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.

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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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640 367
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Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square

3
366 327
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Nintendo, Mattel

4
477 374
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Nintendo, Nintendo Australia

5
514 327
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462 280
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7
531 268
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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434 265
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Square Electronic Arts, Square, Sony Computer Entertainment

9
364 309
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Electronic Arts, Sega, Tectoy

10
742 345
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Bethesda Softworks

11
634 261
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Square Enix, Eidos Interactive, Square

12
396 201
Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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13
375 227
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

14
229 163
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

15
289 214
Final Fantasy VIII is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
gilgethan added Square Enix, Kazushige Nojima, Hironobu Sakaguchi

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429 225
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17
305 193
Super Mario Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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18
278 235
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19
213 221
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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20
295 211
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Microsoft Studios, Konami, Microsoft Corporation

21
171 70
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Sony Computer Entertainment

22
401 238
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Microsoft Studios, MacSoft Games

23
303 165
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233 165
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Capcom

25
301 181
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
i.ha2602 added Square Enix, Disney Interactive Studios