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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The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time

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478 263
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Chrono Trigger Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square

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364 277
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Super Mario 64 Nintendo, Nintendo Australia

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338 191
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394 240
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248 207
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Super Mario World Nintendo, Mattel

7
402 181
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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543 263
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Bethesda Softworks

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271 223
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Sonic the Hedgehog Electronic Arts, Sega, Tectoy

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495 198
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Final Fantasy VII Square Enix, Eidos Interactive, Square

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318 184
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Final Fantasy X Square Electronic Arts, Square, Sony Computer Entertainment

12
291 144
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

13
221 153
Final Fantasy VIII is listed (or ranked) 13 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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230 163
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Metal Gear Solid Microsoft Studios, Konami, Microsoft Corporation

15
143 96
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

The Best Bands That Sing About Video Games The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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337 176
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165 155
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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223 182
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286 161
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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240 142
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 20 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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290 189
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Halo: Combat Evolved Microsoft Studios, MacSoft Games

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159 112
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Super Metroid Nintendo

23
185 144
Super Mario Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
tigerte4 added Super Mario Galaxy Nintendo

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172 132
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Mega Man 2 Capcom

25
99 118
EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
i.ha2602 added EarthBound Nintendo

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215 126
Castlevania: Symphony of the N... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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133 122
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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206 126
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79 46
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Shadow of the Colossus Sony Computer Entertainment

The Best Movie Soundtracks of 2017 The Absolute Worst Things About the Holiday Season

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106 110
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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134 118
Chrono Cross is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Chrono Cross Square Electronic Arts, Square

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114 102
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Red Dead Redemption Rockstar Games

33
158 122
Mass Effect 3 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Reilcan Jones added Mass Effect 3 Electronic Arts

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133 99
Pokémon Gold and Silver crysta... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
minemaniac83 added Pokémon Gold and Silver crystal Nintendo, The Pokémon Company

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162 99
Final Fantasy IX is listed (or ranked) 35 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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103 101
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Super Mario Galaxy 2 Nintendo

37
91 65
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
GoldenEye 007 Nintendo

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145 121
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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112 71
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowi... is listed (or ranked) 39 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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50 29
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 40 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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99 112
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar Games

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105 50
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Michael Samons added The Last of Us Sony Computer Entertainment

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115 89
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Mass Effect Electronic Arts, Microsoft Studios

The Best Superhero Movie Soundtracks Ever The Best Family Haulers

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69 65
Doom is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
DaedelothThomas added Doom WMS Industries Inc., Valve Corporation, Ocean Software

45
113 119
Banjo-Kazooie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Banjo-Kazooie Nintendo, Microsoft Studios

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74 97
Sonic & Knuckles is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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122 103
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward S... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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112 93
Star Fox 64 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Star Fox 64 Nintendo

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69 94
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's I... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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57 56
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Batman: Arkham City Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment