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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1,099 518
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683 404
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Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square
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512 410
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Nintendo, Nintendo Australia
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395 364
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Nintendo, Mattel
5
557 359
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498 310
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7
472 293
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Square Electronic Arts, Square, Sony Computer Entertainment
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570 300
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 8 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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799 375
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Bethesda Softworks
10
393 338
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Electronic Arts, Sega, Tectoy
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681 281
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Square Enix, Eidos Interactive, Square
12
428 223
Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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13
409 253
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
14
261 188
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
15
347 212
Super Mario Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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16
313 238
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
17
464 245
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18
234 243
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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292 256
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20
319 230
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Microsoft Studios, Konami, Microsoft Corporation
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454 251
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Microsoft Studios, MacSoft Games
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334 180
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23
196 87
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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329 198
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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251 182
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Capcom