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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596 351
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Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square

3
342 305
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Nintendo, Mattel

4
451 355
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Nintendo, Nintendo Australia

5
487 313
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6
431 266
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7
508 249
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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402 253
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Square Electronic Arts, Square, Sony Computer Entertainment

9
706 330
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Bethesda Softworks

10
349 293
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Electronic Arts, Sega, Tectoy

11
593 254
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Square Enix, Eidos Interactive, Square

12
366 196
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
357 218
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

14
273 204
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
210 153
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

16
408 219
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17
280 186
Super Mario Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
tigerte4 added Nintendo

18
269 229
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19
207 212
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Nintendo

20
283 206
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Microsoft Studios, Konami, Microsoft Corporation

21
288 157
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22
380 232
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Microsoft Studios, MacSoft Games

23
153 66
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Sony Computer Entertainment

24
292 177
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
i.ha2602 added Square Enix, Disney Interactive Studios

25
204 148
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Nintendo

26
212 160
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Capcom

27
275 151
Castlevania: Symphony of the N... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

28
169 134
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Rockstar Games

29
174 147
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

30
140 149
EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
i.ha2602 added Nintendo

31
153 132
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Nintendo

32
146 136
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

33
171 142
Chrono Cross is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Square Electronic Arts, Square

34
198 149
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
168 125
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
100 86
Doom is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
WMS Industries Inc., Valve Corporation, Ocean Software

37
198 124
Final Fantasy IX is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
gilgethan added Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Infogrames Entertainment SA

38
158 98
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowi... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
lostshadow added Ubisoft, Valve Corporation, Bethesda Softworks

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176 88
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Undertale

40
181 158
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Rockstar Games, Capcom

41
164 77
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Michael Samons added Sony Computer Entertainment

42
117 121
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Nintendo

43
107 114
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

44
115 95
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Nintendo

45
80 52
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Konami

46
129 58
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
146 145
Banjo-Kazooie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Nintendo, Microsoft Studios

48
71 56
Xenoblade Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Joseph Anthony Ruiz added Nintendo

49
145 112
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Electronic Arts, Microsoft Studios

50
101 124
Jet Set Radio is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Sega, THQ