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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658 382
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Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square

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375 339
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Nintendo, Mattel

4
488 388
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Nintendo, Nintendo Australia

5
526 340
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473 293
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7
548 280
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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442 279
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Square Electronic Arts, Square, Sony Computer Entertainment

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375 319
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Electronic Arts, Sega, Tectoy

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762 358
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Bethesda Softworks

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650 272
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Square Enix, Eidos Interactive, Square

12
402 212
Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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13
242 173
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

14
385 240
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

15
295 225
Final Fantasy VIII is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
gilgethan added Square Enix, Kazushige Nojima, Hironobu Sakaguchi

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440 234
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315 201
Super Mario Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
tigerte4 added Nintendo

18
284 243
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220 230
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Nintendo

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302 220
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Microsoft Studios, Konami, Microsoft Corporation

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419 243
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Microsoft Studios, MacSoft Games

22
317 172
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180 78
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Sony Computer Entertainment

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312 187
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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238 173
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Capcom