
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410 247
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566 265
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Bethesda Softworks

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414 189
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 8 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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283 233
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Sonic the Hedgehog Electronic Arts, Sega, Tectoy

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328 191
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Final Fantasy X Square Electronic Arts, Square, Sony Computer Entertainment

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508 204
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Final Fantasy VII Square Enix, Eidos Interactive, Square

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297 151
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

13
301 165
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

14
227 159
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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238 168
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Metal Gear Solid Microsoft Studios, Konami, Microsoft Corporation

The Best Bands That Sing About Video Games The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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153 100
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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351 180
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171 161
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Super Mario Bros. Nintendo

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231 187
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168 116
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Super Metroid Nintendo

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198 147
Super Mario Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
tigerte4 added Super Mario Galaxy Nintendo

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298 197
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Halo: Combat Evolved Microsoft Studios, MacSoft Games

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250 147
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 23 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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91 48
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Shadow of the Colossus Sony Computer Entertainment

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144 124
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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222 130
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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220 129
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108 121
EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
i.ha2602 added EarthBound Nintendo

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122 105
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Red Dead Redemption Rockstar Games

The Best Movie Soundtracks of 2017 Being a Novelist Is. . .

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179 135
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Mega Man 2 Capcom

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116 113
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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108 105
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Super Mario Galaxy 2 Nintendo

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142 121
Chrono Cross is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Chrono Cross Square Electronic Arts, Square

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164 124
Mass Effect 3 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Reilcan Jones added Mass Effect 3 Electronic Arts

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141 101
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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166 102
Final Fantasy IX is listed (or ranked) 36 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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152 123
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Rockstar Games, Capcom

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95 68
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
GoldenEye 007 Nintendo

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118 73
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowi... is listed (or ranked) 39 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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56 31
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Konami

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103 117
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar Games

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112 53
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Michael Samons added The Last of Us Sony Computer Entertainment

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83 100
Jet Set Radio is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Jet Set Radio Sega, THQ

The Best Superhero Movie Soundtracks Ever The Best Date Movies Out Now

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83 100
Sonic & Knuckles is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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122 91
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Mass Effect Electronic Arts, Microsoft Studios

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121 123
Banjo-Kazooie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Banjo-Kazooie Nintendo, Microsoft Studios

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65 58
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Batman: Arkham City Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

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72 68
Doom is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
DaedelothThomas added Doom WMS Industries Inc., Valve Corporation, Ocean Software

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127 105
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward S... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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117 95
Star Fox 64 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Star Fox 64 Nintendo