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 Best Superhero TV Shows Since 2015

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433 243
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Chrono Trigger Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square

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495 238
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Bethesda Softworks

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365 169
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 4 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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309 179
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456 190
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Final Fantasy VII Square Enix, Eidos Interactive, Square

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363 231
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297 173
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Final Fantasy X Square Electronic Arts, Square, Sony Computer Entertainment

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335 257
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Super Mario 64 Nintendo, Nintendo Australia

10
229 194
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Super Mario World Nintendo, Mattel

11
264 138
Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
tigerte4 added Final Fantasy VI Square Enix, Nintendo, Square Electronic Arts

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244 211
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Sonic the Hedgehog Electronic Arts, Sega, Tectoy

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307 169
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205 145
Final Fantasy VIII is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
gilgethan added Final Fantasy VIII Square Enix, Kazushige Nojima, Hironobu Sakaguchi

15
258 153
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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212 154
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Metal Gear Solid Microsoft Studios, Konami, Microsoft Corporation

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224 134
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 17 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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268 178
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Halo: Combat Evolved Microsoft Studios, MacSoft Games

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212 171
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155 138
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Super Mario Bros. Nintendo

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126 82
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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197 119
Castlevania: Symphony of the N... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

23
142 105
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Super Metroid Nintendo

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187 118
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163 137
Super Mario Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
tigerte4 added Super Mario Galaxy Nintendo

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148 93
Final Fantasy IX is listed (or ranked) 26 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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158 121
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Mega Man 2 Capcom

28
67 40
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Shadow of the Colossus Sony Computer Entertainment

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146 111
Mass Effect 3 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Reilcan Jones added Mass Effect 3 Electronic Arts

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122 117
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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124 113
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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81 58
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
GoldenEye 007 Nintendo

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115 94
Pokémon Gold and Silver crysta... is listed (or ranked) 33 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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132 114
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Rockstar Games, Capcom

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101 96
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Red Dead Redemption Rockstar Games

36
95 104
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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92 64
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowi... is listed (or ranked) 37 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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80 43
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Michael Samons added The Last of Us Sony Computer Entertainment

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85 111
EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
i.ha2602 added EarthBound Nintendo

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94 93
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Super Mario Galaxy 2 Nintendo

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77 45
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bethesda Softworks, ZeniMax Media, Vir2L Studios

42
41 26
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 42 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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156 120
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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Rockstar Games, Capcom

The Best Songs Feat. The Game The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate

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164 113
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Fallout 3 Bethesda Softworks

45
102 84
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Mass Effect Electronic Arts, Microsoft Studios

46
107 89
Star Fox 64 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Star Fox 64 Nintendo

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115 99
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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90 100
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar Games

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112 90
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Mario Kart 64 Nintendo

50
107 113
Banjo-Kazooie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Banjo-Kazooie Nintendo, Microsoft Studios