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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810 379
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515 290
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Chrono Trigger Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square

3
271 232
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Super Mario World Nintendo, Mattel

4
369 209
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5
425 261
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6
385 303
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Super Mario 64 Nintendo, Nintendo Australia

7
590 277
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Bethesda Softworks

8
441 199
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 8 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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347 202
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Final Fantasy X Square Electronic Arts, Square, Sony Computer Entertainment

10
292 243
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Sonic the Hedgehog Electronic Arts, Sega, Tectoy

11
527 210
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Final Fantasy VII Square Enix, Eidos Interactive, Square

12
313 159
Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
tigerte4 added Final Fantasy VI Square Enix, Nintendo, Square Electronic Arts

13
313 175
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

14
236 165
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

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243 174
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Metal Gear Solid Microsoft Studios, Konami, Microsoft Corporation

16
366 185
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17
158 108
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

18
174 168
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Super Mario Bros. Nintendo

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235 193
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20
209 152
Super Mario Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
tigerte4 added Super Mario Galaxy Nintendo

21
176 121
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Super Metroid Nintendo

The Most Popular Music & Rhythm Video Games Right Now

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310 203
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Halo: Combat Evolved Microsoft Studios, MacSoft Games

23
104 50
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Shadow of the Colossus Sony Computer Entertainment

24
263 153
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
i.ha2602 added Kingdom Hearts II Square Enix, Disney Interactive Studios

25
116 126
EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
i.ha2602 added EarthBound Nintendo

26
132 110
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Red Dead Redemption Rockstar Games

27
231 135
Castlevania: Symphony of the N... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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231 135
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The Best Britney Spears Music Videos

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148 130
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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184 141
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Mega Man 2 Capcom

31
120 118
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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114 111
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Super Mario Galaxy 2 Nintendo

33
148 125
Chrono Cross is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Chrono Cross Square Electronic Arts, Square

34
172 127
Mass Effect 3 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Reilcan Jones added Mass Effect 3 Electronic Arts

35
143 107
Pokémon Gold and Silver crysta... is listed (or ranked) 35 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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174 107
Final Fantasy IX is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
gilgethan added Final Fantasy IX Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Infogrames Entertainment SA

37
160 129
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Rockstar Games, Capcom

38
73 68
Doom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
doom WMS Industries Inc., Valve Corporation, Ocean Software

39
99 74
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
GoldenEye 007 Nintendo

40
125 79
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowi... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
lostshadow added The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Ubisoft, Valve Corporation, Bethesda Softworks

41
63 36
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Konami

42
112 125
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar Games

The Most Popular Wii U Games Right Now

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122 56
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Michael Samons added The Last of Us Sony Computer Entertainment

44
129 95
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Mass Effect Electronic Arts, Microsoft Studios

45
71 62
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Batman: Arkham City Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

46
126 126
Banjo-Kazooie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Banjo-Kazooie Nintendo, Microsoft Studios

47
84 105
Sonic & Knuckles is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

48
83 105
Jet Set Radio is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Jet Set Radio Sega, THQ

49
132 106
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward S... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

50
98 53
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bethesda Softworks, ZeniMax Media, Vir2L Studios