Button Mash 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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698 413
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Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square
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410 373
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Nintendo, Mattel
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528 419
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Nintendo, Nintendo Australia
5
566 365
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508 317
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7
582 305
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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479 300
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Square Electronic Arts, Square, Sony Computer Entertainment
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819 384
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Bethesda Softworks
10
399 348
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Electronic Arts, Sega, Tectoy
11
694 289
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Square Enix, Eidos Interactive, Square
12
437 230
Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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13
418 256
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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361 217
Super Mario Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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15
270 193
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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320 243
Final Fantasy VIII is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
gilgethan added Square Enix, Kazushige Nojima, Hironobu Sakaguchi
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471 248
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18
239 250
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Nintendo
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296 260
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327 233
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Microsoft Studios, Konami, Microsoft Corporation
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466 254
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Microsoft Studios, MacSoft Games
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343 184
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202 91
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Sony Computer Entertainment
24
336 203
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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246 170
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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