Button Mash 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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706 418
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Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square
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415 379
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Nintendo, Mattel
4
533 426
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Nintendo, Nintendo Australia
5
577 371
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6
516 322
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7
484 304
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Square Electronic Arts, Square, Sony Computer Entertainment
8
587 311
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 8 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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830 391
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Bethesda Softworks
10
405 355
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Electronic Arts, Sega, Tectoy
11
698 295
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Square Enix, Eidos Interactive, Square
12
441 235
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
371 221
Super Mario Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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14
423 263
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
15
276 200
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
16
326 248
Final Fantasy VIII is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
gilgethan added Square Enix, Kazushige Nojima, Hironobu Sakaguchi
17
477 254
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18
242 256
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Nintendo
19
332 238
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Microsoft Studios, Konami, Microsoft Corporation
20
297 266
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21
471 258
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Microsoft Studios, MacSoft Games
22
353 187
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23
204 95
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Sony Computer Entertainment
24
338 207
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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263 190
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Capcom