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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926 452
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586 345
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Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square

3
333 298
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Nintendo, Mattel

4
440 350
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Nintendo, Nintendo Australia

5
428 261
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6
480 308
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7
505 244
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

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396 248
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Square Electronic Arts, Square, Sony Computer Entertainment

9
697 323
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Bethesda Softworks

10
344 284
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Electronic Arts, Sega, Tectoy

11
586 248
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Square Enix, Eidos Interactive, Square

12
365 191
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
353 214
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

14
270 201
Final Fantasy VIII is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
gilgethan added Square Enix, Kazushige Nojima, Hironobu Sakaguchi

15
405 216
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16
205 149
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

17
275 182
Super Mario Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
tigerte4 added Nintendo

18
206 207
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Nintendo

19
268 225
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280 204
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Microsoft Studios, Konami, Microsoft Corporation

21
282 155
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22
374 229
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Microsoft Studios, MacSoft Games

23
291 175
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
i.ha2602 added Square Enix, Disney Interactive Studios

24
145 64
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Sony Computer Entertainment

25
211 159
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Capcom

26
200 147
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Nintendo

27
271 150
Castlevania: Symphony of the N... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

28
165 132
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Rockstar Games

29
174 146
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

30
139 147
EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
i.ha2602 added Nintendo

31
150 131
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Nintendo

32
146 135
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

33
169 141
Chrono Cross is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Square Electronic Arts, Square

34
194 148
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
165 124
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
197 123
Final Fantasy IX is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
gilgethan added Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Infogrames Entertainment SA

37
97 84
Doom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
WMS Industries Inc., Valve Corporation, Ocean Software

38
155 96
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowi... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
lostshadow added Ubisoft, Valve Corporation, Bethesda Softworks

39
178 154
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Rockstar Games, Capcom

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116 120
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Nintendo

41
160 75
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Michael Samons added Sony Computer Entertainment

42
166 87
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Undertale

43
107 112
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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79 51
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 Konami

45
112 94
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Nintendo

46
71 55
Xenoblade Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Joseph Anthony Ruiz added Nintendo

47
124 56
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

48
143 143
Banjo-Kazooie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Nintendo, Microsoft Studios

49
100 123
Jet Set Radio is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Sega, THQ

50
143 112
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Electronic Arts, Microsoft Studios