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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630 359
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Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square

3
358 318
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Nintendo, Mattel

4
471 367
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Nintendo, Nintendo Australia

5
451 274
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6
503 322
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7
518 262
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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421 262
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Square Electronic Arts, Square, Sony Computer Entertainment

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735 340
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Bethesda Softworks

10
359 308
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Electronic Arts, Sega, Tectoy

11
618 260
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Square Enix, Eidos Interactive, Square

12
383 200
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
370 224
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

14
223 161
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

15
282 212
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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425 223
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17
294 192
Super Mario Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
tigerte4 added Nintendo

18
276 233
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19
212 219
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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292 209
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Microsoft Studios, Konami, Microsoft Corporation

21
299 163
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22
396 238
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Microsoft Studios, MacSoft Games

23
163 70
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Sony Computer Entertainment

24
295 181
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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225 165
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Capcom

26
212 152
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Nintendo

27
182 142
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Rockstar Games

28
285 154
Castlevania: Symphony of the N... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

29
149 150
EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
i.ha2602 added Nintendo

30
180 151
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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161 135
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Nintendo

32
152 139
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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178 144
Chrono Cross is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Square Electronic Arts, Square

34
112 88
Doom is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
WMS Industries Inc., Valve Corporation, Ocean Software

35
205 154
Mass Effect 3 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Reilcan Jones added Electronic Arts

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200 89
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Undertale

37
171 128
Pokémon Gold and Silver is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
minemaniac83 added Nintendo, The Pokémon Company

38
204 125
Final Fantasy IX is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
gilgethan added Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Infogrames Entertainment SA

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167 100
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowi... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
lostshadow added Ubisoft, Valve Corporation, Bethesda Softworks

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125 121
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Nintendo

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180 78
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Michael Samons added Sony Computer Entertainment

42
187 164
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Rockstar Games, Capcom

43
111 117
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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86 53
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

45
118 97
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Nintendo

46
147 60
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

47
79 57
Xenoblade Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Joseph Anthony Ruiz added Nintendo

48
95 82
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

49
104 125
Jet Set Radio is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Sega, THQ

50
100 90
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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