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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Chrono Trigger Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square

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321 279
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Super Mario World Nintendo, Mattel

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415 246
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426 340
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Super Mario 64 Nintendo, Nintendo Australia

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460 299
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491 234
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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383 241
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Final Fantasy X Square Electronic Arts, Square, Sony Computer Entertainment

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671 316
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Bethesda Softworks

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330 275
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Sonic the Hedgehog Electronic Arts, Sega, Tectoy

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567 241
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Final Fantasy VII Square Enix, Eidos Interactive, Square

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349 185
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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342 207
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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395 211
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257 194
Final Fantasy VIII is listed (or ranked) 15 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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189 140
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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201 196
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Super Mario Bros. Nintendo

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260 218
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257 176
Super Mario Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
tigerte4 added Super Mario Galaxy Nintendo

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270 200
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Metal Gear Solid Microsoft Studios, Konami, Microsoft Corporation

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269 149
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359 224
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Halo: Combat Evolved Microsoft Studios, MacSoft Games

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283 171
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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133 60
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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205 153
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Mega Man 2 Capcom

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192 141
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Super Metroid Nintendo

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264 146
Castlevania: Symphony of the N... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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158 127
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Red Dead Redemption Rockstar Games

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165 141
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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133 142
EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
i.ha2602 added EarthBound Nintendo

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141 126
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Super Mario Galaxy 2 Nintendo

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137 132
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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162 138
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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189 142
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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157 120
Pokémon Gold and Silver is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
minemaniac83 added Pokémon Gold and Silver Nintendo, The Pokémon Company

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90 79
Doom is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
doom WMS Industries Inc., Valve Corporation, Ocean Software

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187 120
Final Fantasy IX is listed (or ranked) 37 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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175 148
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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114 117
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F-Zero Nintendo

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145 93
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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155 71
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Michael Samons added The Last of Us Sony Computer Entertainment

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101 108
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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107 88
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
GoldenEye 007 Nintendo

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75 49
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 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Konami

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144 81
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Undertale

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67 53
Xenoblade Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Joseph Anthony Ruiz added Xenoblade Chronicles Nintendo

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84 75
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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139 110
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Mass Effect Electronic Arts, Microsoft Studios

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123 150
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar Games

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137 140
Banjo-Kazooie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Banjo-Kazooie Nintendo, Microsoft Studios