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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574 339
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Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square

3
326 288
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Nintendo, Mattel

4
421 253
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5
470 302
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6
430 344
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Nintendo, Nintendo Australia

7
497 236
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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389 243
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Square Electronic Arts, Square, Sony Computer Entertainment

9
681 320
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Bethesda Softworks

10
335 277
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Electronic Arts, Sega, Tectoy

11
577 243
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Square Enix, Eidos Interactive, Square

12
357 186
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
348 209
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

14
266 196
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
398 212
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16
196 143
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

17
203 197
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Nintendo

18
265 219
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19
265 177
Super Mario Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
tigerte4 added Nintendo

20
275 201
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Microsoft Studios, Konami, Microsoft Corporation

21
275 150
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22
367 226
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Microsoft Studios, MacSoft Games

23
286 172
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
137 61
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Sony Computer Entertainment

25
208 154
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Capcom

26
196 142
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Nintendo

27
267 147
Castlevania: Symphony of the N... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

28
159 129
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Rockstar Games

29
137 143
EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
i.ha2602 added Nintendo

30
168 142
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

31
145 127
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Nintendo

32
142 132
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

33
166 138
Chrono Cross is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Square Electronic Arts, Square

34
190 143
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
161 120
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
193 120
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
92 80
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
176 152
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Rockstar Games, Capcom

39
116 118
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Nintendo

40
157 73
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Michael Samons added Sony Computer Entertainment

41
146 95
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowi... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
lostshadow added Ubisoft, Valve Corporation, Bethesda Softworks

42
104 109
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

43
111 90
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Nintendo

44
78 49
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

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155 83
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Undertale

46
68 53
Xenoblade Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Joseph Anthony Ruiz added Nintendo

47
141 110
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Electronic Arts, Microsoft Studios

48
118 54
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

49
139 140
Banjo-Kazooie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Nintendo, Microsoft Studios

50
85 77
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment