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 Japanese Language Movies on Netflix

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481 264
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Chrono Trigger Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square

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366 277
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Super Mario 64 Nintendo, Nintendo Australia

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341 191
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397 240
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250 207
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Super Mario World Nintendo, Mattel

7
404 181
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 7 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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546 263
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Bethesda Softworks

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273 224
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Sonic the Hedgehog Electronic Arts, Sega, Tectoy

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320 184
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Final Fantasy X Square Electronic Arts, Square, Sony Computer Entertainment

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498 198
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Final Fantasy VII Square Enix, Eidos Interactive, Square

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293 144
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
224 153
Final Fantasy VIII is listed (or ranked) 13 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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232 163
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Metal Gear Solid Microsoft Studios, Konami, Microsoft Corporation

15
146 96
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

The Best Bands That Sing About Video Games The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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341 176
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167 156
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Super Mario Bros. Nintendo

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225 183
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288 162
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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242 142
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 20 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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161 112
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Super Metroid Nintendo

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292 190
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Halo: Combat Evolved Microsoft Studios, MacSoft Games

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188 144
Super Mario Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
tigerte4 added Super Mario Galaxy Nintendo

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100 118
EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
i.ha2602 added EarthBound Nintendo

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173 132
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Mega Man 2 Capcom

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216 126
Castlevania: Symphony of the N... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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135 122
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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209 126
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80 46
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Shadow of the Colossus Sony Computer Entertainment

The Best Movie Soundtracks of 2017 13 Things People With Short Attention Spans Deal With

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108 110
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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136 118
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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116 102
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Red Dead Redemption Rockstar Games

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159 122
Mass Effect 3 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Reilcan Jones added Mass Effect 3 Electronic Arts

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134 99
Pokémon Gold and Silver crysta... is listed (or ranked) 34 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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163 99
Final Fantasy IX is listed (or ranked) 35 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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105 101
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Super Mario Galaxy 2 Nintendo

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93 65
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
GoldenEye 007 Nintendo

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147 121
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Rockstar Games, Capcom

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112 71
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowi... is listed (or ranked) 39 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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51 29
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 40 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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100 113
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar Games

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105 50
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Michael Samons added The Last of Us Sony Computer Entertainment

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117 89
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Mass Effect Electronic Arts, Microsoft Studios

The Best Songs Feat. The Game The Best Strategy Games of All Time, Ranked

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76 97
Sonic & Knuckles is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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70 65
Doom is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
DaedelothThomas added Doom WMS Industries Inc., Valve Corporation, Ocean Software

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115 119
Banjo-Kazooie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Banjo-Kazooie Nintendo, Microsoft Studios

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71 94
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's I... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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114 93
Star Fox 64 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Star Fox 64 Nintendo

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123 103
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward S... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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33 40
Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
paulo-júnior added Resident Evil 2 Virgin Interactive, Capcom, Nintendo Australia